SMITE battles its way into closed beta phase on Xbox One, Founders Pack grants instant access
Hi-Rez Studios today announced that its action MOBA game SMITE has entered its closed beta testing phase on Xbox One. Those who have taken part in the game’s alpha phase or have been selected for closed beta will be treated to a host of new updates, features, content and Xbox One exclusives for the game, which has garnered a significant eSports following since its debut on the PC.
For those looking to spend some coin in the beta, SMITE’s in-game marketplace is now live on Xbox One. Players are able to buy Gems, SMITE’s in-game currency, to acquire new Gods, cosmetic skins and more. Players can also plunk down $29.99 for the SMITE Founder’s Pack, which provides instant access to the closed beta, and includes more than $50 worth of content, including: every God currently in the game (63 so far) and all Gods still to come in the future; 400 Gems; and two exclusive skins – Ares “Soldier of War” and the Limited Ymir “Cacodemon X” skin. The Founder’s Pack is only available for a limited time and will be discontinued when the game launches on Xbox One later this year. All purchases, progress and achievements earned during the beta period will b e transferable into the launch version of SMITE.
For players who cut their teeth on SMITE’s godly combat on PC, developer Hi-Rez Studios is also offering PC players a one-time account merge option to copy select progress and items from their SMITE PC accounts to their Xbox One accounts. Those who link their accounts will receive a free Zeus Xbox skin for both PC and XBox One. For more information about the process, as well as the Founder’s Pack, check out the Founder’s Pack and Account Transfer FAQ at http://portal.smitegame.com/knowledgebase/articles/563127.
For those who haven’t yet participated in SMITE’s grueling 5v5 arena battles, check out the video below for a quick combat primer from Hi-Rez Studios: