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.