Deathmatch is one of the most popular classic gamemodes in Xonotic (and also the easiest). It is a simple free-for-all fight to the death where everyone plays versus everyone. There are no teams or alliances, each player is on his/her own and one must fight for their own survival.
Each kill you make (known in-game as a frag) awards you 1 point.
You will lose 1 point if you suicide (e.g. fall off the map into space, sink into lava, or kill yourself with a weapon).
The first player to score 30 points wins the match.
Weapons - These can be picked up from various places around the map or from a downed player.
Ammo - These may be found in the form of shells, bullets, rockets, jet fuel, or power cells.
Powerups - All maps have “Health” and “Armor” powerups, which extend your lifetime. Some maps may contain
powerups like “Strength” or “Shield” (which usually spawn every 2 minutes).
Helpful Hints and Tips
Always keep moving. This can be especially true for smaller maps and/or very crowded matches. If you stay in one place for too long, you risk becoming an easy target.
If your map contains powerups such as the ones mentioned above, make good use of them. They can be useful tools to win a match!
Keep your suicides at a minimum. Your point counter can enter into the negatives, so always avoid self-injury.
If a player is approaching you fast and there are “Mega Health” or “Mega Armor” powerups nearby, grab them first! This can deprive the opponent of a chance to heal himself once shot.