SMITE enters Closed Beta on Xbox One, new trailer released !


Closed beta testing phase now going strong on Xbox One.

HI-REZ STUDIO’S ACTION MOBA ‘SMITE’ ENTERS CLOSED BETA ON XBOX ONE

Players can also now purchase the Xbox One Founder’s Pack for instant beta access,
as well as all current and future Gods and other in-game content

ATLANTA – May 14, 2015 – Hi-Rez Studios today announced that its action MOBA game SMITE, the online Battleground of the Gods, has entered its closed beta testing phase on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system for Microsoft. As SMITE readies for a full launch later this year, players who have taken part in the alpha phase or have been selected for closed beta will be treated to a host of new updates, features, content and Xbox One exclusives that deliver a complete experience competitively designed for console play.

SMITE’s in-game marketplace is now live on Xbox One, allowing players to buy Gems, SMITE’s in-game currency, to acquire new Gods, cosmetic skins and more. Players can also now purchase the SMITE Founder’s Pack, which provides instant access to the closed beta. The bundle retails for GBP £20.99/EUR €23.99 and features almost double that amount in content, including: every God currently in the game (63 so far) and all Gods still to come in the future; 400 Gems; and two exclusive skins – Ares “Soldier of War” and the Limited Ymir “Cacodemon X” skin. The Founder’s Pack is only available for a limited time and will be discontinued when the game launches on Xbox One later this year. All purchases, progress and achievements earned in closed beta will transfer seamlessly into the launch version.

Hi-Rez Studios is also offering PC players a one-time account merge option to copy select progress and items from their SMITE PC accounts to their Xbox One accounts. Players who choose to link their accounts will receive a free Zeus Xbox skin for both platforms. For more information about the process, as well as the Founder’s Pack, check out the Founder’s Pack and Account Transfer FAQ athttp://portal.smitegame.com/knowledgebase/articles/563127.

SMITE, which quickly took the PC gaming world by storm as a top eSports franchise, is the first MOBA to grace the Xbox One, where it has been in alpha since March. SMITE features a rich and constantly growing pantheon of playable Gods, expertly tuned to a variety of combat styles, with an engaging third-person camera that brings players right into the action. The game rewards fast reflexes, strategic thinking and teamwork, offering a variety of different modes to suit a range of player tastes, from traditional 5v5 multi-lane battles to smaller, single-path jousts and wide-open arenas.

Players can still sign up for SMITE closed beta access on Xbox One atwww.SmiteGame.com/Xbox . SMITE is scheduled to officially launch on Xbox One later this year. For more information about SMITE for Xbox One, please visit the FAQ at http://portal.smitegame.com/knowledgebase/articles/534883.

For the latest news from SMITE on Xbox One and PC, please visit www.SmiteGame.com , and follow the game on  Facebook and  Twitter.

About SMITE

SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for the PC and soon to be on Xbox One. Since launching in Europe and North America in March 2014, SMITE has quickly established itself as one of the Top 3 games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 7 million players. Themed around gods of mythology and offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action. SMITE is free-to-play on both PC and soon on Xbox One.

 

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SMITE Tutorial

SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods that is free-to-play and currently in Closed Beta.

Similar to DoTA gameplay but but instead of being above the action you are IN the action. Close third-person camera instead of RTS view. Move with WASD instead of clicking on a map. Detailed graphics and visual FX. Action combat, dodging, and AIMING. Everything is a skill-shot. Free-to-Play but not pay-to-win.

Tribes: Ascend Update #5 – Accelerate

Play Now – For Free – http://www.tribesascend.com

Tribes: Ascend is the World’s Fastest Shooter – a fast-paced multiplayer first person shooter with jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, classes, and customizable weapon unlocks and upgrades.

This video showcases the Accelerate update – faster weapon upgrades, 27 new weapon variants, 2 new capture & hold maps, plus a weapon balance pass.

Patch Notes: http://www.egmnow.com/tribesascend/tribes-ascend-accelerate-patch-notes/

Hi-Rez Studios Announces PAX East Lineup

The 2011 PAX East filled the BCEC.

The 2011 PAX East filled the BCEC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New and Exclusive Playable Content for Tribes: Ascend and SMITE

ATLANTA. April 4, 2012. Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced its lineup of games for PAX East. Attendees can check out and play Hi-Rez’s games at booth 962 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center between April 6 and April 8, 2012.

As is typical, the Hi-Rez booth has been designed to accommodate hands-on competitive multiplayer, maximum audience visibility, shoutcasting, and interaction with studio team-members.

PAX East attendees can play exclusive, pre-release content from two of Hi-Rez Studios’ new marquee titles including:

Tribes: Ascend – The World’s Fastest Shooter – featuring jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, and team-based gameplay. Tribes: Ascend releases as a digital download for the PC on April 12th, and attendees can preview Release Build content:

  • A classic map returns… Raindance. Shipping first within the original Starsiege: Tribes in 1998, Raindance is a popular Tribes map and has been cited as one of the most influential multiplayer game maps of all time.
  • And a brand new game-mode – Capture & Hold. Playable at PAX on the map Katabatic this new gametype showcases core Tribes features of speed, vehicles, objectives, and teamwork.

SMITE – A Battleground of The Gods that shakes up the MOBA genre with a 3rd person camera and action skill-shot combat. SMITE is currently in Closed Alpha.

  • Choose Your God from 15 deities including six gods playable for the first time at PAX East. Attendees can select from: Zeus, Kali, Anubis, Odin, Ymir, Sun WuKong, HeBo, Hades, Bastet, Ao Kuang, Ra, Arachne, Hel, Vamana, and Agni.
  • Play 5 versus 5 multiplayer in a battleground map with Boss Minotaurs, new jungle camps, and exclusive first look at Fire Giant.

Hi-Rez Studios Releases Latest Update To Tribes: Ascend

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New Capture The Flag Maps, New Servers, and Badge for Beta Participants

ATLANTA.  March 20,  2012.  Today, Hi-Rez Studios introduces another significant update to the Open Beta of the free-to-play fast-action multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend.
Patch Highlights include:

·  Added Sunstar, a new Capture the Flag map.
·  Temple Ruins, a Capture the Flag map, has been revised based on community feedback and returns to the Quick Play rotation.
·  Additional European servers added.  Region selection includes Europe – London and Europe – Amsterdam.
·  Additional Asian servers added.  Region selection includes Asia – Japan, and Asia – Singapore
·  Server performance optimizations.
·  More polished reticules and HUD icons.  Also, users may now disable unwanted HUD elements using SETTINGS menu.
·  User settings now stored server-side.  Setting may be reset with this patch but settings should be preserved upon future patches.

Other balance changes, features, and bug-fixes are detailed in the patch notes.
Hi-Rez Studios also announced their intent to reward the very active Beta community.  When Tribes: Ascend officially releases on April 12th, all Beta players who have reached level 10 will receive an exclusive in-game Beta badge.

To play Tribes: Ascend Open Beta today visit: http://www.tribesascend.com.  All player progress and unlocks in Beta will be preserved through release with no planned character wipes.