SMITE hosting a Halloween Event

Oct 18, 2014

Now is not the time to be fearful. Strike back at the darkness by charging through your enemies. Starting Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th The Reaping will begin. All gods will be playable, every player will earn DOUBLE worshippers for matches completed, and for players courageous enough to get ALL first win of the day bonuses in all modes will earn 100 gems for each day. For the first win of the day bonus earned players will get a free exclusive Jack-O-Lantern player icons.

SMITE, by Hi-Rez Studios has been released in North America and Europe

Mar 25, 2014

Hi-Rez Studios, a leading developer of free-to-play online action games, has today officially released their MOBA SMITE in North America and Europe. The free-to-play, mythology-themed game has accrued over 3 million registered players during its extended Open Beta phase. A cinematic teaser for SMITE has been released to coincide with the launch. The game also includes localized versions in French, Spanish and German.

Tribes: Ascend Game of The Year Edition Will Launch on February 15, 2013

Feb 13, 2013

Hi-Rez Studios announced today that a “Game of the Year Edition” (GotY) of Tribes: Ascend will be released on February 15th, 2013 as a single-purchase digital download for the PC.

With five editor’s choice awards and Game of the Year honors, this edition celebrates the critical success of Tribes: Ascend. With this edition players can get access to over 100 weapons, all 9 classes, and all 21 perks. The Tribes: Ascend GotY Edition includes weapon and perk DLC from all ten previous expansions as well as the new Shocklance weapon.

“Nothing changes for players that are enjoying the game with the free-to-play model,” says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Chief Operating Officer. “But we now also offer an additional single-purchase option to unlock every weapon in the game.”

Hi-Rez celebrates the new edition with new content for all players. The upcoming patch includes six brand new maps (three CTF/Blitz and three Arena maps), the new Shocklance weapon, and two new cosmetic skins. You can find patch notes here.


SMITE goes into Open Beta

Jan 24, 2013

Hi-Rez Studios, developers of free-to-play online action games, today announced the official launch of SMITE Open Beta for North America and Europe. Anyone interested in trying SMITE can create an account and download the game for free from


SMITE Gets New Arena Game Mode

Nov 01, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that the action MOBA game SMITE will get an additional game mode with the next patch.

The new mode, called Arena, is a very action-oriented, team death match and takes place on a brand new map with a Colosseum setting.


Arena is played 5 versus 5 with minions and side-objectives including buff camps and Gryphon Guardians. But rather than a single end objective, in Arena your team earns points for killing enemy players and minions with the first team to deduct 500 points from their opponents being crowned the winner.

“SMITE is all about action combat,” says Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer Todd Harris. “So we wanted an additional game type that allows players to get into the action even faster. One of our level designers took the initiative to put together this more open Colosseum map concept on his own time. We’ve enjoyed playing it so much that the team has worked overtime to get the new mode quickly into the hands of our Beta community and we look forward to their feedback”

The online game SMITE began Beta testing in June, 2012 and has surpassed 750,000 player accounts created to date.

Within SMITE, players choose from a selection of gods, join session based 5 versus 5 arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions.  SMITE is free-to-play and is a digital download for the PC.  Players interested in joining the SMITE Beta can register at

Hi-Rez Studios and MANOWAR Announce Collaboration for SMITE

Sep 27, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games and MANOWAR, the band known worldwide for mythology-themed lyrics and an epic heavy metal sound, today confirmed their collaboration around the game SMITE. A new SMITE video was released featuring god vs. god gameplay footage set to the popular MANOWAR song, The Sons of Odin.


Tribes: Ascend now (finally) on Steam

Jun 27, 2012

 Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that Tribes: Ascend has launched on Valve’s Steam service.

The fast-paced, free-to-play multiplayer shooter has received a strong critical reception from the gaming press, including Editor’s Choice awards from PC Gamer, IGN, and Gamespy, and 10/10 scores from review sites worldwide including Eurogamer and Ausgamers.

Tribes: Ascend has over one million registered users, and the move to Steam, combined with international servers and language support, will expose the title to millions more worldwide.

Says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer, “We’re very excited to partner with Valve and deliver the World’s Fastest Shooter to the world’s largest gaming community.”

The updated version of Tribes: Ascend available on Steam will introduce a new Capture The Flag map called Stonehenge and a new Team Deathmatch map, as well as first-person spectator mode to support the growing Tribes competitive community. The game is also being localized to support German, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. Beta versions of these languages are available in the latest patch, with final versions and support for additional languages on the way. Most importantly, our preview.


SMITE Tutorial Video covers The Basics

Jun 20, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today released a tutorial video for the action MOBA game SMITE, currently in Closed Beta.

SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods.  SMITE is similar to DoTA games but with a few significant changes including a third-person perspective and WASD movement.  Players choose from a selection of gods, join session based 5 versus 5 arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions.  SMITE is free-to-play and a digital download for the PC.


Players interested in joining the SMITE Closed Beta can register for an invitation at

Tribes: Ascend Accelerates Weapon Upgrades, Introduces New Weapons and Maps

Jun 12, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, announced a significant update coming to Tribes: Ascend this week.  The June update, titled Accelerate, will dramatically speed up the process by which players unlock weapon upgrades and earn new items.  In a video to the community Hi-Rez Studios describes the new weapon upgrade system, and reveals that the update will also include twenty-seven new weapon variants, 2 new Capture and Hold maps, and significant balance adjustments.


SMITE Closed Beta Begins May 31st

May 30, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios today confirmed that the Closed Beta for the action MOBA game SMITE will begin tomorrow on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Studio representatives also announced that no character wipes are planned during Beta.  Player advancement in terms of character unlocks and progression will carry forward beyond Closed Beta, into Open Beta and into Release.


Tribes: Ascend – Stayin’ Alive Update Available Now

May 24, 2012

This is either well-timed or badly-timed with the sudden passing of Bee-Gee co-founder, Robin Gibb. But as you can see, the Stayin’ Alive Brute Pack is for the Brute class in T:A and looks to ensure survivability by giving more health and introducing bigger damage to those who get in his way.

SMITE Beta is coming according to this Pre-Order image

May 18, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios has worked on and released Global Agenda the F2P MMO and Tribes Ascend, the revival of the Tribes name and F2P FPS. Now comes SMITE, the F2P MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. A beta is coming…

New Capture The Flag Maps, New Servers, and Badge for Beta Participants in Tribes Ascend

Mar 20, 2012

Today, Hi-Rez Studios introduces another significant update to the Open Beta of the free-to-play fast-action multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend.

Patch Highlights include:

  • • Added Sunstar, a new Capture the Flag map.
  • • Temple Ruins, a Capture the Flag map, has been revised based on community feedback and returns to the Quick Play rotation.
  • • Additional European servers added.  Region selection includes Europe – London and Europe – Amsterdam.
  • • Additional Asian servers added.  Region selection includes Asia – Japan, and Asia – Singapore
  • • Server performance optimizations.
  • • More polished reticules and HUD icons.  Also, users may now disable unwanted HUD elements using SETTINGS menu.
  • • User settings now stored server-side.  Settings may be reset with this patch but settings should be preserved upon future patches.

Other balance changes, features, and bug-fixes are detailed here. Hi-Rez Studios also announced their intent to reward the very active Beta community.  When Tribes: Ascend officially releases on April 12th, all Beta players who have reached level 10 will receive an exclusive in-game Beta badge.

To play Tribes: Ascend Open Beta today visit:  All player progress and unlocks in Beta will be preserved through release with no planned character wipes

Tribes Ascend gets a Release Date and Parody Trailer

Mar 09, 2012

Today, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Hi-Rez Studios announced that Tribes: Ascend will be released on April 12, 2012. Tribes: Ascend is a fast paced sci-fi FPS for the PC that bills itself the “World’s Fastest Shooter.”

“Tribes is all about speed and movement,” explains Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “In fact the community uses the term llama to refer to a player moving too slowly, like a plodding llama.  So this video demonstrates the perils of trying to capture a flag while going too slow.  The outcome is predictable but no less tragic.”