Epic Games’ PlayStation 4 and PC MOBA Paragon enters open beta today, allowing all of those interested in a spot of team-based competitive play the chance to go hands-on with the developer’s first game since leaving the Gears of War series in the care of The Coalition.
Since the title’s first beta test earlier this year, Epic has introduced several new gameplay elements into the mix, including new Heroes, modes and character skins, but the studio isn’t stopping there.
Speaking on Sony’s PlayStation Blog, Epic Games creative director Steve Superville thanked fans for the invaluable feedback provided since the first beta, and reaffirms the development team’s intention to release new Heroes every three weeks, which has already seen the likes of The Fey and Greystone enter the battlefield.
Hello again, PlayStation Nation. It’s a real privilege for us to be able to welcome you all to Paragon’s Open Beta starting today! That means everyone can play Paragon for free right now. Just download it from PlayStation Store and you’re good to go.
We are committed to improving and updating Paragon every week. If that sounds like a lot, here are the highlights for the things we’ve done since we entered Early Access in March.
We’ve released new Heroes every three weeks, including Sevarog, Iggy & Scorch, Khaimera, Riktor, GRIM.exe, Greystone, and The Fey. (We’re at 20 Heroes and counting.)
Instituted Draft Mode.
Added tons of awesome skins, including this savage Scarab Grux skin last week.
Added 43 new cards.
Integrated Twitch API rewards.
Many balance changes, UI updates, and we’ve even updated the menu music three times
Epic has yet to confirm a final release date for Paragon, but still appears to be standing by a general 2o16 window. If you’ve not heard a peep about the game up until now, or are just new to MOBAs in general, why not give the Beta trailer a watch above for a taste of what to expect.