Following in the footsteps of SMITE, Hi-Rez’s free-to-play team shooter will be coming to consoles. The company announced not only that the game would be available on both console systems but that players can begin registering for beta on the device of their choice starting now.

A separate signup has been arranged for each system so depending on which one you’re wanting into you’ll need to either head to the PS4 signup page on the Paladins site or the Xbox One page on the Paladins site. Or both… who are we to judge?

Hi-Rez notes that the game was designed with consoles in mind so the move should be a smooth one.

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  1. duty on October 3, 2016

    It has similarities with Overwatch? Yes. Its that a bad thing? No. You can still play your Overwatch. nobody is forcing you to play Paladins. But for sure I will play Paladins because its FREEEEEEEE and I will still have money in my pocket. I won’t pay a full price for a game without single player, story, progression of your character. Its ROBERY!!!! lets face it, the model of Overwatch is a free to play model but they got greedy. SO NO! I won’t give them my money and gladly play Paladins that is a F2P game and I am sure they will make this game good.
    By the way Smite was a different game at the beginnings from what it is now so I have faith they will do the same with Paladins. If you payed your money to Overwatch and you like it than play it by all means but others have the right to enjoy a similar( not a copy) game that is done the right way as a free to play.
    p.s. : Overwatch is overhyped. It get repetitive really fast and it has no depth as other great competitive games. It doesn’t deserve a full price by any means. Is it a good game? It is. But it lacks a lot and it doesn’t deserve the high praises and full price as other games. Its like League of Legends or Dota asking for a full price game and not offering anything except the repetitive matches. And at least LOL or DOTA have more depth in their game. Overwatch is a joke for the players who look for a more complete experience that will keep them playing for a long time.

    • ASD on October 3, 2016

      Paladins is a joke in my opinion and I laugh at people who tell me it’s a robbery and try to convince me to play paladins and ditch the copy of overwatch I already got. But Overwatch is ran by a professional team since blizzard has pros on their workforce so at least it’s not gonna be ruined unless they mess up. But no the model of overwatch is buy 2 play you buy the game to play it. The only thing they sell ingame for irl money is lootcrates and you can also earn lootcrates by participating in the matches so I don’t understand how you think that is greedy. I get how some people can’t afford overwatch and while paladins is an overwatch alternative since it looks just like it I been recommanding people who can’t afford overwatch to try it out but honestly I would recommand saving up for overwatch if possible because I checked out paladins and it’s garbage in my opinion. Sure blizzard could of made overwatch free 2 play but they gotta make their money somehow not everything in life is free.

      • duty14 on October 4, 2016

        I sense a blizzard fanboy here… ”Bilizzard has pros on their workforce” ”they have to make their money somehow” ”only thing they sell ingame for irl money is lootcrates”. you are so defending them like fanboy. First of all not everything they do is great. Should I point out they fucked up Diablo 3? or that Heroes of the Storm is far from great? Are they ”PRO” ? Look I am not accusing Blizzard of being a bad company but everybody does good things and not so good things. SO believing blindly in a company is fanboy-ism . Making excuses for them is also fanboy-ism. If you pay for the game then why they sell also ingame items. Sure you are not obligated but you are not obligated in free to play games to buy cosmetics also. SO they went buy to play and still do the free to play cosmetics model? And the third one with “they have to make their money somehow”- is also a stupid excuse. Paladins goinng free to play are more stupid? they earn no money whatsoever? Hey even Blizzard has free to play games and at least Hearthstone is bringing them a lot of money…. So give up the fanboyism cause it doesn’t do good to them and esspecially you as a client. You should ask more and better as a client from your companies. And also I tried the beta and the free weekend Overwatch and I got bored of it and it was just a few days. Also you don’t get why its a robbery… Let me explain: GTA 5 is 60$, Call of Duty is 60$, Battlefield 60, Halo 60, Destiny 60 etc. So do all those games have more content than Overwatch? YES. They all have a singleplayer content ( campaign with a storyline and a lot of cutscenes), they also have the multiplayer content ( with way more content and depth alone in the multiplayer) and also better graphics ( not cartoon-ish with low detail ). even games that were burned just because they had only multiplayer content and a full price release had more content than Overwatch. ( ex: Titanfall and Star Wars Battlefront). So if you can’t understand that I can’t help you more… You give money to Blizzard and play in your Blizzard buble but there are people who play other games and appreciate where their money goes. Hell if I will play a lot of Paladins and like it, I will give them more money than Overwatch is asking.

      • duty14 on October 4, 2016

        I sense a blizzard fanboy here… ”Bilizzard has pros on their workforce” ”they have to make their money somehow” ”only thing they sell ingame for irl money is lootcrates”. you are so defending them like fanboy. First of all not everything they do is great. Should I point out they nade a big mistake with Diablo 3? or that Heroes of the Storm is far from great? Are they ”PRO” ? Look I am not accusing Blizzard of being a bad company but everybody does good things and not so good things. SO believing blindly in a company is fanboy-ism . Making excuses for them is also fanboy-ism. If you pay for the game then why they sell also in-game items. Sure you are not obligated but you are not obligated in free to play games to buy cosmetics also. SO they went buy-to-play and still do the free-to-play cosmetics model? And the third one with “they have to make their money somehow”- is also a stupid excuse. HiRez with Paladins going free to play are more stupid? They earn no money whatsoever? Hey even Blizzard has free to play games and at least Hearthstone is bringing them a lot of money…. So give up the fanboy-ism cause it doesn’t do good to them and esspecially you as a client. You should ask more and better as a client from your companies. And also I tried the beta and the free weekend Overwatch and I got bored of it and it was just a few days. Also you don’t get why its a robbery… Let me explain: GTA 5 is 60$, Call of Duty is 60$, Battlefield 60, Halo 60, Destiny 60 etc. So do all those games have more content than Overwatch? YES. They all have a singleplayer content ( campaign with a storyline and a lot of cutscenes), they also have the multiplayer content ( with way more content and depth alone in the multiplayer) and also better graphics ( not cartoon-ish with low detail ). Even games that were burned just because they had only multiplayer content and a full price release had more content than Overwatch. ( ex: Titanfall and Star Wars Battlefront). So if you can’t understand that I can’t help you more… You give money to Blizzard and play in your Blizzard bubble but there are people who play other games and appreciate where their money goes. Hey, if I will play a lot of Paladins and like it, I will give them( HiRez) more money than Overwatch is asking.

      • ASD on October 4, 2016

        I’m not a blizzard fanboy I don’t like every game they made I do like some of their games but not all their games. But they do have professionals since they are really good workforce their company it’s how they got so big and it helped alot in their favor when activision merged with them and I never said blizzard didn’t make mistakes because everybody does even the big professional companies do sometimes. But I’m saying the professional companies like blizzard would have less of a chance to mess up since they got pros on their workforce but there is still a chance they will still mess up the games they update theres no denying that. Yeah blizzard has some free 2 play games but I can understand the model overwatch has you can earn the lootbox for free very easily or you can buy it for irl money I don’t see how they are greedy because game developers need money they don’t work for free. Idk why your bored without single player content in overwatch but I think it’s how a true real MMO should be without single player mode. And call of duty and halo and paladins is boring and paladins is a copy if overwatch Im not saying it was a overwatch fan but I’ve seen the paladins art and backdrops and the characters and it’s just kinda obvious paladins has alot of stuff that resembles overwatch idgaf if people assumes Im a blizz fanboy or not but Im just gonna say it here that Im not a fanboy but if you seen the paladins champions of the realm then you would know why I think its a copy of overwatch. Also Duty14 I tried some of HiRez’s games like smite and paladins I thought they were so boring and not worth playing.

        • ASD on October 4, 2016

          Also some big companies do have a huge chance to mess up like if they got a horrible workforce like yahoo if you remember who they are.

        • duty14 on October 5, 2016

          You are changing the subject how you want… ”because game developers need money they don’t work for free”-Free to play model brings you money. Don’t you understand that? League of Legends, Dota, even Hearstone ( its own free to play game of Blizzard) bring a lot of money. And I don’t mean just a lot of money. I mean a very lot of money. More than some AAA buy to play games. If you can’t understand that or don’t want to. You keep making that excuse when there is clearly more than successful examples out there. And all what was I saying is the model with cosmetics is a free to play model and that as a content for a 60$ game is much more that a few characters and some maps. Asking 60$ for a only multiplayer game without progression of character, storyline or some depth in your gameplay that will keep you playing. Its superficial and it asks a 60$ like other AAA titles with more content. Its ROBERY. Plain and simple. You have a game similar to free to play models but you charge money like a AAA game with a lot of more content. How would you call this? And that’s why I will accept a free to play game similar to Overwatch with maybe some lower capabilities but at least I know they are doing the right thing. And also Paladins is still in beta… The game has changed and will change. I trust HiRez because I saw what they did with Smite from the beginning till now. And my gut tells me that even Overwatch will eventually go free to play especially because its losing steam to the free to play games that will came out and are similar to Overwatch. And I hope that it does because this is in the best interests of all gamers. In rest I will give my 60$ that offer a lot of ”content” for my money (GTA, Destiny, Witcher 3, etc.)Even Call of Duty Black Ops(not a fan of those games) surprised me with their content( co-op singleplayer, multiplayer, zombies, and some indie modes that were fun). And even some small indie games have more content than Overwatch.
          P.S. Don’t know why you thins Smite is boring because it has a lot more depth than Overwatch and is FREEE. ( Maybe you don’t like MOBA’s?)

        • ASD on October 6, 2016

          No I’m not changing the subject. I’m just stating the facts because building games isn’t free. But in my opinion I think blizzard outdone themselves with overwatch and I don’t think it needs a single player storyline. Not all games need a single player storyline to be entertaining in my opinion but if that’s how you feel then paladins will probably be a good game for you to play and I’m not saying paladins is a bad game. I just wouldn’t recommand it to my friends but if I knew people who couldn’t afford overwatch then I’d most likely recommand paladins to them since it has the feels and appearance of overwatch but is a free 2 play version of it and gives a single player storyline and I do have to agree with you on that paladins is in beta so things can still change. But on paladins they are selling mounts and crystals and exclusive skins on the sites store all ranging from 5 dollars from the cheapest to 100 dollars as the most expensive so whos really robbing the players. And on overwatch all they sell is lootcrates which cost 2 dollars and the lootcrates can be earned for free ingame and the main game they also sell it in tiers from basic to premium level blizzard doesn’t have all this micro currency BS in overwatch like paladins does so who’s really robbing the players? I’m not really a fan of HiRez’s games they just don’t grab my attention at all and your correct I’m not really a fan of mobas I have a distaste for them severly. But I do understand everything what you said and I don’t hate paladins but I just wouldn’t recommand it to anyone unless they can’t afford overwatch.

  2. Deen on October 2, 2016

    *Sits back and eats popcorn, dies from sodium poisoning*

  3. trionisshit on October 1, 2016

    This game is TOTAL SHI T, i cant believe someone playing this SHI T :D.. lots of brainless ppl. ONE map boredom over and over, its for degenarates who like to play one map forever, like counter strike or any moba. braindead!

    • zabi on October 2, 2016

      While i do not support this game anymore, i cant ignore an idiot so here i go
      1. This game is no way near the TOTAL SHIT games catogary
      2. How do brainless ppl use a computer?
      3. The game have several maps
      4. FPS and MOBA in general are supposed ti be repetitive, hell all types of MMO have repetition.

      Now why dont u put some constructive criticism next time rather than being a hole

  4. ASD on September 30, 2016

    I know people keeps saying this and it’s been said over and over this isn’t a copy of overwatch but THIS SERIOUSLY FEELS LIKE A COPY OF OVERWATCH SINCE SOME OF THE CHARACTERS LOOKS LIKE THE ONES IN OVERWATCH AND NOW THEY ARE PORTING THEIR GAME TO CONSOLES!?!?!??!?!?!

    • Boop on September 30, 2016

      Yea I can see how it is a copy of overwatch but I don’t really see nothing wrong with that this is just basically a free overwatch for people who can’t afford it in my eyes cause not everyone can cop up like 60$ for a game they wanna play

    • ASD on September 30, 2016

      Actually it’s only $40 dollars for overwatch but I can see where your coming from about paladins being just like a free edition of overwatch. I know the $60 dollar version of overwatch is better but everyone I know and most people I’ve heard about tend to ignore the $40 dollar copy of overwatch since they want all the extra stuff that comes with the game which costs $60 dollars. But I honestly only recommand the game if your only interestested in the game and not the extras also only getting the game without the extras is $20 dollars cheaper.

    • Player1 on September 30, 2016

      Paladins was announced way before any overwatch whisper…

    • ASD on September 30, 2016

      But overwatch came from titan online and that released before paladins so technically overwatch released before paladins.

      • ASD on September 30, 2016

        I mean they took the environment and backrounds and some other stuff I’m unaware of from titan online for overwatch which was released way before paladins.

    • Hantzie on October 1, 2016

      Yeah because no other PC games ported to consoles ever, except Overwatch right? This OW fanboys are such an annoyance jeez.

      • ASD on October 1, 2016

        Never said no other PC games ported to console except overwatch. I’m just trying to be real with everybody compare paladins and overwatch with each other the characters the backround and the environment and now they are porting to consoles it looks like a copy in my opinion. I got no problem with it since people who can’t buy overwatch can play it but I’m just pointing out the flaws in paladins.

        • Eppzz on October 2, 2016

          How is them porting to consoles a flaw?.
          “AND NOW THEY ARE PORTING THEIR GAME TO CONSOLES!?!?!??!?!?!” reading that actually gives me cancer, you make is sound like them doing that is copying overwatch.

        • zabi on October 2, 2016

          Errr man porting to console is fine we cant consider it as copying OW. Its an opportunity to widen the market.

        • ASD on October 2, 2016

          I never said porting to consoles was a flaw. I said copying bits of overwatch and now doing this makes it look even more like a flaw. God no one reads anymore.

          • ASD on October 2, 2016

            I mean now porting to consoles makes it look even more like a copy and they got characters and certain things that look the same as overwatch and some characters in paladins look just like the ones in overwatch. I’m not talking about all games in general just overwatch and just paladins. And yeah I agree with zabi it widens the market true but I’d never recommand playing this garbage game you would be better off playing overwatch they got more professional people on their staff then the paladins staff team.

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