Paladins: Champions of the Realm

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Paladins: Champions of the Realm
Paladins: Champions of the Realm cover
Developers
Hi-Rez Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows May 8, 2018
macOS (OS X) May 8, 2018
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play, DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Free-to-grind, Loot box
Paladins: Champions of the Realm on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Discord
Discord
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Install Paladins with steam://install/444090
Install Paladins Public Test with steam://install/596350
Windows
macOS (OS X)
The Standalone version of Paladins requires a Hi-Rez Account. As of November 7th, 2018, only a Steam account is required, but all versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.
Cross-platform play between all supported stores and all supported consoles.
PC to Playstation 4 cross-progression is not currently supported.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Champions Pack Part of the Digital Deluxe Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Digital Deluxe Edition Includes Champions Pack and Season Pass 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Obsidian Pack Contains The Obsidian Warhorse Mount, 3 Million Battle Pass XP and 200 Crystals
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ChaosGame\[Note 1]
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Paladins\ChaosGame\Config
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/444090/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/444090/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Discord
Epic Games Store
Uses Modified Hi-Rez launcher for save syncing instead of Cloud Saves.
Steam Cloud
Uses Modified Hi-Rez launcher for save syncing instead of Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings (1/2).
Video settings (1/2).
Video settings (2/2).
Video settings (2/2).
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports 16:9 and 16:10
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed 16:9.
Ultra-widescreen
[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV ranges from 80-120°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x by default; can edit via ChaosSystemSettings.ini file or display driver settings
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA, plus SSAA Resolution Scale.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
By default, the frame rate caps itself at 175fps.
The framerate cap can be unlocked/modified.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Added in Update 2.05. Choice of Deuteranopia, Protanopia, or Tritanopia. (Incorrect implementation, Applies filter to simulate colorblindness)

Unlock/Modify framerate cap[edit]

The framerate cap can be unlocked/modified by editing DefaultEngine.ini or ChaosEngine.ini.
Unlock framerate cap[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open DefaultEngine.ini or ChaosEngine.ini.
  3. Locate section [Engine.GameEngine].
  4. Change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Start the game.
Modify framerate cap[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open DefaultEngine.ini or ChaosEngine.ini.
  3. Locate section [Engine.GameEngine].
  4. Change bSmoothFrameRate to TRUE.
  5. Change MinSmoothedFrameRate (default 22) to the value you prefer.
  6. Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate (default 175) to the value you prefer.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Start the game.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keybindings.
Keybindings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Requires the use of a keyboard to rebind keys.
Controller sensitivity
Default is 50.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Shown under the abilities in the HUD in-game and on Menus.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
Game features an option to change the displayed prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
10 Versus
Supports crossplay with all consoles (Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One).

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
5v5 matches.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP


Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Windows Only, 11 is the default.
DirectDraw 11
OpenGL 3, 4.5 Mac Only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit since OB58. Enabled by Default as of OB67. 32-bit is no longer available
macOS (OS X)
32 bit only.[2]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Interface Scaleform
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible sound card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible sound card

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/444090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (444090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. HIREZ! WE WANT 21:9 SUPPORT! :: Paladins General Discussions
  2. Paladins.com :: Paladins :: Paladins and macOS 10.15 Catalina - last accessed on 2019-12-13
    "Unfortunately, these changes are forcing us to remove Mac support for Paladins following our latest update, A Tigron’s Tale. This means Paladins will no longer be supported on Mac 10.15 Catalina..."
  3. Easy Anti-Cheat