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Valorant – Team Deathmatch Explained

Valorant came out three years ago but is still one of the most popular hero shooters out there. Thanks in most part to its constant updates and new game modes. There are a few ways to play Valorant apart from Competitive and Unrated. There is also the popular Deathmatch mode and in the latest Episode 7, Act 1 update, Riot Games is introducing Team Deathmatch.

Team Deathmatch is a fresh new addition to playing Valorant and like its name suggests will include utilising teams of 5v5. Opposed to the more singular focused Deathmatch mode. There are a couple of new rules, maps and details that accompany this game mode and we’re here to run through everything with you before it launches on June 27th, 2023.


Valorant Team Deathmatch Rules

  • Match duration: 9m 30s, split into four stages
  • Respawn frequency: 1.5s
  • The first team to 100 kills wins

There are three unique Team Deathmatch Maps that will be randomly selected at the start of each game. Once you’re in the Spawn Room you’ll be able to choose your loadout at the beginning of the match or at anytime of the game when you’re in there. Every new stage introduces improved loadout options for you to choose from.

During the first stage you’ll be armed with pistols. In the second stage, they can opt for the Ares, Stinger, or Sheriff. The third stage brings additional choices like the Bulldog, Guardian, Spectre, and Ares. And during the fourth stage, you’ll have access to the Vandal or Phantom.

Unlike a normal round of Deathmatch, Agents’ abilities can be used and you’ll be able to find weapon spawns around the map. These weapons obtained from the spawners have limited ammunition and will be removed from the player’s possession once depleted.


How To Win Team Deathmatch

Four timed stages will be split into 9minutes and 30seconds with no economy involved. How do you win? Be the first team to get 100 kills. Easy.

If you and the other team do not manage to reach 100 kills by the time four rounds has ended then the team with the highest kills will win. Or if the kill score is tied then the match will end in a draw.



Valorant is a free-to-play 5v5 first-person tactical hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games. Outwit, outplay, and outshine your competition with tactical abilities, precise gunplay, and adaptive teamwork.

Download it for free here.