Overwatch has always been a team-based shooter, where the only way to win is to cooperate, pick heroes that benefit your team, and hug each other ever so tenderly. But sometimes you just want to run around and shoot people in the face, and according to a new Overwatch developer update, you’ll soon be able to do just that.
As the game’s director Jeff Kaplan puts it, “I know at one point I said we would never have deathmatch in Overwatch, well surprise. Never say never. It’s coming really soon, and we think it’s awesome.”
The deathmatch mode will only be available in the arcade and will work much like you’d expect, in that your only objective is to rack up as many kills as you can. Players will be able to choose between two variations of the mode: deathmatch, which will be an eight-player free-for-all where everyone kills everyone, and team deathmatch, where teams of four go head-to-head.
A special map designed exclusively for deathmatch is also on the way, called Château Guillard, Widowmaker’s crib. Below is the map’s description, taken from the game’s latest PTR notes.
“Château Guillard is located near Annecy in southeastern France. For hundreds of years, it was the estate of the influential Guillard family, until it gradually fell into disrepair after the family’s power waned in the decades after the Revolution. Recently, the château has found a new owner: the Talon agent Widowmaker, who has returned to her family’s ancestral home.”
The new map and modes are already live for testing on the game’s PTR, and full details on all of that can be found here.