Hi-Rez Studios announces closed beta testing is now underway for Paladins
their upcoming team-based shooter. The
offers signups for the chance at a free invitation, as well
as sales of founder's packs which guarantee access, though this is to be a
free-to-play game upon official launch next year. A new
"meet the champions"
offers a look at the game's cast of characters, and here's a rundown
on testing plans and the game:
Players interested in joining Paladins’
closed beta can sign up for a chance to earn a free invite at
www.Paladins.com. Alternatively, instant
closed beta access can be acquired by purchasing the Paladins Founder’s Pack,
which includes an exclusive Fiery Warhorse mount and 20 card chests, for $19.99
USD. In-game progress may be wiped during the beta phase as the game continues
to evolve, although any purchases made will always be saved.
During this first phase of the closed beta, access to Paladins’ servers will
only be available from noon to midnight EST, eventually moving to 24-hour
testing as soon as possible. Streaming and video capture are allowed from the
beginning of closed beta.
Paladins combines classic fantasy elements and visuals with modern multiplayer
action design. Players on each team must work together to capture points and
push their colossal, base-annihilating siege engine toward the opposing side’s
gates across a vast map. Every champion has a primary weapon, unique combat and
movement abilities, a personal mount, and a customizable deck of cards. These
cards are drawn and activated as matches progress, giving players and teams
strategic opportunities to change the course of each game.