Hi! So, this post was actually a project I was assigned for work. The coolest assignment I've ever gotten while on this job for over seven years now. Do note: I do not work directly within the Hi-Rez company.
Below is one of a couple guides I was asked to write for my team. I had fun writing it and I also really enjoy the game so I wanted to share it here as well.
Paladins is a free-to-play hybrid of a first-person shooter and MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena). In recent years, “MOBA” refers to games like League of Legends and DOTA. Originally, MOBA referred to games like Unreal Tournament and Quake.
To get started, there are six permanently free Champions you can play as: Cassie, Jenos, Lex, Ruckus, Seris and Viktor and four other free Champions that will rotate and change. Every Wednesday at 4AM ET two Champions will be changed that remain in free rotation for two weeks. Flank and Support or Front Line and Damage are always exchanged alternately.
It’s not always easy to pick a character when first getting started when there are so many to choose from. So, pick one that you think might suit your playstyle to start with. As always in games like this, it is a really good idea to try every hero out eventually. Not only does this help you find new characters you enjoy that you thought you wouldn’t, but it also gives you a better idea on how to face these characters when you go against them.
The other Champions are unlockable for free with in-game currency that is earned while playing the game. They can also be unlocked early with real money purchases. The newest added Champions always tend to be the most “overpowered” but that doesn’t mean many of the older characters aren’t just as powerful. In any game like this, some characters will always feel more powerful than others and this also depends on the player playing them as well as team composition.
The class types: