Smite Now In Open Beta On Xbox One
The time has come to Smite your enemies with your Xbox One! We mean that in the virtual sense... don't actually hit people with your Xbox One. It's expensive.
Hi-Rez Studios' godlike MOBA is now available on the Xbox One in open beta, meaning anyone can play the game for free-ish (Xbox Live Gold subscription required). If you really like that trailer and want to see more -- and even be rewarded for it -- you can head on over to Smite's YouTube channel, where a subscription earns you a free Nu Wa "Water Dancer" skin for either PC or XB1.
For those of you already playing SMITE on the PC, be sure to take a look at the account "linking" and "merging" procedures if you intend to play on the XBox One. "Linking" your accounts simply means notifying Hi-Rez Studios that PC Account A and Xbox One Account B are owned by the same person. While this doesn't gain you a whole lot on the console version of the game, it will score you an XBox Zeus skin for use on both of your accounts.
"Merging" is where players will have to put a bit of thought in to make sure they earn as much as possible. After linking accounts, players will have the option to perform a one time merge of those two accounts. This must be completed before the end of open beta and will NOT be an available feature after launch.
What does "merging" do for you?
Merging COPIES over any PC account Favor, XP, and purchases over to your XBox One account. Remember, this only happens one time and the accounts are not in sync going forward, you still have two different accounts, you're basically using your PC account to get your Xbox One account a starting boost. Gems, mastery levels, and activities are NOT transferred so you may want to use your gems to make some purchases before merging since the items you actually buy ARE copied to your console account.
Be sure to check out the full Linking and Merging FAQ for more information.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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