Paladins: Masquerade Update Introduces Cross-Play to Ranked

Masquerade Update Evil Mojo Games

Paladins officially launched on May 8, 2018. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Evil Mojo Games deployed the Masquerade update on all platforms. Players can get exclusive rewards just by logging in and playing the game, including the Paladins' 5th Anniversary Avatar, "It's a Feature" Spray, and the Fernando Announcer Pack, among others.

Aside from anniversary goodies, the Masquerade update introduced cross-play to ranked queues. The main purpose of its implementation is to reduce queue times considerably by adding more players to the pool.

In Paladins, cross-play takes the input method into account. Basically, players will be matched up with each other at roughly the same MMR with whichever input they use to achieve their matchmaking rating. So, if one uses a mouse and keyboard to climb up the ranks, they will be placed in a queue with those who also use an MKB combo. Conversely, those who use gamepads to attain their MMR will be paired up with players who use controllers as well.

Additionally, this patch made balancing changes to certain champions. Here are just some of them:



  • Cherish
    • Remedy (10% Healing & 5% Damage Bonus) to Curative (20% Healing Bonus)
    • Changed healing from 18% of missing health to 15% of maximum health
  • Solar Blessing
    • Curative (20% Healing Bonus) to Remedy (10% Healing & 5% Damage Bonus)
    • Now also applies a Healing over Time effect to allies who pass through the beam for 1.5 seconds after leaving its radius.
    • Changed the application rate of the Healing from .05s to .1s



  • Defiant Fist
    • Increased bonus damage per shot from 15% to 20%
    • Swapped Defiant Fist & Dark Stalker in Talent Unlock order (Defiant Fist is now the default)

Bomb King


  • Royal Decree
    • Decreased reload speed from {6|6}% to {4|4}%
  • Shock and Awe
    • Reduced Movement Speed bonus from {3|3}% to {2.75|2.75}%
    • Reduced Duration from 4s to 3s



  • Elemental Shift
    • Cooldown reduced from 6s to 1s
  • Frost Bomb/Inferno Cannon
    • Cooldown reduced from 15s to 13s


  • Affinity
    • Original rank 5 effect integrated into the base kit
    • Now will reduce damage taken by {5|5}% for 2s after activating Elemental Shift (Internal Cooldown of 5 seconds).
  • Discipline and Draconic Will
    • Now have internal cooldowns of 3s to account for faster Elemental Shift
  • Elemental Barrier
    • Now have internal cooldowns of 5s to account for faster Elemental Shift



  • Shatterfall
    • Now has its cooldown reset on use of Revival.


  • Playing God
    • Heal gained from Power Siphon increased from {3|3}% to {5|5}%



  • Seedling
    • Reduced cooldown from 15s to 13s


  • Wand of Overgrowth
    • Increased ammo from 8 to 9



  • Dash
    • Reduced damage reduction during Dash from 50% to 25%

Paladins Masquerade update is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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