Paladins is stepping into the Battle Royale ring with Battlegrounds mode

Posted January 05, 2018

Champion of the Realm has garnered quite a loyal following since arriving on the scene, and now the developer has announced that the game is receiving a Battle Royale mode, called simply Champions: Battlegrounds.

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Either way, we don't necessarily have a date for when the Paladins Battle Royale mode will be releasing, but it will likely come out sometime in the next few weeks, either with the new content update or sometime before. Developer Hi-Rez Studios is looking to answer that question, with the reveal of Paladins: Battlegrounds.

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Other than the class abilities and mounts (neither of which appear in PUBG), Paladins appears to be the latest game to be tempted by the growing genre. Hi-Rez is calling Battlegrounds the first hero shooter battle royale mode. (PUBG finally hit Xbox One in December, but it's still in a fairly early, buggy state). All of these updates will be available for PC on January 11th and for consoles on January 18th.

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In related news, Hi=Rez also announced a new Team Death Match mode, a new map and there 's also the keynote speech from the expo (see videos below). Just like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, 100 players will drop onto a "massive map" to "explore, loot, and survive" in a fight to be the last Champion - or team of Champions - standing. It will launch alongside the new Trade District map. Meet Moji, the name of the new champion rides into battle onto a two-=headed dragon which you feed snacks to reload it's magical energy. Moji is Paladins' 35th hero, not to mention a member of the new Leipori race. A new, cinematic trailer has been released to start off the year.