PUBG Team Deathmatch
PUBG Team Deathmatch is being added to the game in the next update 6.2 as part of a bigger arcade mode for Xbox, PS4 and PC. The new TDM mode is being added to Playerunknowns Battlegrounds to allow players to practice gun play and more to improve the over battle royale experience. Here is how the new mode works.
PUBG Team Deathmatch Details
Team Deathmatch Rules
- 8 vs 8
- FPP only, which I have to admit is the best decision they could have made, forcing us to play FPP.
- 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. So basically the better you are at killing the more you can survive.
- Players cannot reconnect to TDM matches even if they accidentally leave or are forced off by crashes. Hopefully they are working to add that.
- First team to reach 50 kills, or the highest kills after 10 minutes wins the round
- 2 round wins secures the match victory
- BP will be rewarded based on your individual score
- No Survivor Pass XP is received
Players may be placed into in-progress TDM matches but won’t be placed into matches which are nearing completion. AFK players will be removed from the match after prolonged inactivity.
Team Deathmatch features 7 different battlefields pulled from 4 popular PUBG maps.
Each battlefield was chosen to provide a different TDM experience. For example, Podvosto from Vikendi features long range combat over a bridge, while the Docks of Sanhok battlefield features close quarters combat around containers. TDM will also support each battlefield’s variable weather conditions, so be ready to change up your Spawn Kit to adjust to the map.
List of TDM battlefields:
ERANGEL – Stalber, Military Base
SANHOK – Paradise Resort, Docks
VIKENDI – Podvosto, Peshkova
MIRAMAR – Campo Militar
The good thing is because we already have so many locations on each map thanks to the battle royale, adding new maps to the game I guess wont be too much trouble. There are probably tons of locations that would make for fun TDM maps. Pochinki, castle, power grid to name a few.
In Team Deathmatch, players who are killed will respawn at a respawn point based on their team’s current situation. Players will respawn close to friendlies and far from enemies when possible. For example, when your team has occupied an advantageous area, teammates can respawn close to this area’s perimeter. Be aware that players won’t respawn when the location is considered contested due to enemies in range! In this case, they will be safely respawned closer to their starting zone. All players will spawn invincible for a brief time to help reduce spawn camping.
The scoreboard in Team Deathmatch tracks more than just total team points. You can check the stats of everyone in the match, including player kills, assists, and even multi-kills. You earn points for winning rounds and the more points you earn, the more BP you are rewarded.
Players can also earn assists by being the highest contributor to an opponent’s damage after the player who completes the kill.
TDM Boost Gauge
The TDM Boost Gauge fills by scoring kills and assists during the match and begins to restore your health after you haven’t received damage for 5 seconds.
The Boost Gauge in TDM works differently than in a normal Battle Royale match. When you spawn, your gauge will be 50% full and will not decrease until you’ve taken damage. In TDM, this gauge both heals and depletes much faster and can only be filled by scoring kills (+50%) and assists (+20%). If 5 seconds have passed since you took damage, your Boost Gauge will begin to deplete by 10% per second, replenishing 10% of max health each tick until full. The Boost Gauge in TDM will not grant any movement speed increases.
Spawn Kits are sets of equipment and weapons you choose as your loadout. Players will be able to see their current Spawn Kit and the scoreboard by toggling the map while in-game. If you change your Spawn Kit on this screen, it will apply the next time you respawn or at the start of the next round. 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.