Deathmatch coming to 'Overwatch' Arcade Soon, Live Now On PTR

Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

'Overwatch' Deathmatch: Two new Arcade modes released on PTR

Kaplan, however, said the Arcade mode - which is all about changing up the Overwatch formula in fun ways - is a flawless course of action to introduce something like deathmatch.

Here's everything you need to know: Two new game modes have been added to the Arcade: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

Just like every other deathmatch mode out there, you try to kill as many players as possible while in-game.

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The second mode is team deathmatch, which will pit two teams of six against one another in a race to 30 eliminations. You aren't playing to push a payload, you're looking to grab as many kills as you can, as fast as you can. 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. The first player to reach 20 points wins, with one point awarded for striking the final blow and one point subtracted for a death due to environmental or self-inflicted damage. If you are prone to falling off the map then you will end up costing your team a point each time you do this. More is to be revealed in-game.

Blizzard said that several maps have been modified to handle the new mode, and a new map designed specifically for Deathmatch, called Château Guillard, is also in the mix. The patch notes give a good description of what to expect from the new map. There's also a brand new map exclusive to Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard, a French estate that has fallen into disrepair. Recently, the château has found a new owner: the Talon agent Widowmaker, who has returned to her family's ancestral home.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explained in a developer update video that Blizzard initially "didn't think [deathmatch] was right for the game", because the studio wanted to focus on objective-based team modes in Quick Play and Competitive.

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