Hold on to your seat, folks! Overwatch will be getting Team Deathmatch (TDM) in a future update! Yep, you read that right! Blizzard’s hero shooter will finally dabble in Call of Duty territory.
Already available on the PC’s PTR (Public Test Region), Deathmatch and Team Deathmach is set to be released officially on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon.
New Game Modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch
Two new game modes have been added to the Arcade: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch!
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!
Both modes will play out on a selection of maps from our existing pool:
- Horizon Lunar Colony
- Temple of Anubis
- Volskaya Industries
- King’s Row
- (TDM only) Black Forest
- (TDM only) Castillo
- (TDM only) Ecopoint: Antarctica
- (TDM only) Necropolis
We’ve made several modifications to many of these maps (including restricting play to a specific area and developing a special respawn system) when playing in these modes. We’re also introducing a brand-new map specifically for Deathmatch: Château Guillard! Learn more about this map below.
Both modes will be available for play in Custom Games.
“Never say never.” – Jeff Kaplan, 2017
Learn more about Deathmatch—a new game mode coming soon to the Arcade.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 10, 2017
Will you be playing Overwatch Team Deathmatch or will you stick to the modes that the game was built for?