Paragon Essentials Edition Released
Epic Games announced today that their new MOBA, Paragon, has a special edition that has been released in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The Paragon Essentials Edition is a physical release of the MOBA with a collection of extra goodies to keep purchasers happy with the price, considering its inevitable free-to-play release later this year.
First, the Paragon Essentials Edition comes with 6,000 Paragon Coins. Paragon Coins are the in-game currency which are used to purchase skins, master challenges and boosts (much like League of Legends ‘Riot Points’). With the fact that these Paragon Coins would normally cost roughly $58 for 5,600 this is a great start for bonus extras.
The special physical edition also comes with “Five Hero Master Challenges”. Master Challenges are available for each hero and unlock ‘Challenger skins’ and gives the character a permanent boost to their experience. On top of that, you can continue to unlock rewards as you play including alternative taunts and a ‘Master skin’. The five heroes who’s challenges you unlock are; Twinblast, Sevarog, Iggy & Scorch, GRIM.exe and Riktor.
Five exclusive Essentials Edition skins are also available and included in the package. The product launch has seen the creation of an exclusive skin for Twinblast known as the Wasteland Twinblast Skin. This exclusive skin is accompanied by the War Chief Grux, Energized Dekker, Autumn Fire Sparrow and Bronze Warden Riktor skins.
And finally, the Paragon Essentials Edition comes with five reputation boosts. Reputation is the second of the two in-game currencies, the other being the Paragon Coins, and is earned in game by playing matches. The amount of rep you earn from a given match is dictated by three things; game length, whether the match was a victory or loss and boosts. By using a rep boost you double the amount of rep gained at the end of your next won match and the boosts in the Essentials Edition last for three wins each. Reputation can be used to buy skins, card packs and Master Challenges.
With all the stuff packed into the physical release, it may well be worth investing in the Essentials Edition if you haven’t already bought the digital early access editions. The estimated value of the entire package is over $160 and only costs $59.99 ($79.99 Canadian) which makes it extremely good value for money. With this and the early access to the game, it will be no surprise if this sells well.
With Paragon attempting a brave step into an already saturated market, it is things like the Essentials Edition that sets it apart. That and their promise that the game will never be pay-to-win make the game extremely appealing to those who have shown interest.
The MOBA will see an open beta later in the summer of this year with a full release date before the year’s end.