SMITE's Xbox One Release Date Has Been Revealed

Hi-Rez will be officially releasing their multiplayer action game SMITE on Xbox One next week. The game's XB1 launch comes about a month after the start of open beta.

According to SMITE's official website, the game will be available to all Xbox One players on August 19th. If you've been playing on PC, you'll have until the 31st to merge your accounts on each platform together. Here's how to accomplish this:

On the Account Merge page on the Hi-Rez Account website, you’ll log in with both your PC and your Xbox accounts, choose to link them, and then choose the option to merge your PC account into your Xbox account.Your purchases, favor earned and XP from your PC account will be *added* to your Xbox account. GEMS WILL NOT BE TRANSFERRED.

Your Mastery levels and stats likewise won't carry over. However, any unlocked Gold, Legendary or Diamond Skins you unlocked will transfer so you can keep using them on your characters. Players who link their accounts will likewise receive the Zeus X skin.

>In SMITE, two teams of players compete in objective-based battles. The playable characters are gods from Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Mayan, Norse and Roman mythology. Each god has their own unique set of abilities and will grow stronger over the course of the match as they earn levels and buy items.

SMITE doesn't use the top-down perspective of similar games like League of Legends and Dota 2. Instead, it utilizes an over-the-shoulder camera much like many hack-and-slash games.

While the game is free-to-play, players can opt to spend cash if they wish. They have access to five gods for free when they create their account plus five more on a rotation. While you can unlock more characters by playing the game, some players choose to spend money to access them instantly. Skins are likewise purchasable with cash.

Xbox One owners can spend $30 to get the Founder's Pack for the game. This bundle unlocks all present and future gods for the game, 400 gems (an in-game currency), and two bonus characrer skins. However, like account merging, the Founder's Pack will only be offered until August 31st.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.