Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: Spring 2016

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'Overwatch' (ALL) Soon Adding Deathmatch Modes, New Map

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2017 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT

Overwatch is a pick-up-and-play 6v6 team-based shooter set on a near-future earth, featuring an amazing cast of heroes and set in an all-new Blizzard game universe.

ωThe action of Overwatch. takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch. brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character’s unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

While each hero represents a formidable force on their own, players can amplify their potential by assembling into a well-balanced team and creatively combining powers. No matter which hero or playstyle they prefer, players will be able to team up and accomplish the incredible in Overwatch.

As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes, each containing a combination of four items players can use to customize their heroes, including in-game credits and cosmetic goodies including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Among these items are legendary skins that dramatically alter heroes’ appearances, such as the post-apocalyptic Scavenger D.Va, or Lone Wolf Hanzo, which fills Overwatch’s expert bowman with the spirit of the wild.

A new game mode, Deathmatch, is coming soon to the Overwatch Arcade and is currently available on the PTR. Deathmatch is a simple game mode with the goal of seeing which player/team can get the most kills and will include a new scoreboard to keep track of the number of kills.  

Deathmatch will include two modes and a new map:

Free-For-All: In “Free-For-All”, players will play 1v7 to see who can get to 20 total kills the fastest.   

Team Deathmatch: In “Team Deathmatch” mode, players will play 6v6 with the winning team reaching 30 kills first. Mercy resurrections will take kills away from the other team’s kill count.

New Deathmatch Map: Several maps have been modified to accommodate the new death match mode. Additionally, we are introducing a new map, Château Guillard, specifically for the Deathmatch game mode.

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