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.
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.
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.
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.
New EPAK from today… Does this mean our beloved Kings Canyon is finally coming back!!!!!????? pic.twitter.com/FHgalC5vtf
— That1MiningGuy (@That1MiningGuy) January 22, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noticed something over the weekend. Respawn has now started pushing content to the game independent of large patches. They've implemented a new 'ePak' system which can receive things while the client is running. While this is bad for leaks, it's great for the game.
— That1MiningGuy (@That1MiningGuy) January 13, 2020
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.