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Paladins OB47 Patch Awards Players Free Volcanic Makoa Skin

by Joel Santana


Do you like free in game items? If so, Paladins, the free-to-play class based shooter from Hi-Rez Studios has something special in-store for the community in it’s latest upcoming patch OB 47 that’s set to launch sometime in next week for the PC platform.

As to what exactly the Georgia based studio has to offer for their community is something that everyone will be looking forward to once OB 47 goes live. Especially to those who’ve reached level 30 on their account will be greeted to a free Volcanic Makoa skin as a big thank you from Hi-rez Studios.

Which according to the latest patch notes show that concluded a few moments ago will have it’s own unique head, body, weapon and voice pack. Those who’ve played Smite, another Hi-Rez Studios title may remember a similar deal with their game which saw those who’ve reached level 30 on their account during the beta stage receive the Cacodemon skin for Ymir.

Alongside Paladins receiving a free skin for those who meet the requirement, Hi-Rez Studios is doing a first in terms of skins for their game. Such as the new Nova Strike collection skin for Kinessa which will include a quest that will allow you to earn different variants of the collection if you’re able to complete the quests associated with them.

To accompany the Kinessa and Makoa skins for this patch, Hi-Rez Studios is also releasing their first e-sports team related skin with the “Burrito” e-sports Sha Lin collection. Who manage to win the first ever invitational Paladins tournament.

Below, you can view both the Nova Strike skin for Kinessa and Volcanic Makoa:

Kinessa – Nova Strike collection and variants
Makoa – Volcanic Makoa

It should also be noted that the Kinessa’s Nova Strike collection can be directly purchased with 400 crystals with the variants of the Nova Strike collection being accessed just by simply winning games.

As per every patch, the latest Paladins champion balances sees Inara, Maeve and Mal’Damba receive buffs while their latest champion, Lex, receive a small nerf. View the balance changes below:

Bomb King:

  • Sticky Bomb – Increased damage falloff


  • General – Increase health from 2100 to 2200


  • Totemic Ward – Increased healing boost from 20% to 50%
  • Healing Totem – Reduced healing from 520 to 420
  • Maelstrom – Shock Pulse cooldown reduction reduced from 0.1s to 0.3s
  • Thunderstruck – Reworked: Reduce your Overheat by 4/8/12/16% for every unique enemy hit by Shock Pulse.


  • General – Maximum health increased from 4500 to 4700
  • Stone Bulwark – Healing increased from 20/40/60/80 to 30/60/90/120


  • Death Hastens – Bonus damage reduced from 40% to 30%


  • Chase – Increased movement speed buff from 8/16/24/32% 10/20/30/40%
  • Patch Up – Increased healing
  • Walk it Off – Increased healing from 25/50/75/100 to 40/80/120/160


  • Spitting Cobra – Increase projectile speed from 160 to 180


  • Illusion – Reduced healing range from 100 to 85.

Additionally, this patch also marks the inclusion of character specific titles that you can earn by simply getting that champion to level 20 and all champions will also have their remaining temp card art replaced.

As per every patch notes show, you can also expect to for the PTS  for Paladins to go live relatively soon with more information regarding the game’s future such as upcoming content and champions that have yet to be revealed. So stay tuned to us for future updates regarding Paladins.

Paladins is currently in open beta on the PC platform and closed beta on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

- This article was updated on:April 17th, 2017

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