Paladins Now Free to Play as Open Beta Begins on Xbox One

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Paladins is now 100% free for everyone to download and play on Xbox One! With the open beta starting today, you can download Paladins from the Xbox Store and enter the Realm right now. Don’t worry about the “beta” tag — Paladins will be free to play forever and you won’t lose any progress once we launch later this year.

In even more exciting news, we’re celebrating open beta with the release of a new cinematic trailer (see above)! Watch as Ruckus chases down the magic crystal that powers his mechanized suit… and get a taste of Paladins’ lighthearted humor.

Paladins Screenshot

Never heard of Paladins? It’s a fantasy team-based shooter, where you become a legendary Champion like Androxus, who soars through the skies with a cursed pistol, or Ying, who creates illusions with her magical mirror. Even better, customize each Champion to play exactly how you want to play with our card-based loadout system.

We want to thank the hundreds of thousands of fans who have already entered the Realm on Xbox One during our closed beta. And to those of you learning about Paladins for the first time, welcome to our community of more than 8.5 million passionate Paladins players from around the world.

To celebrate we’re throwing a double gold weekend through Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7! Simply log in to play and watch the bonus gold roll in to unlock new Champions and Radiant Chests!

If you like Paladins, there’s no better way to enter the Realm than with our [link]Founder’s Pack[link]. You’ll unlock all 24 Champions, a ton of bonus beta content, and every Champion we ever release in the future. That even includes Seris, Oracle of the Abyss, a haunting new support Champion coming to Xbox One in just a few weeks!

Are you a competitive player who always wants to prove you’re the best on the world? We’re supporting Paladins as an international esport on Xbox One and your team could qualify for a free trip to our first major tournament at DreamHack Valencia in Spain! Check our esports blog for more information.

From all of us here at Hi-Rez Studios, we’d like to close by extending our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire Xbox One community. We’ve enjoyed getting to know you all through our first Xbox One release, SMITE, and we hope you enjoy Paladins just as much.

See you in the Realm, Champion!

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