Paladins Update Now Live, Adds New Champion and Star Wars Inspired Skins (Update)

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Update:

Just letting players know that the update is now out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! There’s no console-specific tweaks, so whatever’s written below is the same fixes applied.

Original Story:

It’s Wednesday and for the Paladins playerbase on the PC platform, this means one thing: a new Paladins update is now available to download.

The latest patch sees the free-to-play title include Vivian, a new playable champion, new Star Wars-inspired skins, new cosmetics, loot boxes and more. You can check out all the details of the OB 63 patch below:

Vivian, The Cunning

  • Role: Damage
  • Abilities
    • Light Machine Gun
      • Fire a shot every 0.14s dealing 200 damage. Effective up to Medium range. While firing you move 50% slower.
    • Precision Sights
      • Look down the barrel of your machine gun. You gain improved accuracy but move 50% slower. The slow does not stack with firing your gun.
    • Deflector Shield
      • Project a frontal shield that blocks 1800 Damage for 6s. You may fire while Deflector Shield is active.
    • Sensor Drone
      • Throw out a deployable sensor that reveals enemies to you in a large radius.
    • Sentinels (Ultimate)
      • Summon two Sentinel Drones that fire energy blasts while you shoot your Light Machine Gun. Each Sentinel fires once per second dealing 250 damage. Sentinels persist until destroyed or the player is killed.

For a better look at Vivian’s kit, feel free to view the video provided below.

Aside from a new champion being available this patch, here’s what you can expect to be available in terms of cosmetics.

VIP

  • Exclusive Content
  • Current Rotation
    • Chancellor Mal’Damba Collection
  • Timed Content
    • Starting this patch, we will be rotating some content out of the VIP store.

PWC 2018 Digital Loot Pack

Galaxy Chest

  • Dune Crawler Cassie
  • Dark Lord Torvald
  • Renegade Lex
  • Nova Strike Kinessa
  • Replicant Ying
  • Star Slayer Ruckus
  • V1-KTOR Viktor
  • Each roll costs about 400 crystals

New Chibi Sprays

Booster Weapons

  • 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

  • Radiant Chest
    • Now includes all cards, Common and Uncommon cosmetics, 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.
    • 1 drop, no 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.

Finally, to cap off the new cosmetics introduced with this patch. Hi-Rez Studios is also releasing n Front Lines DLC pack. You can check out all the details of it here, which also includes a new skin for Fernando that’s voiced by Patrick Warburton., whom you may know as the voice of Joe Swanson from Family Guy.

New champion and cosmetics aside, this patch also introduces a big change for the daily rewards. That allows those who are constantly playing Paladins to earn even more daily rewards. Full details of it can be read below:

  • 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.

As always, this patch should be available a week after release on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms if the certification process for both of them goes smoothly.

Source: Paladins

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