Since his arrival in the Realm, Azaan has been preparing for a looming threat – a foe whose advent could tear the world asunder. But just before Azaan is able to enact his last ditch efforts, she has arrived…and the Realm will never be the same. Give welcome to your new matriarch – Nyx, Queen of the Abyss, has emerged from the darkest corners of the Abyss into the Realm.
Nyx is the newest Frontline Champion to tower over the Paladins roster, bringing the total number of playable characters to 58. Her passive ability, Queen of Change, gives her a healing bonus while near an objective, encouraging players to stay up close and personal at all times. Nyx doesn’t have a traditional weapon and instead deals with foes using her fists. Her primary fire is a five hit chain of melee strikes and her alternate fire, Rift Slash, splits open reality in an area, dealing damage and slowing enemies caught in the effect.
But what would a queen be without a way to punish those who would dare raise a hand at her? Nyx’s first ability summons a wide shield in a target location and her second ability deploys a poison aura around herself that deals persistent damage to enemies caught within it. Nyx’s ultimate is Chaos Nexus – she unleashes three powerful attacks around her that pulls and stuns enemies, forcing them to grovel at her feet.
Even the Champions of the Realm are not immune to the tempting powers of the Abyss. This patch also features a new Into The Abyss Event Pass with over 20 levels of chaotic rewards, including the Abyss-corrupted Doom Bringer Seris and Wings of Darkness Saati.
Also featured in this sixth season launch is a fan-favorite returning mode: Payload. Originally released in the Paladins’ beta, Payload features large new locales as one team attempts to push a cart to the enemy base while the opposing team tries to stop them before time is up. This mode will be available to play Monday through Friday each week, so players will have plenty of time to experience an iconic part of Paladins’ history!
But that’s not all – this update also features a new ranked season, more new skins, and a refreshed store overhaul. There has never been a better time to jump into Paladins – the Season 6 update is available now on all Xbox platforms! Download and play free today.