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PUBG Update 6.2 is adding old-school vibes with 8v8 Team Deathmatch

Published: 12:53, 12 February 2020
Slices of PUBG's Team Deathmatch maps
PUBG, Team Deathmatch maps

PUBG Corp announced they'll be freshening up PUBG's competitive experience with the addition of an 8v8 Team Deathmatch mode to Arcade. The mode will be coming with Update 6.2 and should be a great way to work on your gunplay.

"PUBG is founded on the premise of Battle Royale, but we know that sometimes you just need to change it up a bit. For those players, we’re happy to introduce Arcade, a new feature that focuses on the PUBG gunplay that you love, but in new game types to thrill and challenge you", the dev wrote.

Players will still be duking it out in familiar settings, as the Team Deathmatch maps are seven locations from the existing maps, hand-picked so as to deliver the best meat-grinding experience. Just to be safe though - the rules are as follows:    

  • 8 vs 8    
  • FPP only    
  • Spawn Kits enabled        
    • Open the map to select your weapon Spawn Kit    
  • Respawns enabled        
    • Respawn 5 seconds after each death        
    • Players respawn close to friendly players if the location is safe        
    • Players will be briefly invulnerable after respawning    
  • DBNO disabled        
    • No knockdowns    
  • Friendly Fire disabled    
  • Kills and assists fill your boost gauge        
    • After not taking damage for 5 seconds, your health will begin to regenerate, whilst also depleting your boost gauge    
  • Players cannot reconnect to TDM matches.        
    • Unfortunately, this includes accidentally leaving the match or crashing

Whichever team reaches 50 kills, or is the closest to it once the 10-minute timer runs out, wins the round. Win two rounds and you've won the match. Note, however, that BP is rewarded based on individual score, and it will not affect your Survivor Pass XP.

PUBG Corp tweaked the Boost Gauge, especially for Team Deathmatch. The bar charges and depletes much faster than in regular matches, so make sure you keep them kills and assists coming, because they charge the bar by 50 and 20 per cent respectively. If you don't take damage for longer than 5 seconds, your health will regenerate. 

PUBG Corp PUBG screen explaining Team Deathmatch rules PUBG, Team Deathmatch

PUBG players will immediately recognize Team Deathmatch's arsenal of weapons and equipment, but they now come locked in specific loadouts called Spawn Kits. "There are currently 8 different types of Spawn Kits to choose from: 2 AR kits, 2 DMR kits, 2 SR kits, 1 SMG kit, and 1 Shotgun kit. You can select any kit you like, just make sure you’re choosing the right kit for the current situation."

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