Remember Paladins: Battlegrounds? Massively OP’s MJ played it when it was debuted at Hi-Rez Expo 2018. Now, it is rebranded and in early access on Steam. It’s time to dive in and see how development is going. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a first live look at…
What: Realm Royale
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
You can’t accuse Hi-Rez of not chasing trends: Not only is it introducing a battle royale mode to SMITE, but it’s actually just launched a standalone free-to-play battle royale game into Steam early access today. It’s called Realm Royale, and the company is calling it the “first 100-person fantasy Battle Royale” title. You might remember it from its previous incarnation as Paladins: Battlegrounds, a mode originally planned for the MOBA-shooter Paladins (and we liked it when we played it then too).
“Players begin each round of Realm Royale by selecting one of five traditional fantasy classes. Each class offers a unique playstyle; Mages can soar above the battlefield and rain down fireballs, while Engineers deploy turrets and shields in hero shooter-style combat. […] Each round unfolds in true battle royale style, with 100 players dropping from a zeppelin into a massive fantasy-inspired map full of goblin villages and mushroom forests. Players loot weapons and abilities from chests as the fog closes in, customizing their character and effectively creating their own personal champion. In another fantasy twist, players are able to summon a mount at any time to quickly cover open ground and get right into the action.”