With the Hi-Rez expo now upon us, you can be sure that the studio will have some special announcements in store for their fan base on what they can expect in the near future for some of their titles like Smite and Paladins.
In this year’s expo, Hi-Rez announced something we’ve reported on last year though for a different game.The studio has announced that Paladins Battle Royale mode is an actual thing, and it’s called “Paladins Battlegrounds” which players will be getting for free! In addition to that, Paladins will also be getting some big features added to the game and of course a sneak peek on the next hero as well. H
You can check out the the reveal trailer for Paladins: Battlegrounds below.
If that reveal trailer caught your attention and are craving for information regarding this new game mode to hit Paladins, we got you covered. All you need to do is read the bullet points provided below on the key features of this new game mode:
- Ride your mount through a massive fantasy-themed map that’s over 300 times the square footage of a typical siege map. All while exploring the map for loot through the four dozen outposts and tracking zeppelins that drop legendary gear.
- Paladins: Battlegrounds mashes up the ability driven combat with the survival gameplay of a Battle Royale game offering a highly unique experience. Thanks to each player having a distinct rolls such as healing, tanking, trying to assassinate unsuspecting victims as a flank and dealing out damage to take out the opposing forces.
- As with every Battle Royale game, Paladins: Battleground also features the constricting fog mechanic that makes the playable zone more smaller as time goes by. Making fights between the 100 players more frequent.
This new game mode is expected to arrive sometime during 2018 and as previously stated, will be added to the game at no charge.
While Paladins: Battlegrounds is a big addition to the game, Hi-Rez Studios isn’t stopping at just one new game mode. Paladins will also receive a Team Deathmatch game mode as well. You can check out the trailer video of it below, which also includes it’s own unique map “Trade District”.
Besides the announcement of new game modes to Paladins, you can also expect a new hero to be added to the game. 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. A trailer for the new champ is provided below:
Finally, it wouldn’t be an Hi-Rez Expo without Hi-Rez Studios partnering up with Twitch to bring in free content to Twitch Prime members. This year is no diferent; as the free content will definitely have you stand out from everyone else as Twitch Prime members will receive a new mount type that will be added to the game called Battle Cats. Along with getting a pretty sweet looking mount, Twitch Prime members will also receive a new Bomb King skin as well. You can get a glimpse of both new items in the reveal trailer.
Paladins is expected to receive these new features aside from the Battle Royale game mode starting January 10. With the console players getting it a week later on January 17.