CSGO DeathMatch

Deathmatch is a popular mod for the Counter-Strike series, especially for the more casual players. Deathmatch essentially allows the player to have 100% uptime (as in the player does not need to wait for a new round to begin after dying). Because of this, newer players find it optimal for learning the many nuances of the game as well as discovering the key components of each map. There are five types of Deathmatch modes that we will outline below, but first let’s take a look at Deathmatch in general.

  1. There is no wrong way to play Deathmatch. Whether you prefer camping a singular spot, choking off an access point, or just pushing your way through the map and shooting anything that moves, your level of enjoyment is all that matters.
  1. Playing Deathmatch will significantly help the player with the following skills:
    • Map Awareness/Control
    • Game Sense
    • Crosshair Placement
    • Spray Control
    • Burst Timing
    • Strafe Timing

 

 

Modes

Valve Deathmatch

Valve Deathmatch

Pros:

  • You can play all the operation maps
  • It requires zero effort
  • Players are typically using this method to practice
  • Players can practice using an odd array of weapons that are typically not used in competitive modes
  • This game mode is unaffected by game updates
  • There is spawn protection

Cons:

  • The server tic rate is maxed at 64
  • The environment is less controlled and harder to manage
  • There is no auto reload after kills
  • It is more team based (meaning less people to shoot)

AIM Map Deathmatch

AIM Map Deathmatch

Pros:

  • Servers typically have a 128 tic rate
  • You can practice peeking, simple strafing while shooting, burst firing, one tapping, hold down angles (such as for AWP/Scout practice, entry fragging, and learning to push access points on the map)
  • The maps have very simple layouts, which results in a great mode for practicing

Cons:

  • Map layouts can be quite symmetrical
  • Many people play on AIM maps just for frags
  • Maps can have access points that are exploited for optimal player positioning
  • AIM maps do not provide a realistic environment for competitive modes

Free For All Deathmatch

Free for All Deathmatch

Pros:

  • Servers typically have a 128 tic rate
  • There are no teammates (resulting in high kills per minute)
  • You can play competitive maps and learn proper angles/access points
  • Players can develop proper crosshair placement for various maps
  • Enemies come in large numbers, and players must learn to focus on everything around them
  • Players must learn how to flick shoot properly to kill enemies coming at them from various angles
  • Players can practice their skills of quick peeking and wide peeking

Cons:

  • High population servers can be quite hectic and demanding
  • Spraying is quite common
  • Veteran players like to spam AWP purchases

Pistols Only Deathmatch

Pistols Only Deathmatch

Pros:

  • The player is required to learn how to properly use a pistol
  • Typically this results in the player having to learn to play smart

Cons:

  • On some servers, ammo can be restrictive
  • New players won’t learn the other guns

Headshot Only Deathmatch

Headshot Only Deathmatch

Pros:

  • Players are required to learn to land headshots, resulting in better aiming
  • Deaths are less frequent

Cons:

  • Games can be rather slow
  • Random spray deaths are common

Now that we have covered the various deathmatch modes get out there are try some. Comment below on your favorite deathmatches and don’t forget to tweet and FB share this post if you feel it was helpful! Happy gaming my CS homies!

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