Official Site: SMITE
Studio: Hi-Rez Studios
Launch Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: Mythological Fantasy MOBA
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Xbox One

The MOP Up: Marvel Snap goes maximum effort with this month’s Deadpool season

Deadpool's taken over Marvel Snap (just in time for his new movie) and is bringing a new game mode, several new cards (including Gwenpool),...

First impressions of ASKA, Sand Sailor’s brand-new colony-building survival sandbox

Thanks to the press preview hosted by Thunderful and Sand Sailor, I recently had the opportunity to play around with survival sandbox ASKA a...

Fight or Kite: Battle Crush is a snack-sized take on the mythological battle royale scene

Imagine taking a bit of the theme from SMITE (really the only good part about SMITE in my estimation), the common battle royale grab-and-go...

SMITE 2 readies its third alpha weekend for June 27 with three more characters in tow

Third time's the charm, or at least the next in a series of steps for SMITE 2, as the MOBA has tied down some...

SMITE 1 reworks dozens of items in mid-season update, SMITE 2 showcases updates to Hecate

It's a tale of two SMITE titles in this news story, as Hi-Rez Studios has put forth information and updates for both the original...

SMITE 2 enters into a second alpha weekend with two more gods and gameplay updates

Did you miss the last time SMITE 2 held a weekend alpha test? Fret not because there's a second alpha test happening right now,...

The MOP Up: Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’s Chinese launch crashes from high demand

Dungeon & Fighter is one of those odd franchises that nobody seems to notice in the west but is incredibly, obscenely, immensely popular in...

SMITE 2’s first alpha event kicks off today through this weekend

If you've been itching to try out SMITE's sequel, your time has come... assuming you got into the alpha or bought a founder pack,...

The MOP Up: FFXIV recaps its PAX East appearance

In case you missed it in person, you can catch up with all of Final Fantasy XIV's PAX East 2024 developments in a recap...

SMITE 2’s founder’s editions will get you into this spring’s alpha tests

Momentum is gathering behind SMITE 2, Hi-Rez's next entry in its hit MOBA franchise. One sign of this is the sale of Founder's Editions,...

The MOP Up: Fractured Veil allows for PvE-only servers

Post-apocalyptic survival game Fractured Veil previewed some upcoming features such as farms, new spawn locations, and -- get ready for this -- PvE-only servers....

The MOP Up: Co-op RPG Stolen Realm launches with ‘frictionless’ multiplayer

Turn-based RPG Stolen Realm launched on Steam, Xbox, and Switch: "Play Stolen Realm solo, or in co-op with up to six heroes, as you...

Fight or Kite: Is Epic’s MOBA Paragon just too easy to remake but impossible to succeed?

This past week we got some news regarding Predecessor, a new MOBA game on the way. At first blush, it looks like many other...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World sells a monster 25M copies

Capcom's Monster Hunter World is a force of nature unto itself, with the boss-slaying game topping 25 million units sold and setting a record...

SMITE 2 opens founder pack sales with alpha access, skins, and god unlocks

Back in January, Hi-Rez formally announced SMITE 2, a proper sequel rather than an overhaul of the original, with alpha testing this spring and...

First impressions: Final Stand Ragnarok is not Camelot Unchained, but it’s a fun romp anyway

At the top of 2020, when City State Entertainment's Mark Jacobs first announced Final Stand Ragnarok - called Project Colossus back then - it...

SMITE 2 talks up its new-look conquest mode as it readies for alpha testing this spring

Hi-Rez sub-studio Titan Forge kicked off its 2024 by announcing a sequel to its MOBA, SMITE 2, which would be entering a soft launch...
Oddly beautiful.

The MOP Up: Aion, Lineage 2, and Blade and Soul get ready for a new launcher

Blade and Soul, Lineage II, and Aion are all preparing to migrate everyone from the old launcher to the new PLAYNC platform. NCsoft posted...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Hi-Rez teases SMITE Year 11’s conquest map updates, new god, and ‘big balance shake-ups’

While the majority of Hi-Rez's attention is fixed on SMITE sequel SMITE 2, there are still things planned for the original game's Year 11...