After announcing their plans to offer Australian server’s for the game’s Xbox One open beta, Hi-Rez Studios have announced that their free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title SMITE has now entered its Open Beta phase. All Xbox One users who are able to play online (Xbox Live Gold membership required) can now download the game and begin testing / having fun at their leisure.
SMITE is being supported by an in-game marketplace, which allows players to acquire new gods, cosmetic skins and more. This store is already live, and all purchases, progress and achievements earned in this period will transfer seamlessly to SMITE’s final release later this year. SMITE players who link their PC and Xbox One accounts will also receive a complementary Zeus Xbox Skin to use with both accounts. A one-time account merge option is also available, facilitating the copying of select progress and items from a PC account to Xbox One.
Open beta users can also purchase the SMITE Founder’s Pack for $39.95 AUD through the Xbox Games Store. The Founder’s Pack includes the following: every god currently in the game (65 so far on Xbox One) and all future gods, 400 Gems, the exclusive Ares “Soldier of Fortune” skin, and the limited Ymir “Cacodemon X” skin. The Founder’s Pack is available for a limited time and will be discontinued when the game launches fully on Xbox One.