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Review: Smite (Xbox One)

I'll be done in a minotaur two
Aug 19
Hi-Rez Studios has earned a rather interesting reputation in recent years. After creating Tribes: Ascend, a game heavily reliant on the free-to-play model, fans accused the studio of abandoning the game in record time (roughl...

If you want to buy every God in Smite for $30, you have until August 31

It launches on Xbox One next week
Aug 14
If you're into Smite on Xbox One and want access to every current and future character in the game, you might want to start thinking about buying the Founder's Pack soon. Hi-Rez has announced that the $30 bundle will be ...

Kevin Sorbo returns as Hercules in Smite

Here's how to get the voice pack
Jul 24
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star Kevin Sorbo has lent his voice to Hi-Rez Studios' mythology-themed MOBA Smite. How this collaboration didn't happen sooner, I'm not sure. Before crying "disappointed!" over microtransacti...

No more code begging! SMITE enters open beta on Xbox One

You just need Xbox Live Gold
Jul 08
Thanks to its third-person gameplay and familiar mythological characters, SMITE was one of the few MOBAs to win me over. That was years ago, and I've long since lost interest. But now that the game's closed beta on Xbox One h...

Ratatoskr is a cute new character in SMITE that will happily murder you in your sleep

May 19
SMITE is still trucking along for the long haul on PC and with the Xbox One beta, and developer Hi-Rez Studios has just revealed the newest god -- Ratatoskr. In case you're wondering, yes, that cute little critter is a r...

Smite's now in closed beta on Xbox One

Oh goody! Gems! My favourite!
May 15
Hi-Rez’s free-to-play MOBA Smite is now in closed beta on Xbox One. If you want it, you can sign up for it here. While being retooled to fit better with a controller, the game’s also had a few updates from i...

Hi-Rez is helping out with Nepal relief through SMITE

Open chests to contribute
May 13
Hi-Rez Studios has just sent over word that they will be contributing to the efforts to aid Nepal, following Ubisoft, CCP, and Bungie's leads. For the price of 400 gems in SMITE, you can buy a chest that will grant you a...

Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban

Account sharing is apparently frowned upon
Apr 09
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...

Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'

Also preview rewards!
Apr 07
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...

SMITE's Xbox One alpha is off to a great start

Hi-Rez's MOBA has transitioned well to consoles
Mar 12
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...

Hi-Rez announces more plans for SMITE on Xbox One, including possible transfer process

From your PC account
Mar 02
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...

Smite's Xbox One beta sign-ups are open

You smite have fun with it
Jan 06
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...

Smite is still coming to the Xbox One, closed beta planned in early 2015

It may release in the first half of 2015
Nov 04
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...

SMITE is set for a March 2014 release date

It's been in open beta this whole time
Nov 26
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...

SMITE debuts Hel, Goddess of the Underworld

She can't be good news if she's the daughter of Loki
Oct 10
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...

SMITE is definitely worth your time

A MOBA with some twists
Aug 29
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...

$10,000 SMITE tournament to be held at PAX East

Event will be streamed to Twitch
Mar 06
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...

Hi-Rez introduces one-time payment option for SMITE

Poseidon added as latest character
Feb 28
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-...

Hi-Rez launches open beta for free-to-play SMITE

Now would be a great time to dive in
Jan 24
After spending a generous amount of time in closed beta, SMITE has opened up. The full release isn't here yet, but now players can get into this rather enjoyable MOBA without having to beg for a key. The video above walks th...

Arena mode and new map added to SMITE

Plus everyone's favorite mischievous god
Nov 02
Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE has been updated with a new team deathmatch-style mode dubbed Arena, including a Colosseum map to play it on. Two teams of five members each earn points for killing other players and minions as opposed t...

This SMITE developer walkthrough highlights Bakasura

Jul 20
In this latest video for Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE, we're given an informative look at another one of the game's playable characters: Bakasura. Beyond running down his various abilities, there's a healthy amount of protips expla...

SMITE now taking your pre-orders, beta begins soon

May 15
First of all, don't get confused. The upcoming action-MOBA title SMITE is still free-to-play. However, you can now plunk down twenty of your hard-earned dollars and not only be guaranteed beta access, but you'll get an e...

PAX: Hands-on with the new Hi-Rez MOBA, SMITE

Apr 09
Just because Hi-Rez Studios is busy nearing the launch of its free-to-play FPS Tribes: Ascend doesn't mean they don't have another big title in the works. SMITE is the studio's upcoming MOBA title (like Dota 2 or L...

First screenshots of Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE

Aug 03
Hi-Rez Studios is getting into the multiplayer online battle arena scene with SMITE. The game was announced earlier this year, but we're only now getting our first real look at it. Various gods spanning multiple mythologies a...

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