MOBA title Smite had a closed beta period in May for the Xbox One. Now, the game will be available to all Xbox One owners during an open beta period.
Xbox One’s first MOBA, Smite, is now available for all gamers. Players can download the free-to-play title through either their consoles or at the Xbox website. Smite players will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play the game.
The Smite virtual marketplace has opened up alongside the beta. It is here that gamers can use real-world money to obtain new gear. Developer Hi-Rez has said that all purchases, progress, and achievements will carry over to the final version of the game, which will release sometime this summer.
Those who link their PC and Xbox One Smite accounts will receive a bonus Zeus skin, which can be used on both PC and Xbox One. There is also a one-time account merge option that gamers can take advantage of, which can be seen here.
Even though Smite is free-to-play, gamers can buy the Founder’s Pack, which costs $30. The pack unlocks every god character available (65 at the moment), as well as upcoming gods. Those who purchase the Founder’s Pack also get 400 gems (the game’s currency), an exclusive Ares skin, and the Ymir “Cacodemon X” skin. The Founder’s Pack will not be available after Smite launches in full.
Smite originally released on PC back in March 2014. The game received positive critical reception, and has brought in more than 7 million players so far. Gamers play as various Gods from mythology, with Hi-Rez claiming that the game offers “more game modes than any other leading game in its genre.”