Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

Overwatch Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch Modes Coming Soon to the Arcade

But in Team Deathmatch, there's a catch: Mercy resurrections will take kills away from your kill count, so you're going to want to shut that nonsense down in a hurry.

He acknowledged that he once said deathmatch would "never" come to the game, but said the Arcade, which was added to the game late past year, has proven to be a game-changer.

What is confirmed is both modes will be added to the Arcade hopper where Blizzard puts its experimental and custom game modes.

In the latest Developer Update video, Jeff Kaplan explained that these modes will be coming to the Arcade feature of Overwatch, even though Kaplan himself and other members of the team were originally against the idea.

Once again, Blizzard has not given a specific date for when they will be releasing deathmatch out of the PTR.

Overwatch players can finally feel free to stop worrying about getting on the payload, because deathmatch modes are on their way to the game, the studio announced today.

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One twist in Overwatch's version of Team Deathmatch involves Mercy. Some of the Hybrid, Assault and Escort Overwatch maps have been modified for the purposes of Deathmatch, and there'll be a new purpose-made map for free-for-all too.

If you're in the top four in each match, you'll get win credit toward your loot boxes. The first player to reach 20 kills in the mode will officially be declared the victor.

The FFA deathmatch mode will also receive an exclusive map set in Widowmaker's family estate in France.

That map has a story behind it. Deathmatch has a way of drastically de-prioritising both of those things.

For the longest time, Blizzard has been staunchly against the idea of deathmatch modes in Overwatch. It was in the last summer games event as well, but it's updated now to function a little better.

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