Hi-Rez Studios News


Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins surpasses 4 million players; PS4, Xbox One Closed Beta coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 7:26am PST

Hi-Rez Studios Paladins appears to be gaining in popularity, and soon, PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to play the game in its upcoming Closed Beta.


"My six year old plays this with a controller all the time. He's unlocked all the characters. I ..."

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Smite developer's team-based CCG shooter, Paladins, enters Open Beta on Steam

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2016 8:01am PDT

Hi-Rez studios knows a thing or two about team-based action games, which means you should keep a close eye on Paladins.


"Anyone trying this? Kind of feels like what Battleborn wanted to be but wasn't. No offense to ..."

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Smite launches Mac version, new god, and Summer event in mid-season patch

By Daniel Perez, Jul 06, 2016 7:47am PDT

Smite is getting a bunch of new additions within its mid-season patch and its Mac version has officially launched.


Smite to launch on PS4 at the end of the month

By John Keefer, May 27, 2016 9:55am PDT

Are you a God? When someone asks you, you say yes.


Smite Open Beta launches on PS4 on March 22

By Daniel Perez, Mar 07, 2016 8:00am PST

We're just two weeks away until everyone can enter the battleground of the Gods.


Smite coming to PS4 soon; closed beta kicks off in March

By Daniel Perez, Feb 19, 2016 8:40am PST

The battlegrounds of the Gods just got a little bigger.


"I really enjoyed it, so long as you know what to expect going into it. F2P, MOBA at a different ..."

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Smite developer announces team-based FPS with collectible cards, Paladins

By Daniel Perez, Sep 23, 2015 8:03am PDT

Paladins is an upcoming free-to-play first-person shooter that uses collectible cards to change the pace of each battle. Check out its first in-game trailer and screenshots.


"Maybe the SMITE money tree is firmly planted and they can expand. I'm happy to see them put ..."

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Smite gets Chinese god Xing Tian on PC today

By Daniel Perez, Sep 02, 2015 8:34am PDT

Hi-Rez Studios has announced Xing Tian is now available to play as in the PC version of Smite.


Smite Xbox One Review: Smitten by the Console Gods

By Daniel Perez, Aug 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

Smite has officially launched on the Xbox One today and if you're a fan of MOBAs, you'll want to check it out as it has great controls, a long list of Gods to play as, and multiple game modes that will please most.


"I played the beta, Love the Controller feel. My 2 MOBAS of choice are this and Heroes of The Storm. "

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SMITE officially launches on Xbox One next week

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 12, 2015 2:18pm PDT

The Hi-Rez Studios MOBA, SMITE, is preparing to exit its console open beta and will officially launch on Xbox One next Wednesday.


Smite Xbox One Open Beta begins this July

By Daniel Perez, Jun 18, 2015 1:20pm PDT

Have you been trying to get into the Smite Closed Beta, but haven't had any luck? Don't worry as Hi-Rez Studios is launching Smite's Open Beta in July.


SMITE season 2 kicks off today with new Conquest map and eSports tournament

By Daniel Perez, Feb 11, 2015 6:40am PST

A new season for SMITE is upon us, and with it, we're getting a new Conquest map, a numbe of gameplay tweaks, and a new eSports season.


Watch us interview Smite championship players

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2015 11:15am PST

Shacknews recently visited the Smite World Championship in Atlanta. In this set of exclusive interviews, you can see Shacknews interview team COGnitive Gaming on the rise of eSports in general, and Smite in particular.


Smite associate game designer discusses Pantheon creation

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2015 5:00pm PST

With the Smite World Championship concluded, Shacknews spoke to one of the game's associate designers about what goes into creating the Pantheons.


"it was a really good tourny to watch. As an avid smite player I enjoyed watching the teams from ..."

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Smite World Championships hosts first public showing of Xbox One version

By Daniel Perez, Dec 17, 2014 8:00am PST

The Xbox One version of Smite is currently in development, but Hi-Rez Studios has announced those attending the Smite World Championships will be able to get their hands on the game for the first time.


"I didn't know that Smite actually had league set up. Should have figured. Interesting ..."

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