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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Paladins: Champions of the Realm (2017) is a free online shooting game, like Overwatch that lets you play as different heroes in the battles. It's set in a world combining fantasy and science fiction, including medieval-looking soldiers who use ranged weapons such as shotguns and assault rifles instead of swords.

You start by choosing a type of hero (Front Line, Damage, Support, and Flank) before heading into online shooting battles. It's a team game so players must rely on strategy, character knowledge, coordination, and collaboration to win. There is text and voice chat to communicate.

The main Paladins mode is two teams of 5 racing to capture the map's central capture point. Teams battle over a larger area adding more strategy to the game. There are battles where the first to get 40 kills wins.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Paladins: Champions of the Realm 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Platform elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 10-player online game. You play in five vs five teams, online.

Cross-Platform: You can play with people on different systems: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. Playable characters are equipped with cartoonish weapons, which have similar functions to shotguns, rifles, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, and so on. Characters do not react physically to individual strikes, though there may be a small red blood effect when they are hit. Health bars appear over the characters’ heads and will decrease with each blow. When their bar runs out, characters fall limply to the ground. After a short time, their bodies disappear completely. The game features online playing capability, which may involve real-time interaction with other players.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players can enjoy this if they are comfortable with highly competitive games and quick reactions. It can be frustrating when you lose, and you have to rely on teammates which is another tension point for youngsters.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Paladins: Champions of the Realm

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
Switch Store Switch Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
 
There are individual in-game purchases fo champions, voices, talents, emotes, skins, poses, diamonds and crystals. You can purchase a Season Pass to enable limited edition items. You can also purchase a Paladins Digital Deluxe Edition that unlocks these passes and items for a single price.
  • Deal of the Day: Limited availability item. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/03/2017

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (10 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting and Platform

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Evil Mojo Games (@EvilMojoGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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