The Arena mode adds a few more maps to the game. Let us examine these maps and see what the differences are.
The Summer Event of League of Legends is finally here! With the event comes a lot of new content. For starters, we are getting the latest champion, Naafiri, a mid-lane assassin and the newest addition to the Darkin family. We are also getting a new skin line called the Soul Fighters. And finally, the highlight of the Summer event is the Arena game mode.
The Arena game mode is the newest game mode to be added to the game. It is a mashup of the base League formula and Teamfight Tactics that focuses squarely on nonstop action. You can team up with a player and participate in a series of 2v2 fights until your team is knocked out or wins it all.
It’s a very fun game mode that balances the strategic elements of League and its action elements pretty well. In addition, the game mode is wildly popular among the players. So, if it seems interesting to you, you can hop onto the PBE servers to test out the game mode.
But before you jump into it, you should know more about the mode and its maps. The game mode has few maps, and they influence the gameplay greatly. So, let’s go over every single map in the game mode.
The Arena game mode has four maps in total, and each map represents an area in the world of Runeterra. These four areas are Ionia, Shurima, Noxus, and Freljord.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty, we need to talk about the new Power Flowers. It is a new kind of plant exclusive to Arena. It has three health, and each time a player hits the plant, they are healed, shielded, and refunded 20% of their total cooldowns. Power Flowers are very important to obtain and can easily influence how a round plays out.
Each map in the game has several Power Flowers, spawning in a different location.
The Ionia Map, as the name suggests, is inspired by the region of Ionia. It is a beautiful map with some pretty-looking foliage. It is very open compared to most maps, but it only has one Power Flower spawn location in the middle of the map.
The Shurima map is probably the hardest map to maneuver for many champions. It’s a map with very narrow pathways, making it very suitable for champions with dash and hard for others. The map has the most Power Flower spawn locations of three, tieing with the Freljord Map.
For champions that can utilize brushes, this map is a godsend. It has the most amount of brushes out of all the maps and is fairly easy to maneuver. The map has two Power Flower spawn locations, one at the top and one in the middle.
Freljord Map is fairly open like the Ionia Map but offers more brushes. These brushes, in conjunction with the Blasting Plants, can be used to outplay opponents in various ways. Also, the map has three Power Flower spawn locations.