If you thought that Smite needed some more capes and somoe more of a grind, the RuneScape and Smite collaboration has gone live.
Hi-Rez's SMITE was slated to take the stage this weekend in its esports competitions, however the studio announced today that the broadcasts would be "postponed," without expressly stating why.
SMITE will be teaming up with Nickelodeon for their next Battle Pass and will feature characters from both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
SMITE has been updated with the Darkness Falls patch that is anchored by a new Assault Map. "Ragnarok has come and gone, transforming Asgard in the process", the patch notes read. The map has new art assets to give it a darker, more foreboding feel, but also comes along with new gameplay mechanics "to encourage more fighting".
The SMITE site has been updated with a brief post inviting artsy types to create this year's Community Skin. Submissions are being accepted through March 26th after which the Hi-Rez team will "narrow down all the submissions to a final short list". Once done, the community will be presented with the list so they can "vote on their favorite concept and we'll make it happen".
SMITE has been updated to v6.1 that brings Merlin into the game as well as the highly-anticipated crossplay feature that allows players to seamlessly play their account on XBox One, Switch or PC. Players simply link accounts from each platform and progression from each will be merged into a single account. Switch players have had issues logging in after linking accounts, but the team is working on a solution.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that 21 men have been arrested after a three week long investigation called Operation Interception. Included in the number arrested is SMITE community specialist Thomas Cheung, also known as Elvine in the WoW community. Allegedly the men were attempting to arrange to have sex with a child and were caught up in the operation to "arrest persons who communicate with children online, have sexually explicit conversations & then travel to meet them".
The SMITE site has a forward look at the 6.1 update that is bringing some big, big changes to the game. Most notably, players on XBox One, Switch and PC can enjoy cross platform gaming. In addition, players will enjoy a single SMITE account that is accessible regardless of what platform they are playing on. The good news is that currency, unlocked gods and skins will also be merged.
The latest SMITE update has been deployed that brings a number of interesting new changes to the Inner Demon Arena. There are new hazards, new objectives, new / overhauled buffs, and a variety of quality of life changes are all included. In addition, the Bonus Round has made its return.
Hi-Rez Studios is inviting SMITE players to see the game in a way they have never seen it before. In Da Ji & the Legend of the Foxes, players will be transported to an anime world to take part in a 'horde mode' adventure. Senpai Da Ji is voiced by Sailor Moon, Pokemon and HunterXHunter actress Cristina Vee.
Hi-Rez Studios and Coke eSports have partnered together to bring the SMITE World Championship finals to theaters around the US. Fans will be able to see the finals live on Sunday, January 7th.
This year the SMITE 2018 Odyssey is called The Fall of War and follows the events that have been detailed in the comics. To celebrate the second part of the campaign, a new video has been released to provide some background on Fenrir as he prepares to lay siege to Asgard.