Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Paladins Battlegrounds is the Latest Game to Jump on the PUBG Bandwagon

Paladins is getting a battle royale mode called, er, Battlegrounds Paladins Battlegrounds is the Latest Game to Jump on the PUBG Bandwagon
Lori Graves | 05 January, 2018, 13:33

Hi-Rez Studio is tossing its popular free-to-play hero shooter, Paladins, into the battle royale fray.

We don't have a release date for the Champions: Battlegrounds mode yet, but Hi-Rez Studios' schedule is set to 2018. They'll have mounts just like in Paladins, and be able to explore and loot through various outposts as well as tracking zeppelins that drop legendary gear - much like the airdrops in PUBG. Despite the size, Todd Harris, Executive Producer of Paladins, thinks players will find the mode has "the feel of open-world MMO PvP but all within a 20-minute match". Feline fans will be happy to learn about the new mount type, Battle Cats; the first one is the Primal Prowler and will be exclusively available for free to Twitch Prime subscribers.

The mode follows the familiar formula of dropping 100 players onto a map with teams of players trying to survive the longest and become the ultimate winners.

Check out the trailer for the new Paladins Battlegrounds mode.

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Paladins: Battlegrounds will be a standalone game, separate from Paladins, and will be supported separately.

Paladins has more of a fantasy setting than either PUBG or Overwatch, and could offer a good alternative for players looking to scratch that sort of itch in their Battle Royale/Hero Shooter genres.

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