Fans of Hi-Rez Studios’ big titles were in for a treat at this year’s Hi-Rez Expo as it had a little bit of something for everyone, whether you’re looking for new character to master or new features to the games themselves.SMITE, players can say hello to Heimdallr next month, a Hunter that tosses magical axes at foes, uses his Gjallarhorn to banish enemies, and the bifrost to traverse worlds. In addition to the new god, players can also enjoy Season 7 goodies like a new Joust map done in a dark, Chinese mythological style. Smite is also reaping the rewards of a partnership with Red Bull Records that brings new music from AWOLNATION and Beartooth available right now. Smite also plans to release six new gods over the course of the coming year.
As for Paladins, they’re getting in on the new character hype with Tiberius, the Weapon Master. This ferocious Tigron character uses chakrams and a heavy sword to lay into enemies while also moving with what is described as “cat-like grace.” This new character arrives in early January, along with a new Community Battle Pass that features community-designed skins like Dark Monarch Lian, Wukong Talus, Soul Briar Grover, and Ska’drin Ash in the coming year. Look forward to four more character additions as well.
Hi-Rez Expo was also a place where attendees could get their hands on an alpha version of Rogue Company, the tactical shooter that was unveild this past September. The presser states that the shooter looks to carve out a niche in the shooter world, but its features sound genre-typical like customizable loadouts and 2v2 and 4v4 game modes for all skill levels. Perhaps you’ll get a peek yourself; alpha invites are said to have been sent out this past Friday for those who signed up to early access.