All about SMITE, an action MOBA

MMO ATK and Hi-Rez Studios have teamed up to give you access to the closed beta for SMITE.  If you are interested in claiming your beta key, head over to the SMITE closed beta giveaway page and register for your key.  In the mean time feel free to read up on everything SMITE!

SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods. Players choose from a selection of gods, join sessionbased arena combat and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions. SMITE is inspired  by Defense of the Ancients (DotA) but instead of being above the action, the third-person camera brings you right  into the combat. And, instead of clicking a map, you use WASD to move, dodge, and fight your way through the  detailed graphics of SMITE?s battlegrounds.

Players have access to an initial set of playable gods for free. Everything affecting gameplay can be earned  by playing the game. Additional gods are unlocked through gameplay time or more quickly through  micro-transactions. Cosmetic skins can be purchased for further customization.

Key Features:

Be a God
Cut through your enemies, encase them in ice, or drown them in a vortex of  souls. Assume direct control of your godlike avatar and experience the MOBA  genre up close with the game camera directly behind your character. Choose  from a long list of well known and more obscure gods, each with their own  history, special abilities, and unique playstyle.

Tactical Gameplay
Master your godlike abilities and use them to fulfill key roles such as  damage dealer, tanking, crowd control, and support. Explore the map  and defeat NPC enemies for increased gold and unit buffs. Deny your  opponents? victory with well-placed stuns and calculated ambushes.

Mythical Setting
Five players battle five opposing players on a fire-themed battleground.  The end objective is a Boss Minotaur, protected by three flaming  Phoenixes. Within the jungle, there are Cyclops NPC camps as well as  the legendary Fire Giant.

Power Up
Within a single match, your god levels  from 1 to 20. Your powers gain strength  and you purchase in-game items and  consumables to benefit your god and  support your personal playstyle –  buffing your Magical power, Physical  power, Defense or Utility capabilities. Calculated Strikes Every attack in SMITE is a skill shot  controlled by you. Ranged attacks  are aimed, melee attacks are  positional, and Area of Effect  damage must be groundtargeted. Predict your enemies?  movements and hit your mark  as you experience fast-paced  combat.

Key Facts:
Genre : Action MOBA
Platform: Windows PC
Business Model: Free-to-Play
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios
Release Date: Closed beta going on now

Current List of Gods

Norse:  Odin, Ymir, Hel
Chinese:  Sun Wukong, He bo, Ao Kuang
Egyptian:  Anubis, Ra, Bastet, Sobek
Hindu:  Kali, Vamana, Agni
Greek:  Zeus, Hades, Arachne, Artemis

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