Netmarble has recently released an update for its free-to-play PC Action MOBA game, PARAGON: THE OVERPRIME. This update brings a new character, skins, and gameplay improvements to the game, including the end of the first competitive PTOP season.
The newly added character, Maco, is the Guardian of Tindall, and is the second original character to join the Paragon universe, following the Zena update. Maco is a support hero, a member of a mysterious tribe from the unknown island of Tindall, and seeks to represent his homeland well on the battlefield. Though he may have a cute appearance, Maco is highly skilled in magic and draws upon the power of gemstones to empower his attacks.
His key skills include Ta-da!, where he throws a gemstone at an enemy to deal physical damage. The gemstone has a set chance to explode, pushing enemy heroes within range and dealing bonus magical damage. His second skill, Maco Sparkle!, launches a gemstone that travels a certain distance upward and positions itself mid-air. After a short time, the gemstone explodes to deal magical damage to enemies within range while affected enemy heroes are pushed. The skill can be used again before the automatic explosion to detonate earlier. The gemstone can also detonate early if it comes in contact with an enemy.
Maco Gift! is another skill that allows him to throw a gemstone that recovers a certain amount of health and increases movement speed for allies within range. If the skill affects 3 or more allies, the amount of recovery is halved, and the hero consumes a certain amount of his own health when an ally’s health is recovered. If the gemstone hits an enemy, it deals magical damage, decreasing the affected enemy’s healing and shield for a set duration. Maco Fly! allows him to leap in the direction the hero is facing to deal magical damage towards enemies within range and slow them for a set duration. He can charge in a desired direction right after leaping. A successful hit on an enemy hero additionally grants a shield that absorbs damage and gradually depletes over a set duration.
Finally, his ultimate skill, Maco Strike!, concentrates energy into a gemstone and rolls it forward to deal magical damage (scaled based on charge time) to all enemies in its path while pushing enemy heroes. After rolling a certain distance, the giant gemstone explodes to deal bonus magical damage to enemies within range, and leaves a Maco Stamp on the ground. The rolling gemstone explodes immediately upon hitting a wall, dealing magical damage to enemies within range, stunning enemy heroes for a set duration, and leaving a Maco Stamp on affected enemy heroes.
In addition to Maco, the update also brings new skins, including Sparrow’s Hero grade skin, Forest Child, which will be given to players who created their accounts before March 28, with the end of the first competitive season. Balance has been readjusted to bolster a more competitive environment for Dekker, Countess, Phase, Kallari, Wraith, Rampage, The Fey, and Revenant, as well as numbers of items.
Other game updates that will enhance new player experiences include an improved tutorial, as well as protection from being down-ranked in competitive mode, and more. Until April 14, players can purchase the heroes Serath and Kwang, as well as 5 skins at a discounted price in the shop.
Overall, this update brings a new and exciting addition to the PARAGON: THE OVERPRIME game, with the introduction of the new character Maco, as well as various gameplay improvements that are sure to enhance the player experience.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows