Paragon, Epic’s free-to-play MOBA, will be getting an early access release next week, which you'll have to pay for.
Epic has revealed the pricing information for both Early Access and the Founders Packs, which will go on sale on March 14 ahead of the early acces launch on March 18.
UK pricing was unconfirmed at the time of writing, but expect an update soon. Founder’s Packs will cost $19.99, and include access to the game, skins, boosts, and other cosmetic items you can unlock through play. Challenger Packs ($59.99) and Master Packs ($99.99) will include a huge number of skins, unlockable items, boosts, a unique skin, and a Founder’s Pack which can be given to a friend.
See also: Paragon Preview
In the press release, Epic stresses that Paragon will not be pay-to-win, and promises that all Heroes in the game are free.
"Paragon is designed so that all players can compete and win without ever having to spend money,” Paragon creative director Steve Superville is quoted. “All Heroes are free, and cards can only be earned by playing the game. The game will never be pay-to-win, meaning we will never sell gameplay-affecting items. We will sell cosmetic items (skins, emotes), boosts and other convenience items, along with Paid Early Access. We’re taking this approach because we believe that competitive games need to be fair for all players."
Early Access will be available on PC and PS4 from March 18.
Source: press release