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You need to sign-up now for Paragon’s open beta weekend

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Paragon getting an open beta next weekend

Not because it’s the one MOBA to change your mind about the whole genre (although our resident fanatic Matthew seems to think it looks good), but rather that Paragon’s open beta isn’t going to be that open if you don’t. The Unreal Engine 4 powered, Epic Games developed multiplayer title is giving anyone the chance to give the game a sample next weekend, but only if you sign-up well beforehand.

Paragon itself will be free to test the whole of next weekend though, kicking off on May 26th and concluding on the 30th. You’ll have to enter your details, name of your firstborn child and hand over your Labrador here to play (at least one of those are true), and you’ll need to get it done before the 25th. Why? I don’t know, I don’t make the rules.

Paragon has been in closed beta for a while, allowing anyone to pay $20 to jump in and help shape the game through early testing and feedback. So far some of the response has been good, but there’s still a lot about Paragon we don’t know. While Epic transitions into a studio more concerned with games as a service, their method of revealing them has changed too. It may have kicked off with strange, generic teasers for Paragon’s characters, but at least we sort of know how it’s going to play now.

I must admit though that I am eager to give it a shot next weekend, if only to satisfy my curiosity. The MOBA space is so crowded and competitive now that you really have to be good or unique to stand out, and if anyone could do that on the console space it will be Epic. At least on PS4.

I mean, this open beta trailer is pretty exciting, right?

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

33 Comments

  1. You lost me at MOBA.

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    • Frik van der Hewerskink

      May 19, 2016 at 11:35

      They had me at MOBA

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  2. Ottokie

    May 19, 2016 at 11:33

    2 days after Overwatch release.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 19, 2016 at 11:36

      IKR?

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      • Ottokie

        May 19, 2016 at 11:40

        It’s a big release for me since The Divided released

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 19, 2016 at 11:40

          Division last night felt so….meh. My love for it has waned.

          Overwatch will be my new time sink

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          • Ottokie

            May 19, 2016 at 11:41

            So I take it you’re buying? 😛

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 11:50

            LOL NO I’M WINNING THE EGGSBAWKS, then selling it to buy things

          • Ottokie

            May 19, 2016 at 11:51

            xD

          • Strawman Jim

            May 19, 2016 at 12:19

            Sell it to buy underpants

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 12:38

            Real men wear boxers

          • Strawman Jim

            May 19, 2016 at 12:55

            Real men don’t need to wear any underpants. They let their elephant trunks hang free (like nature intended)

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 13:54

            I tried that once at the office, they had to call in a snake wrangler

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 11:45

      Not exactly the paragon of good timing. tee hee

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      • Ottokie

        May 19, 2016 at 11:56

        *slow clap

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      • Raptor Rants

        May 19, 2016 at 11:57

        This thread has paragon to the dogs man

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 11:58

          It’s a paradogs?

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          • Raptor Rants

            May 19, 2016 at 12:00

            I’m sure people are going to draw parallels to some other games

  3. Strawman Jim

    May 19, 2016 at 11:38

    Another MOBA? Ugh no… just no…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 11:44

      Every game will be a MOBA, those MOBAs, so hot right now.

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      • Strawman Jim

        May 19, 2016 at 12:04

        Trevor, please I beg of you, use your time machine, do not let this hellish future become our destiny!

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    May 19, 2016 at 11:45

    fck sarg reports syntax and config sucks

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    • Raptor Rants

      May 19, 2016 at 11:49

      lulwhat?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 19, 2016 at 11:51

        That’s what his code said!

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 19, 2016 at 11:53

        Sarg reports that pull user information from the Squid Access log to show how much bandwidth has been used per user/IP.

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        • Raptor Rants

          May 19, 2016 at 11:55

          So why not just say “Seeing who watched porn the most is difficult to config” ?

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 19, 2016 at 11:59

            Nah, that’s easy to config… it’s getting everything together (for research purposes) in one document for 20 users that’s pain 😛

          • Raptor Rants

            May 19, 2016 at 12:00

            then say that!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 19, 2016 at 12:25

            Where’s the fun in that?

          • Raptor Rants

            May 19, 2016 at 13:10

            Just do it! Us plebs feel stupid!

  5. Raptor Rants

    May 19, 2016 at 11:48

    Lol. No I don’t

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  6. Guild

    May 19, 2016 at 12:17

    Short version: Fun game in a group but not so great solo unless you a Moba fanatic. Made me think of Evolve since it’s the same group of people I know playing it.

    TL;DR version:
    Been playing Paragon for about 4 weeks now on the PS4. Matches last anywhere between 35min to an hour. I like the character choice, map layout and that you can create decks for specific character builds. This is all based on cards you collect as you level up and the cards have different levels of rarity similar to Hearthstone when you open a pack.
    The game is great to play in a 5 man party and you can team up with friends whether they on PC or PS4. I tried a few games solo, smaller groups and it’s still fun but has all the frustrations of a Moba where team mates either flame you for being a noob or you get pissed off at their inability to play. Playing a 5 man party is a lot more fun and makes team coordination better.
    What I don’t like about the game is you can in some cases feel the ping delay with the EU servers. Most of the time our 5 man party gets wrecked by a 5 man PC party. Precision control of the mouse is far superior to thumb sticks.
    Character balancing still needs to happen since there are the few that OP and guaranteed to be picked in each match.

    Play the Beta preferable with a friend or team and see if you like it.

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    • Guild

      May 19, 2016 at 13:10

      Since Paragon is not available in the SA PS4 store thought I’d share on how to setup so you can play the game from an SA PS4 account:
      You need to have an Epic games account then link it to your SA PS4 account.
      If you don’t have a US account, create one and use the US profile, then go to the PS4 store and download Paragon. You need to also activate this account as a Primary account on your PS4 otherwise you won’t be able to play the game from the SA account.
      Once downloaded, you can then switch to your SA PS4 account and you should be able to launch and play the game from there.

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