Site Update: Community Blogs patches *incoming*   |   Report a bug

Hi-Rez introduces one-time payment option for SMITE

7:15 PM on 02.28.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Poseidon added as latest character

For games to start off as playable for free with microtransaction support only to shift back to a traditional one-time payment option seems a bit silly, but I'm not about to argue against providing customers with choices. Hi-Rez Studios is offering the "Ultimate God Pack" for its MOBA SMITE, which includes access to all current and future god characters for $29.99.

It's worth pointing out that this option was previously available in a slightly different form that included only the first 30 gods. With the arrival of Poseidon, the game is up to 31 gods, and anyone who bought the bundle originally will receive the new terms as well (i.e., total access to characters going forward).

Does this change anything for you? Last I played SMITE, which was admittedly quite a while ago, it took a considerable amount of time to earn even a single additional god without spending money.

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


More SMITE  updates:

news ( 22 ) galleries ( 14 ) videos ( 14 )

If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a fe...
When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job wit...
There aren't a whole lot of fully featured MOBA games on consoles. While a handful of them exist, some faring better than others, there's going to be a bigger push this year with games like SMITE and Gigantic headin...
I really enjoyed my time with SMITE, and loved the more action-oriented approach to the MOBA sub-genre. The problem is when I get on my PC, I usually just opt to play something else, like League of Legends or Heroes...
You can now sign up for the Xbox One beta test of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios' third-person, mythological MOBA. I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about the genre but can't seem to get into Dota 2 or League of Legends. Be su...
Hi-Rez Studios has posted a video detailing their event at PAX Australia over the past weekend, and they're ready to share more information regarding the Xbox One version of Smite. Basically, the Xbox One closed beta will st...
I know some of you have been enjoying SMITE for quite some time now, but it's been in open beta for over a year. Finally, Hi-Rez Studios has set a release date -- March 25, 2014. Hi-Rez will have a $100,000 tournament in Atla...
Although SMITE may not have the following that League of Legends and Dota 2 have, it's still a pretty decent game in its own right. It also keeps on trucking with new Gods to choose from, and the newest rework is Hel -- keep...
It took me quite a while to come around to SMITE. Despite the fact that it was getting rave reviews from some of my Twitter followers, I was already knee-deep in a number of MOBAs, keeping up with Dota 2 and League of Legends...
Hi-Rez announced today that an eight-team, 5v5 tournament will be held at PAX East from March 22 - 24 for its third-person free-to-play MOBA SMITE. This is an invitation-only tournament, and seven teams have already been dete...