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Shroud suggests awesome Apex Legends combined map idea

by Joe Craven
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Ex-CS:GO pro turned full-time streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has shared an awesome hybrid map concept for Apex Legends, combining both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge perfectly. 

Since its introduction at the beginning of Season 3, feedback to the World’s Edge map in Apex Legends has been modest. While probably unfair to describe it as widely loved, it has certainly not been met with the contempt Fortnite Chapter 2’s map has

Regardless, a mix of nostalgia and genuine preference has strengthened calls for Kings Canyon to return. Although we have seen it come back for some weekends and in Ranked Series 3’s second split, it has not made the full comeback some players want it to. 

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World's Edge debuted in Season 3.

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Shroud is one top streamer who has devoted quite a bit of time to Apex Legends since its February 2019 release, and it seems like he’s an advocate of Kings Canyon returning - or at least part of it. 

In a March 25 tweet, the Mixer star posted an image of a hybrid map, combining the most popular POIs from both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. 

Attached was the caption: “Best of both worlds?” The map itself was appositely named ‘Kings Edge’. 

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The map is the creation of one dedicated Apex Legends fan, who shared their idea on Reddit. It was acclaimed there, and it seems like shroud is a fan too.

Kings Edge retains the fan-favorite areas of both maps. For example, Bunker returns in all its glory in the center of the map, while the northeast area is dominated by Fragment and the Epicenter. 

Similarly, Skulltown, arguably fans’ favorite POI on the whole Kings Canyon map, makes a return just around the corner from Harvester. 

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Thunderdome also makes a return in Kings Edge. 

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Feedback to the map was very positive, with a number of fans speculating how a hybrid environment would shake up gameplay. 

At the time of writing shroud’s tweet sits at over 20,000 likes, highlighting just how many fans liked the look of Kings Edge. 

Given the amount of time and effort Respawn inevitably invested in the design of World’s Edge, it seems unlikely they’ll abandon it anytime soon. Still, we can dream.