Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the SMITE open beta has official started. In addition to that heady news, the team has also announced that new content has arrived in game and sponsorship of a new $100,000 tournament that will be kicking off in the next few weeks.
The following new SMITE content and features are included in the Open Beta version:
- Graphical upgrade of Conquest Map
- Practice match against new AI opponent Ra
- In-game Team & Roster Management
- Ranked Team Conquest queue - Draft Picking for ranked and Challenge Conquest matches Improved Spectator Camera for Tournament Admins - including a 3-minute delay for spectators to prevent cheating and improved spectator controls (slow-motion, pause, rewind, fast-forward)
- Refer-A-Friend Program
Find out more on the SMITE site.