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Deathmatch coming to 'Overwatch' Arcade Soon, Live Now On PTR

11 August, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Overwatch is adding Deathmatch modes

It is essentially Rocket League and Overwatch combined, and despite how unusual that sounds, it is a very entertaining and fun mode.

One of the big hurdles for a Deathmatch mode in a game like Overwatch is how to balance a specifically aggressive multiplayer mode with a roster of characters as diverse as the one in Overwatch. Blizzard have announced that Deathmatch modes are on the way to the wildy popular team shooter, starting today. Kaplan also said both modes will have a traditional scoreboard.

Just like every other deathmatch mode out there, you try to kill as many players as possible while in-game. You'll find it in the Arcade section, which is where Blizzard puts its alternative game modes.

For those PC players out there, the new Deathmatch modes are rolling out now on the PTR.

One twist in Overwatch's version of Team Deathmatch involves Mercy. There's also a brand new map exclusive to Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard, a French estate that has fallen into disrepair.

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. Plus, the aforementioned Château Guillard has not only been teased as having "great gameplay" thanks to lots of "jump pads" and "open areas" for Pharah to use for flight, and "tight Reaper corridors", but also its story and artwork is engaging as well, for it was originally home to Amélie Lacroix (AKA Widowmaker).

Speaking on the official forums, game director Jeff Kaplan has responded about the upcoming "Overwatch" changes on the PTR.

Customization options will be available in both Team Deathmatch and FFA. It was in the last summer games event as well, but it's updated now to function a little better.

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

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