Try Paragon in its free beta weekend beginning May 26


Do you fancy trying Epic’s free-to-play MOBA, Paragon, but you’re not quite ready to put money down on a Early Access pass? This could be your lucky month.

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Usually you need to purchase a Founder’s Pack to take part in Paragon’s Early Access phase, which introduces new heroes every three weeks, community events as well as daily and weekly rewards, letting you get ahead of the competition.

“Paragon is designed so that all players can compete and win without ever having to spend money,” explains creative director and man with excellent name Steve Superville. “All Heroes are free, and cards can only be earned by playing the game.

“The game will never be pay-to-win, meaning we will never sell gameplay-affecting items. We will sell cosmetic items (skins, emotes), boosts and other convenience items, along with Paid Early Access. We’re taking this approach because we believe that competitive games need to be fair for all players.”

The free open beta will run from May 26 to May 30 and if you want to take part you need to get yourself signed up before May 25. This will give you a taste of what’s to come in the completely free open beta, which is due to land some time this summer.