Overwatch is getting more chaotic with a new Deathmatch mode

Matt Sayer 11 August 2017

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PC players can try the new mode out right now.

One of Overwatch’s greatest strengths is the way it fosters teamwork and emphasises the positive contributions of every player on the battlefield. It’s a little weird, then, that the hero-based shooter is now getting a free-for-all Deathmatch mode all about praising a single player’s accomplishments above the rest. Yet that’s exactly what Blizzard announced today, releasing both a Deathmatch and a Team Deathmatch mode to the game’s Public Test Region (PTR) in advance of a full release in the imminent future.

These two new modes are exactly what you’d expect. Deathmatch pits eight players against each other to be the first one to score 20 kills, while Team Deathmatch sees two teams of four compete to rack up 30 kills.

Blizzard has modified a number of maps to accommodate these new modes, restricting the play area and tweaking the respawn system to better suit the pace of Deathmatch. There’s also a brand new map exclusive to Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard, a French estate that has fallen into disrepair.

To test out the new Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes, you’ll need to sign up to the PTR, which is only available on PC via the Battle.net app. Xbox One and PS4 players, meanwhile, will have to wait for a full release to take Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch for a spin.


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