Paladins: Champions of the Realm, the new team-based shooter from SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios, is coming to PS4 — and you can sign up for the Closed Beta right now!
Never heard of Paladins? It’s the new free-to-play fantasy-themed first-person shooter that’s taken the PC gaming community by storm.
In its first ten days of open beta on PC, more than 1 million people played Paladins. What’s so awesome about Paladins that millions of people are clamoring to play it?
1 — It’s Not Another Sci-Fi Shooter
Paladins is set in a fantasy world of ancient technology. Here, you’ll fight your way through the Realm — a world of enchanted forests, ancient temples, medieval castles, and frozen keeps. It’s just like your favorite fantasy books… with a little twist.
2 — There’s a Champion Perfect for You
Do you see yourself as a bad-ass sniper? Or are you more of a mech-riding goblin? Or perhaps you’d rather be a mystical elf, a jetpack-clad dragon, or a bomb golem?
As of this writing, you can pick from one of 17 Champions in every match you play. And new Champions are added to Paladins regularly, so there are always new Champions to try in the Realm.
3 — You Can Play How You Want to Play
Ever played a game where you kinda liked one of the characters, but he’d be so much cooler if you could tweak his abilities just a tiny bit? Us too.
That’s why we implemented Paladins’ unique collectible card system. You can build your own deck of cards to amplify and augment each Champion’s core set of abilities, so he or she becomes exactly the Champion that you want to play.
Quick example: Androxus is a creepy demon dude with a revolver. He can be a pure gunslinger, dashing into close range and unloading rapid-fire shots. He can be an elusive airborne sniper, hovering above the Realm. He can be a counter-puncher, using an enemy’s own bullets against them. Or he can be something else entirely — whatever you come up with!
4 — It’s Perfect for Console
From day one of development, Paladins was designed with console in mind. We’ve enlisted some big-name console gamers to make sure the control scheme feels just right.
Name any big-time multiplayer shooter that you enjoy most on PS4. Paladins stands right there alongside them, with one major difference…
5 — It’s free!
Here’s the deal: Paladins is free, because it sucks to not be able to play video games with your friends. We know that not everyone can afford a $60 video game, so at Hi-Rez Studios, we make our games free. We just want you and your friends to have fun together.
And don’t worry: Paladins uses a fair free-to-play model, similar to Smite. If you like Paladins, you can unlock every Champion (those released now and any we ever release in the future) for just $20 with the Founder’s Pack. Or you can unlock them for free, just by playing the game and having fun.
So what are you waiting for? Paladins Closed Beta starts soon, and the signups start today! You can sign up for the beta here.
We’ll see you in the Realm soon, Champions.