Fortnite Studio Shutting Down Paragon; Refunds Offered For All Purchases


"It's with heavy hearts we've chose to close down Paragon", reads the official post.

Epic Games has announced it is shutting Paragon, its free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title, before the game has even left beta, as it struggles to support the more popular Fortnite battle royale game. We have failed you - despite the team's incredibly hard work - and we're sorry.

The entire problem, according to Epic Games, stemmed from an influx of players during the week that Epic Games had not anticipated, but with the game still now in Early Access, such issues and downtimes should be expected from time to time.

"It's with heavy hearts we've made a decision to close down Paragon".

Taking all of this into consideration, there's no telling at this point in time whether or not Fortnite's Battle Royale will eventually receive Sniper Shootout as a permanent fixture in the game's future.

Earlier this month Epic Games explained the reason for the slowing development on Paragon was due to Fortnite receiving most of the focus over at the developer. If you did on any platform, Epic is offering a full refund.

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"Paragon will close down on April 26, 2018", the post simply said, followed by a link to Paragon's news update on their official website. Consumable items like the new health-and-shield-maxing Chug Jug still spawn as normal so you can heal back up after some bastard on a mountain peak roughly two states away misjudges their shot and just puts a hole in your chest instead of your head.

Interestingly, Epic will be refunding anybody who spent money on the game's microtransactions.

The platform for requesting a refund is outlined here.

You'd learn someone else, they'd get nerfed cause no one bothered to learn how to counter play.

The studio went on to note that the quality and matchmaking times for Paragon will continue to degrade as the player base dwindles in the run up to the closing date.