Blizzard’s massively successful hero-based shooter, Overwatch, is getting Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes added soon to the game’s Arcade mode.
The two new modes are already available for PC players through the Public Test Region, and the PTR patch notes managed to show some details. In Deathmatch, eight players will battle it out until one emerges victorious. On the other hand, Team Deathmatch is obviously more team-oriented, with teams of four competing to reach 30 points first.
- In Deathmatch, eight players go head-to-head until one player scores 20 points. Players will earn 1 point whenever they land the final blow on an opponent and will lose 1 point whenever they die to environmental damage (ex: falling off a cliff) or self-inflicted damage. This scoring will be tracked in a brand-new scoreboard. The first player to 20 points wins!
- In Team Deathmatch, two teams of four players face off until one team scores 30 points. Players will earn 1 point for their team whenever they land the final blow on an opponent and will lose 1 point for their team whenever they die to environmental damage (ex: falling off a cliff) or self-inflicted damage. If players are resurrected before they respawn, the corresponding point for their death will be deducted from the enemy team’s score. This scoring will be tracked in our default scoreboard. The first team to 30 points wins!
The two new modes will be coming soon to Overwatch. We’ll make sure to update you once there is a set date.