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If you want a shorter and more intense Evolve experience, Turtle Rock Studios has just the thing for you. Today they're adding an Arena Mode for free on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
In standard Evolve matches, four Hunters chase one Monster around the map. The Monster tries to evade them while they're weak or outnumbered. They must then kill smaller creatures to become strong enough to either wipe out all the Hunters or destroy the map objective.
However, Arena Mode simplifies things a great deal. In this mode, the Monster and Hunters start out in a Trapper dome that doesn't expire. The match ends once either the Hunters or their prey is dead. Everyone will then respawn in a different dome in that same map and fight again. This series will continue until one team wins three matches.
Turtle Rock also included a few other custom rules to ensure that this will be a fair fight:
Turtle Rock also said in today's announcement that Arena Mode will be "awesome to play – or watch" That makes me suspect the mode was crafted with eSports in mind. The company's made several moves on that front. A previous free update to the game introduced Observer mode, which allows players to watch others' matches from within the game or livestream them to a wider audience. They're also planning a $100,000 tournament for June.