The first post-beta update for Paladins will go live tomorrow. In it you will find new galactic skins, a lot of bug fixes and tank balance changes – including Ash and Khan buffs and Inara and Fernando nerfs.

A New(er) Frontier

patch 1.0b description | 17 May

The patch will hit the servers on May 17 for both PC and consoles.


Welcome to Update 1.0b!

With the launch come some changes to our update cycle.

Major Paladins updates will now be bigger and better quality than ever before. Major updates will include new champions, events, or other big stuff. These updates will come every 6 weeks.

In between, Paladins will receive smaller updates focused on balance, improvements, and bug fixes – like this patch.

Our patch 1.0b includes highly anticipated Battle Pass quests, new loading screen splash art, skins out of this galaxy, tank-focused balance changes, and plenty of bug fixes.

Have fun in 1.0b, champions!


Battle Pass

In 1.0b, players will be able to complete Battle Pass quests. Challenges offer a way to further accelerate your Battle Pass progress by completing various objectives during matches. Players who complete all challenges before the Battle Pass ends will unlock the Legendary Title Gearhead.

  • Challenge Tier 1: Blueprints
    • Unlocked at Battle Pass 2 level
    • Rewards 200,000 Battle Pass Experience Points for completing all quests
  • Tier 2 Challenge
    • Unlocked at Battle Pass level 11
    • Rewards 400,000 Battle Pass Experience Points for completing all quests
  • Tier 3 Challenge
    • Unlocked at Battle Pass level 21
    • Rewards 600,000 Battle Pass Experience Points for completing all quests
  • Tier 4 Challenge
    • Unlocked at Battle Pass level 31
    • Rewards 8,000,000 Battle Pass Experience Points for completing all quests
  • Tier 5 Challenge
    • Unlocked at Battle Pass level 41
    • Rewards 1,000,000 Battle Pass Experience Points for completing all quests
    • Unlocks the legendary title “Gearhead”

Splash art on match loading screen

Added new splash arts:

  • Cassie: Default, Coral
  • Evie: Default, Evocation
  • Drogoz: Default, Dreadhunter, Tryant, HRX 2018
  • Ruckus: Default, Sprocket
  • Zhin: Default, Nomad


You can now rotate the preview grid on the deck screen the same as on the Battle Pass screen.


The Galaxy Chest is back with two new additions: Mercenary Strix and Galactic Scion Lian!

Mercenary Strix

  • Available in the Galaxy Chest

Galactic Scion Lian

  • Available in the Galaxy Chest

The Galaxy Chest also includes these great skins:

  • Star Slayer Ruckus (Legendary)
  • Dark Lord Torvald (Epic)
  • Dune Crawler Cassie (Epic)
  • Ebon Star Zhin (Epic)
  • Nova Strike Kinessa (Epic)
  • Replicant Ying (Epic)
  • V1-KTOR Viktor (Epic)

Cover Ops Lex

  • Unlocked by earning or purchasing 1,500 crystals in Paladins Strike after linking your Hi-Rez account. Please note that crystals earned before merging accounts will not count towards your progress.
  • Download Paladins Strike, the new mobile hero shooter set in the Paladins universe.


  • Fixed a bug where fog was not appearing on the Magistrate’s Archives map in the Team Deathmatch version.



Assert Dominance can work great for securing time while you’re fighting for an objective, or to keep you alive until support arrives, but it may not be worth using in most situations. These changes are aimed at making Ash’s ultimate feel more impactful, even when the situation isn’t perfect for him. The range increase on Slug Shot gives Ash the option to be truly long-ranged.

  • Skills
    • Assert Dominance
      • Damage increased 350 ⇒ 600
      • Maximum horizontal speed increased
    • Shoulder Bash
      • Cooldown reduced 17s ⇒ 15s
  • Talents
    • Slug Shot
      • Range increase increased 50% ⇒ 100%


  • cards
    • Concussion
      • Scaling reduced 1.5| 1.5s ⇒ 1| 1 sec


The effectiveness of the Safe Travel card had enough potential to become a skill in itself. Here we reduced the health and shield duration to make them more in line with the cards of other tanks.

  • cards
    • Safe Travel
      • Shield scaling reduced from 250|250 to 150|150
      • Shield duration reduced 5s ⇒ 3s
    • Last Stand
      • Health Threshold reduced 50% ⇒ 40%


In coordinated play, the bonus healing received from Earthen Guard combined with her assortment of defensive tactics made Inara incredibly difficult to beat. We’ve reduced her innate effectiveness of secondary healing so that Inara isn’t as oppressive in the early game (before players can purchase higher levels of Cauterize).

  • Skills
    • Earth Guard
      • Increased Heal Decreased 60% ⇒ 40%
  • cards
    • Stone Bulwark
      • Heal reduced 30|30 ⇒ 25|25


After reviewing Khan’s release, we’ve made a number of changes to make him more in line with other tanks.

Commander’s Grab was acting as the only non-ultimate ability that dealt damage and the only movement ability. The increased damage will now make using this ability more rewarding for the cost of using it.

Khan excels at being the center of the battle – while he has a healing ability, Khan’s self-heal is only equal to or slightly better than other tanks. We’ve increased the effectiveness of Battle Shout to encourage this play style.

  • Skills
    • Battleshout
      • Heal increased 800 ⇒ 1000
    • Overpower
      • Damage increased 500 ⇒ 600
      • Charge factor increased
    • Commander’s Grab
      • Damage increased 400 ⇒ 600
  • cards
    • Vigorous Defense
      • Health scaling per second increased 10|10 ⇒ 25|25
    • Hulking Strength
      • Scaling increased 0.5|0.5 ⇒ 0.6|0.6
    • Close and Personal
      • Damage reduction scaling increased 6%|6% ⇒ 8%|8%
      • Duration reduced 3s ⇒ 2s


  • Sniper Mode
    • Zoom increased


  • Base health
    • Reduced 4500 ⇒ 4000

Bug fixes

  • Primal Prowler no longer voices enemies.
  • Barik’s weapon now deals the correct amount of damage.
  • Fixed Grover’s Frosty Foliage showing the wrong accessory in a match.
  • The Open Season card now only reveals enemies through walls and through invisibility to Kinessa.
  • Fixed an issue where Talent Toot was not properly healing players after they left the cloud.
  • Fixed a bug where Crush was applying a slow to targets (note: the debuff icon still shows).
  • Fixed Tyra’s Masterwork emote not showing her coin.
  • Fixed an issue with Viktor’s running animation when switching from 1-person to 3-person perspective.
  • Sha Lin now faces the direction he’s shooting while Planted.
  • We’ve added a bonus item to the 2018 Season Pass that all Battle Pass holders should receive.
  • Battle Pass boosters were incorrectly showing as “Booster Name” when activated in the match lobby.
  • Changing tabs in the Battle Pass will no longer cause 3D models to disappear.
  • Fixed bug with equipping the Battle Pass spray after unlocking it.
  • Fixed an issue where rewards for Free Pass levels were not appearing correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where Battle Pass level rewards showed previously unlocked rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes 3D item previews would not show up on the Battle Pass screen.
  • Fixed an issue where some 3D item previews in the Battle Pass screen would cause the camera to bounce around oddly.
  • Fixed an issue where account EXP and Mastery values ​​were being awarded after matches at incorrect amounts.
  • Fixed an issue where account EXP and Mastery values ​​were showing incorrectly after matches.
  • Fixed an issue where the Battle Pass team booster gave a higher EXP boost than intended.
  • Updated missing locations for the Battle Pass booster title and description.
  • Addressed an issue where Zhin’s emotes were not showing up to other players. We will continue to address this bug if it persists in 1.0b.
  • Fixed a bug where aiming would show jitter when spectating Killcam.
  • Fixed various crashes.
  • Fixed missing markers on Lian, Ruckus, Strix and Barik.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to use the Terminus Monolith weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Pass would still show up in the DLC Store after purchasing it.
  • Fixed a bug where the player name always showed they were in a party.
  • Fixed an issue where the client would show that players were in a party before accepting an invite.
  • Fixed an issue where the rewards screen was incorrectly showing the rewards earned.
  • Fixed a bug where avatars didn’t show up immediately after logging in.
  • Battlegrounds related items have been removed.
  • Updated outdated daily login description.
  • Updated the description of Grohk’s Lobster’s Exclusive Item.
  • Updated the description of Through Time and Space.
  • Updated Champion Pack description.
  • consoles
    • Updated button callouts to higher resolution textures.
  • Team founders can now kick players from their team.
  • All team members can now invite new members.