clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Apex Legends is bringing back Kings Canyon

The original map is back

Bloodhound exits a dropship over Kings Canyon in a screenshot from Apex Legends Image: Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Apex Legends’ original map, Kings Canyon, is making a return, but only for a very limited time. Respawn Entertainment will make Kings Canyon playable as part of a separate playlist in Apex Legends from Friday, Feb. 21, through Monday, Feb. 24.

Kings Canyon changed over the course of Apex Legends’ existence, but it appears that Respawn is bringing back the original, season 1 experience for players. Kings Canyon was altered for season 2 of Apex Legends, and players have been battling it out on a new map — World’s Edge — since October 2019 with the arrival of season 3.

World’s Edge has gone through some changes of its own as part of season 4 of Apex Legends, which also introduced a new legend, Revenant.

While the return of Kings Canyon may be curiously short-lived, Respawn may have a good reason for such a small window of availability. It may want to test how well matchmaking works with two maps in the playlist, which can dramatically split the player base.

Apex Legends is available to play for free on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.