World Video Challenge (also known as Video Challenge) is a feature that was first introduced in Just Dance 2016 as "World Video Challenge", where it replaced World Dance Floor for the eighth-generation consoles. It later reappeared in Just Dance 2017 alongside World Dance Floor, this time appearing as just "Video Challenge". It is an online mode where players can challenge other players worldwide.
The feature is set to shut down with the rest of Just Dance 2016 and 2017’s online services on June 30, 2023.
The World Video Challenge mode is almost related to the Challenger mode from Just Dance 2015. In the mode, the player is able to challenge players around the world and beat them by obtaining a score that is higher than their score while the camera on the Wii U gamepad/Kinect/PlayStation Camera/Webcam will record the player dancing. After completing the challenge, there is the option to send a message to whoever the player won or lost against, such as "Well played", "Cool moves!", "I love your style!", and other kinds of messages. There is also the option to upload the video so that when others challenge the player, they can see the video that was shared. The mode does not require a camera recording the person to play. World Video Challenge also allows for songs from Just Dance Unlimited to be played, provided that the player has a pass.
On Just Dance 2017 (with the mode renamed "Video Challenge"), players now compete in a best of 3 format and players are able to create their own challenges from scratch without having to play against an opponent in order to submit a video or score challenge.
"Speak with your mind" Messages
After playing a challenge, the player will be able to send a message to the person they won or lost against. Here is a list of the following messages that can be sent:
Neutral: "Will you dance with me?" "One more time!" "Let's dance again!" "Well played" "Looking for some revenge?" "One more dance?"
Congratulate: "Cool moves!" "I had a great time" "Great Show!" "What a performance!" "Impressive!" "That's a fair win." "You're way better than I am." "You're out of my league!" "Congrats on winning." "Well done, champion." "You're a dance master!"
Taunt: (only available when winning a challenge): "I'm better than you!" "I'm so strong!" "I'm the master of the dancefloor!" "No one is as good as me!" "I'm the ultimate Just Dancer!"
Sore loser: (only available when losing a challenge): "You're cheating, right?" "I wasn't focused!" "You're not that good." "Beginner's luck!" "I let you win..."
Challenge: "Try again!" "Maybe next time!" "Are you kidding me?" "You won't beat me!" "Show me what you've got!" "Give me another shot." "Rematch?" "It's not over yet!" "Just you wait!" "You won't win next time."
Fun: (only available when a video of the challenger is seen): "That was entertaining" "It was crazy!" "You're so funny!" "You made me laugh!" "Ha ha ha!"
Dancefloor: (only available when a video of the challenger is seen): "I want a dancefloor like that!" "Perfect place to dance" "Your dancefloor rocks!" "Cool dancing room" "Nice place to be"
Style: (only available when a video of the challenger is seen): "I like your outfit" "Perfect dancing attire" "You look amazing!" "Nice clothes" "I love your style!"
If a song is paused in the middle of recording a video, the video will cease to continue recording and will be replaced with a red warning sign, becoming unable to be submitted, but the score will still be tracked.
Occasionally, when starting a World Video Challenge, the opponent will start with the score they got on the song. This was later fixed.
On camera consoles, the player is unable to play as the same coach as the opponent on Dance Crew routines.
On camera consoles, Video Challenges can be played regardless of whether the player used a smartphone or camera. If the challenger used the opposite scoring method as the player, the sequence of the challenger's scoring feedback will not be the same as when they originally played in order to account for the difference in counted moves.
On camera consoles, the color of the player's "name bar" and video border is based on the slot they stand in when starting the song as usual. However, the color of their star bar will be according to the vacant slot they were first detected to be standing in upon the loading of the coach selection screen.
On Just Dance 2017, a glitch sometimes happens where, if the challenger scored at least 11,000 points, the Superstar sound effect plays on the coach selection screen and the Superstar letters and platinum stars are in place when starting the song.
Also, the platinum stars will disappear when the 1st star is achieved but sometimes, the 2nd platinum star will still appear for a short amount of time. When the 5th star is achieved, the Superstar letters will disappear as well but sometimes, the Superstar letters will still appear for a short amount of time.
While facing against a Spotlight player in the World Dance Floor, if he or she scored at least 11,000 points, the Superstar effects will appear without the Superstar letters. This also applies to the score bar. However, when the glitch occurs, the platinum stars are in place when starting the song and it'll disappear when the 1st star is achieved but sometimes, the 2nd platinum star will still appear for a short amount of time.
On Just Dance 2017, if one tries to restart the song or back out of it (either from the pause menu or the coach selection screen (only on the current round), it will result in an automatic loss. Also, when continuing an existing match, the song is not revealed until after selecting the match on the menu.
This feature is not on the Nintendo Switch, due to the fact that the Switch does not have a camera.
However, the textures for the feature are still present in the files.
In the localization files for the Just Dance 2016 demo, two mentions of the World Video Challenge’s original name can be found; one of them being the title itself, and the other one mention in a text.
This unused name can also be found in the menu of a Just Dance Minute video.