Paladins: Battlegrounds Is The New Battle Royale Mode Coming To The Hero Shooter Game


Hi-Rez just announced Paladins: Battlegrounds, a new Battle Royale mode coming to the highly popular hero shooter available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Paladins: Battlegrounds has been designed from the ground up to be played in teams, according to Hi-Rez, and players will have to stick together to survive. Players will spawn on a massive map that's said to be over 300 times the square footage of a typical Paladins map seen in Siege mode.

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Along the way, they'll find over "four dozen" outposts filled with various loot and zeppelins that drop legendary gear. As expected, there will be a system akin to PUBG's 'Blue Zone' called fog which will gradually contract the playable zone to raise the stakes. The last team standing will win; it doesn't like it will be possible to play solo.

Todd Harris, Executive Producer of Paladins, said:

Riding on a mount through this massive fantasy-themed map, looking for gear and cooperating with your team, Paladins: Battlegrounds delivers some of the feel of open-world MMO PvP but all within a 20-minute match.

An Alpha version of Paladins: Battlegrounds is playable now at Hi-Rez Expo while the full release of this new mode is expected to land later this year, free-to-play just like the rest of the game.

This isn't all Hi-Rez announced for Paladins, anyway. A new Champion, the game's 35th, is coming and she's called Moji. This magical Flank introduces a new species to the Realm, the Leipori. She rides a summoned two-headed dragon into battle, feeding it snacks to reload its magical energy.

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There's also a new game mode coming, though it is the most common of all: Team Deathmatch. It will be available alongside a new map, Trade District. 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.

Last but not least, Paladins Strike is a mobile game which melds the hero shooter with MOBA elements and a top-down view. You can sign up for testing at this address.