Paladins is Going into Open Beta on Console Today!

The Free-to-Play Shooter hit has an open beta is now available to download on console today.

The Free-to-Play Shooter hit has an open beta is now available to download on console today.

After months of anticipation, the new console beta for Hi-Rez Studio’s Paladins is now open to the public for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Developed by the same people behind SMITE and Tribes: Ascend, the acclaimed free-to-play first-person shooter has maintained a user base of over 8.5 million players and counting on PC since its release on PC last year. Paladins takes the character-driven concepts that we’ve seen in Overwatch and blends them into the intensive team and objective based gameplay much like that of Team Fortress 2.

Hi-Rez Studio is celebrating the game’s console inauguration with two new events to hype the occasion. The first event being an eSports-focused tournament aptly named Console Wars where the best players from both platforms will be eligible to win a free trip to Valencia, Spain to compete for a cash prize of $50,000 dollars. To qualify for the tournament, they’ll need to register for the open bracket qualifiers that starts on May 20th and run until June 25th. The second promotion is the Double Gold Weekend event where everyone who downloads the beta and plays between now and May 7th will earn double experience from the matches, whether you’re playing on console or PC.

We here at GameSkinny want to get in on the fun of the release with a giveaway to celebrate the Beta! We’ll be giving away 25 codes that will grant you access to the character Evie, along with her full conjuration skin collection on our official Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to like and follow us on both in order to find out how you can be eligible to earn one of the premiere characters!

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