Born from the Arthurian legend, Smite recreates the myth surrounding Morgan Le Fay: its newest combat deity. A harborer of dark magic and a rival to King Arthur. Definitely a character of special interest among…
Previously removed due to associated technical issues, a rounded Clans system is making an anticipated comeback to Smite. But not to the same extent as players had previously seen from the game. What’s new in…
Following countless reports of increasing toxic behavior in-game, Smite makes an essential revision to its existing suspension/ban policy. It specifically highlights issues around ‘leaving, harassment of other players, harassment of live streamers, intentional feeding and…
Latest News From the Smite Community
Welcome to our Smite news tag, part of our general news category, where our dedicated team of writers brings you the latest esports news from today; from tournament coverage, match results, and player updates, to roster moves and community happenings. We also cover patch updates, leaks, major in-game events, and meta changes.
Smite is a third-person MOBA developed by Hi-Rez Studios in 2014. The game is available free-to-play on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and was later released to Nintendo Switch on February 18th, 2019. The game is played in third-person viewpoint – which gives it a more immersive, action feel compared to other MOBAs – and in every match players choose a mythological figure to play as. Each figure has its own unique strategies, weapons, powers, and class. In the main game mode, “Conquest,” players are assigned into two teams of five, and must battle it out across an extensive three-lane map. Both teams have a base. The three lanes connect the bases together, and between the lanes is a jungle area packed with monsters that provide buffs or other in-game advantages if killed. Lanes are protected by defensive structures – towers and phoenixes – that attack enemy units and each base also has phoenixes and a “titan.” The goal of the game is to take down all the enemy structures in at least one lane, reach the opposing team’s base, then kill the titan within it. Other game modes include joust, clash, siege, and assault. Main game modes can be played as casual or competitive.
Since its release, Smite has established itself as one of the most popular MOBAs, hailed for its unique third-person viewpoint, diverse range of game modes, and accessibility. Smite hit 4 million players within a few months, and by 2015 had reached over 10 million players. As of 2020, Smite had amassed a playerbase of more than 40 million. Smite has also had much success in esports, and today is one of the best esports games of all time. The first Smite World Championship was held at the start of 2015 and featured top teams from all across the world, with a colossal $2.6 million prize pool. Since then, the tournament has been held annually with a million-dollar prize cap. Other minor tournaments are held throughout the year. In 2016, Smite was awarded the AMD Esports Audience Award at the 2016 video game BAFTAs.
All of this is the reason why our team decided to create this dedicated Smite news tag, under which you’ll find all the relevant community info.