Attack of the Fanboy

Smite Heads to Open Beta on Xbox One

by William Schwartz


Smite is now in open beta on Xbox One. Everyone with an Xbox Live Gold account can now play the free-to-play third-person MOBA, without the need to incessantly beg your friends or online associates for a key. Just hop on the Xbox Store and download the svelte 5GB file and you should be off and running.

By most accounts of those who’ve had a chance to play the MOBA on Xbox One, it’s pretty good. You can check out our initial hands-on impressions of the game from someone who admittedly doesn’t play a lot of MOBAs, and then stick around for an interview with Stew Chisam of Hi-Rez Studios.

There have been a few attempts at bringing the MOBA genre to console, but SMITE appears to be handling it best. A console specific control scheme and a third person behind the player camera, have helped the PC title in transitioning from its native platform to Xbox One.

While DOTA 2 and League of Legends rule the roost on PC, neither has hinted at making an attempt at either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Smite Open Beta Xbox One

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