Overwatch is getting a Deathmatch mode and new map, Blizzard today confirmed.
The new modes — Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch — and map are already available in the Public Test Region (PTR) on Windows PC. Deathmatch is restricted to eight players, while Team Deathmatch is 6v6.
Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan conceded that he “didn’t think [Deathmatch] was right for the game,” but the game’s Arcade feature has “opened up our ability as developers to introduce game modes to you guys that we wouldn’t normally feel comfortable putting in the Quick Play or Competitive rotation.”
Alongside the new modes comes the new map, Château Guillard. As you’d expect, it’s a French map, located near Annecy — it’s also the site of Widowmaker’s family estate.
We’ll let you know when Deathmatch makes it into a proper rotation.
Overwatch is available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.