Paladins Battlegrounds joins the battle royale showdown

Hi-Rez announces first "hero shooter battle royale" game mode.

The annual Hi-Rez expo began today with news that the Smite developers are throwing their hat into the battle royale ring with a game mode for their popular F2P hero shooter, Paladins: Battlegrounds.

Battlegrounds' premise should be familiar to anyone playing its obvious namesake PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as 100 players are dropped onto a huge map and tasked with surviving to the last alive.

Paladins – probably best known as releasing in the same period as Overwatch with similar hero abilities and cartoonish graphics – brings the concept of the "hero shooter" to an already saturated genre.

Check out the video below and let us know if this "PUBG clone" inside an "Overwatch clone" is for you:

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