Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the SMITE open beta has official started. In addition to that heady news, the team has also announced that new content has arrived in game and sponsorship of a new $100,000 tournament that will be kicking off in the next few weeks.
The following new SMITE content and features are included in the Open Beta version:Graphical upgrade of Conquest Map
Practice match against new AI opponent Ra
In-game Team & Roster Management
Ranked Team Conquest queue
SMITE is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena from Hi-Rez Studios that allows players to choose from a selection of deity-inspired heroes. Instead of classic, RTS-style MOBA gameplay, SMITE features skill-based third-person combat with a feel more close to MMO PvP. Players can participate in session-based arena combat and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled heroes and non-player controlled minions.