Raise your hand if you forgot SMITE hadn’t officially launched. The third-person clash of the gods MOBA SMITE originally went into Open Beta back in January, but now appears to be launching in North America and Europe on March 25th of next year, 2014. That’s a fairly ridiculous amount of time to still be considered open beta. For curiosity’s sake I checked how long League of Legends and Dota 2 open betas lasted and their combined total was less than a month.
But if your main concern is your progression in game, fear not, all player progress will carry over to the general release. Also, as an added bonus, those in Beta who reach level 30 before the launch date will unlock the Cacodemon skin for the god Ymir.
In case some of you are still jostled by the news of a launch date, be prepared to be slightly jostled some more. The following weekend after launch, The $100,000 SMITE Launch Tournament will take place. On Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, the tournament will have the top four teams in Europe and the top four in North America live-streaming via twitch.tv/smitegame.
To read more details about the release or the upcoming tournament, check out SMITE’s news post.