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"Deathmatch" redirects here. For the team-based alternative, see Team Deathmatch.
"Kill all who oppose you!"
Reznov, at the start of a Free-For-All match in Call of Duty: World at War.
"Kill everyone. The first player to reach the score limit ends the game. The Top 3 players win."
— Official Description.


Free-for-All, also known as "FFA",  "Deathmatch" (Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2) or "Wolfpack of 1"[1] (the last of which as an April Fool's day joke), is a Call of Duty multiplayer gametype, which puts every player against each other.

Universal Rules[edit | edit source]

  • Maximum number of players is 8
  • Points are scored by killing enemy players
  • +5, +50, or +100 Points awarded for a kill
  • No single assists

Rule Variations[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty[edit | edit source]

"It's "every man for himself." Points are awarded for kills, and the first player to either reach the score limit (set by the server administrator) or have the most points when time runs out is the victor"
— Call of Duty's manual description.


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 125 points (equivalent to 25 kills)

Call of Duty: World at War[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 150 points (equivalent to 30 kills)
  • 2 Points awarded for an enemy dog kill - it is possible to win with fewer than 30 kills if enough dogs are killed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 1500 points (equivalent to 30 kills)
  • Each kill gives 50 points.
  • Free-for-All Victor I unlocks the title "Lone Wolf."
  • Free-for-All Victor II unlocks the title "The Feared."
  • Free-for-All Victor III unlocks the "Joystick" emblem.
  • Calling in a Tactical Nuke Killstreak while having less kills than another player will end the match in defeat, regardless of how many kills the nuke obtains. It will also not complete the "Ultimate Sacrifice" Challenge.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 1500 points (equivalent to 30 kills)
  • Each kill takes 50 points by default
  • Tactical Insertions cannot be used to prevent boosting

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 1500 points (equivalent to 30 kills)
  • Each kill gives 50 points.
  • Free For All Victor: Place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.... at least # times in Free For All matches.
  • II and III Challenges unlock a Title and an Emblem.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[edit | edit source]

  • Score to win is 30 Points (equivalent to 30 kills)
  • Each kill gives 100 points towards pointstreaks
  • It is possible to win with less than 30 kills if a player gets an assisted suicide
  • Tactical Insertions are blocked to prevent boosting

Call of Duty: Ghosts[edit | edit source]

  • 30 kills within 10 minutes wins.
  • Free For All Victor: Place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.... at least 5 times in Free For All matches.
  • I and II Challenges unlock the "Scary Clown" Patches.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare[edit | edit source]

  • 30 kills within 10 minutes wins.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[2][edit | edit source]

"Straight up Deathmatch. Every man and woman for his or herself."
— Playlist description.


  • 30 kills to be first place
  • Top 3 players win
  • 10 minute matches

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare[edit | edit source]

  • 30 kills to be first place
  • Top 3 players win
  • 10 minute matches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[edit | edit source]

  • 25 kills to be victorious
  • Top 3 players win
  • 10 minute matches

Call of Duty: WWII[edit | edit source]

  • 30 kills to be first place
  • Top 3 players win
  • 10 minute matches

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit | edit source]

  • 30 kills to be first place
  • Top 3 players win
  • 10 minute matches

Variations[edit | edit source]

Hardcore[edit | edit source]

Featured in Call of Duty: World at WarCall of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (custom games only) is a hardcore version of Free-for-All. Same rules apply except players have 30% of normal health. Upon death, respawn time is fixed at 7.5 seconds (unlike 15-second waves in Hardcore Team Deathmatch), during which time the dead player can spectate other players. However, due to the fact of it being a hardcore mode, as well as widespread camping and simply the fact that it is every player for themselves with common one hit kills makes the playlist considerably less popular than its regular counterpart.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features radio sounds for Hardcore Free-for-All, Free-for-All Pro, and 3rd person Free-For-All radio sounds could be heard in 3rd Person Cage Match. But these three game modes have either been scrapped or removed in patches.

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Call of Duty: World at War[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Ghosts[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[edit | edit source]

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