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Apex Legends is bringing back its original map for the weekend

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Kings Canyon was the first, and during the first two seasons, only map in Apex Legends (opens in new tab). It went through a number of changes over those seasons, but the start of season 3 brought a brand-new map to fight on called World's Edge (opens in new tab), and that was that for Kings Canyon. But starting tomorrow—and just for a little while—the canyon is coming back.

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This won't be the first time Kings Canyon has returned to Apex Legends—it was also playable in the 2019 Halloween event (opens in new tab), and more recently in the Grand Soiree (opens in new tab)—but in both of those cases the map was modified, as Abandoned Night Kings Canyon and Kings Canyon After Dark. This will be the first time that the OG KC, in all its former glory (before an EMP and some big, stompy beasties trashed the place (opens in new tab)), will be returned to action.

It won't be the last, though: Apex Legends season 4 (opens in new tab) will be split into halves, with the first part fought on World's Edge while the second returns to Kings Canyon.

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