hi rez studios

A studio known primarily for SMITE, Global Agenda, Tribes: Ascend, and Paladins.

Hi-Rez’s Realm Royale playerbase and reviews are way down on Steam

Yikes - Realm Royale is apparently struggling, proving once again just how hard it is to break into one of these new runaway...

Hi-Rez reorganizes SMITE, Paladins, and Realm Royale teams as newly renamed substudios

Hi-Rez Studios is making bold moves today: It's just announced that it's splitting up the band, unbundling its games teams into separate but...

The MOP Up: Worlds Adrift makes room for PvE servers (August 12, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
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Path of Exile’s Delve launches August 31 with an infinite dungeon; here’s our chat with Grinding Gear’s Chris Wilson!

Picture this: an underground dungeon that gets progressively more challenging -- and rewarding -- the deeper you go, and there is no end. Not...

Hi-Rez’s Realm Royale tightens hitboxes in its latest patch

Hi-Rez's fantasy-themed battle royale title Realm Royale has just received a major update as it continues through alpha testing. The so-called HITBOKS...

The MOP Up: EverQuest II’s scorched sky policy (July 1, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s five-year anniversary and Ravenloft campaign (June 24, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The Stream Team: Battle Royale, SMITE adventures style

Everyone is getting in on the battle royale craze, even SMITE. The newest adventure is Medusa's Deathmatch, and Massively OP's MJ is jumping in...
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SMITE launches Medusa’s Deathmatch

You might not want to look too closely at the latest patch for SMITE. Why? Well, it brings in the new Medusa's Deathmatch...

Hi-Rez launches standalone F2P game Realm Royale, a mix of ‘open-world PvP MMO and your favorite hero shooter’

You can't accuse Hi-Rez of not chasing trends: Not only is it introducing a battle royale mode to SMITE, but it's actually...

Hi-Rez is basically maintenance-moding Hand of the Gods

Back in May, we covered the bizarre silence surrounding Hi-Rez's SMITE-infused free-to-play online card game Hand of the Gods. At the time,...

SMITE is getting a battle royale mode adventure of its very own in 5.10

Battle royale is the thing to do lately, and by Zeus, SMITE is doing that thing: In update 5.10, the Hi-Rez MOBA will...

SMITE’s Dragon’s Fortune is live today as Hi-Rez works to fix server crashes

SMITE 5.9: Dragon's Fortune is technically live on all three major platforms today, with a pile of bug fixes, new skins, new chest...

SMITE says it’s banned or suspended 20,000 toxic players in season five alone

Toxic players, beware: Hi-Rez may not be talking to its Hand of the Gods players, but it's cracking way down on SMITE...

It’s been three weeks since Hand of the Gods players have had any news from Hi-Rez

Stretch your mind back to February 20th, when Hi-Rez's SMITE-infused free-to-play online card game Hand of the Gods formally launched. The studio appeared...
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SMITE launches patch 5.8 with Chernobog and the Divine Uprising

If you've ever felt like SMITE has mined out a few pantheons for all the material that's available, you'll be happy to know...
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The Daily Grind: Would you like MMORPGs to have seasonal passes?

Between the waves of MOBA and battle royale phenomenons, I've noticed an alternative monetization model that's apparently proven quite successful in these games. Seasonal...

Hi-Rez founds e-sports production company Skillshot, preps Chernobog for SMITE

Hi-Rez is going all in on e-sports, founding its own e-sports production outfit called Skillshot Media and lending longtime COO Todd Harris...
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Hi-Rez President Stewart Chisam vows to improve SMITE’s patch quality

Every year brings a lot of patches for SMITE. A new official post on the game's subreddit penned by Hi-Rez President Stewart Chisam...

SMITE parties hard with Patch 5.5

Even the gods like a good party every now and then. Actually, pretty much all of the time, if you read some of the...

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