Apex Legends season 5 kicks off with big changes to the Kings Canyon map. Check out this side-by-side comparison to see what’s new.
Kings Canyon is the original map for Apex Legends and it’s undergone quite a few transformations since the battle royale game released in February 2019. At the start of Season 2: Battle Charge, parts of Kings Canyon had to be rebuilt in the wake of leviathans and flyers invading the arena. That same season also saw Octane and Wraith’s town takeovers added to the map. Now, with the start of Season 5: Fortune’s Favor, the map has changed once more.
In the video above, we go over all the new changes to Kings Canyon that have now been made with the start of Season 5. New character Loba inadvertently destroyed a portion of Kings Canyon, removing Skull Town and Thunderdome–two of the most popular drop spots on the map. Several other smaller locales are just gone too.
Season 5 doesn’t just take locations away–brand-new landmarks have also been added. A huge bowl-like structure, Capacitor, has been placed where Wetlands once stood, for example, and Offshore Rig now connects this new location to both Relay and Swamps.
Several of Kings Canyon’s older locations have undergone minor transformations. For the most part, they still have the same layout but they’ve been altered cosmetically to reflect the passing of time. For instance, Season 1’s Shattered Forest (which became Nesting Grounds in Season 2) is now the Reclaimed Forest–and the once bombed-out locale has flourished with green trees and numerous shrubs.
If you want to see all the changes, you’ll have to watch the video. Other than these map changes and Loba, Season 5 adds a host of new content to Apex Legends as detailed in the Fortune’s Favor update patch notes. The new season also adds a brand-new battle pass and story-focused PvE Quests mode.