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Kings Canyon is finally coming back to Apex Legends but with a catch

Published: 23/Jan/2020 16:03 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson

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Following a leak, it’s officially been confirmed that Kings Canyon is coming back to Apex Legends, as part of Season 4. However, it has only been confirmed for Ranked Play so far.

Kings Canyon was all players knew until Season 3 of Apex, when World’s Edge was released. Although it was exciting to get a new map, the general consensus is that Kings Canyon is the better of the two arenas.

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Respawn confirmed that the original map would come back at some point, but didn’t give an exact date. The developers wanted to ensure everyone got plenty of time to enjoy the new map first.

Kings Canyon landscape in Apex Legends
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Players have been desperate for the old map to return.

With Season 4 around the corner, speculation is rife that Kings Canyon is set to make a glorious return. But, we don’t need speculation any longer. Leaked game files first found that it was coming back, and Respawn confirmed on January 23.

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Reliable data miner That1MiningGuy, who is behind the majority of key Apex Legends leaks, has found a new ‘EPAK’ file with an image of Kings Canyon.

Then during their devstream on January 23, Respawn unveiled Season 4, Assimilation, revealing the new legend Forge and much more.

However, fans might be even more excited to see confirmation of Kings Canyon coming back.

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When is Kings Canyon coming back to Apex Legends?

Season 4 will feature two ranked ‘splits’, which will be played on each map; World’s Edge and Kings Canyon. World’s Edge will be available from February 3 to March 23. Kings Canyon will be available from March 24 to May 5.

So far, it’s only been confirmed that Kings Canyon will be available in Ranked mode.

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Respawn confirmed the return of Kings Canyon, but not until March.

The nighttime version of Kings Canyon is coming to the game for only two days, January 24 – 25. Players already got a taste of this in the Shadowfall LTM too, but the daytime version is what fans really want.

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What is an EPAK file in Apex Legends?

For those unfamiliar with data mining, an EPAK is a type of file used for a very specific purpose. EPAKs allow the developers to push new, smaller content into the game at the flick of a switch. This means there’s no need to wait for major patches to add something small.

Season 4 is set to begin on February 4, exactly one year on from the game’s release. Unfortunately, players will have to wait just a little longer to get the true nostalgia of Kings Canyon back.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.