All Apex Legends Kings Canyon map changes in Season 14

Joseph Pascoulis
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Apex Legends’ original Kings Canyon map is set to see some drastic changes in Season 14, so here’s everything you need to know about the map update.

Apex Legends Season 14 is almost among us, and we have a decent amount of information regarding the new Legend Vantage, the Level Cap increase, and what to expect regarding balance changes.

We now also have some official news regarding the Kings Canyon map update, inducing the return of Skull Town and more.

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Apex Legends Season 14 Kings Canyon map changes

Skull Town/Relic

First off, Skull Town is officially back, but it’s now known as Relic and while the design does pay ode to Skull Town, it is much different from the original. The massive Skull is back, but the skeleton is no longer there. There are buildings around and in the middle of the POI that sit just underneath the skull.

There are also now massive walls around the POI and the location will sit directly where Salvage once was. In the EA blog, the devs are hoping that this new POI will “bring back gameplay that many players loved from the original Kings Canyon, but with a POI more appropriately sized for the overall health of the map.”

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Cage, Hillside, & Relay

The devs also decided to modify various parts of the map, including POIs such as Cage, Hillside, and Relay. Cage has been chopped down and despite still retaining a dominant power position, it will now be easier for players to push those on top of Cage.

The smaller POI Hillside has also undergone some changes, as the devs have decided to remove the buildings in this area and keep it more open. The dev’s goal with this change is to “resolve fights faster and allow safer rotations through this space.”

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Relay has also gone through some changes and will now be called Basin. The devs have restored some of the previous buildings that were in this area to give the POI more life.

Modified rotations

Lastly, the devs have also modified the rotations on Kings Canyon for Apex Legends Season 14. Many of the routes and cave connections you have become accustomed to on the map have now changed to “help make the flow of squads more predictable,” and “reward players for planning their rotations thoughtfully.”

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Skybox, lightning, and loot

The skybox and lightning for Kings Canyon has also been freshened up, bringing a more “immersive, vibrant environment.”

The loot has also been refreshed, as the devs have “taken the time to re-examine loot on Kings Canyon at a holistic level to get it back to a healthy spot.”

Kings Canyon has gone through a rebalance in terms of loot, including the disparity, quality, and quantity of loot across the map.

Additional changes

  • Added a new raised walkway to help players rotate between Destroyed Bridges and River Center.
  • Added two sets of stairs and two ziplines to help non-movement Legends access the walls at Repulsor.
  • Added one vertical zipline to help non-movement Legends access the wall at Artillery.
  • Added two vertical ziplines to help players access the walkways at Swamps.
  • Added a new explosive hold at Swamps.
  • Removed a number of trees at Forest to improve visibility.
  • Removed two of the three Charge Towers at Capacitor.
  • Removed five Jump Towers in areas that would benefit from slower rotations.Fixed many bugs and bad end circles.

Well, there you have it. That’s every change coming to Kings Canyon in Apex Legends Season 14. For more, check out all of the Gold item changes coming in Apex Legends Season 14.

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About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]