Hi-Rez studios has launched Paladins Strike, a mobile MOBA version of its Paladins first person shooter. It’s not entirely unusual for developers to look towards the mobile space at this time; since other shooters like PUBG and Fornite have already done the same.
Paladins Strike retains the same game modes as the PC version, albeit adapted for MOBA style gameplay. Aside from that, it shuffles the heroes and reimagines them for a more isometric viewing angle. Only 15 heroes appear to be available with Paladins Strike, but that doesn’t mean more couldn’t be added later.
The game is a free-to-play title; with in-app purchases. Like the PC version, players will have to use in-game currency to buy new heroes, customisation skins, and consumable items. Unlike the PC version, it doesn’t look like grinding for lootboxes is a viable option. This is, after all, a F2P mobile game.
It’s difficult to say why Paladins has take the MOBA route with its mobile game. Especially since other games are proving that the current flavour happens to be first- and third person shooters. Something that is even more puzzling since Paladins is already a FPS.