07 Oct 2021 3:43 PM +00:00

Encore Arenas Map: Release date finally announced by Apex Legends' team

Apex Legends' next in-game event is going to be a good one and we now have confirmation on when to expect the new Arenas map - It's being released alongside the Monsters Within event! Here's everything you need to know about the release date for the Encore Arenas map and a further insight into the map itself.

RELEASE DATE - When does it drop?

Apex Legends' Encore Arenas map is due to release on October 12th - at the same time as the Monsters Within event's content - and it looks great. You can check out the announcement below:

" Encore is located on Seer's home planet, Boreas, and is one of the main arenas where he has been seen fighting. Seer’s most ardent fans would often cluster to watch him duel there. This map is open and offers strong environmental awareness. Good teamwork and strategy are key if you want to succeed in this arena."

There's going to be fortified high-ground positions and enough open ground for you to find yourself exposed in. This could be a fantastic addition to Apex Legends' selection of Arenas maps.

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WHAT are we expecting from the new map?

Although we haven't heard anything official about the "Encore" Arenas map, reliable data miner Shrugtal has shared a few snippets of information about the upcoming locale.

Firstly, it looks like "Encore" is going to be a map that is based in and around Seer's club on his home planet. We don't know exactly what it's going to look like - however, we do have this leaked image which helps us get a feel for what to expect from at least a part of the map.

In addition to this, Shrugtal has revealed that the "Encore" Arenas map is going to be an open-plan three-lane map. This is all something a lot of classic maps incorporate into their designs and should be a welcome addition to Apex Legends' current rotation of Arenas maps.

As you can see below, it looks like the "top lane" and "bottom lane" are going to be a bit more covered and better-suited to close-quarters combat. However, the "middle lane" is going to be open for snipers and those of you with a steady hand.

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Apex Legends Encore Arenas Map
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LAYOUT - Here's what we're looking at...

You won't be limited to the lanes, of course, but it looks like there's going to be a nice variety of long sight-lines and tighter interiors to make for a balanced map without a spawn advantage. It's worth taking all this with a pinch of salt until we know more, but it certainly looks promising.