HRX 2018: Battle Royale Mode, Team Deathmatch and More Announced for Paladins

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HRX 2018: Battle Royale Mode, Team Deathmatch and More Announced for Paladins

You can check out the announcement trailer for Paladins: Battlegrounds below which will be heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year. The Paladins spin on the mode will come, of course, in the variety of abilities employed by their roster of champions.

Paladins already combines some of the best of 2015's card battling gameplay and 2016's hero shooter mechanics, so the addition of 2017's battle royale gameplay makes some kind of sense.

The game is based on Hi-Rez's previous title, Paladins, which in many ways is similar to Overwatch: the characters are similar, the setting is similar and the gameplay is similar. All while exploring the map for loot through the four dozen outposts and tracking zeppelins that drop legendary gear.

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Similarly to PUBG, 100 players will be able to take place in the game at any one time, though the initial offering will be team-based.

An alpha of Paladins' Battlegrounds is playable at this week's Hi-Rez Expo, and the full release is expected later in 2018. We expect it to do about as well as Fortnite Battle Royale, in that it gets a core of loyal players. The game's developers have said that the mode was always meant to be a team effort, with players using the abilities of their heroes to claim victory, while also gathering loot from around various bases and finding airdrops that contain loot. It will be available alongside a new map, Trade District. Meet Moji, the newest member of the Flank class. You can check out a video of both Moji and her dragon above. Which is rather short for a Battle Royale style game mode.

Finally, Paladins is getting a new mount type.

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