A massive update is on the way for the popular online battle royale game Apex Legends. The Apex Legends Legacy update is scheduled to go live on May 4 and it's bringing tons of new content to the game.
Among all the new additions, one that stands out is the new game mode, which is a 3v3 Team Deathmatch. With this update, developer Respawn Entertainment is adding a new permanent game mode in Apex Legends call Arenas.
Introducing Arenas, a new permanent game mode coming to Apex Legends!— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) April 26, 2021
👊 3v3 combat
🗺️ 2 custom maps at launch
💰 Buying phase to start each round
Learn more below and try it for yourself when Arenas launches on May 4.
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Arenas- A 3v3 combat game mode
Instead of sticking to Apex Legend's traditional battle royale gameplay, the developer has diverted to a more swift, round-based combat. Arenas will pit squads of 3 into high-octane 3v3 action. To win, squads have to win at least 3 rounds and stay ahead by the enemy team by two rounds. Simply put, go 3-0 or 3-1 to win. If your opponent manages to win 2 rounds and the score becomes 3-2, the match will continue till either team pulls ahead by 2 points. Meaning, 4-2 or 3-5. New round beings when all 3 members of a squad are eliminated. Players can only revive their knocked-out teammates and not those who have been eliminated.
Play Arenas on custom-built maps
Players can dive into Arenas mode on a variety of maps. Along with existing BR maps, the developer is adding several custom-built maps into the mix as well. Two of these custom-built maps are coming on launch and more will be added in the future.
A luxurious downtown plaza with plenty of opportunities to outplay your opponent. Players can get on elevated positions to gain an upper hand.
With Phase Runner, the action takes place on a mountain peak. Players can directly jump in and take long-ranged fights or get closer for head-on duels.
Additionally, portions from the BR maps will be available in a bi-weekly rotation. There's Artillery from Kings Canyon, Thermal Station from World’s Edge, and Golden Gardens from Olympus. In total, that gives 5 maps for Arenas. You can read more about Arenas here.