The Open Beta for Epic Games’ MOBA Paragon started today and fans are piling in. While this isn’t the first Paragon Open Beta, this is the first that lasts longer than a weekend. The Epic Games team has been livestreaming on Twitch most of the day, playing matches while discussing the heroes, gameplay, and the future of Paragon. Players who link their Twitch account with their Epic Games ID will have a chance to earn rewards by watching the livestream or by streaming the game themselves.
For full details, here is the official press release from this morning:
Cary, NC – August 16, 2016 – Epic Games today released its free-to-play MOBA, Paragon, in free Open Beta for PC and PlayStation 4. Developed by the creators of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, Paragon is a competitive 5v5 MOBA that combines the ferocity of third-person action with the deep strategic choice of a MOBA.
To celebrate the launch, Epic Games will also be hosting a livestream on Twitch and YouTube starting today at 10:00AM Eastern. Tune as the team discusses game and Hero design, broadcasts live gameplay, and gives a sneak peek at what’s in store for future of Paragon.
In Paragon, every match is an epic clash of Heroes, each with their own unique design and play style that can turn the tide of battle. With a new Hero every three weeks, Paragon offers endless opportunity for new players and MOBA veterans alike.
Paragon is designed so that every player can compete and win without ever spending money. All Heroes are always free-to-play. Cards can only be earned by playing the game. Those who would dare reach the highest levels of skill can tackle Master Challenges. As you increase your Hero level, you’ll unlock new card packs, unique taunts, and valuable rewards.