Paladins Enters Open Beta; Hits Steam

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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Hi-Rez's upcoming free-to-play game Paladins is officially in Open Beta as of today. The team-based shooter, announced in August of last year, has been in production over the last several months, taking input from the community in order to create the ideal competitive game. Now, the company feels it has progressed far enough to be ready for Open Beta status and has even opened it up to players on Steam.

The Open Beta phase will introduce several changes including a new player interface, a new match lobby, and the Enchanted Forest map. Players will also have the ability to mix skins on a champion, giving themselves a unique look. In addition to these changes, Hi-Rez has announced plans for Paladins servers located across the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Fans of Steam will be happy to know that the game will launch on the platform with Steam achievements in place. Those who are Team Fortress 2 fans as well should make good use of the Engineer skin available for Barik -- which can be unlocked by playing 5 games via Steam.

To join in on the Open Beta, download the game via the Paladins site or on Steam.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (11)

rusty 6 years ago
Played both. Overwatch is worth the money and better because you get all the heroes and its balanced. As some who has played hirez smite since its first year I can honestly say they suck at balance . In overwatch they have put alot of thought into the design and do most of there balancing before throwing it out there . With hirez games they just chuck op shit out there let people use it to dominate then nerf nerf nerf then do it all over agian. And yes failadins is a rip off of overwatch. They charge for every little thing to . So am I will to spend 40 buck one time to get it all and a great game hell yes. Over watch is a well thought out balanced game that surprised me I have never liked blizzard all that much and hated over watch because of the price until I actually tried it . The value is obvious . Paladins took me 2 days to play and get bored

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Anonymous 6 years ago
Overwatch ripped of Tf2 and who complains?

ASD 6 years ago
It could be a good alternative for people who can't buy overwatch but in my opinion I think this game looks pretty cool.

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