Mobile Online Battle Arena, "Paragon" (2016)
With seemingly everyone jumping on the MOBA bandwagon, it was only a matter of time before Epic Games joined the party. Having success with other multiplayer games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, it seemed only natural for them to dive into the new competitive multiplayer scene
. Paragon introduces new elements to the MOBA genre in the form of cards, where players are able to customize loadouts before the game and utilize the loadouts while playing with the in-game shop. This allows for a greater focus on its combat, which capitalizes more on skill with aiming, and mastering when to use your abilities.
Paragon was a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game developed and published by Epic Games. Powered by their own Unreal Engine 4, the game started pay-to-play early access in March 2016, and free-to-play access to its open beta started in February 2017 Epic Games shut down its servers last April 26, 2018
Paragon was a third-person multiplayer online battle arena video game. The maps featured in the game are symmetrical, and bases are located at the two opposite ends of a map. Players are tasked with defeating the enemy team by destroying the core in their base. They can reach their opponents' bases through the three lanes featured in each map. Each lane is protected by defensive towers that protect the bases by attacking any incoming enemies that stand within its range automatically. Lanes consist of two towers and an inhibitor; destroying all of these allows a team to spawn more powerful minions in that lane and directly attack the enemy core Between lanes are jungles, inside which players can find additional resources for their teams. Jungles are separated from lanes by fog walls that players cannot see other players through