From Liquipedia Age of Empires Wiki

Deathmatch or Death Match (abbr. DM) is next to Random Map (RM) the other game mode in Age of Empires II that is supported with a ranked ladder. Players start with a huge stock-pile of resources and usually in post-imperial age, leading to fast-to-the-action games, which is facilitated by fast game-speed. In competitive settings, games are usually played with mirrored civilizations only to avoid unfair matchups in post-imperial age. Several players are specifically known for their strength in Death Match and there are dedicated tournaments, like the Death Match World Cup series, that are exclusively played in this game type.

Standard settings[edit]

  • Population: 200
  • Reveal Map: Explored
  • Starting Age: Post-Imperial Age
  • Victory: Conquest
  • Game Speed: Fast (2.0)