Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play hero shooter Paladins enters open beta today, and while its collectible card-based character customization system sets it apart from other games in the genre, Androxus here is pretty much Reaper with horns.

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I was putting together a little rotator GIF for the top of the post, planning to talk about what is different about Paladins, but that damn Androxus image kept popping up, and I kept typing Overwatch. It’s a fair comparison. Both are character-centric team-based shooters, with heroes that look like Blizzard could have designed them, battling in objective-based game modes.

The difference is customization. Paladins features a collectible card system that allows players to create a customized loadout of abilities and modifiers. Cards are found in chests earned through progression or purchase. Originally the cards were a choice given players during matches, but since my initial impressions they’ve been changed to always-on mods, with a separate item purchase mechanic within matches.

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It’s quite fun, really. Not as tight as other games you may have watched over, but wonderfully playable.

The Paladins open beta is now available on Steam for free, along with a Founder’s Pack (currently $13.39) that will give players a bunch of chests to open and access to every champion released for the game until the end of time.

Death walks among you.