Earlier today, EA held a panel called “The Future of First-Person Shooters” where DICE and Respawn Entertainment talked about Battlefield 2042, and Apex Legends. In it, Apex Legends Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed that Apex Legends ranked Arenas are coming this Season 10, along with other tidbits of new info.
The biggest news out of the show is that Arenas –which was introduced in the Legacy update — is getting a ranked mode in Season 10! For those not familiar with the mode, Arenas condenses the 20-team battle royale matches into more focused 3v3 skirmishes. You’ll be able to focus on just your enemy squad without being “third-partied,” with the goal to be the last squad standing after multiple rounds.
In the same stream, Grenier commented that each new map in Apex Legends takes the team roughly a year and a half to make given its complexities. As for the next upcoming legend, Respawn has confirmed that it will indeed be a male legend, though they didn’t want to elaborate more on it, and said that more will be revealed at EA Play this July 22.
Finally, Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella mentioned that the Titanfall and Apex Legends universe is something they have “big plans for in the future.” Does this include plans for Titanfall 3? One can hope.
Speaking of Apex Legends, the Thrillseekers event is kicking off next week! Read up about what’s coming right here.