As of right now, Apex Legends only has one map, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to learn. King’s Canyon is filled with unique nooks and crannies and its sheer size and verticality will leave a lot of new players scratching their heads and wondering exactly where to start. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled an easy to read list of the top 10 landing locations currently in King’s Canyon.
Artillery has a lot going for it. It has high-tier loot, it’s fairly close to solid secondary locations like Cascades and Bunker, but above all, Artillery is just plain fun. While most other locations in Apex Legends are either small and compact or large and open, Artillery manages to do both, making it a location that’s both well stocked and fun for every playstyle. Players comfortable with close-range combat can drop into one of Artillery’s two warehouses or head north through a set of sliding doors to loot an indoor bunker. Those with more long-range playstyles can camp on a warehouse and pick off enemies with one of the game’s many sniper rifles. The choice is yours.
Bunker is one of my favourite
locations on the map and easily deserves the second spot on this list. The
location revolves around a central military bunker that tunnels directly
through one of the map’s many cliffs, and its short and crowded corridors make
it insanely easy to defend against incoming teams. While Bunker is definitely a
very popular early game hotspot, its high tier loot is just too hard to pass
up, especially considering how fast and easy it is to loot. After landing and
equipping a solid loadout, teams can head west to a group of unnamed buildings
or move northeast to cascades.
Repulsor is a location that’s
eerily similar to Artillery, populated with a few of its very own bunker-like
warehouses. The area is home to an underground tunnel that lets players
traverse the entire location without seeing daylight. Repulsor is another
high-tier area, and what makes it even better is that Hydro Dam is just a short
walk north. The Hydro Dam isn’t exactly a top location, but it’s great to
collect some extra ammo, shields or whatever else your team needs to round off
their load out in the early game.
Located on the eastern outskirts of King’s Canyon, the Swamps are genuinely massive, filled to the brim with high-tier loot and grade-A weaponry. Swamps are generally pretty deserted, and despite the area being waterlogged, a large set of zip lines makes traversal a breeze for the entire squad. Playing with Pathfinder would be particularly useful when dropping here.
At fifth place is King’s Canyon’s
aptly titled Airbase, located on the western edge of the map. Airbase is a
fairly isolated location, making it one the harder locations to easily rotate
out of after landing. Still, landing on one of the location’s two docked
military ships will yield a pretty solid amount of high-tier loot. Players are
already pretty fond of the Airbase, so make sure you drop with a well put
Along with Bridges, Skulltown is
the only other mid-tier loot location I’ve put on this list, thanks in part to
its sheer size. The area is full of solid loot, making it easy to equip your
entire 3-man squad with armour and weapons before heading out to Market,
located just north-east of Skulltown. Be warned though, Skulltown is a popular
location, so you’re going to be sure to meet some resistance after landing.
Runoff is yet another high-tier
loot location, and for good reason. Located on the western side of Kings
Canyon, Runoff is a relatively simple location adorned with sewer pipes and
waste, all leading into a central ditch that runs down the length of the area.
Teams that are quick to loot can run straight from Runoff to Relay, or easily
rotate to the middle of the map by making their way to Bunker.
While the pit certainly has good
high-tier loot, it doesn’t exactly have a lot of it. The location is small and
probably won’t have enough armour and weapons to stock up your entire team.
Your best bet is for one team member to land in the pit and then rendezvous
with the rest of your squad at Runoff or Bunker. What’s great about The Pit is
that it’s usually relatively quiet, making for easy pickups, albeit not many of
them. If it were better stocked, The Pit would surely be a top location.
Bridges is one of the only
mid-tier loot locations on this list, and for good reason. This location is
home to quite a few ziplines, making traversal a breeze and giving you easy
access to key loot locations. What’s more is that if you’re lucky enough to
find a mid to long range weapon on the bridge’s southern cliff, picking off
unarmed enemies is a breeze, making the area very easy to defend.
Bridges is one of the only mid-tier loot locations on this list, and for good reason. This location is home to quite a few ziplines, making traversal a breeze and giving you easy access to key loot locations. What’s more is that if you’re lucky enough to find a mid to long range weapon on the bridge’s southern cliff, picking off unarmed enemies is a breeze, making the area very easy to defend.
Starting off at 10th
place is King’s Canyon’s water treatment facility, located on the southernmost
edge of the map. Water Treatment gives players the chance of getting high tier
loot with little to no resistance. Since it’s so far from most other named
areas on the map, this location is a great spot for new players or those looking
for a fairly slow early round. The only downside from landing at water
treatment is that after looting, the odds of finding any other un-looted
locations are pretty slim. Your best chance would be to head west after looting
and scoping out the handful off unnamed buildings near Thunderdome.