Overwatch to Finally Introduce Deathmatch Game Mode

Overwatch is adding Deathmatch modes

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.

Over a year after its release, Overwatch is taking a stab at a classic FPS game mode: deathmatch.

Blizzard rolled out a new Deathmatch game mode today to Overwatch's Public Test Region, with the mode expected to hit the full game "soon". Kaplan said Mercy's resurrects will take away kill credits from the other team, which sounds heinously frustrating and basically makes Mercy a required pick. You aren't playing to push a payload, you're looking to grab as many kills as you can, as fast as you can. Both of the new modes are joining the Public Test Realm later today, August 10, and will be almost identical to the Deathmatch modes you may have experienced in other first-person shooters. In Team Deathmatch there will be a different pool of maps (not including the Widowmaker one mentioned above). Don't worry, you don't have to be the top killer every game to get closer toward a new loot box. Deathmatch even gets modifications of some of the Hybrid and Escort maps as well as portions of the Assault maps to accommodate Deathmatch.

The core mode will be a free-for-all deathmatch where eight players face-off in a battle presumably to determine whose 'ships are canon.

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A turret on Château Guillard, the new map for Overwatch's deathmatch update. Additionally, story elements for the character will be sprinkled throughout the map similar to Winston and the Horizon Lunar Colony map. Kaplan explained the Overwatch sniper's home features a mix of open areas, tight corridors, and jump pads.

Customization options will be available in both Team Deathmatch and FFA.

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

What do you think of the addition of deathmatch to Overwatch?

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