I’m looking at the posts I’ve got saved up, and I just have way too many articles about PUBG taking up space. I mean, I don’t want this to become the PUBG Blog, but there’s just so much that keeps popping up that I could talk about.
You know, the game that’s an Overwatch clone, but it’s not an Overwatch clone? Yeah, I don’t know either. It’s a game that’s been out in early access for the past while, and news has just come out that there is currently a Battle Royal game mode coming to the game that will be free-to-play for all. What’s the name of the mode again? Oh, that’s right: Battlegrounds…not even trying to hide it, huh?
And apparently, according to Hi-Rez CEO Erez Goren, they have been working pretty feverishly over the past few months in order to get this game mode out as soon as possible, so let’s take a look at the mode itself.
So what is it?
Paladins: Battlegrounds looks like something that’s actually trying to improve off of the failed ‘Survival’ mode that’s been available to play on Paladins for the past while. The mode originally had the same general concept as PUBG, fight to the death inside of an ever-shrinking radius that will kill you if you go outside of it. However, Paladins took it a step further and made the mode entirely revolve around teams. That turned out to be a problem, however, considering teams could only beat the other team after they won five matches, meaning, if they died immediately when they landed on the ground, they had to wait until the current match ended to respawn and potentially die immediately again.