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Overwatch will add Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch as arcade game modes

11 August 2017, 01:38 | Bernard Bryant

Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Image via Blizzard Entertainment

One of Overwatch's most requested modes is finally making its way into the game.

Overwatch's Deathmatch game modes will go live on the PTR today, August 10, and will enter onto the live servers at a later date.

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

Blizzard also announced that several maps have been modified to better suit the new Deathmatch mode.

In the Deathmatch mode, players fight to get the most kills, which will be tracked in a new scoreboard.

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DM and TDM, much like any other game that features the mode, requires players or teams to reach a designated number of kills in order to win the game. 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. 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.

Kaplan also explained some of the maps have been modified to accommodate the two game modes, and a new map was made exclusively for Deathmatch. Additionally, story elements for the character will be sprinkled throughout the map similar to Winston and the Horizon Lunar Colony map. Deathmatch has a way of drastically de-prioritising both of those things.

Overwatch's Deathmatch mode will work like other multiplayer deathmatch modes where either single players or teams try and and get the most kills.

As detailed by game director Jeff Kaplan in the video below, deathmatch in Overwatch will have its own quirks.

It seems likely that this new build will take a while to test and will likely launch sometime after the end of the Overwatch Summer Games.

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