Hi-Rez Studios’ new game Paladins is now in open beta

The new team based shooter from SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios, Paladins: Champions of the Realm, has just entered open beta today. Revealed in August 2015 and after several months of open beta and many patches that improved the game and added new characters, Paladins is now truly, really open to everyone on the Paladins website or Steam.

“Since the start of closed beta late last year we’ve been refining the core gameplay and the overall user experience”, said Todd Harris, COO and co-founder of Hi-Rez Studios. “Paladins is a team shooter with a fantasy setting, a sense of humour, and a high degree of customisation and strategy. Paladins is now and always will be free-to-play and with our move to Open Beta anyone can download the game from the Paladins website or Steam. We look forward to continuing to shape and improve the game with an even larger community.”

Paladins comes with a new user interface, new match lobby, a third map (Enchanted Forest), the ability to mix head, body, and weapon skins on each champion, and a new ranked Competitive queue with leaderboards.

Here is the Paladins open beta launch trailer.

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