Titan Forge Games and Hi-Rez Studios are celebrating Smite’s seventh anniversary with an all-new update, free gifts for players, and the Talons of Tyranny event.
Starting today, the four-month-long in-game event features dozens of purchasable skins and quests. In Smite’s storyline, the event is linked to Tiamat’s increasing sway over the Battleground of the Gods. The collection reward is Titan Forge’s new top-of-the-line shapeshifting skin: Forgotten Gods Chaac.
Forgotten Gods Chaac is one corporeal vessel shared by three divine souls. As players use his ultimate ability — or a dedicated button — Chaac switches from one god to another. According to Titan Forge Games, Chaac is presented as the last priest of three ancient gods.
“He possesses a relic allowing him to channel each of them and take their visual form,” says advanced concept artist Sven Bybee. “Instead of giving players three uniquely different skins, I wanted to tie them closely together with a visual storytelling element. The three gods represent three different aspects of humanity: Optimism, Passion, and Rage.”
New Battle Pass: Heroes of the Wild
Smite‘s new Battle Pass features God Skins celebrating the developer’s universal love for pets—with a fantasy twist. In total, four skins can be unlocked including Heroic Husky Fenrir and Sushi Neko Bacchus.
Free Gifts in Birthday Event
When Smite celebrates its birthday, players get gifts.
Seven years after Hi-Rez Studios’ mythological action-MOBA came out, a birthday party event has just started in-game. For fifteen days, one item a day is given for free to everyone logging in. Those gifts “celebrate the community that has made Smite stronger than ever in its seventh year,” Hi-Rez says.
Community-made fan art is turned into in-game profile avatars. What’s more, after unlocking six items, players get a new community-requested skin for free: Classic Ao Kuang—which is actually a skin for Kukulkan in reference to his appearance in the earliest days of Smite.
Smite is a third-person multiplayer online battle arena. It is free-to-play on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It is also backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game is currently in Season 8: Dawn of Babylon.