First-person shooter Paladins was a pleasant surprise when it was officially released for Mac earlier this year.
New shooters that support MacOS are rare and getting an excellent shooter that also happens to be free-to-play was extra special. No wonder it easily earned a spot among the best FPS games for Mac.
This is why it was particularly disappointing when users noticed the game no longer supported MacOS on Steam. This seemed to come out of nowhere and everyone assumed the worst: developer Hi-Rez Studio simply decided it wasn’t worth its time.
I reached out to Hi-Rez Studios and I’m glad to report that things are not what they appear.
Paladins for Mac is struggling because of Mojave
The guys over at Hi-Rez Studios were kind enough to reply to me in record time. They confirmed they had temporarily removed the MacOS version of the game because of a bug that appeared on Mojave, the latest MacOS release:
You can read all about the issue over at their Reddit post. More importantly, though, they finally managed to resolve the issue and the MacOS version should be back up and running:
10/9 edit: We have released an update that fixes the macOS Mojave mouse issue. Thank you for your patience, and welcome back to the Realm.
The game is still missing the MacOS logo on Steam but it should appear soon.
Paladins on Mac: Everything you need to know
Paladins is a team-based shooter that features a diverse cast of champions ranging from goblins riding mechs to mystical elves. You can customize your champion to suit your style using a deckbuilding system and choose from hundreds of different skins to make your champion unique.
Paladin’s gameplay is very similar to Blizzard’s world-famous Overwatch. That in itself is a compliment, and because Overwatch isn’t coming to MacOS anytime soon, Paladins is a must if you’re into first-person shooters.
Plus, did we mention Paladins is free? The game is technically free-to-play but everything that affects gameplay can be unlocked by playing while cosmetic items can be purchased. This is a game you can truly enjoy without feeling forced to pay to advance.
Developed by Hi-Rez Studios, the same team behind Smite, Paladins is a relatively demanding game with the following system requirements:
- OS: OS X 10.10
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher with 512MB Video RAM or better
- Storage: 10 GB available space
The upcoming Paladins: Battlegrounds, a brand-new battle royale mode, doesn’t support MacOS yet and that has the Mac gaming community worried. The mode is still in beta and everything is subject to change, but many wonder why MacOS support can’t be included from the get-go.
Before jumping to conclusions, I suggest you simply give Paladins a try, especially if you’re into hero shooters.