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Evolve just added a free arena mode

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Evolve. A great game, for the two weeks or so that it held the attention of anyone who bought it. But it just never had that certain staying power, with players quickly dropping off and pursuing other titles instead. If there’s one complaint that I had with Evolve, it’s that a quick game would usually result in 15 minutes of chasing a monster in a circle while the Benny Hill theme played in the background. It got a bit tedious, is what I’m saying. But for the tens of you still playing Evolve? The action is about to pick up.

And that’s because the game is getting a proper deathmatch mode. Four hunters enter! One monster leaves! It should be live right now, with the mode being described via AGB as follows:

  • The short version: The Monster and the Hunter squad all get dropped into a dome. No escape, no excuses – this ain’t over until someone goes down!
  • The new Arena Mode places five fixed domes on each of the 14 maps in Evolve. For those not up on your math, that’s 70 locked-down venues, ready for brawling.
  • At the start, you select a map, then you’re in for a best-of-three series of hardcore firefights. The Monster and Hunters are locked in that dome until one side is eliminated. After that match, you immediately jump to another dome on the same map for round two – that continues until there’s a victor.
  • All the Hunters and Monster begin each match with one perk.
  • Monsters start at Stage 2 with 50 percent armor, but can feed on wildlife in battle to regain armor and even evolve to Stage 3. (Though the size of the mobile arena makes this a tough task.)
  • The dome isn’t coming down. So, for all you Trappers out there, your job got a little easier.
  • There is no dropship timer. Once a Hunter dies in battle, they have to sit it out until the next fight.
  • Players can’t change their character or perk selection between rounds, but Monster players can change their abilities.
  • Obviously, if you’re looking to get competitive with Evolve, something like an Arena Mode is going to be awesome to play – or watch. That’s just a taste of things to come.

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I think I would have loved this mode from the start of Evolve. Still, might be worth vacuuming the dust off of my copy of the game for. Just got to watch out for those damn allergies.

Last Updated: May 27, 2015

53 Comments

  1. Wow. I bet all these people are super-excited.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2015 at 09:09

      Not sure if Rand or Dollar price….

      Reply

    • Pariah

      May 27, 2015 at 09:15

      Hey look, it’s got as many people playing as E3 awards it won.

      Reply

      • Marcus

        May 27, 2015 at 11:58

        Has as many players playing it as there are Nickelback fans.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 27, 2015 at 09:22

      All time peak 27,403. That’s not a lot.

      Reply

  2. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 27, 2015 at 09:11

    I am all for Evolve but in all honesty it got boring real fast. Tried the other new characters the other day but after an hour I was done.

    Anyways very off topic. Anyone ever use an Xrocker chair? I really need a new gaming chair.

    Reply

    • Trevor Matrix

      May 27, 2015 at 09:15

      You get gaming chairs??? Wow. Okay. I’ve been busting my nuts on this twelve year old, very unsanitary office chair…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 27, 2015 at 09:17

        It must be VERY unsanitary if you have been sweating YOUR nuts on it for 12 years

        Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 27, 2015 at 09:18

          Bare ass gaming is the only type of gaming (unless winter). 😛

          Reply

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 09:19

            Oh I did that until I played Resident Evil 2. Mama Trevor swore me for leaving shit stains on the sofa…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 27, 2015 at 09:20

            HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

            Plastic covers FTW! 😛

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 09:21

            That, and it was the first time I heard her utter the words: “Trevor, we need to talk about underpants…”

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 27, 2015 at 09:23

            But underpants are so restrictive. We live in a country where freedom is the most important thing. I believe that applies to genital freedom as well.

            #laathomwaaiindiewind!

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 09:26

            Lekker koel briesie vir die wen

        • Trevor Matrix

          May 27, 2015 at 09:18

          Sweating your nuts… I think you just came up with a new term for masturbation my friend! Well Done!

          Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 27, 2015 at 09:17

        Same. Time for an upgrade. Thing looks decent but I NEED comfort..

        Reply

    • Futureman

      May 27, 2015 at 09:31

      My Boss jsut got the Xrocker Pro and its AWESOME, flippen nice chair and very comfortable

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 27, 2015 at 09:35

        All need needed to know. Purchase made.

        Thanks

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 27, 2015 at 09:40

          Link?

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          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 09:42

            Nm, found it, very nice indeed!

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 09:42

            Link? Please? With sprinkles on top?

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 09:51

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 09:54

            Oh well trolled! And thanks! 😛

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 27, 2015 at 09:57

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 09:58

            I recently blew a lot of eBucks on a new chair for my gaming lair, “money” well spent

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 27, 2015 at 10:00

            Just bought the pro 10 mins ago. Not bad considering a decent char is about R2K these days.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 10:05

            Well, mine was ‘free’

            But it was discounted to R900 from R1500, so I HAD to take it

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 09:58

            My pleasure

  3. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 27, 2015 at 09:11

    Let us hope this breathes some life into it

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 27, 2015 at 09:11

      Maybe a Jurassic World mod might do it.

      Reply

  4. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2015 at 09:11

    OHM… MY… GEERRDD. Something actually free from Evolve that doesn’t have a price tag on it. So this is why it’s so cold today, snow must be on it’s way.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 27, 2015 at 09:19

      Must have taken a lot of work to drop five hunters and a monster in a dome….

      Reply

  5. BurninZ

    May 27, 2015 at 09:23

    Yay, now to get my game back from Cash Crusaders (cause they still have it after like two months – no one has taken the bait! dammit it, savy people these gamers are!)

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 27, 2015 at 09:23

      how much did CC give you for it?

      Reply

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 27, 2015 at 09:24

        You mean how much did he give CC for it…

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      • BurninZ

        May 27, 2015 at 09:25

        Got R230 for it. a month after i payed R800, ya in any book that is a decent loss.

        hahaha Trevor its a sensitive issue dude…. just don’t mention it

        Reply

  6. Futureman

    May 27, 2015 at 09:25

    You can put sprinkles on poop, still doesnt make it a cupcake

    Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 27, 2015 at 09:26

      Poopcake. Now that is a novel idea!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 27, 2015 at 09:26

      The Dome Arena needs more DLC?

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 27, 2015 at 09:32

      Well, it does. I am not saying it is a nice cupcake. But a cupcake is a cupcake

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 27, 2015 at 09:37

        Can always add Bacon instead of sprinkles. Bacon makes everything better.

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 27, 2015 at 09:40

          So if I wrap this in bacon will you nomnoms it?
          (refresh)

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          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 09:42

            Sweet Lords man! Have some mercy! That is depraved!!!!!!! *Crawls into a corner and cries*

        • Trevor Matrix

          May 27, 2015 at 09:40

          So… Will that make you feel better, seeing your dick wrapped in bacon, sizzling on a cannibal’s grill?

          Reply

  7. 40 Insane Frogs

    May 27, 2015 at 14:19

    Wohooo! I need to get this free arena mode… hahahahaha NOT!

    Reply

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