Open Beta Begins Today for Paladins
Hi-Rez announced today that their latest game, the team-based shooter Paladins, was now in open beta and can be downloaded from Steam for free. Paladins fuses FPS gameplay with a unique character customization process using collectible cards.
There is a whole host of new features included in the Open Beta update for players to enjoy, which include new champions, a new map, and more in-depth character creation process. Coupled with a redesigned user interface, match lobby, and a new ranked competitive queue, Paladins Open Beta is bound to attract a lot of new attention, as well as pleasing existing fans.
Todd Harris, COO and co-founder of Hi-Rez Studios, indicates that from the feedback received from the game's Closed Beta, the changes have come about to improve players gameplay and enjoyment of the game.
“Since the start of closed beta late last year we’ve been refining the core gameplay and the overall user experience. Paladins is a team shooter with a fantasy setting, a sense of humor, and a high degree of customization and strategy. Paladins is now and always will be free-to-play and with our move to Open Beta anyone can download the game from the Paladins website or Steam. We look forward to continuing to shape and improve the game with an even larger community”
Fans of eSports can rejoice in the knowledge that Paladins has been built with the intention of supporting an eSport circuit, and already features a solid and robust spectator client. The aim is to also set up servers worldwide to support players across Europe, Southeast Asia, the Americas and Australia.