Hi-Rez MOBA shooter Paladins heralds a May 8 launch date – check out the brand-new trailer

The time has come. After beta testing across multiple platforms in front of 20 million players and establishing itself as the most-played new game on Steam in 2016, Paladins is finally ready for prime time.

Hi-Rez Studios announced that the MOBA is officially launching on May 8th. On that date, Paladins will become available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The studio also released Paladins Strike today, a mobile shooter that’s on iOS and Android.

Beta testers are to be rewarded for their help with 200 free crystals if they log in after launch. This means if you want yours, then get into the beta during this next week to flag your account. And if you want two free skins, then connect your account to Paladins Strike.

Source: Press release
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Nick // Genghis

TBH, I went back recently after about a 6mo break, and I do have to admit, the game has tremendously improved. You can tell they brought a lot more of what they learned throughout the process/dev of Smite to Paladins. It has an overall better level of polish, moreso than I expected when I loaded it back up. I hope the future trajectory continues to remain positive in my mind, but time will tell.

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IronSalamander8 .

Did they ever fix that cards unbound debacle? I stopped playing when that thing went live.

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Nordavind

Yes. CU was withdrawn a couple of patches later.

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IronSalamander8 .

I may have to give it a 2nd look then. I quite enjoyed it but CU was such a mess. I stop tracking it so wasn’t sure. Thanks for the info.

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PurpleCopper

Whatever happened to Paladins: Battlegrounds? Can’t seem to find much news after the initial announcement.

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Sorenthaz

They had some testing for it and then pulled it to make it its own separate game I guess.

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Michael

It is not a moba..

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Pepperzine

Right?! I was thinking the same thing. If you consider Paladins a MOBA then so is overwatch (which it is not). The title and content of this article should be edited accordingly.

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Mykal Quinn

Depends on what you define a MOBA as. I see both Overwatch and Paladins as MOBAs as they both are arena-based team PvP games. I would even consider Call of Duty to be borderline MOBA.

I see MOBA as an overarching genre that contains several subgenres similar how RPGs have several different subgenres within it.

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Marko Zivkovic

Its not really like Overwatch, its more moba than a shooter. Drafting is the same as in any other moba and also you buy items during the match with credits you earn killing or doing objective. Even some characters feel more like moba characters than shooter characters.

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Pepperzine

It is very much like overwatch. Besides the f2p aspects, they are extremely similar. It’s a hero-shooter (which other gaming sites are reporting it as) and lacks many of things in MOBAs such as lanes, creeps, length of matches, etc.

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DeadlyAccurate

While I don’t play this anywhere close to as often as I play Overwatch, it’s a good, solid game.