Despite Blizzard's previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

  • Despite Blizzard's previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

Despite Blizzard's previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

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Overwatch is getting a Deathmatch mode and new map, Blizzard today confirmed.

Now available in the PTR, players can face-off in either 20-player free-for-all matches, or in 6v6 team deathmatch modes. This mode will feature eight players trying to reach be the first to reach 20 kills.

In free-for-all deathmatch, players will have to go up against seven opponents and try to get as many kills as possible while avoiding dying by seven other players.

Blizzard has finally announced that Overwatch is getting a deathmatch mode that's now available on PC in the Public Test Realm (PTR). In addition, new maps have been brought in that were designed specifically for Free-for-All. The same rules from Deathmatch mode apply, but players who are revived before they respawn will cause the enemy team to lose a point. You'll still collect Arcade loot boxes as long as you end up being in the top half of players in a match.

Maps that these two modes can be played in include Hanamura, Volskaya Industries, Dorado, Eichenwalde, Hollywood and King's Row. You'll find it in the Arcade section, which is where Blizzard puts its alternative game modes. The Château is a fancy estate in France, and is also the home of Widowmaker.

In the standard Team Deathmatch mode, you might think that all teamwork is sacrificed, in favor of the side that can simply claim the most overall kills.

"I know at one point I said we would never have deathmatch in Overwatch - well, surprise, never say never", Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said in his latest "developer update" video.