Apex Legends players are calling for the return of the classic ‘Kings Canyon’ map after developers Respawn Entertainment removed it from the game for the start of Season 3: Meltdown.
Many Apex Legends players have been enjoying the change to the new World’s Edge map that was released in Season 3.
However, there are also many fans who would like to see the return of the arena they grew to love since the game first launched on February 4, 2019.
During the early stages of Season 3, players were able to return to Kings Canyon for a limited time in the Shadowfall LTM, but now they want the iconic map to return for good.
As Season 3 is starting to come to a close, one Reddit user u/jdsexy called for the return of the arena in Season 4 and received overwhelming support from others in the community.
“Season ends in 30 days. Let's let the devs know how bad we want KC back; at least as an option,” the player expressed, asking to have a choice of maps in-game, “I don’t mind World’s Edge, but I want to be able to choose which map I want to play.”
Although many players seem to be eager to see the classic arena return, some still remained hesitant about the potential change and pointed out that the player base would be divided if players were given a choice of maps, suggesting a random queue playlist instead.
“It doesn't mean that Kings Canyon is gone forever though, at launch it’s going to be World’s Edge only,” McCoy explained, “then based on feedback from players, and the data we can get, we have a lot of different levers we can pull to see what we can do about reintroducing Kings Canyon.”
It is unknown yet what Respawn has planned for the upcoming Season 4, which kicks off on the one-year anniversary of the game on February 4, although fans won't have to wait too much longer to find out.