Epic Games MOBA Paragon is one of the genre’s most exciting titles. Instead of the top-down look of others MOBA such as League of Legends, Paragon looks mighty fine in third-person. Also making it stand out from the crowd is its deck building system, which should offer players a bit more freedom when it comes to their playstyles.
Scheduled for a proper release on PC and PS4 later this year, fans of the upcoming multiplayer title have been chomping at the bit to play the game ahead of its official launch. Just their luck then, as Epic Games will soon kick off the Paragon early access on both platforms. Find out more after the break.
Paragon Early Access Begins March 18
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Epic Games’ Steve Superville explains that the Paragon early access begins on March 18 on both PC and PS4 The Paragon Founder’s Packs (which you have to buy in order to get into the early access) will go on sale just a few days earlier on March 14.
The Paragon Founder’s Pack will cost €19.99/$19.99 (likely £14.99 for players in the UK) and includes the game, skins, boosts and “other cosmetic items”. The Challenger Pack and the Master Pack are rather more expensive at €59.99/$59.99 (approx. £44.99) and €99.99/$99.99 (likely £79.99) respectively and will come with more skins (including a “unique” skin), unlockable items and boosts, along with a Founder’s Pack to gift to a friend.
Superville also calls the packs “insanely good value” and notes that during Paragon’s early access ‘season’, a new playable hero will be released every three weeks and there will daily/weekly rewards and community events too. Epic Games is also sweetening the pot by offering other in-game content at a “huge discount”.
Founder’s Packs and early access pricing aside, it’s nice to finally get a look at how Paragon will make its money. At launch, heroes will be free while cosmetic items (skins and emotes) will be paid-for and Epic will also be selling boosts. It’s unclear just exactly what those boosts are but as Superville says that the team thinks that “competitive games need to be fair for all players” and that the game will “never be pay-to-win”, there’s likely no need to be concerned.
Paragon early access begins on March 18 on PC and PS4. A free open beta will take place in summer 2016.