Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins surpasses 4 million players; PS4, Xbox One Closed Beta coming soon

Hi-Rez Studios Paladins appears to be gaining in popularity, and soon, PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to play the game in its upcoming Closed Beta.

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Hi-Rez Studios has announced its team-based fantasy shooter, Paladins, has surpassed four million players worldwide and has become one of the most popular games on Valve’s Steam platform.

“The worldwide response to Paladins has been incredible,” said Todd Harris, chief operating officer of HI-Rez Studios. “It has been thrilling to see the game grow week-over-week since the Steam Open Beta began in mid-September, as well as to hear all of the player feedback, which we are constantly using to improve the game.”

Paladins launched its Open Beta on Steam on September 16 with a Closed Beta expected to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon. The game will also be launching in China through a partnership with Tencent.

In addition to announcing how many people are playing Paladins, Hi-Rez is releasing additional details surrounding Evie’s Winter Classic. The open competitive tournament will now be expanded to players around the world as players from Oceania, Latin America, Brazil, and Russia and partake in the event.

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      November 16, 2016 7:37 AM

      I'm still amazed that this is even a thing

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        November 16, 2016 1:28 PM

        I'm amazed they haven't been sued up the ass by Blizzard.

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      November 16, 2016 10:38 AM

      Wow good for them I guess

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      November 16, 2016 11:56 AM

      Very little originality in this game, but it seems to be made well enough so good for them.

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      November 16, 2016 11:57 AM

      wish Tribes was this popular :[

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        November 16, 2016 12:11 PM

        Which tribes though? Tribes 1, tribes 2 or tribes vengeance? I would take any one of those at this point.

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        November 16, 2016 12:21 PM

        It was so close to being amazing. Best game that nobody played!

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          November 16, 2016 12:43 PM

          Loved it when it came out, until they released that pay2win patch. I heard they fixed it but too late.

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          November 16, 2016 4:32 PM

          Thing is, it was go great for existing T1 and T2 players. I tried it for a while, and my impression was "this is a great game, I wish I was physically capable to learn to play it"

          It was moving so fast , both teams would just blow past me and I had no idea what was happening. It made we want to quit out and go to a slower paced game like Q3A instagib, where I could at least know why I died when I died.

          It needed a really comprehensive training and skill ranking system, and some complete dumbshit 2d maps for beginners to play on before they got thrown into a floating spaceship where these tiny dot guys keep disking you from every possible angle.

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      November 16, 2016 12:15 PM

      how did this game get so popular? Where do they advertise? I've never heard of it here and it's not built on the back of a non-US audience from the sounds of the article.

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      November 16, 2016 3:34 PM

      where's my cut?!?

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      November 16, 2016 4:26 PM

      It's not a terrible game, but it's not great. The gameplay can be fun.

      The presentation quality reminds me of LoL compared to DOTA.

      It's free and I've never had to buy in-game currency due to quick matches and decent rewards per match so I don't even see how this game will ever make money.

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      November 16, 2016 4:38 PM

      My six year old plays this with a controller all the time. He's unlocked all the characters.

      I feel bad for his team mates sometimes but I've noticed he's often in the middle of the scoreboard, so cool I guess. Must have decent matchmaking?