Upcoming Paladins Patch Adds New Champion, Tweaks Daily Rewards & More

Hi-Rez Studios has announced a new patch for Paladins, due to roll out November 15. The update features several balancing and bug fixes for several Champions, including: Androxus, Jenos and more. In addition to this, the developer has introduced the “HRX Bundle,” which is this year’s cosmetics Digital Loot Pack.

For the patch highlights, see below:

General

  • Daily Rewards
    “We’ve updated the Daily Quest UI to more clearly present rewards to users. This new system increases the overall reward opportunity for players and allows more leniency when a few days are missed.”

    • Daily Logins
      • Daily Login progress will now persist over the entire 28 day cycle instead of resetting if a day is missed.
      • Every 7th login will increase quest rewards by 25%, up to 75%.
      • Daily login reward values have been adjusted
        • Gold per week increased from 475 to 1200
        • Essence per week decreased from 1750 to 1050
        • Crystals are now rewarded by Daily Quests
        • Players will receive a Radiant Chest as their day 7 reward.
    • Daily Quests
      • Replace weekly quests and first win of the day.
      • Every day players will receive a quest for Gold, a quest for a Radiant Chest, and a quest for Crystals.
      • Players may reroll 1 quest per day.
      • Quests that are not completed will roll over to the next day and keep your progress.
      • Quest reward values have been adjusted as quests have moved from weekly to daily.
        • Gold per week increased from average 2143 to 5600
        • Essence per week increased from average 1286 to 3500
        • Every 7 daily logins the currency rewards will increase by 25%.
        • Potential crystals per month increased from 140 to 154.
      • Daily quest rewards increase by 25% per completed week of daily logins until the end of the 28 day cycle.
  • Front Line Pack“With the Frontline Pack, we are excited to introduce a new type of Spray! The Legendary Frontline Victory Spray is the first of a new type of spray that tracks your stats and lets you show them off. This Spray counts the number of matches you have won as a Frontline since obtaining the it.”
    • Includes
      • Enforcer Fernando
        • Champion Skin + Weapon + Voice Pack + Spray Art
      • 5 Legendary Keys
      • 5 Radiant Chests
      • 10,000 VIP Points
      • Front Line Victory Spray
  • Booster Weapons“OB63 introduces a new type of Weapon Skin that acts as a Booster, not only for you, but also your entire team! These unique Legendary weapon skins are available for every champion and include custom VFX and deaths animation.”
    • New Legendary weapon skins for each character.
    • While equipped grants the following benefits to you:
      • +100% Champion Mastery
      • +50% Gold
      • +100% Player XP
    • While equipped grants the following benefits to your team:
      • +20% Champion Mastery
      • +20% Gold
      • +20% Player XP
    • Once purchased Booster weapons will be equippable for 3 days.
  • New structure for persistent Chests: Radiant, Gold and Diamond“We’ve heard requests to roll for full skin collections (body, accessory, weapon), and introduced a new set of Chests toward that player desire. We’ll continue to explore various chest options to satisfy player requests.” 
    • Radiant Chest
      • Now includes all cards, Common and Uncommon cosmetics, Rare cosmetic rentals, Emotes, MVP poses, and Gold Cards.
      • No longer drops individual body and accessory pieces and instead will drop full champion skins.
      • 3 drops, can drop duplicates.
      • Purchasable with crystals or gold.
      • May use Enchanted Key, Legendary Key, or Role Legendary Key
    • Gold Chest
      • Includes rare and epic cosmetics, emotes, mvp poses, and non-card sprays.
      • Includes rare rentals, epic rentals, and gold weapons.
      • 3 drops, can drop duplicates.
      • Purchasable with crystals or VIP points.
      • May use Role Skin Key
    • Diamond Chest
      • Includes epic and legendary cosmetics, mounts
      • Skins that Drop will be FULL collections
      • 1 drop, no duplicates.
      • Purchasable with crystals
      • May use Role Skin Key
    • Role Skin Key
      • Available in the Gold and Diamond Chests. The Role Skin Key guarantees a Champion Skin for a Champion of a specific role.
    • Champion skin, Weapon, and Flair chest have been removed.“Players who wanted to collect themed collections expressed frustration with content being packaged in separate chests. To address this, we are removing the chests that dropped pieces and parts and moving to more tiered and themed chests over time. Note that players that already have these chests will be able to roll them for a limited time.”
      • The Flair Chest is being removed. Players with inventory will still be able to open remaining chests and can still acquire via Realm Pack.
  • Guarantee mechanism for Gold chests
    • After a set number of item drops from chests, players will be guaranteed an item or a certain rarity
      • Gold Chests will guarantee an Epic Skin or Weapon
  • Common and Uncommon Cosmetic Skins and Weapons are no longer purchasable with gold. You may still purchase them with crystals or roll them in the Radiant Chest.“These skins were not very popular gold purchases. To help players obtain them, we increased the drop rate of cosmetics within Radiant Chests. Cosmetics also now drop as full sets or collections within the Radiant Chest! We will be looking to increase the frequency of free Radiant Chest acquisition in the near future.”
  • Harrowing Horrors Collection will no longer be purchasable. Players on the Harrowing Harrows Questline may still complete it.
  • Teammate Death indicator on HUD“When allied teammates die, an icon with their portrait and respawn timer will appear in the game world. This can be disabled in Gameplay settings. This is a nice quality of life improvement that many players have requested.”

For the full list of changes, click here.

What do you think of this upcoming patch? Do you like the idea of the new daily rewards system? Let us know below.

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Source: Paladins

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