AWESOME!!!! my friend and i were looking for a battle royale, and we've found one! yay!!!
Glad to hear that you are excited for the new update!
By the sound of it, it seems you want to play Arena Royale with a friend, so would you rather have a split-screen/local multiplayer (about a few weeks) or online multiplayer (a few months)?
Both will be coming at some point, (online multiplayer is planned after the Battle Royale update).
I'll post a screenshot of the map tomorrow.
i would prefer online multiplayer