Paladins: Champions of the Realm
is celebrating its one-year anniversary on the Steam platform. Console players probably haven't paid particular attention to it, but hey, if it brings a double XP weekend with it, the Steamiversary is our new favorite thing.
In addition to the double XP, all in-game champion mastery cosmetics will be 50% off. Players can also earn 20 crystals for each of their first three wins each day, up to a total of 60 crystals per day, or 180 for the whole weekend. The event will be live from Friday, September 15th at 5 a.m. EDT until Monday, September 18th at 5 a.m. EDT.
This celebration weekend launches conveniently after developer Hi-Rez Studios released the latest patch for the console versions earlier this week. The patch, titled "Beats Purr Minute," brings the introduction of a new VIP system, new quests, more cosmetics and the usual variety of bug fixes. There are also some quality of life improvements like tweaks to the mute system, an additional 15 seconds to choose a character in ranked, clarified damage and healing indicators and more. To view the full notes, head over to Hi-Rez's official patch notes thread here
Looking ahead, the Open Beta 59 patch preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15th at 1 p.m. EDT. Hi-Rez has already offered up a tropical-themed tease
on Twitter, so be sure to stay tuned to the Paladins Twitch channel
or social media to see the full reveal.