VALORANT Deathmatch is not a new unique game mode. Other games like CS:GO and Call of Duty already hold popular modes like this too. With those standards already set, Riot Games created an even better game mode.
At the beginning of the game, everyone starts with full health and armor. The player’s goal is to get rid of all the opponents they face during the game. Ten players will face each other in a six-minute round and the first to thirty kills wins. If nobody manages to rack up thirty kills, the player with the higher kill count wins.
In this game mode, some players may want to keep a low profile and wait for the right opportunities. But Riot Games introduces a new feature to prevent players from playing safe. Every five seconds, all players’ positions are revealed, similar to a Call of Duty UAV.
This VALORANT free for all mode also gives players invulnerability for a short duration when respawning. Considering these deathmatch modes often hold many campers, this helps create balance.
While other games don’t allow health items and make them change playstyles based on their health, VALORANT Deathmatch does the opposite. Killing enemies drop items that bring players to full health. This mechanic results in fast-paced games that encourages taking fights.
When players win VALORANT Deathmatch games, they do not receive extra experience or a better MMR. As a result, the stakes have never been lower. This makes for a fun game mode without any worries about downranking or breaking win streaks. In fact, this mode makes for a great warmup when preparing for ranked or unrated games.
Of course, some will take it seriously and look to win no matter what. They will use the best weapons, like the Operator, Phantom, or Vandal to achieve victory.
Because good aim is the center of the game, using this mode to warm-up will be extremely useful. During the next few days, players will see if this VALORANT Deathmatch keeps its promises. If so, Riot Games might consider a team Deathmatch for the next step.