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Apex Legends players beg Respawn to bring back Kings Canyon in Season 4

Published: 5/Jan/2020 11:22

by Daniel Cleary

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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.

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Players are calling for the return of Kings Canyon in Season 4.

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.”

Season ends in 30 days. Lets let the devs know how bad we want KC back; at least as an option. I don’t mind World’s Edge, but I want to be able to choose which map I want to play. I believe the game has a large enough player base for this. Who’s with me? from apexlegends

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.

After Kings Canyon was initially removed from Apex Legends, Respawn developer Drew McCoy revealed that there was a possibility that Kings Canyon could make its return if enough players called for it.

“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.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.