Episode 7 Act 1 is here in Valorant, and one of the most interesting additions of this update is Team Deathmatch Mode. If you want to feel the intense competition even during a practice environment, jump right into the Deathmatch mode. You can earn XP and Kingdom Credits by playing Team Deathmatch. But before that, we have all the details you need to get started with Team Deathmatch in Valorant.
Valorant Team Deathmatch Mode Rules
Unlike the basic Deathmatch mode where you play alone, you play with other players in teams of 5 in the Team Deathmatch mode. Let’s take a look at the gameplay mechanics of Team Deathmatch mode in Valorant.
How to Win Team Deathmatch
The first thing is how to win a Team Deathmatch game mode in Valorant. To win a game, all you and your teammates need to do is get 100 kills. The team who gets 100 kills first wins the game. If the game’s timer runs out the team leading will be victorious. The game will be a draw if both teams have the same amount of kills.
Match Timer and Respawn
The Team Deathmatch’s duration is 9 minutes and 30 seconds in Valorant. The total game duration is split into 4 stages. You can see which stage is ongoing at the top of your screen. The first three stages take 75 seconds each. The final stage is the longest, ending after 345 seconds. You respawn every 1.5 seconds after you die.
Guns and Armor Loadout
The game starts with the first stage where you get to choose a gun out of three options. After every stage, new weapons start unlocking for you to use. Since it is a Deathmatch, there is no economy to maintain.
In Valorant’s Team Deathmatch, if you die and respawn after a new stage starts, your weapon will upgrade automatically. Also, make sure to keep an eye on the armor you are selecting when selecting loadout.
Gun Spawn Around Map
Alongside guns from the spawn shop, which you get from your spawn, you can also get guns from around the map. In Team Deathmatch mode, you can find different guns around the map. The spawned guns are usually upgrades of the usual stage guns and can be destroyed using the gun drop button, which will get your loadout gun back in your hands. It will also go away once you use all the ammo from the spawned gun, as it contains limited ammo.
Unlike the normal Deathmatch in Valorant, the Team version of it allows you to use your abilities. Every ability takes a different time to get recharged. Unlike normal abilities, your ultimate ability percentage increases with every kill you secure. You can also grab the ultimate orb, which spawns in specific places on the map, to get your ultimate faster.
With ultimate orbs, you can also find healing orbs around the maps. These orbs spawn every 30 seconds in specific places on each map. The healing orbs also known as “Recovery orbs” restore HP and Shield for over 6 seconds and the maximum shield restored depends on the selected loadout.
The Spawn Room
If you die in Team Deathmatch mode in Valorant, you spawn in the Spawn Room after 1.5 seconds. You cannot use any ability or gunfire inside the Spawn Room. You also gain a protective shield that protects you from taking damage for 15 seconds. This will help avoid spawn killings. However, don’t stay at your spawn for a longer period or the room will start damaging you.
Valorant Team Deathmatch: New Maps
Team Deathmatch in Valorant also comes with three new maps. These maps are small that focus on fast-paced gunfights. These maps are different from the usual maps from other modes in Valorant. Here’s what you need to know about the new Team Deathmatch maps:
- Piazza: A mid-heavy map with a focus on the battle in front of you. There is not enough space on the sides to flank your enemies, and it’s good for long to mid-range battles.
- District: It’s a compact map that gives you the ultimate thrill of using proper area damage utilities. It is suitable for short-range fights and heavy damage abilities.
- Kasbah: This map has a small mid-area. With two long lanes connecting the two team’s spawn, you might wanna stick together when trying to take fights. It’s great for fast-paced flank attacks.
Valorant Team Deathmatch: Best Agents
You can pick any unlocked agent to play the Team Deathmatch mode. However, we have gathered the statistics and tactics to give you an idea about the best agents you can pick in Team Deathmatch in Valorant.
- Fade: She can be a great pick if you are looking for a fast-paced push-and-kill technique. Use Fade’s Prowler in a tight corner to push with your teammates. Fade’s signature ability can help you reveal the enemy’s location, an excellent tool for the pace of this game mode. Also, Fades Ultimate ability covers a huge area, so it’s perfect for the smaller maps in Team Deathmatch.
- Breach: Next up is another initiator who can be deadly in any fast-paced gameplay. Yes, we are talking about Breach. He can be quite reliable with his abilities (especially, Flashpoint) in these maps because of the number of walls and structures. Using Rolling Thunder can also be advantageous as it covers almost the whole map, concussing every enemy in range for easier kills.
- Reyna: If you are looking for only gun fights, no agent is better than Reyna. She has the ability to be on the frontline in any situation. Reyna can quickly flash enemies, and you can get out of any fight by just using dismiss. You can also sustain in longer fights using the overhead.
- Yoru: Yoru is another duelist on the list who can be a great flashing agent in Team Deathmatch. You can keep distracting enemies with his abilities like the Gatecrash and Fakeout while teammates fight. You can also walk up on enemies for a sudden ambush.
- Raze: Raze is one of the most reliable agents for any game mode in Valorant. In this particular game mode, Raze can be really fast and catch enemies off guard. Use Blast pack to move around high obstacles to pick fights from advantage angles. You can also use the Paint shell whenever it is off cooldown for clearing campers.
- Deadlock: The only sentinel that makes this list is Valroant’s new agent Deadlock. This is an unusual pick, but it makes a lot of sense in terms of the game mode’s ultimate motive, which is playing as a team. Using Gravnet can be useful in a tight area to lock in multiple enemies. Deadlock’s signature ability Barrier Mesh can be helpful in stopping enemies from pushing your team from any flanks. Sonic Sensor can also be effective as the whole map is always making noise because the fight never stops in Valorant’s Team Deathmatch.
- Viper: Speaking of stalling fights in Team Deathmatch, the only controller on this list is Viper. Cutting down vision is not the key here, the key is her Toxin effects. It can lower enemy HP whenever they come in contact with any of Viper’s abilities, which will make them an easy and vulnerable target. Another reason why you should pick Viper is because of her ultimate. Once you unlock Vipers Pit, you can use it in front of the enemy Spawn Room and camp with your whole team for a huge number of kills.
Valorant Team Deathmatch: Tips and Tricks
Now that you know what agents you should pick for Team Deathmatch mode in Valorant, it’s time to look at some tips and tricks that will help you rack up kills and win the game:
- As a team-centric game mode, it is a must that you pick an agent that works alongside your teammates. An excellent composition of agents for Team Deathmatch is 2 initiators, 2 duelists, and 1 controller or 1 sentinel. Take suggestions from our list of best agents for this game mode.
- Always make a strategy. Even if it is just a Deathmatch game, it’s not bad to have a plan for when to fight, stick together, and camp. It can be helpful when playing with friends.
- Focus on using utilities before taking a gunfight. The reason why we recommend flash and blind agents is because of how easily they can blind enemies. It gives your duelists a chance to charge and take fights.
- Keep an eye on the orbs that generate around the map, as they give you a huge advantage (be it healing or ultimate charge). Remember your enemies are also looking for the orbs, so stay vigilant.
- Use slowing abilities like Deadlock’s Gravnet, Breach’s Flatline, or Fade’s Seize to slow enemies. Also, we suggest using abilities such as Raze’s Paint shell or Viper’s Snakebite for an AOE effect, killing multiple enemies at once. This can be easily done in Team Deathmatch as the map is smaller and enemies are close to each other.
- Last but not least is to pick the right gun from your loadout whenever a new stage starts. As a gunfight-heavy game mode, you must pick the gun from the loadout that suits you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can earn 1000 XP per game. You can also earn 20 Kingdom Credits from every game you play.
Yes, you can do missions in Team Deathmatch, unlike the normal Deathmatch mode.
Yes, Team Deathmatch is Free For All in Valorant and you can match up with anyone who is queueing the game.