Apex Legends Arenas is a brand-new game mode which will be launching as part of Legacy, the game’s ninth season. The mode, which will be a permanent addition, will allow players to compete in round-based, 3v3 elimination matches. Needless to say, given the much smaller scale, this new mode will feature its own five custom maps. Five will be available at launch, with more planned for the future.
The Five Apex Legends Arenas Maps
When Apex Legends Arenas launches next week, there will be five maps in total available for the mode. Of these, three will be areas chosen from the game’s existing maps, while two are totally new. “The design goal for custom maps is to emulate the tactics and strategies used in BR within a symmetrical, competitive space,” explains Respawn; “Arenas is first and foremost about proactive combat and that means creating spaces that give you plenty of room to analyze the other team, make meaningful choices, and utilize your Legend’s capabilities to come out on top.”
The three existing maps are all locations from Apex Legends’ three maps, and these will be on a bi-weekly rotation. They will be Artillery from King’s Canyon, the Golden Gardens on Olympus, and World’s Edge’s Thermal Station. The other two maps, which won’t be rotating out, are custom-designed for Arenas. The first of these is Party Crasher, which takes place on and around the Voyage, Mirage’s flying ship. Voyage has crash-landed on a city plaza, which comprises the outskirts of the map, with the ship in the centre.
The second new map is Phase Runner, which is the testing site for a prototype Phase Runner, as seen on Olympus. This map is essentially a large ring in the mountains, with the Phase Runner itself forming the edge of that ring and encircling an open area and a small copse of trees. The Phase Runner offers players the option of crossing the map almost instantaneously, just as it does on Olympus.