Apex Legends

ImperialHal Reveals How to Climb on Kings Canyon Ranked in Apex Legends

"If you actually want to gain RP and not lose your mind, you have to play Caustic, and you have to play really smart."
"If you actually want to gain RP and not lose your mind, you have to play Caustic, and you have to play really smart." / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

The original Apex Legends battle royale map, Kings Canyon, has returned to the spotlight for the second split of Season 12: Defiance, and it seems safe to say that the move has been polarizing.

With KC having been subbed into the Ranked Battle Royale playlist after weeks of competition on Olympus, there's no doubt that a bit of adjusting and adaptation has been required for all players in recent days. For those especially struggling with the map change, however, it appears TSM Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen has some advice.

"Everyone is so used to playing aggressive and fighting," ImperialHal said on stream. "KC is just, you can't play like that. You have to play like a bitch, and you have to play with Caustic. If you actually want to gain RP and not lose your mind, you have to play Caustic, and you have to play really smart because W-keying, like on last split, on this map is just not gonna happen until we have more Predators or Masters players."

Ultimately, while the debate between whether or not Kings Canyon has been outclassed by newer maps like Olympus will continue to carry on, those who do not enjoy KC won't have to fret much longer, as Season 13 drops in early May.

Until then, it may be worth following the self-proclaimed CEO of Apex's advice in running a Caustic and playing methodically on Kings Canyon.

For more on Apex Legends, feel free to check out our April 2022 tier lists of the current Legends andweapons available in Defiance.