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Kings Canyon coming back to Apex Legends again for limited-time

Published: 19/Mar/2020 17:29 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 15:33

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment are answering the prayers of Apex Legends players once again, as Kings Canyon is making another glorious comeback in regular modes, but only for a limited time.

Although the original (and to many, best) Apex Legends map was already added for a weekend earlier in Season 4, it was the Season 1 version of the map.

Long-time Apex players will remember that it was given an overhaul for Season 2, as Crypto wreaked havoc on the arena, allowing the Leviathans to take over.

Kings Canyon in Apex Legends
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We’re going back to Kings Canyon once more in Apex Legends.

It’s this Season 2 version of the map that will be available in regular rotation for the weekend of March 20 – 23.

If you’re a fan of Ranked play in Apex Legends, you may already know that Kings Canyon is set to return on a longer-term basis with the second split of Season 4, starting on March 24.

But, the map will only be available in Ranked play at that point. Adding it in this weekend gives players the perfect opportunity to practice their Canyon skills before the second split.

Whether you prefer the first or second iteration of Kings Canyon, one thing is for sure, most people still prefer it to World’s Edge.

However, when the Season 1 version was added, some players did realize that their fond memories of the map might have been due to nostalgia, as several of the old problems kept cropping up again.

One primary complaint was a lack of loot, when compared to World’s Edge. We’ll have to wait and see if Respawn have made any changes to the loot pool this time around, in preparation for the new Ranked play split.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.