Hi-Rez Studios is launching today the open beta of its free-to-play online shooter Paladins on PS4 and Xbox One.
This means that PS4 and Xbox One players can download and play the game on their consoles directly from the respective stores, starting today.
Executive Producer and Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer Todd Harris accompanied the press release with a comment:
“After welcoming more than 8.5 million PC players to Paladins, we are excited to bring console players into the Realm. Now console players will be able to experience the deep customizability of Paladins, the only shooter that lets players play exactly how they want to play.”
On top of the announcement, we also get a batch of screenshots, a cinematic trailer, and a gameplay trailer, all of which you can check out at the bottom of the post.
For esports lovers, we also get the announcement of the “Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Console Wars Tournament.”
The best Paladins console players can earn a free trip to Valencia, Spain to compete for their share of $50,000 in the Paladins Console Wars at DreamHack Valencia 2017.
This first console Paladins esports tournament builds upon the successful Paladins PC esports scene. It will pit the best PlayStation 4 and Xbox One teams against each other in what Hi-Rez Studios is terming “Console Wars.”
Players may qualify for the tournament through open bracket qualifiers, held May 20 – June 25. The top teams on each platform from North America and Europe will earn the right to defend their console’s honor. For more information on how to register, visit esports.paladins.com.
You can check out the assets below, and don’t forget to grab your free Sha Lin champion and Bravado skin code at our dedicated giveaway page.