After months and months of closed beta testing Hi-Rez studios has finally decided to share their third-person MOBA SMITE with the rest of the world. The game officially transitioned into open beta today meaning if you somehow never found the time to give this MOBA a go you finally have no excuses left not to. Players who reach level 30 during the open beta are being rewarded with a limited edition skin for the mage-tank Ymir which turns the normally blue and jolly giant into a badass demon complete with shoulder eyes and exposed intestines.
Hi-Rez also wants SMITE to hit the ground running when it comes to eSports, with plans for a 100,000 dollar launch tournament. Tournament details are expected in the coming weeks so you still have time to hone your skillshot…skills and gather a winning team. While 100k pales in comparison to League of Legends 2 million prize pool and Dota 2’s 1 million dollar tournament, 100k is still quite a lot and it’s great to see Hi-Rez putting real money behind SMITE’s eSports scene.
A new video detailing new content and features for the open beta can be viewed above. If you wish to give the open beta for SMITE a go you can create an account here.