August 29, 2017 1 min read
Deathmatch has come to Overwatch. With today's update, you'll be able to find free-for-all and Team Deathmatch in the Arcade along with a new map, Château Guillard, designed just for 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!
I hope I like these as much as I think I will. Worst case, I'll use them to (hopefully quickly) earn the weekly Arcade loot boxes and then shift back to Overwatch's standard setup.
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