Paladins: Champions of the Realm Update Brings Merry Mayhem to Xbox One By Lucy Wood, 16 Dec 2018 CommentsThe "Merry Mayhem" update for Paladins: Champions of the Realm is now live on Xbox One, featuring new content, daily community events and a new Gift Giving Bundle. The patch notes for update 1.9 are provided below the official overview video.MAPS*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***NEW SIEGE MAP: WARDER’S GATEDo battle at the imposing Warder’s Gate: Paladins’ newest Siege map. Will you side with the Warders or try to siege their fortress from the nearby forest?Warder’s Gate is Paladins’ first map with asymmetrical art. Each side features a unique visual theme — Defend the Warders’ magnificent architecture, or stand among the roots of a mystical forest. This theming also improves gameplay clarity, making it easier to identify your location are on the map. Plus: Catch some air with magical anti-gravity Crystals!Since this map is one of our most ambitious to date, we’ll be testing it thoroughly throughout our two week PTS cycle. We expect to ship Warder’s Gate in 1.9, but may extend its development time to ensure the best level of quality for our players.TEST MAP: DEATHGATETEST MAP: THRONESNEW EVENT: MERRY MAYHEM*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***Dredge is in charge of the presents… and this pirate has a sweet tooth! Purchase an event bundle to unlock access to Dredge’s secret Sweets Store, where you can trade in your Sweets for more awesome presents. Log in every day from Dec. 17-30 to see what new special event Dredge has in store!SWEET COLLECTOR CHALLENGESEach week, Dredge will have a new set of challenges for you. Complete the challenges to unlock Sweets, and a free present: An avatar, Gold Chest, or Festive Chest!Sweet CollectorAvailable 1.9 Patch ReleaseRewards: 4 Sweets, 15,000 Gold, Rowdy Corsair, Static AvatarCandy ConnoisseurAvailable December 19th, 2018 at 4:00am ESTRewards: 4 Sweets, 30,000 Gold, Gold ChestStocking StufferAvailable December 26th, 2018 at 4:00am ESTRewards: 5 Sweets, 60,000 Gold, Festive ChestEVENT STORE ACCESSStockingPlayers can only access Dredges Secret Sweet Shop if they own a stocking, which comes with any Merry Mayhem Event Bundle.SweetsPlayers collect Sweets to spend in the event store by completing Dredge’s weekly challenges and purchasing event bundlesUnspent Sweets will automatically be exchanged for 1,000 Gold each at the end of the event, even if a player did not purchase an Event BundleEVENT STORE CONTENT1 SweetFestive Furia, SprayCutesy Yeti, AvatarUnrefined, Vivian EmoteJudgment, Furia Animated MVP Pose3 SweetsCutesy Lian, Animated AvatarNaughty Yeti, Animated SprayGingerdead House, Death StampLounge, Lian Legendary EmoteTranquil Breeze, Jenos Legendary Roaming EmoteMistletoe, Legendary 3D Spray5 SweetsBarrier Wreath, Makoa SkinTough Cookie, Fernando SkinMERRYMAKER DREDGE BUNDLEIncludes:Merrymaker Dredge SkinThar She Blows, Dredge MVP5 SweetsStockingPrice: 400 CrystalsABOMINABLE TERMINUS BUNDLEIncludes:Abominable Terminus SkinRage, Terminus MVP5 SweetsStockingPrice: 400 CrystalsMERRYMAKER LIAN BUNDLEIncludes:Merrymaker Lian SkinPoise, Lian MVP5 SweetsStockingPrice: 400 CrystalsMERRYMAKER MAEVE BUNDLEUnlock the Merrymaker Maeve Bundle free by purchasing all three Merry Mayhem Event Bundles!Includes:Merrymaker MaeveAmbush, Maeve MVPIced Out, Limited Title10 SweetsIce Palace, Limited Loading FrameMerrymaker Maeve will be available for direct purchase after the Merry Mayhem event for the cost of the entire event, 1200 Crystals.MERRY MAYHEM EVENT CALENDARDon’t forget to log in every day from December 17-30 to see what special event Dredge has in store. Unlock free holiday sprays, bonus Gold and XP, and amazing sales!Dec 17th – 100% Bonus Battle Pass ExperienceDec 18th – First Win of the Day Reward – Chibi Grover SprayDec 19th – All Supports & Damage Champions FreeDec 20th – 2X all end of Match RewardsDec 21st – First Win of the Day Reward – Chibi Bomb King SprayDec 22nd – Bonus Performance GoldDec 23rd – 200% Bonus Battle Pass ExperienceDec 24th – First Win of the Day Reward – Chibi Evie SprayDec 25th – All Champions FreeDec 26th – Bonus Performance GoldDec 27th – First Win of the Day Reward – Chibi Makoa SprayDec 28th – 100% Bonus Battle Pass ExperienceDec 29th – All Flanks & Front Line Champions FreeDec 30th – First Win of the Day Reward – Chibi Kinessa SprayGIFT GIVING BUNDLE*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***Take to the skies with Sugar Plum Willo and grace your friends with epic skins this holiday season!Includes:Sugar Plum Willo, Epic Skin – New!200 Crystals2 Large Gift Tokens (600 Crystal Value can be used in place of 300 crystals when purchasing a Large Gift for a friendPrice: $9.99 USDThe Gift Giving Bundle will be available on PS4 on 12/12, Xbox One on 12/17, and Nintendo Switch on 12/19CUSTOMIZATIONS*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***VOICE PACK CHESTContains voice packs for every ChampionPrice: 125 CrystalsGOLD SKINSUpdated Grover Golden weapon texturesUpdated Ash Golden weapon texturesBALANCE*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***Developer Commentary: Update 1.9 is the last update of this Paladins Season! This is a relatively minor balance pass ahead of our next update, which will feature massive new season balance changes. Expect major adjustments to the Item Store, Champion Base Abilities, Champion Talents, and Cards (40+). We’ll be hosting special shows on Mixer to discuss the upcoming season changes. Follow us on social media for more details!GENERALReduced the Magnitude of the camera shake or “Aim Punch” that players received while taking damageCHAMPIONSFuriaKindle Soul cooldown reduced from 5s [to] 4sDeveloper Commentary: We are reverting the Kindle Soul cooldown nerf from Update 1.6. Furia released as one of the most winning Champions in Paladins, holding a top 3 spot at all player skill levels and queues for multiple patches. We feel she has finally settled into a much healthier spot overall, but still lacks the healing throughput to make her a competitive Support.DredgeScuttle now has damage fall-off.YingAdded a unique sound to Life Exchange when successfully healing an ally with Shatter.BUG FIXES*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***GENERALFixed an issue where the Damage Dealt recap UI would sometimes display erroneous text.CHAMPIONSCassieFixed an issue that would sometimes allow Cassie’s ultimate to permanently reveal the enemy team.InaraFixed an interaction with Jenos that allowed Inara to move freely while channeling her Ultimate.JenosFixed an issue where Golden Star Splitter was untextured.KinessaOppressor Mines properly have two charges again.MaeveFixed texture clipping on on Raeve Maeve’s Helmet.SerisFixed instances of looping sound effects when using Restore Soul with either the Jade Priestess or Remix weapons equipped.WilloCleaned up the Whirlibird emote animation.Remember to keep an eye on the official game Twitter for a chance to win daily prizes in the Paladins Holiday Calendar event.We've got the full list of Paladins: Champions of the Realm achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.Game PatchVideoXbox One X EnhancedScreenshotsXbox OneID@Xbox Written by Lucy WoodLucy wasted her youth in the pursuit of music, art and stories. Eventually she discovered that video games combine all three with shooting and exploding stuff and a gamer was born.