Will Arenas return to Apex Legends?

Joseph Pascoulis
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Apex Legends introduced Arenas as a fast-paced mode to help players hone their skills without worrying about losing ranks. The mode was removed after a couple of seasons, and if you want to play it again, here’s everything we know about whether Arenas will return to Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Season 20 is here with new skins, Legend Upgrades, Ranked mode overhaul, balance changes, and a lot more. Even though a new Legend hasn’t joined the roster this time around, you’ll have a ton of new mechanics to get used to.

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While tweaking the controller and graphics settings can improve your gameplay, practice is still the best way to get better at this battle royale title. Arenas used to be a popular mode of practice in the community, and many have been looking forward to its return for a long time.

Here’s everything we know about the return of Arenas to Apex Legends.

Will Arenas return to Apex Legends?

In an interview with Dexerto, Apex Legends devs hinted at the return of Arena but did not provide an official date for the same. Evan Nikolich, senior design director of Apex Legends, admitted that “Arenas wasn’t doing the job,” but when asked about the return, the devs stated: “We’re looking at it.”

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Why was Arenas removed from Apex Legends?

Apex Legends Season 16 removed Arenas from the game and replaced it with a TDM mode initially, and then the Mixtape playlist.

The dev’s reasoning behind the decision to shut down Arenas was that they felt the mode wasn’t hitting their expectations and failed to provide the gameplay cycle they intended for the mode.

Ultimately, it seems Arenas in Apex Legends just wasn’t hitting the mark for the devs, so they felt it would be best to remove it.

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Apex Legends players can no longer experience the 3v3 fights Arenas had to offer.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]