Free PS4/Xbox One Open Beta For Smite Dev's Paladins Now Live

The new free-to-play FPS is now playable on consoles for everyone.

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The open beta for Paladins, the new free-to-play shooter from the developer of Smite, is now available on both PS4 and Xbox One.

Paladins is a team-based first-person shooter that has drawn no shortage of comparisons to Overwatch. It features 24 different characters (or Champions, as Paladins calls them) but allows them to be customized using a card loadout system. You can check out the cinematic launch trailer above.

The game is already available on PC, where it remains in early access on Steam. It's proved to be hugely popular there; developer Hi-Rez Studios claims it was the "most-played new Steam game of 2016." It still occupies a spot in the top 15 games on Steam.

Comparisons to Overwatch have been a source of controversy for Paladins, as the similarities between some characters in the two games are extreme. Hi-Rez has denied that it's an Overwatch clone, which you can read more about that in our chat with its developer about the accusations it's faced.

With the beta kicking off today, GameSpot is giving away a limited number of codes for a skin that's usable on PC, PS4, or Xbox One. You can claim yours here.

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