Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced at HRX 2018, Merging Overwatch and PUBG

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Hero shooter Paladins is adding a new battle royale mode called "Battlegrounds", an entirely unique addition that by no means is meant to reference any other game.

With Paladins already enjoying a healthy player base, this will probably do quite well if the community embraces it. The MOBA roots can definitely make a difference in the Battle Royale genre; just think about the different roles like supporters and tanks.

The good news about Paladins: Battlegrounds is that players will probably get more mileage from their mounts in this mode.

An all-new game mode for Paladins - introducing Paladins: Battlegrounds!

Check out the trailer for the new Paladins Battlegrounds mode. Will Battle Royale work well with Paladins?

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Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced at HRX 2018, Merging Overwatch and PUBG

Paladins: Battlegrounds combines ability-driven combat with survival gameplay having players spawn into a map which is 300 times the size of a normal Paladins' Siege map.

Similarly to PUBG, 100 players will be able to take place in the game at any one time, though the initial offering will be team-based. It will be released sometime in 2018 for PC and consoles.

As you may have guessed, more and more developers are now jumping on the battle royale mode (after the huge success of PUBG). Team Deathmatch will go live with a new map, Trade District.

Finally, it wouldn't be an Hi-Rez Expo without Hi-Rez Studios partnering up with Twitch to bring in free content to Twitch Prime members. A new Champion, the game's 35th, is coming and she's called Moji. Mounts will also be usable. You can check out a video of both Moji and her dragon above. Last fall, third-person shooter/fort-building game Fortnite iterated on Battlegrounds' premise with a battle royale mode.

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