Gigantic's new winter themed cosmetics

For those of you that might not be familiar with it, Gigantic is an action orientated MOBA most similar to SMITE. It is currently in an open beta state, though its only playable on the Xbox One and on PC through the Windows 10 Store. While it is fairly limited in regards to platforms, it is at the very least free-to-play.

If you would like to give it a try, now would be the best time to do so as the first major update - Exile in the North - has just arrived. It has brought with it a brand new hero, an adorable melee/tank by the name of Pakko, as well as a variety of balance changes. Most notably, there has been a major correction to stun duration, so you should now be spending more time playing the game and less time standing around like a lemon while your enemies continuously hit you over the head with a large hammer!

Gigantic's newest hero is a melee/tank hybrid Pakko

I told you Pakko's adorable!

If you would like to learn more about the Exile in the North update you should head over to the official website. I would suggest brewing up a bit of coffee beforehand because the patch notes are ridiculously long, and if you're going to dig in deep you're probably going to be stuck there for quite a while.

And finally, for the new players among you, allow me to share with you the beta launch trailer. It won't give you much in terms of gameplay footage, but it will hopefully give you a good idea of just what kind of game Gigantic really is. Have a look: