Today, Epic Games announced the next update for its free-to-play third-person MOBA Paragon will be arriving next week. This new update (v.40) is titled “The Age of Intellect” and will be coming to PC and PS4 on Tuesday, May 16. The update also brings a new week long event that will give players double XP starting May 16 and ending on May 23, 2017. This week long event will also allow players to pick up Sluggo’s “So Sorry” Banner by playing 10 games of PvP or Co-Op.
The most notable new addition to this update will be the inclusion of a new hero named Phase. A backstory and other details of Phase can be found as follows:
Phase began to exhibit powers at a young age and was sent to Tryon Industries for special “care”. When the other subjects staged a break out, she joined the cause. Once free, she hid her powers blending in with everyday life in Omeda City, until that is, she was led to Agora.
Unleash your ally’s true potential with extraordinary abilities that can only be harnessed through the power of Phase. Link to your allies and empower them to fight longer, harder and more fiercely than you ever thought possible.
In addition, Epic Games provided the following other details about changes that will be coming in the v.40 update.
Several popular Heroes have been reworked or changed in ways that improve usability, and will change how players approach the battlefield. Some of the oldest Heroes like Steel and Murock have had kit updates to make them more viable in combat; even some newer Heroes like Shinbi has seen changes to unlock her full potential.
While Paragon’s card system is being completely reworked, Epic continues to update existing cards to reflect the general direction for the future. This includes several reworks of niche cards alongside updated functionality and balance across the full library.
If you want to learn more about what will be coming in next week’s update, then you can head over to the Epic Games website and read more about it in more detail.
Make sure to also watch the new gameplay video below which shows off some rad new footage of Phase in action.