Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:42pm 14/07/17 | 0 Comments
Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics, the turn-based strategy collectible card game set in the SMITE universe, has entered the Open Beta stage of development. And when it comes to the games from Hi-Rez Studios, Open Beta means pretty much done. And speaking of SMITE, the popular third-person action MOBA is getting a major overhaul via a new initiative called Project Olympus. Plus, the 30th Champion joins Paladins.
Okay, lets break this down.
Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics
Throughout the recent Hand of the Gods Closed Beta, which we checked out and were quite impressed with, Hi-Rez Studios made a number of changes based directly on community feedback. From everything from strategy to deck building to how the action was presented on screen. The end result, is the free-to-play Open Beta available now from the Hand of the Gods site.
Project Olympus. Yeah, it sounds cool but what is it? Well, an overhaul to the somewhat aging SMITE -- one that will be rolled out in pieces that aims to give the game a much needed visual bump. Plus, several improvements across the board, from a revamped HUD to improved in-game tutorials. And a lot more.
Jenos, the Ascended, a Support Champion is joining Paladins. Plus, a new map. As the tenth new Champion to join the line-up this year alone, Hi-Rez Studios weren't kidding when it stated that it was committed to bringing updates and new content to the game.
Hi-Rez Studios have certainly been busy, and for more Hi-Rez at DreamHack this weekend be sure to get behind Aussies Kanga Esports as they battle it out in the semi-finals tonight!