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A close-up of Hecate, the new god in Smite 2

Smite 2 Reveals First New God Alongside Silky-Smooth Unreal Engine 5 Gameplay

Smite 2 developer Titan Forge Games has revealed the first brand new god to be making their way to the upcoming MOBA sequel, and it's none other than the Greek goddess of witchcraft Hecate. In case…

March 22, 2024 | 10:32 EDT

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Rebuilt completely from the ground up in Unreal 5, SMITE makes a return in this God-Based third-person MOBA, with a focus on ensuring the game plays exceptionally on all platforms, and with full…

January 17, 2024 | 12:34 EST

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Smite 2 Interview - The Challenges & Excitement of Developing a True Sequel

Hot off the heels of the announcement of Smite 2, there’s been a lot to unpack for both fans and the developers alike. This past weekend played host to the annual world championships for the original…

January 18, 2024 | 09:00 EST

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Smite 2 Preview - The Next Generation of MOBA

Over a decade on, the popularity of Smite cannot be understated. This is something I came to understand during my time at the Smite World Championships, which was held in Arlington, Texas just this…

January 17, 2024 | 09:00 EST

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Smite 2 Officially Revealed for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S

Titan Forge Games has announced Smite 2, the followup to the deity-filled action MOBA Smite. It's headed to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S sometime in the future. The game was revealed at…

January 12, 2024 | 11:53 EST

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SMITE Brings Back VShojo Collaboration With Popular VTubers Zentreya, Ironmouse, Kson, and Apricot

Today Titan Forge Games and Hi-Rez Studios revealed a new collaboration between SMITE and the popular VTuber agency VShojo, including skins for four members. This is the second collaboration with…

December 5, 2023 | 01:31 EST

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SMITE Announces VShojo Collaboration Including Popular VTubers: Nyanners, Kson, Ironmouse, & More

Today SMITE developer Titan Forge Games and publisher Hi-Rez Studios announce an upcoming collaboration with the popular VTuber agency VShojo. Six VTubers (virtual YouTubers) associated with the…

May 10, 2023 | 01:09 EDT

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Hi-Rez Delists Paladins Switch Version Due To Bad Performance

Hi-Rez Studios and developer Evil Mojo have announced that the Switch version of hero shooter Paladins is being delisted. As of today, the game is no longer available to download via the eShop, and…

April 19, 2023 | 09:23 EDT

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Smite Reveals G.I. Joe Crossover Coming Soon

Titan Forge Games and Hi-Rez Studios revealed a new collaboration that is coming soon to their popular free-to-play battle arena game Smite.  The crossover features skins from the classic toy and…

April 8, 2023 | 05:53 EDT

Smite and Magic: The Gathering crossover

Smite Reveals Magic: The Gathering Crossover Event

There are quite a few things for SMITE fans to be excited about this month, as not only will we be receiving a crossover with the Gods and Magic: The Gathering, but there will be a new map and God…

January 13, 2023 | 10:22 EST

Aang and Zuko in SMITE

Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters To Join SMITE

Nickelodeon has teamed up with mythological action MOBA SMITE to introduce some of the characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra, to the game. The characters will…

June 22, 2020 | 11:17 EDT

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Epic Games Store 2-Factor Authentication Now Required to Get Free Games

Epic Games Store 2-Factor Authentication is now required to claim free games. What's more, Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE is finally making its way to this newer digital distribution storefront. Kicking…

April 28, 2020 | 02:54 EDT

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Smite Revamps 5v5 Map; Cerberus Announced as Next Character

Online competitive games have a fine line to walk between staying fresh and staying balanced - something that many of them have troubles with. In fact, if anyone were to name one of them and ask ten…

January 6, 2018 | 12:45 EST


Smite Gets New Dungeon RPG Called The Trials of King Hercules

Mythology themed MOBA SMITE has a new dungeon RPG recently revealed by Hi-Rez Studios. The new adventure is called The Trials of King Hercules and is a classic MMO dungeon experience. Gods and…

June 13, 2017 | 09:26 EDT

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SMITE Announces Bob Ross Bundle

Hi-Rez Studios's free-to-play MOBA SMITE has announced a Bob Ross Bundle for the game featuring three items thematically related to the afro-clad painter of yesteryear. For those who haven't been…

May 7, 2017 | 10:30 EDT

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SMITE is Hi-Rez's third person MOBA. The game features gods of many ancient civilizations fighting each other for supremacy.

October 6, 2016 | 06:14 EDT


SMITE's patch 3.19 hits the PTS; Camazotz joins the battle

In Maya mythology, Camazotz is the bat god of night, sacrifice, and death. He is also one of the reasons behind how vampires are depicted modern culture. The deadly god of bats is the latest addition…

October 6, 2016 | 06:09 EDT

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Erlang Shen joins SMITE in 3.12 update

Erlang Shen: The Illustrious Sage joins the SMITE roster in patch 3.12. Erlang Shen is a Chinese warrior with an interesting move set that encompasses durability with sustained damage. It also has a…

July 3, 2016 | 09:33 EDT

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Fafnir joins SMITE in update 3.10 and double everything weekend

It's the Norse pantheon's turn to have a new god added to their roster in SMITE's latest patch. Fanir, Lord of Glittering Gold, joins the battleground of the gods with the role of guardian. This…

June 9, 2016 | 06:30 EDT

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SMITE Celebrates Hitting 20 Million Players Milestone

Hi-Rez has reason to celebrate today, as SMITE, their third-person action MOBA, reached the 20 million players mark. Since its release in March 2014, SMITE managed to gather quite the following, with…

June 3, 2016 | 04:04 EDT


New God and New Event in SMITE's latest update

A new fighter enters the battlefield of the gods in the latest SMITE update. After Amaterasu and Raijin, it's time for the Japanese pantheon to welcome their first hunter. Jing Wei: The Oathkeeper is…

April 13, 2016 | 05:29 EDT

SMITE 2nd anniversary

SMITE Celebrates its second birthday with a week long godly party

SMITE has been released for the first time on PC the 22th March of 2014. This means that next week marks the second anniversary since the start of the neverending battle of the gods. Hi-Rez decided…

March 19, 2016 | 12:53 EDT

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Winter comes late to SMITE with patch 3.4

Latest SMITE patch just arrived to PC and it's a juicy one. After kickstarting the new Japanese pantheon with the release of Raijin and Amaterasu, it's time to show some love to the other pantheons…

March 15, 2016 | 06:15 EDT


SMITE hits open beta on PS4 March 22

SMITE, the battleground of the gods, it's about to land for the second time on the console market with their PS4 version. The third person, action oriented, gods punching MOBA is currently in closed…

March 9, 2016 | 04:44 EST

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SMITE patch 3.3 is now live

Patch 3.3 "Victory Lap" brought to SMITE a lot of needed balances and, of course, the usual load of skins and other additions. The latest update to the battlefield of the gods, added 6 new skins for…

March 2, 2016 | 04:38 EST

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SMITE to arrive to PS4; closed beta to start soon

MOBAs are historically PC-centric game genre. It's mainly because of the perspective most of them are played. It's hard to play an isometric game with a gamepad and TV. The situation changes when you…

February 19, 2016 | 05:11 EST


SMITE patch 3.2 is now live; Raijin joins the battle

It's been a few weeks since SMITE season 3 started and, after a couple of fixes here and there, the dust is starting to settle down with the players adapting to the new additions. This means for Hi-…

February 17, 2016 | 04:13 EST


SMITE Tweaks Daily Quests System Brings Back Daily Login bonus

Season 3 of SMITE started only few days ago, but Hi-Rez is already shaking the things a bit. With patch 3.1, a lot of new stuff have been introduced in the game. One of the new features is that the…

February 5, 2016 | 04:19 EST

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SMITE kickstarts Season 3 with a big patch

SMITE's Season 3 started the 2nd of February and it promises to be pretty interesting. Season 3 started with the release of the 3.1 patch that introduces a lot of changes in the game as players know…

February 3, 2016 | 03:02 EST

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Amaterasu joins SMITE in new Patch 2.21

The day has finally come for SMITE to introduce a new pantheon in the game. As you will surely know by now, the Shinto pantheon will take its place in the battlefield of the gods. What better …

January 12, 2016 | 05:08 EST

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New SMITE sale in celebration of Smite World Championship

Smite World Championship will have its opening day the 7th of January 2016. The tournament will take place in Atlanta and many parallel events will take place alongside it. While January is not that…

December 30, 2015 | 08:03 EST


Free gems and big sales in SMITE during the 7 days of Saturnalia

An old Christmas song says "'Tis the season to be Jolly". If you're a SMITE player, that's gonna be all more true this week. SMITE's 7 days of Saturnalia will start this wednesday and will last for a…

December 14, 2015 | 05:35 EST

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Hi-Rez announce Clash, a new game mode for SMITE

A new game mode for SMITE, named "Clash", has been announced by Hi-Rez and it will be playable for a limited time on the Public Test Servers. The new map will be a middle ground between arena and…

October 30, 2015 | 06:43 EDT

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SMITE goes for an encore with The Reaping: Part Two

Those of you that fight in the battlefield of the gods, probably managed to reap (hehe) the benefits of last week's SMITE halloween event, titled The Reaping: Part One. The name itself of the event…

October 28, 2015 | 06:01 EDT