2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced today that Arena Mode is coming to Evolve, the 4v1 shooter featuring four Hunters cooperatively fighting to take down a single-player controlled Monster, as a free update.

In Arena Mode, players head straight into an epic fight as one Monster battles a team of four Hunters to the death in intense, best-of-three matches set in fixed arenas. Arena Mode is completely free on all platforms and will be available to all Evolve players today.

Arena Mode adds a completely new way to play Evolve by bringing players straight into frenetic, heart-pounding battles,” said Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director at Turtle Rock Studios. “Our goal is to provide players with the most entertaining gameplay experience possible, and Arena Mode provides nonstop combat for those who want nothing but action.”

In Arena Mode, five fixed arenas are placed on 14 of Evolve’s maps for a total of 70 locations to brawl. A Stage 2 Monster player spawns into an arena against a team of four Hunters, and the two sides immediately battle to the death. The round ends when the Monster or the team of Hunters is eliminated, and the next round takes place in a new fixed arena on the same map. The first side to win two rounds is victorious in the best-of-three Arena Mode match.

Evolve is now available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

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