Every developer will be wanting a slice of the battle royale audience in 2018 and Hi-Rez is first out the blocks after finding a way to make a team-based shooter into a battle royale game.
Hi-Rez Studios has announced that Paladins will introduce a new Battle Royale game mode. Games like Rocket League and Minecraft already support the feature, so getting one of these two competitive games online across PC and Xbox One shouldn't be too hard and would help expand the fanbase even more.
Players spawn into a massive map - over 300 times the square footage of a typical Paladins' Siege map.
The mode will be played on a large map in 20-minute matches, and players will fight for loot in a number of outposts. As pointed out by EuroGamer, Paladins has card battling gameplay from 2015 games and hero shooter mechanics from 2016 titles. And that's not easy with 100 players all fighting to win. The Paladins spin on the mode will come, of course, in the variety of abilities employed by their roster of champions. The latest addition to the growing list of such games is Paladins, the class-based FPS by Hi-Rez Studios.
An Alpha version of Paladins: Battlegrounds is playable now at Hi-Rez Expo while the full release of this new mode is expected to land later this year, free-to-play just like the rest of the game. The Battlegrounds mode will also be free upon release, and is now playable at the Hi-Rez Expo in an alpha form. Mounts will also be usable. The new mode also comes with a new map, Trade District, which you can get a closer look at in the following trailer.