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Dataminer uncovers code about an Apex Legends Arenas Mode

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Dataminers have discovered information of what they purport is a new unannounced mode for Apex Legends: Arenas Mode.

Though we don't yet have much to go on, Shrugtal went poking around in the back end and shared a screenshot that details "arenas" and "arenas mode", including the suggestion that the upcoming mode will feature special UI slots.

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"They did mention wanting to bring Skull Town back," Shrugtal added in a follow-up tweet that pondered how an Arenas Mode might be implemented (thanks, Comic Book (opens in new tab)). "Maybe this is the solution, for example, a "Skull Town-only" map with a handful of Squads?"

Of course, this is only rumour and speculation right now, and even if the code is real, there's no telling when – or even if – we'll see it activated. But given it seems to have been added in patch 6.1, here's hoping we'll see it sooner rather than later.

A brand new Apex Legends patch went live a couple of weeks ago, and data miners promptly uncovered a brand new character within the game's files (opens in new tab): Horizon. According to the datminer themselves, the new character will be featured in a series of "Horizon Challenges," indicating that they might actually not be the next legend joining the Apex Games.

Apex Legends recently unveiled a new Champions Edition of the game (opens in new tab), which bundles in a ton of extra content and unlocks existing characters.

The Champions Edition of Apex Legends is set to go live when Season 7 kicks off. There's no set release date for Season 7 as such, but the current Season 6 is set to wrap up on November 10. Apex Legends Champions Edition unlocks Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, and Rampart, all of which would usually cost 1,000 Apex Coins.

For our pick of the most elite characters Apex Legends currently has to offer, head over to our best Apex Legends characters (opens in new tab) guide.

Vikki Blake
Vikki Blake

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.