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So It Looks Like Epic's MOBA Paragon Is Coming Back As A Free-To-Play Title

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Paragon, one the more ironic victims of Fortnite's success as it was destroyed by a game made by its own company, looks to be getting a revival of sorts. Paragon: The Overprime looks like it's bringing the stunning MOBA back to life as a free-to-play title.

Paragon, which released in 2016 on PC and PlayStation 4, never really gathered steam thanks to it being released into a crowded MOBA market powered by Unreal Engine 4. Developed by Epic Games themselves, it was cross-platform between PC and PlayStation 4, but after Fortnite's swealtering success, Paragon seemed forgotten by the studio. 

However, when the MOBA was canceled before ever fully releasing thanks to a legnthy open beta (despite a free-to-play version launching alongisde a paid PS4 version at retail), Epic released all of the MOBA's assets for free to use by anyone, and Netmarble took them up on the offer, creating Overprime

It now looks as though Paragon itself is part of that new use by Netmarble and the SoulEVE Team, as PC Gamer spotted yesterday. The new title, Paragon: The Overprime is an action free-to-play MOBA reviving not just the game itself but the Paragon name. While the MOBA is in new hands, it doesn't look like it's doing anything really new. You pick a hero, level it up through gameplay and, with your team, fight through the lanes to destroy your enemy's base. All pretty much standard MOBA fare.

It'll be free-to-play,  so worth a try if you've missed the old Paragon aesthetic, or just didn't get a chance to check it out the first time around. There is also a test that is running on November 10th on both Steam and, fittingly enough, the Epic Games Store.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore