Overwatch, A Game About Teamwork, Is Getting A Free-For-All Deathmatch Mode

Overwatch, A Game About Teamwork, Is Getting A Free-For-All Deathmatch Mode

It will likely be released to the Public Test Region (PTR) servers first before Blizzard makes it accessible to everyone.

After all this time, Blizzard has finally added various deathmatch modes to Overwatch.

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In the Deathmatch mode, players fight to get the most kills, which will be tracked in a new scoreboard. Kaplan said that Mercy's Resurrect Ultimate will actually take kills off of the scoreboard from the other team, and that the three-on-three Arena maps and modified Capture the Flag maps will be available for this mode. You'll be able to play with two different modes: the core Deathmatch mode that's a free-for-all, you against seven other players in a map while using whatever hero you want as you try to rack up kills up to 20. Kaplan, however, said the Arcade mode - which is all about changing up the Overwatch formula in fun ways - is a ideal course of action to introduce something like deathmatch. Deathmatch even gets modifications of some of the Hybrid and Escort maps as well as portions of the Assault maps to accommodate Deathmatch. Being in the top half of the FFA mode will credit the player with a win which will count toward getting loot boxes in Arcade Mode. Additionally, Blizzard dropped a new map, Château Guillard, specifically for the Deathmatch game mode. The map is home to Widowmaker, following her civilian life and lore of the character and her family estate in France. In the video (which you can check out above), Kaplan explains that he "didn't think (deathmatch) was right for the game" originally due to the team's focus on objective-based play but that the Arcade came along and changed all that. It was in the last summer games event as well, but it's updated now to function a little better.