No Team Deathmatch mode for Diablo III

Diablo III fans have been waiting patiently for some kind of player-vs-player multiplayer online mode for the popular fantasy action-RPG. Today, the word came down from the game's developer Blizzard that one of the promised PvP modes, Team Deathmatch, would not be released after all.

In a post on the game's official website, Blizzard said one of the reasons for ditching it was that it just didn't offer players who tested Team Deathmatch enough of an experience. It stated:

Simply fighting each other with no other objectives or choices to make gets old relatively quickly.  We've brought a lot of people in to try out Team Deathmatch and, while some found it entertaining, most of our testers didn't feel like it was something they'd want to do beyond a few hours.

So it's basically back to square one for a replacement for Team Deathmatch for Diablo III. Blizzard says they want a PvP mode that will " ... play up to the strengths of the character classes, focus on objectives beyond just defeating other players, and possibly even integrate PvE elements and rewards."

Blizzard still plans to release a multiplayer duel mode for the game and it will be released sometime in 2013, around the time it will launch the next patch for the game. More details about the duel mode will be released later.

Source: Diablo III website | Image via Blizzard

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So glad I passed on this. Online requirement was a turn off too. Was rooting for it to be better but just had a feeling like so many others they were just going for the $ alone. It's almost enough to make you appreciate the way Valve does things...almost.

I loved Diablo II, but this game was terrible. They threw out the very thing that made it popular, killing hordes of monsters for loot. No one want to mindlessly farm trash to sell for gold so they can buy their gear from an auction house, or even worse pay real money for it. What is the point of even playing if you do that? The drops are worthless, the game was too short and who wants to keep playing the same four acts over and over again? They really blew it with this game.

This game is dead-in-the-water unless the expansion is nothing short of amazing. But the fumbled release/PvP fiasco set the tone for this polished turd long ago.

im also the same dont even have it installed anymore the game was to darn short and to replay the thing got so repetitive

PVP should have been in the game from the start, along with a lot of other changes. I can't believe they released a game in this state; hope their stupid real money auction house was worth ruining the franchise. I'm surprised anyone still plays this.

TRC said,
PVP should have been in the game from the start, along with a lot of other changes. I can't believe they released a game in this state; hope their stupid real money auction house was worth ruining the franchise. I'm surprised anyone still plays this.

Yeah big disappointment. I was SOO happy when the game first came out. I have nothing against the gameplay, leveling, skills or items. In fact it really could be one of my favourite games...and then...Gold Auction House came in. I'm sorry i'm not a hardcore Diablo 3 fan Blizzard, I have money, but not willing to pay 1.99 for a cool sword, ESP if there isn't any competitive online mode? get real.