Paladins Hits Epic Games Store Today, Includes Four Free Champions

Paladins, the free-to-play character shooter, comes to the Epic Game Store today. For a limited time, you’ll also get a bundle of champions and skins.

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a multiplayer shooter from developer Evil Mojo Games and publisher Hi-Rez Studios. The game originally launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One before coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. And now it’s coming to the Epic Game Store, giving players even more ways to get into Evil Mojo’s character shooter.

As a character-based shooter, Paladins has several similarities to games like Overwatch and Team Fortress 2. Though the setting certainly makes it stand out. The game features 44 different champions for you to play and master. Considering Paladins is a free-to-play game, that’s quite a few characters for you to unlock. Fortunately for new players, when you pick the game up via the EGS, you’ll get access to four champions right out the gate. Paladins has four basic classes each champion falls into: front lines, damages, supports, and flanks. The free champion bundle gives you one of each, along with one of each, complete with a skin for each and a free diamond chest.

If you’re on the lookout for a new shooter to play, Paladins might be worth a shot. Personally, I’ve only put limited time into the game; however, its deck-building system is an intriguing system to add to a shooter. It might be a bit much for some players, but those that want to dig in will find a system ripe for customization.

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For a limited time, you’ll get a free starter pack of sorts when you buy the game on the Epic Game Store.

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