With the release of the newest update, the ferries have been added to Erangle which was leaked even before the release of that update. Now, the players are getting a new game mode which will bring the awesome gunplay of PUBG to tactics of an arena shooter. This mode is called Arena Mode which is available in the LABS experiment. In Area Mode, 64 players (total of 16 squads) are pitted against each other in a squad-based match that drops the player into one of several sectioned-off zones on Erangel, Miramar, or Sanhok.
There will three squads in one area in which you will have to claim your victory against them. If one team losses, that will lose one of its 3 chances, and when these chances are eliminated that team will be gone. Those that are victories will move to the next round and will have a “stronger position than those who failed.”
What this means is that the team that won their Arena will have 30 seconds to loot which will give them a major advantage. When there are three or fewer squads remaining, those teams will enter a Sudden Death arena where this match will decide who the victor is regardless of how many chances each have left. This mode is different than normal matches because the weapons won’t spawn in the world.
Instead, the players will have to use the currency that they will earn by eliminating other players in order to purchase their weapon of choice through the Loadout menu that can be accessed L key on PC, Map key on Console. But other items such as attachments, helmets, and vests will still spawn across the map.
The players won’t die instantly, they will get knocked and teammates can revive them in 5 seconds. Those that are killed or that have won can see the game in Observer Mode which in this game. This can prove very important as the more players you have the better chance the player as of winning. The developers have said that Arena Mode is focused on teamwork and smart tactical decisions.
Furthermore, in the blog post, it says that this mode will test the teamwork and communication skills of the players. Arena Mode will available for over 2 weeks and this mode will be available from 18 September and on the console, it will be available from 25th. Down below you can see the exact time that when this mode will be available.
– 1st – September 18th (16:00 KST) ~ September 21st
– 2nd – September 25th (16:00 KST) ~ September 28th (16:00 KST)
– 1st – September 25th (16:00 KST) ~ September 28th (16:00 KST)
-2nd – October 2nd (16:00 KST) ~ October 5th (16:00 KST)
Many saw this mode coming as it was leaked way before it was announced. This game mode is similar to CSGO and Valorant that are very popular games and have some same mechanics like buying weapons with a currency that can be acquired from killing the enemies.
There are many other parallels and it will be interesting to see how this will play out. The developers have kept it in the LABS which means changes will happen as the players will play and discover what is wrong with it. The developers are keeping their ears open for this like all the other times when they release something, so if there is any problem with the mode do tell them.