Valorant Team Deathmatch will let players use abilities

By Fariha Bhatti


Jan 25, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Valorant will have a new and better Team Deathmatch mode, Riot has confirmed. 

Riot Games has finally heard the woes of serious Valorant players who didn’t deem the current Deathmatch appropriate for practice. Complaints of poor spawns, kill-based DM, and more were plenty, and Riot has finally decided to expand the practice pool. In the latest video, Anna Donlon and Andy Ho have teased new Valorant modes, including a Team Deathmatch (DM). 

Valorant players only have a few options to practice online. It’s either the range, custom mode, or Deathmatch, which according to the players, is full of flaws. Now, Valorant’s executive producer, Anna Donlon, has teased a Team Deathmatch mode that will let players hone their skills in a better environment. 

How does Valorant Team Deathmatch work?

In a new video, Anna and Andy revealed that new Valorant modes are in the works. Besides Swift Play, they teased a new Team Deathmatch mode for upcoming patches. 

“We’ll see you soon. Maybe playing a new agent or a new map. In premier or at a live event. Maybe check out one of those new modes Andy was talking about, like Swiftplay, or the one I’m really excited about: our take on Team Deathmatch,” Donlon said. 

However, that is all they revealed about the Deathmatch. But fret not. Valorant leakers have us covered. According to ValorLeaks, the new Team Deathmatch is dubbed HURM and will be precisely what it sounds like: A fast-paced mode where two teams will race to get 100 kills! 

This new Team Deathmatch will be entirely different from the existing one. Players will have their abilities enabled, which means you may also practice your darts, grenades, and Nanoswarms. It’d be an excellent opportunity to whip out damage-dealing tools and practice lineups against real players. 

Besides that, two teams of five will be spawned. Whoever tallies 100 kills first wins. Team Deathmatch will be simple but cut-throat. It’s unclear how the spawns in this mode would work, but it may remain the same as the regular Deathmatch mode. The time limit is also unknown, but soon it will all be revealed. 

What’s wrong with Valorant’s Deathmatch mode?

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deathmatch’s true purpose is to practice aim with different weapons, but Valorant DM often has a competitive undertone to it. The mode lasts for nine minutes, but it would end earlier if the top fragger ends up scoring 40 kills before the timer. This target forces players to employ tactics, camp, and race to win the game mode, which refutes the true purpose of Deathmatch.