Magistrate's Archives

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Magistrate's Archives is one of the maps in Paladins and was originally released in the Paladins OB64 update. With the Paladins 3.03 update this map received a major visual rework.

Description[edit | edit source]

This map has a mirrored layout and is designed for 2 teams of 5 players. The bases are located at opposite ends of the map.

The Game Modes currently playable in this map are Onslaught and King of the Hill.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Magistrate's Archive is an open multi-floored platform that houses many astrological tools, a plethora of tomes, and a number of Magistrate tomes. There have been a number of conflicts over the contents of the Archive in the past, some contents of which have been successfully removed or reported missing. Vivian is also seen obtaining her current in-game weapon from the library at this location.

Gallery After Rework[edit | edit source]

Read the Dev Blog here.


With this visual update we wanted to really play up the “Magistrate” in Magistrate’s Archives. The pastel blues and light hearted feel of the original never really felt like it belonged to the magistrate. With the introduction of Corvus as a prominent figure of the Magistrate we wanted to give the Archives a serious facelift and position it as Corvus’ personal study. We’ve included brand new statues of both Karne and Valera, as allegiances shifted, over time, Valera’s statue has fallen into disrepair while Karne’s has been well cared for to this day. Throughout the level, though most prominently at the center of the map, we’ve included evidence of Corvus’ obsession with the Abyss and the power it represents. We hope players will enjoy this upgrade in visual quality as well as the lore we’ve done our best to inject into the level.

Gallery Before Rework[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

After Rework[edit | edit source]

Before Rework[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is a broken case near the telescope, with a torn sleeve stuck to the broken glass. This torn sleeve belongs to Maeve.
  • Vivian's and Corvus's teaser videos take place on this map.

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