Webopedia Fun Term of the Day: What is deathmatch?
May 25, 2011, 10:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Deathmatch, or DM, is a type of gameplay mode found in
first-person-shooter games. The objective of a deathmatch is to
frag as many players in the game as possible while keeping yourself
from being fragged. When the game ends either by gamers reaching
the end of the level or a preset time or frag count limit, the
gamer who accumulated the most frags in the DM game is the winner
of the deathmatch.
"Multiplayer games may also contain a single player game of
deathmatch where the gamer plays against intelligent bots in the
game locally, rather than against other gamers over the Internet.
DM can also be set to a "teamplay deathmatch" mode where teams
(called clans) work together to obtain a higher combined frag count
than the opposing teams in the game.
"The term deathmatch was coined by legendary game programmer
John Romero while developing the popular FPS game DOOM. "