Hi-Rez’s upcoming shooter-MOBA, Paladins, recently introduced its 15th champion, the Bomb King. As his name indicates, this particular champion has a taste for all things that go BOOM. Some explode quickly, some slowly, some like to stick to things.

Bomb King’s weapon of choice are Sticky Bombs that stick to any surface for 60 seconds and can be remotely detonated. He also boasts a “Grumpy Bomb” that might remind you a bit of a Bob-Omb — personality-wise, and a Poppy Bomb that functions like the Sticky Bombs with a knockback.

Card-wise, he features several cards that can increase the amount of damage done by his bombs, or — in the case of the Grumpy Bomb — reduce the amount of damage the bombs do to himself if he’s nearby when it explodes.

In addition to the introduction of Bomb King, the new update also adds a few new skins for Pip and Kinessa. Pip gets an Event Exclusive skin titled Raider Pip, while Kinessa gets two shiny new Rare skins, Viking and Cutthroat Kinessa.

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Of course, as with any update there area also plenty of technical changes, including nerfs, buffs, name and art changes, and other things you can read about in the full log.

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  1. Jafarson on June 20, 2016

    ok they started to make this game when they saw overwatch was in development, now they copy paste Junkrat…. really low rez?

    • zackypooh on June 20, 2016

      to be fair junkrat is like demoman from tf2, and bomb king has sticky bombs and no trap like junkrat

    • FTK on June 22, 2016

      Dude i play Overwatch on a daily basis, and Junkrat is frigging different from this guy, this one has more bomb skills but its kinda hard to find an original these days, so cut em some slack, Champions are re worked everytime it needs one.

  2. zackypooh on June 20, 2016

    The new champ is really a blast to play! highly recommend giving this game a try

  3. Hantzie on June 20, 2016

    There’s always someone complaining. jeez…

  4. Jafarson on June 20, 2016

    what a tasteless company omg… what will be next character? oposum equipped with d i l d o launcher? or minotaur with dual staplers?

  5. Elveone on June 20, 2016

    And this new champion and skins come in one of the worst patches ever!