Epic Games Announces the End of Paragon; Offers Full Refund

Pablo Tucker
January 27, 2018

Citing "careful consideration" and "many hard internal debates", Epic explained candidly that "we feel there isn't a clear path for us to grow Paragon into a MOBA that retains enough players to be sustainable".

Unconfirmed tips from Epic insiders began pouring into Ars after that article went live, and one of them alleged that Paragon was already closer to cancellation than Epic had told fans in that Reddit post. PC players can request a refund here, while console players will have to link their Epic accounts, or create one if necessary. Not only that, but Epic Games claimed back then that Paragon was growing and that there were 44% more players playing each week.

While we'll likely never see what the true potential of Paragon might have been, the Paragon shutdown will hopefully at least allow those developers to keep their jobs and be moved to other games, like Fortnite. Earlier, Epic Games revealed internal difficulties slowed down the game's progress, and among them is the redeployment of Paragon team members to help out in running the more popular Fortnite Battle Royale.

"Over the next few weeks", it said, "we'll be figuring out if and how we can evolve Paragon to achieve growth and success".

Epic Games has sadly made a decision to stop supporting Paragon, their multiplayer game available on PS4 and PC via Early Access.

Paragon was officially launched in 2016an early access game and the PC gaming community is known for embracing all experimental ideas in their early stages. Gamers are also rightfully anxious about Epic Games' other competitive multiplayer game, Unreal Tournament. On the other hand, the developers have offered full refunds to all players who made any purchase of items and other content of the game, which will be conducted through the company itself and not depend on the platform. And starting on 26th April, the project will be shuttered for good.

Paragon's servers will continue normal operation until April 26, but Epic warn that as player counts decrease matchmaking times and quality will "further degrade".

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