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All Kings Canyon map changes in Apex Legends Season 8

Kings Canyon has returned to Apex Legends in Season 8 with major changes, so we break down everything new on the classic map.

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After being devastated by powerful explosives, Kings Canyon has returned in Apex Legends Season 8, but not as we know it.

In the launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 8, the arrival of the new Legend, Fuse, was disrupted by his rival, Maggie, blowing up the Apex Games.

However, the show must go on, and Apex Legends has returned to the classic Kings Canyon map in Season 8 but with significant changes. Much of the map has been reshaped, and there are new landmarks to explore, Explosive Holds to loot, and Observation Towers to climb.

Here we break down all of the significant map changes for Kings Canyon in Apex Legends Season 8.

New Kings Canyon locations

Kings Canyon is rarely favored over the two other maps, World’s Edge and Olympus, but with the new season, Respawn Entertainment are hoping to change that.

Gone is the annoying orange tint plastered over Kings Canyon, and the map has now been made far more visually appealing with its removal. In a blog post, Apex Legends devs detailed everything new added to Kings Canyon.

Crash Site

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A massive gunship has crash-landed in Kings Canyon, opening up an entirely new area of the map. The door to Artillery has been burst open, which has opened up a pathway to this new location. Crash Site itself has the ship in the middle, which is covered in scaffolding, giving a “jungle gym” feel to the location.

This crash has spilled toxic waste into the water supplies, so ECHO (Ecological Cleanup and Hazard Outreach) have set up camps around the map to clean up the mess.

The tunnel by Artillery has also been burst open, which leads to Crash Site as well as expanding the northern regions of the map.

Respawn Entertainment hopes that these new areas will “create all-new gameplay scenarios as teams explore the Northern section of Kings Canyon.”

Spotted Lakes

The explosions that hit the Kings Canyon map have completely wiped Slum Lakes off the map and Spotted Lakes has taken its place, “which attributes its name to the unusual spots found in the flooded, contaminated waters.” This location has a dam in the middle with an ECHO camp on either side.

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It was previously difficult to rotate in and out of Slum Lakes, but the explosions have opened up new ways to get around. Part of the mountainside was destroyed, uncovering ancient leviathan bones and revealing a new pathway.

Explosive Holds

Also new to Kings Canyon are Explosive Holds. These work the same as loot vaults on the other maps which contain a plethora of high-tier loot if you can get inside.

Check out our guide for everything you need to know about these Explosive Holds and how to open them.

Observation Towers

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Inside the ECHO camps are all-new Observation Towers. These are sniper’s nests that must be activated for them to be raised above the ground. These towers will be high risk, high reward with all players nearby being able to see and hear you activate it.

As long as you’re careful not to get sniped, you’ll be able to use the significant height advantage to control the area.

Further Kings Canyon map changes

In a bid to create more diversity and reduce third-partying on the map, Respawn have made several more changes to Kings Canyon.

The Farm, which they describe as a “sweaty chokepoint,” has been removed to allow players to move through this area without having to worry about campers. As you explore Season 8’s Kings Canyon, there will be several little changes you will notice.

With only the northern half of Kings Canyon seeing significant change, we’d recommend landing there for high kills but stick to the quieter south if you’re only out to win.

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Apex Legends Season 11 Legend possibly revealed by dataminer

Thanks to the Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event update, dataminers have revealed some possible details about the Season 11 Legend.

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Apex Legends dataminers have uncovered some interesting code surrounding a new Legend that could arrive in Season 11.

The recent Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event update introduced some pretty exciting new content, from the new Big Maude location on World’s Edge to various buffs and nerfs detailed in the patch notes.

Like any new update, dataminers have a field day as new code enters the game, which they can source and present to the community.

The latest leaks revealed a 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom and also potentially Season 11‘s Legend.

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Although it feels like we have only just received a new Legend with Season 10, Seer, dataminers have already uncovered some information about a future Legend.

The dataminer behind the leaks is GarretLeaks, who has been leaking trustworthy information regarding unreleased content for some time now. Garret was the dataminer behind the Rampart Heirloom, which turned out to be true.

Garret’s latest YouTube video exposes the line of code referencing a Legend that hasn’t been found in the Apex Legends’ code before. Although there is only one line of code, that’s all Garret needs to gain and speculate details about the Legend.

In the video, Garret states that the potential name or codename for this new Legend is “Maali,” and their abilities may also have something to do with providing a “damage boost.”

Garret further states that this would go with what is know about the next Apex Legends map, which is suspected to be a tropical theme, as “Maali” has a tropical ring to it, perhaps due to its similarities with Maui, an Island in Hawaii.

The dataminer speculates that Maali could actually come from this Tropic Island location. It has been a common theme for new maps to drop along with Legends who originate from that area, like Horizon in Season 7 with Olympus.

The code also mentions “damage boost,” which could have something to do with her kit. Perhaps one of her abilities will boost her damage in certain situations.

We’ll have to wait for more information to drop about Maali in the future to know more about their kit. For now, check out our article on the upcoming Halloween event for the battle royale game.

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Apex Legends Halloween Event: Skins, start date & LTM

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event, including the start date and all the new skins that players can obtain.

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Respawn Entertainment is planning an Apex Legends Halloween event that will bring cosmetics, skins, and LTMs to the battle royale. Here’s everything we know about this holiday event.

Apex Legends Season 10 brought plenty of changes for fans to enjoy, and the recent Evolution Collection Event added more fun content to the battle royale.

Now, players are looking forward to the next big in-game event, and Respawn have some big plans for Halloween. The upcoming Halloween event will bring new skins, cosmetics, and an LTM.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event.

Apex Legends Halloween event start date

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At the time of writing, the developers have yet to confirm the official start time for the Halloween event, but we know that it will take place after the Monsters event that’s set to begin on October 12, according to leakers.

The event might take place on the same date as the Fight or Fright Halloween event from 2020. Meaning that we expect the festivities to begin around October 22, 2021.

Respawn tend to host these events, and they’re usually set in the last week of October. Hopefully, the developers will announce the official start date soon enough.

All Apex Legends Halloween Event skins & cosmetics

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This Halloween event will probably bring back a few classic skins that we’ve seen before, and there will also be some leaks are suggesting that there will be new monster-themed cosmetics available at the event.

Notable Apex Legends data miner Garretleaks leaked many of the Monster skins along with a set of spooky holosprays. Many of these are expected to drop early on during the event.

Bloodhound Monster skin

Caustic Monster skin

Horizon Monster skin

Loba Monster Skin

Seer Monster skin

Revenant Monster skin

Valkyrie Monster skin

Is there an Apex Legends Halloween Event LTM?

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According to data miner Shrugtal, the Shadow Royale LTM will return Apex Legends for the Halloween-themed event. It’s reportedly set to begin on October 26, but the devs haven’t confirmed this.

This LTM turns eliminated players into Shadows that are capable of wall-running and double jumping. Respawn might make a few changes to the fan-favorite mode this time around.

That covers everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event. For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?

Apex Legends’ Heirlooms are some of the most sought after items in the whole game, but what are they and what do they do?

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The Heirlooms in Apex Legends are very popular but rare items that all dedicated players wish to obtain. To understand the demand, let’s get into the details of what they are.

Apex Legends has some pretty cool cosmetics for players to obtain, including Legend and weapon skins. There are plenty of neat cosmetic items that you can use to stylize your weapons and characters.

Heirlooms are the rarest and most prestigious in-game items, and not every Legend has one of these. Let’s go into detail about what they are and what they actually do for you in Apex Legends.

What is an Apex Legend Heirloom?

Revenant Heirloom in Apex Legends

An Heirloom is a Legend-specific melee item that Apex Legends players can purchase with Heirloom Shards, which are obtained in Apex Packs.

The reason Heirlooms are so rare is because there is a 1 in 500 chance of receiving Heirloom Shards in an Apex Pack, and only on your 500th pack are you guaranteed the shards.

Further, Heirlooms usually come out during a Collection Event, where players need to collect every item in the event to receive the new Heirloom. However, these can be very pricey.

To calculate how many Apex Packs you have opened, check out our article on how to track your Heirloom progress.

What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?

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Heirlooms are strictly cosmetic items that are specific to Legends who currently have them available. They give you new melee animations and sounds, as well as something cool to hold while your weapons are holstered.

These items also have detailed animations when your weapon is holstered, as well as satisfying animations for moving between running, walking, sliding, and crouching.

All Heirlooms in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Rampart Problem Solver Heirloom

There are currently 11 Legends who have Heirlooms in the game, and each of these items is suited to their own distinct sets of abilities.

Here are of all the Apex Legends heirlooms:

  1. Rampart – Problem Solver
  2. Wraith – Kunai
  3. Bloodhound – Raven’s Bite
  4. Lifeline – Shock Sticks
  5. Pathfinder – Boxing Gloves
  6. Octane – Butterfly Knife
  7. Mirage – Too Much Witt
  8. Caustic – Death Hammer
  9. Gibraltar – War Club
  10. Revenant – Dead Man’s Curve
  11. Bangalore – Cold Steel
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At the time of writing, Rampart was the latest character to receive an Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 10. The Problem Solver arrived as part of the Evolution Collection Event.

The Collection Event’s update patch also gave data miners the opportunity to sort through the game files, and a leaked 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom has revealed that the devs might give her one of these items soon.


For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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