Evolve's Free Arena Mode Gets You Into The Fight Faster Starting Today

by Mike Futter on May 26, 2015 at 06:00 AM

Ever since its announcement, Evolve was positioned as one big boss fight after another. Now, Turtle Rock is giving players a way to strip out the hunt and get right to the throwdown.

Starting today, players will be able to take on a stage two monster in one of seventy different arenas. The battlegrounds are carved from the fourteen maps, with five different arenas selected on each.

Arena matches are set up as best-of-three affairs, with each round taking place in a different battleground on the same map. The round ends when either the monster or the hunters are defeated.

Turtle Rock and 2K also announced The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament. The European division semifinals took place on May 24, and North American teams will square off on May 31.

The $100,000 finals will consist of four teams (two from each region), fighting it out during E3 on June 17. You can either attend the event at Club Nokia or watch the stream live on the Evolve Twitch channel.

For more on Evolve, check out our review. To learn more about Turtle Rock's hopes for Evolve's eSports future, check out an interview from PAX East.