After all this time, Blizzard has finally added various deathmatch modes to Overwatch. The modes will be a part of PTR today (PC only) and likely come to the rest of us in the coming weeks. The different modes include a free-for-all, and team deathmatch.
Free-for-all is a one person versus seven and whoever hits twenty kills first, wins. In team deathmatch, it’s six versus six, and your team has to hit thirty kills before they win. In this mode, Mercy’s resurrections “will take kills away from the other team’s kill count.”
Blizzard will also be rolling out altered maps for the mode, as well as a brand new one specifically for the deathmatch modes. This is called Château Guillard, and unfortunately the developer update video does not show any glimpses of the map. It sounds beautiful, of course, anything with a château in it will probably recall lovely European vistas and old tile work.
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Once again, Blizzard has not given a specific date for when they will be releasing deathmatch out of the PTR. Such updates, especially such large ones, usually make it to the general public after few weeks of tweaking in PTR.
For now, you can entertain yourself with the Overwatch Summer Games event, in which you can earn brand new skins for each of the characters. Some favorites are Solider 76’s, which is full of salty puns, and Widowmaker, who broke out the bikini and revealed her beautiful tattoos. If you didn’t catch all the summer skins from last year’s event, you can still buy them at a discount while the event is going on.
There is also of course, a new mode too, called Lucioball. It was in the last summer games event as well, but it’s updated now to function a little better. It is essentially Rocket League and Overwatch combined, and despite how strange that sounds, it is a very entertaining and fun mode.