Paladins had an exciting year in 2019 – we released four new champions, a variety of exciting Battle Passes, and a series of updates which brought more bug fixes and quality of life improvements than ever before. We declared 2019 the best year ever for Paladins, and we think we achieved our goal. But we’ve never been comfortable resting on our laurels. If 2019 was our best, we only had one choice for 2020 – make it an even better year for Paladins. With this goal in mind, we are launching Season 3 of Paladins with today’s update (available now free on Xbox One), which includes so many changes and improvements that we can confidently say that we’re kicking 2020 to be the best ever. Let’s dive in and see what’s in store for the new year!
We think you’ll agree that the most exciting part of our first patch of 2020, A Tigron’s Tale, is the introduction of our newest Champion: Tiberius. Nicknamed The Weapon’s Master, Tiberius wields two unique weapons against his enemies: his throwing chakrams, which will bounce off of floors, walls, and ceilings, and a mystical sword. Discovered in an ancient temple and forged in ages immemorable, Tiberius’ blade is more than just a weapon: it’s an ally. Tiberius can throw his blade at enemies, then recall it back to his hand. Selecting his “Tigron’s Fury” ability allows Tiberius to do even more damage with his sword, causing it to explode when recalled.
Tiberius is a Tigron – a race of nomadic cat-people renowned for their agility and fighting prowess. In creating Tiberius, we spent a lot of time creating a Champion that moved like a feline. This is most evident in Tiberius’ ultimate ability – actually two abilities in one. After activating his Ultimate, players can launch his Striking Tigron attack, causing Tiberius to quickly dash forward, dealing damage to any enemies in his path. Activating his Whirling Blades attack launches Tiberius into the air, blocking all incoming damage with his whirling sword and dealing damage to nearby enemies when he lands. Players can mix and match these attacks when activating his Ultimate, triggering them a total of 5 times for a variety of exciting combos.
It doesn’t matter how exciting our Champions are (and we hope you’ll agree when we say that Tiberius is one of our most exciting yet), Paladins wouldn’t be the game it is without its amazing community. To show our appreciation for our players, and to allow them to have direct input in some of our content for 2020, the skins for our very first Battle Pass this year are based on concepts submitted by our community members which were then voted on by our players. The Community Battle Pass features all new skins for some of our most popular Champions: Ska’drin Ash, Wukong Talus, Soul Briar Grover, and Dark Monarch Lian. These skins – and a Limited recolor of each – are part of our fist 2020 Battle Pass, which also features over 100 other rewards.
Last, but definitely not least, A Tigron’s Tale kicks off Season 3 for Paladins, which means a host of quality-of-life improvements, bug fixes, and balance changes. For example, character voice packs are now included for free with every skin purchase. We’ve also added even more free Crystals to our Battle Pass – beginning with the Community Battle Pass, even players earning rewards on our free track will earn more Crystals than ever before. Our list of bug fixes and balance changes are too exhaustive to list here, but head on over to here for a full list of changes you’ll find in this patch.
Whether you’re already a member of the Paladins community, or are just playing for the first time, we hope that you’ll join the rest of our community in Season 3. Our goal to make 2020 the best year ever for Paladins can only be achieved with the help of our amazing players (that’s you!).