Respawn brings new Titanfall-like ‘Arenas’ gaming mode to Apex Legends with new ‘Legacy’ update

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The new Arenas mode Phase Runner map will promote faster gameplay. (Image: EA)
The new Arenas mode Phase Runner map will promote faster gameplay. (Image: EA)

Respawn has announced that it is bringing a new permanent gaming mode to Apex Legends with its new ‘Legacy’ update. The ‘Arena’ gaming mode brings a more Titanfall-like battle experience that is faster and with just two teams going head-to-head in a 3v3 shootout over several rounds.

Apex Legends has been a much bigger hit for its developer Respawn Games than the Titanfall series as recently highlighted when it broke the 100 million unique player milestone. Although Titanfall and Titanfall 2 have hard-core fans who love its faced paced 5v5 battles modes mixed with wall running and titans mechs, Apex Legends arrived at the height of the popularity of free-to-play Battle Royale games like PUBG. 

Season 9 is dropping on May 4 in an update that Respawn has dubbed ‘Legacy’ for good reason — it is the most Titanfall-like gaming mode in Apex Legends with 3v3 two team head-to-head skirmishes held over several rounds. With new maps that encourage tighter and faster gameplay that you don’t typically find in Battle Royale games, Titanfall fans will find this is much more like what they are used to from the Titanfall franchise.

The ‘Legacy’ update also brings a new legend in the form of Valkyrie who is descended from the bloodline of Titanfall’s Pilots and represents the Apex Predators faction from Titanfall. The new gaming mode and legend looks set to live up to the promise of Chad Grenier (Apex Legends’ director) who said recently, “If you’re a Titanfall fan, hang on for Season 9 because there’s going to be some really cool stuff there”. The just-released teaser video below does indeed look really cool.

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Sanjiv Sathiah

Sanjiv Sathiah – Senor Staff Writer – 1193 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017

I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN/Electronista, and now NotebookCheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to site and its readership.

Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-04-30 (Update: 2021-04-30)

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