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    Open Beta 70 Update Notes | April 25



    A New Frontier
    Open Beta 70 Update Notes | April 25th
    Beta Expectations
    PTS Instructions

    EDIT: Players can unlock Covert Ops Lex through Paladins Strike now, however the Skin Collection itself will not be available until an Update in the near future.



    OVERVIEW

    Welcome to OB70!

    After millions of matches, Khan’s assault on Ascension Peak is coming to a end. So If you wanted to unlock that Soul Eater Jenos skin, I hope you’re reading this before the update has released!

    We’re releasing the first of our three Battle Passes for 2018 in this update. The Battle Pass is packed full of Skins and new content (like animated sprays!) for everyone to enjoy, and the more you play, the more you unlock.

    The last few patches saw major balance changes, so we’re giving a light touch to balance this patch as we watch the meta develop. The latest Champion to hit the realm, Khan, is seeing a few buffs that will allow him to better defend himself in the heat of battle.

    Have fun in OB70, Champions!



    SIEGE OF ASCENSION PEAK

    The Siege of Ascension Peak Event will be coming to an end in OB70.

    • The Siege of Ascension Peak event game mode will no longer be playable in OB70
    • Siege of Ascension Peak Bundles and Emotes will no longer be available in OB70
      • Bundles
        • Academic Skye Bundle
        • Demon Slayer Zhin Bundle
        • Jade Priestess Seris Bundle
      • Emotes
        • Strix - Bold Bird
        • Maeve - Cutting Shapes
        • Androxus - Dab
    • Soul Eater Jenos will never be available again after OB69 ends
    • If you unlocked a Crest, but did not use it to claim a Roaming Emote, you will be awarded a Roaming Emote.



    NEW STORE OPTIONS

    Our beta-exclusive Founder’s Pack will be leaving the store with OB70. Replacing it will be three new bundles: The Champions Pack, the Season Pass, and the Digital Deluxe Edition.

    • Founder’s Pack
      • Leaving the store in OB70
    • Champions Pack
      • $29.99 USD
      • Includes:
        • All current and future Champions
    • Season Pass 2018
      • $39.99 USD
      • Includes
        • 1,500 Crystals
        • 2018 Battle Pass 1
        • 2018 Battle Pass 2 (To be released July 2018)
        • 2018 Battle Pass 3 (To be released November 2018)
    • Digital Deluxe Edition
      • $59.99 USD
      • Includes
        • Season Pass 2018
        • Champions Pack



    GENERAL

    Viktor Visual Rework
    • The former commander of the Sentinels is receiving a visual overhaul this patch.


    Lobby
    • New presentation for Title screen and Main menu - Your welcome to the Realm has never looked better!


    Sprays
    • Continuing on the work from OB69, Sprays are now a Global Equip which can be accessed from your profile page.


    VIP Program
    • As detailed in OB69 Patch Notes, VIP will be replaced by the Battle Pass in OB70.


    End of match lobby changes
    • Our end of Match Lobby has received a visual overhaul.


    Quests

    With the introduction of Battle Pass we will be making some slight changes to our existing quest system.

    • Removed the Champion’s Quest
      • The Gold Chest reward will now be obtainable as a free reward in the Battle Pass. The Battle Pass free rewards track will also include a Diamond Chest!
    • Daily Quests now reward Battle Pass Experience instead of VIP Points.
    • Removed consecutive login bonus on Daily Quests.
      • Quest rewards will now scale based on Battle Pass level.



    CUSTOMIZATIONS

    NEW Skins



    Paladins Strike Skins

    Want to play Paladins on the go? Paladins Strike puts the Champions you know and love in the palm of your hand. Experience the same abilities and gameplay from a new, top-down perspective that’s perfect for mobile. Paladins Strike is currently available on Android and iOS in a small group of countries, and will soon be available worldwide!

    Stay up to date with all Paladins Strike news!

    • Maeve - Strike Skin
    • Lex - Covert Ops
      • After Downloading Paladins Strike and linking your Hi-Rez Account, collect 1500 Crystals in Paladins Strike to unlock the Lex Covert Ops Skin in Paladins!
    • Avatar and Title
      • Link your account and win 25 Strike matches in Siege or Summons to unlock the “Heavenly Striker” title and the Strike Avatar in Paladins.


    Golden Weapons

    Players can now permanently unlock Golden Weapons by reaching Champion Mastery 50.

    NEW Esports Chest

    We’re introducing a new Esports Chest! Fans of Paladins Esports will be able to obtain this by watching various streams such as the Paladins Premier League, Paladins Global Series, and Paladins Console Series. Be sure to check out our Esports Website for up to date details on all Paladins Esports!

    • Chest Contents:
      • Uncommon and Common Champion Skins
      • Battle Pass Experience
      • Raynday, PrettyHair, and LeTigress Esports Announcer Packs


    Sprays

    • All Skin Art and Card Sprays are now unobtainable and exclusive to Paladins Beta Players




    BATTLE PASS

    Experience Paladins like never before with the Battle Pass! Receive instant rewards for purchasing, and unlock over 60 more just by leveling up. All players start earning Battle Pass experience in OB70, leveling up from 1 to 50.

    Battle Pass members will unlock a reward every level, and also unlock the rewards along the free track as well!

    The Paladins Battle Pass costs 500 Crystals, and rewards you just for playing.

    Instant Unlocks (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)



    Epic Tiered Rewards (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

    Every 10 Levels players will earn an Epic Tier Completion reward, including two new cosmetic types exclusive to the Battle Pass!




    Additional Unlocks! (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

    You unlock content every level you advance in the Battle Pass!

    • Silly Hats
      • Four Unique Silly Hat Skins for Sha Lin, Mal’Damba, Lex, and Strix. Only available only in the Battle Pass.
    • Battle Pass Team Boosters
      • Boost your team so they, and you, earn more Battle Pass Experience at the end of a match.
    • Battle Chest
      • Unlock Uncommon Champion Skins, and the chance at more Battle Pass Team Boosters.
    • Battle Spray
      • Show off your Battle Pass Status with an exclusive Spray.
    • 25% Bonus Boost
      • The more you play the faster you unlock. Boost your boost by up to 25%!
    • 100 Crystals
      • Earn back crystals to use on other awesome content.
    • 125,000+ Gold
      • Earn additional Gold throughout the Battle Pass to get you that much closer to the Golden Weapons you want!
    • Title: Gearhead
      • Complete all the Battle Pass Challenges to earn the Limited “Gearhead” title.
      • Challenges will be locked until the next patch.

    Free Rewards

    Players who do not purchase the Battle Pass are still able to collect free rewards such as Gold and Diamond chests while leveling up (Battle Pass members will receive both!) If you decide to purchase the Battle Pass later, you will retroactively receive all the rewards up to your current Battle Pass Level.



    MAPS

    • Removed the remaining propaganda posters and war props from the maps.
    • Ascension Peak
      • Removed a ladder from scrolls
      • Fixed multiple collision errors with level boundaries.
      • Fixed a “Hall of Mirrors” visual bug with the Well map hazard.
    • Brightmarsh
      • Visual touch-up
    • Fish Market
      • Removed clutter props to improve performance.
      • Mirrored the crates around the objective.
      • Removed crates that falsely suggested players might be able to jump up.
      • Added a crate to fill a gap where some characters could not fit.
      • Adjusted lighting at the end push.
    • Frog Isle
      • Cliffside rocks are now mirrored.
    • Magistrate’s Archive
      • Fixed a hole in the collision that allowed some characters to escape the map.
    • Primal Court
      • Visual touch-up.
    • Serpent Beach
      • Reduced level-boundary foliage to improve performance.
    • Stone Keep
      • Removed a lattice to make it easier to read enemy silhouettes against a wall.




    CHAMPIONS

    Bugs

    • Khan
      • Fixed an issue with Commander’s Grab where Khan would continue to dash past an enemy after hitting them.


    Balance

    • Drogoz
      • Rocket Launcher
        • Increased Projectile speed
    • Khan
      • Heavy Repeater
        • Increased damage 180 ➡️ 200
        • Reduced Damage Fall-off
      • Bulwark
        • Now activates instantly
      • Commander’s Grab
        • Reduced Lock-out time after throw
    • Jenos
      • Talents
        • Luminary
          • Removed 15% Weapon Damage buff to self
    • Pip
      • Cards
        • Gift Giver
          • Reduced Healing Received Scaling {30|30}% ➡️ {20|20}%
        • Medicinal Excellence
          • Reduced Radius Increase Scaling {10|10}% ➡️ {8|8}%
    • Ruckus
      • Abilities
        • Emitter
          • Removed 10% Slow
      • Cards
        • Proximity
          • Reduced Damage Reduction {4|4}% ➡️ {3|3}%
          • Reduced Duration of Damage Reduction 3s ➡️ 2s
        • Metal March
          • Reduced Damage Reduction {5|5}% ➡️ {3|3}%
          • Reduced Duration of Damage Reduction 3s ➡️ 2s
    • Strix
      • Cards
        • Overburn
          • Flare's reveal effect lasts an additional {1|1}s ➡️ {0.6|0.6}s
    • Tyra
      • Auto Rifle
        • Reduced Recoil
        • Reduced Damage Fall-off
      • Nade Launcher
        • No Longer has Projectile Drop




    BUG FIXES

    • [Console] Fixed an issue where players who were not in a party would sometimes be considered in one. This prevented them from queueing as they were not a party leader.
    • Fixed an issue where Khan’s title was displaying as Khan instead of Primus of House Aico.
    • Various localization cleanups in the User Interface.
    Last edited by HiRezJuJu; 04-26-2018 at 01:06 PM.
    Lead Community Manager | @HiRezAlyssa

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