Paladins Removes Cards Unbound Feature With Latest Update

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Paladins playerbase, the moment that you’ve been waiting for is finally here. The dreadful changes that was brought with the release of the OB64 patch is finally being reverted including the Cards Unbound feature.

Today’s patch for the free-to-play hero-shooter aims to restore the game back to its former mechanics such as using the classic point allocated deck builder and more. You can check out the Paladins patch notes for OB67 below to see all the changes that went live with today’s patch:

General

  • Cards Unbound system has been removed from the game.

Overview

  • Players will receive Gold and VIP Points for extra copies of cards from the Unbound system
  • Players now have all loadout cards unlocked at the start
  • Cards now have 5 levels instead of 10
  • Players will create their Loadouts with a 15 Point System

Compensation

  • The following Chests have been removed from the game
    • Radiant Chests
    • Champion Chests
    • Legendary Champion Chests
  • Players will receive the following for each card duplicate they have acquired
    • 625 Gold per Duplicate
  • As a Bonus, Players will receive the following for each card duplicate they have acquired
    • 40 VIP Points
  • Players will receive the following for each chest in their inventory
    • Radiant Chest
      • 2,500 Gold per chest
    • Champion Chests
      • 7,500 Gold
      • Players will receive 11,160 VIP Points per chest purchased with VIP Points
    • VIP Tier Rewards
      • All Radiant Chests are being removed and replaced with Gold Chests
        • Tier 1: 1 Gold Chest
        • Tier 2: 2 Gold Chests
        • Tier 3: 3 Gold Chests
        • Tier 4: 4 Gold Chests
        • Tier 5: 5 Gold Chests
    • Twitch Prime Rewards
      • The 5 Radiant Chests previously rewarded through Twitch Prime will become 5 Gold Chests going forward.
      • Those who received Radiant Chests in the past will be compensated as discussed above.
    • Daily Login Rewards
      • The Day 7, 14, 21, 28 Rewards are being changed from 1 Radiant Chest to 25 Crystals
    • Strix Skin Bundle Refund
      • Players who purchased the Strix Skin Bundle will receive a partial refund with the removal of Champion and Legendary Champion Chests
        • 300 Crystals if purchased with Crystals
        • 47,500 VIP Points if purchased with VIP Points
    • Terminus Skin Bundle Refund
      • Players who purchased the Terminus Skin Bundle will receive a partial refund with the removal of Champion and Legendary Champion Chests
        • 200 Crystals if purchased with Crystals
        • 32,000 VIP Points if purchased with VIP Points
    • The following Bundles have been removed from the game
      • Realm Pack
      • VIP Pack

Price Changes

Champions

  • Champions priced at 5,000 Gold/150 Crystals now cost 15,000 Gold/100 Crystals
  • Champions priced at 7,500 Gold/200 Crystals now cost 30,000 Gold/200 Crystals
  • Champions priced at 12,500 Gold/200 Crystals now cost 60,000 Gold/300 Crystals

Voice Packs

  • All Champion Voice Packs: 7,125 Gold/25 Crystals changed to 15,000 Gold/25 Crystals

Mastery Cosmetics

  • Mastery Sprays: 7,500 Gold/60 Crystalschanged to 15,000 Gold/60 Crystals
  • Mastery Emotes: 7,500 Gold/60 Crystalschanged to 15,000 Gold/60 Crystals
  • Mastery Poses: 5,000 Gold/40 Crystalschanged to 10,000 Gold/60 Crystals
  • Obsidian Skins: 20,000 Gold/160 Crystalschanged to 30,000 Gold/60 Crystals
  • Cosmic Skins: 25,000 Gold/200 Crystalschanged to 40,000 Gold/60 Crystals

Gameplay System

Card Point Systems

  • All players have access to all loadout cards.
  • Legendary cards are unlocked via Champion Mastery thresholds.
  • Loadout cards have 5 levels.
  • The power of a lvl 5 card is the same as a lvl 10 in Unbound.
  • Legendary cards no longer have levels.
  • Players build decks that consist of 5 loadout cards and combined level of 15.
  • Players have 1 starter deck filled out that they can do with as they please.
    • Starter decks consist of 5 level 3 cards determined by the Deck Item.

Legendary Cards and Champion Mastery

  • Legendary Cards have been renamed to “Talents” and will now be unlocked through Champion Mastery System at levels 2, 8, and 12.
    • All Champions will have one default Talent.
    • Players with existing accounts will automatically have all Talents available to them
  • Removed Level 25 Mastery Cap
    • Players have no limit on Champion Mastery Levels
  • Redistributed Mastery Level XP Rate to match account XP Rate.
    • Players will now level through Champion Mastery and receive Champion Mastery Unlocks Quicker
  • Players will now be able to purchase Champion Mastery Levels for Gold at a rate of 1,000 Gold for 20,000 Experience.
    • Players must have enough Gold to purchase the next level

Account Rewards

With the removal of Radiant Chests, players will now be rewarded 2500 Gold for each level of account progression.

First Win of the Day

With the removal of Radiant Chests, players will now earn 300 gold for each First Win of the Day in the following Queues:

  • Siege
  • Competitive
  • Deathmatch

Daily Login Bonus

With the removal of Radiant Chests, players will now receive 25 Crystals for every 7th consecutive daily login.

Tutorial Reward

With the removal of Radiant Chests, players will now receive 25,000 Gold for completing the tutorial.

Quests

We have lowered the requirements for all Daily Gold Quests. Daily Crystal Quests will remain the same.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue where sprays would sometimes not appear.
  • The in-game item shop now updates your credits count even while open.
  • Fixed an issue where the Notification Volume setting would not reduce the out-of-game Match Ready notification sound.
  • Match History should now include all game modes and custom games, but not training matches.
  • Spectator
    • Fixed an issue where in some cases you could spectate the enemy team
  • Team Deathmatch and Onslaught Matches will now properly display in your profile history.
  • Fixed an issue where the the incorrect icon was displaying on the the Champion Customization bar during Champion select.
  • Fixed an issue where upon reaching certain mastery levels, an incorrect notification would display.
  • Applied glue to the Feather on the Genie chest so the wind stops knocking it over.

Androxus

  • Cards
    • Buying Time: Now properly regenerates ammo upon activating reversal, instead of at the end of the ability animation

Cassie

  • Cards
    • Kinetics: Now properly reduces healing

Lex

  • Cards
    • Justice Served: Now properly heals Lex upon killing his target

Mal’Damba

  • Cards
    • Many Gourds: Fixed description

Viktor

  • Talents
    • Shrapnel: Fixed an issue where Frag Grenade would not gain the increased projectile speed buff from last patch.

Those who wish to see the individual balance changes can simply head on and read them here.

New patch notes aside, it also appears that Hi-Rez Studios is prepping the next patch for Paladins to be the biggest one yet, as during the last patch notes show they revealed a new hero, in-game event and more content will be released once OB 68 is released in the near future.

Finally, those on consoles can expect this patch and the OB66 patch to go live at the same time in the upcoming weeks.

Source: Paladins

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