Paladins introduces two new game modes in today’s ‘Chicken Patch’

Hi-Rez’s online shooter Paladins is undergoing a major patch for its ongoing closed beta today. The so-dubbed “Chicken Patch” introduces new game modes, Survival and Payload, the latter of which is played out in a new map called Outpost:

“Attackers must attempt to push the Payload along the tracks to the Defenders base to win the game. Defenders must keep the Attackers off the Payload cart long enough for the time to run out. If the Attackers reach the checkpoints they gain additional time.”

There’s much more to the update, including a big balance pass for champions. We’ve included both tutorial videos below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y78Y2UH5uR4

Source: Official forums. With special thanks to MOBA maven Sorenthaz!
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Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

“MOBA maven”… 
Now imagining a Chain Chomp with a monocle sitting back in a fancy chair and sipping a wine labeled after a MOBA.

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Sorenthaz

nahenway There’s really becoming less and less comparison between the two beyond initial appearances.  They don’t even play the same.

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PurpleCopper agemyth People will find any reason to quickly dismiss a game even though Paladins plays nothing like TF2 and this update made it more MOBA-oriented than anything.
If anyone wants to claim that Paladins is like TF2 and act like Overwatch isn’t moreso revolving around TF2’s style, then there’s clearly some BS being flung around.

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Siphaed Paladins doesn’t play anything like a TF2 game.  If you looked at the actual list of changes you’d see they actually made it more MOBA-oriented than anything with the addition of ultimates, grass you can hide in, better definied abilities/build paths, a card-ban system of sorts, etc.

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It’s almost impossible for me not to compare this and overwatch… and overwatch just looks so much better. I know graphics aren’t everything but this game looks so boring, greyish and made without love 

Might give it a shot but meh :/

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digi_owl

Karl_Hungus TnA indeed…

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AdeptusEnginus Skyewauker Thats one ancient history nerfnow comic to still have male characters!

Ecchiboy1
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AdeptusEnginus Ecchiboy1 Joseph C Siphaed Community updates are not real updates…At least none I want to play. And 50,000 isn’t a lot of ppl that is crazy small. On average 2.2% of a free to play game are actually paying customers. That is like 1100 paying players only. So like I said nobody gives a crap about that dead game.

AdeptusEnginus
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Skyewauker …uh, no. Global Agenda very much took a ton of stuff from TF2. Was it a clone? No. But it definitely took inspiration from TF2…a lot of it. When it came out there was a lot of people noting that fact. TF2 came out in 2007, and Payload was introduced in 2008. Global Agenda didn’t come out until 2010.
Being an anti-fanboy is just as bad as being a blind fanboy. Its definitely true that not every shooter is a TF2 clone, but that doesn’t mean that blatantly taking inspiration from it is not blatantly taking inspiration from it. It was the most popular shooter on PC for a rather sizable number of years, you can’t really expect people not to compare other shooters to it…or do you expect people to not compare other MMOs to WoW? Because if that’s the case, I’ve got some bad news for you.

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AdeptusEnginus

Ecchiboy1 Joseph C Siphaed Yes, the third most popular game on Steam with an average concurrent userbase of 50,000 players that still receives updates has definitely been dropped like a bad habit.