Paladins adds new champion Vatu, modes, Event Pass, and map update


The new “Shadows” update from Paladins introduces a new champion, Vatu the shadow, alongside a new map update, new game modes, a completely new event pass, and visual upgrades.

Vatu is a Flank with sharp Kunai and mysterious shadow magic, specializing in high mobility and damage.

He uses his Ambush ability to jump at his target’s throat and assassinate him quickly. He can reactivate it once more to attack his next victim. Vatu also has three Dash charges, which allow him to emerge from the shadows – or merge back into them – at any time.

“Vatu’s gameplay strength is well emphasized by his strong character identity as your ninja’s ninja. Paladins’ newest champion combines familiar mechanics in new and fluid ways to create a short-range hit-and-run experience that rewards highly skilled play and punishes mistakes.”

Kevin Readen, Evil Mojo Game Designer

Limited-Time Modes

A first in Paladins, eight rotating Limited-Time Modes are now available for free. This is the first step in a multi-step strategy to introduce new ways for players to interact with the game. Who shot first? In Hide & Seek, everyone plays as Strix with unlimited Stealth charge.

Try to keep your feet on the ground in Knock Knock, which features Ash and Bomb King with increased effectiveness on their signature Knockback abilities.

Beach Bash: The new Event Pass

Event Passes are Paladins’ twist on the Battle Pass formula. They are cheaper, faster to complete, and quicker to cycle. Each Event Pass has 24 levels to climb through just by playing, each unlocking an impactful reward.

The Event Pass: Beach Bash is making its hot debut today, allowing players to unlock two Summer-themed Champion skins plus an alternative version for each – including Great Orange Buck for free.

The Event Pass also holds Crystals and dozens of cosmetic rewards.

Jaguar Falls Visual Upgrades

Jaguar Falls counts among Paladins’ most classic and popular maps. Its visual update includes new lighting and retexturing. A new jaguar statue along with the addition of metallic gold touches through the map convey a feeling of opulence and ancient wealth.

All the content of the Shadows update is now available in Paladins.

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