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.
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.