Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

Blizzard have announced that Deathmatch modes are on the way to the wildy popular team shooter, starting today.

Deathmatch will soon be added to Overwatch as an arcade game mode very, game director Jeff Kaplan said Thursday in a developer update. Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are all about slaying and killing, and the two modes are slightly different from one another. The first player to reach 20 kills in the mode will officially be declared the victor. This means players won't rage at you for being Hanzo or Widowmaker all the time.

The new Deathmatch mode will be available in two distinct flavors, "Free For All", an eight-way brawl with the belt going to the first player to get 20 kills, and "Team Deathmatch", a 6v6 race to 30. Kaplan said Mercy's resurrect ability will actually subtract kills from the other team, so she's likely to be an important character in this mode.

Finishing in the top half of a free-for-all Deathmatch will be enough to earn you credit towards weekly Arcade box unlocks, though obviously finishing top is most desirable.

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In these modes, there are no objectives to capture and no payloads to push.

Speaking of maps, Blizzard is preparing a new map as well, one that will take advantage of the new free-for-all deathmatch mode called, Château Guillard, the family Estate of Widowmaker, aka Amélie Guillard Lacroix, Lacroix is her married name. While we don't get a look at the new map in the Developer Update video, there's a little peek of it in the supplied screenshot.

Château Guillard is located near Annecy in southeastern France. Although Blizzard hasn't given a specific date for when players across platforms will be able to play deathmatch, new Overwatch features traditionally go live to the public within a few weeks of being made available on the PTR.

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