Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced at HRX 2018

A new Battle Royale game mode is coming to the Hi-Rez Studios hit free-to-play team-based shooter Paladins

Hi-Rez Studios announced Thursday during a keynote address opening its annual Hi-Rez Expo. Paladins: Battlegrounds is the first-ever hero-shooter battle royale. This genre mashup combines ability-driven combat with survival gameplay and a fantasy setting to create something brand new.

Riding on a mount through this massive fantasy-themed map, looking for gear and cooperating with your team, Paladins: Battlegrounds delivers some of the feel of open-world MMO PvP but all within a 20-minute match
-Todd Harris, Executive Producer of Paladins.

The game is designed from the ground-up to be played in teams. Players must work together to survive in Paladins: Battlegrounds. Supports struggle to keep their Front Liners alive, Damage Champions let the bullets fly and Flanks look for any possible assassination.
The massive map that Players spawn into is over 300 times the square footage of a typical Paladins’ Siege map. Players then hop onto their mounts and begin exploring. They can loot their way through more than four dozen outposts and tracking zeppelins that drop legendary gear.
As the fog contracts, the stakes are raised and the last team standing wins. That’s not easy with 100 players all fighting to win. Paladins is free-to-play, and the Battlegrounds mode will be free for all Paladins players upon release.
An early alpha version is playable at Hi-Rez Expo. A full release of the Battlegrounds game mode will be added to Paladins in 2018.

Watch the official trailer