'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode

Lynne Hanson
January 5, 2018

Called Paladins: Battlegrounds, the new game mode (which will launch later in 2018) is created to be played in teams much like the core Paladins game.

Paladins Battlegrounds is a new 100-player battle royale game that is coming after PUBG's place atop the throne, with the questionably titled free-to-play mode being introduced in Hi-Rez Studios' shooter. It appears as though 2018 could turn into a veritable battle royale of battle royale games. Then they hop onto their mounts and begin exploring, looting their way through more than four dozen outposts and tracking zeppelins that drop legendary gear.

Last but not least, Paladins Strike is a mobile game which melds the hero shooter with MOBA elements and a top-down view.

Now, developer Hi-Rez wants the game to challenge the current most played game on the internet: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Other games replicating this game mode is no surprise considering the huge success of PUBG, which recently surpassed 3 million players.

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With the Hi-Rez expo now upon us, you can be sure that the studio will have some special announcements in store for their fan base on what they can expect in the near future for some of their titles like Smite and Paladins.

In addition to the core shooter experience, Paladins also offers deep strategy and in-match character progression through decks of collectible cards, which amplify and augment a character's core set of abilities.

With a debut trailer that may as well be called PaladinsUnknown Battlegrounds. Notably, Paladins Battlegrounds will also be available to play solo. The last team standing wins.

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