Smite is going to the Upside Down. Heroes and monsters from the Netflix series Stranger Things will be playable in the hit video game starting July 13, 2021.
Through an all-new Battle Pass, fans of Stranger Things can play as Eleven, Hopper, and two of the most famous and blood-curdling creatures from the series – the Demogorgon and the Mind Flayer. Can these legendary characters defeat the Gods of ancient mythology, like Hades, Loki, and Ares?
Even better: the dreadful alternate dimension of the Upside Down will take over the Battleground of the Gods, altering the popular Arena Map.
With the Stranger Things Battle Pass, Smite players will wield the psychokinetic powers of Eleven, brought to life as a high-fidelity skin for Scylla. Hawkins Police Chief Hopper can be played as Apollo, wearing his signature hat and carrying dual revolvers.
Players can also experience playing as the series’ legendary monsters in this epic collaboration. Bakasura, the Great Devourer, becomes Stranger Things’ Demogorgon, now hungering for souls to swallow whole. A nightmare incarnate, Mind Flayer Sylvanus is an uncompromising rendering of the iconic, unspeakable Upside Down creature.
“Each skin is essentially a new character with brand new models, animations, and visual effects,” Hi-Rez says. “An additional Prestige skin is available for both Eleven and Hopper, reflecting Eleven’s memorable Starcourt Mall jumper and Hopper’s infamous Hawaiian shirt from season three of the series.”
Players will also unlock dozens of thematic items as they progress through the Stranger Things Battle Pass simply by playing Smite. Free rewards include an Avatar, a Global Emote, and more. To gain access to all Stranger Things content, players can purchase the Battle Pass – instantly unlocking Hopper Apollo.
Stranger Things’ Upside Down dimension is also oozing into the portals of the Arena Map. Monsters, minions, props, walls, and floors have fallen victim to the otherworldly corruption – and the Mind Flayer looms over every battle from the skies above.
The Stranger Things Battle Pass follows successful crossovers between Smite and Avatar: The Last Airbender, TMNT, and music label Monstercat. This partnership is an opportunity for show enthusiasts to delve back into its legendary atmosphere—while getting to know the popular free-to-play action arena from Hi-Rez Studios.
Smite is free to play on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Nintendo Switch. The full reveal of the Stranger Things x Smite crossover will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/SMITEGame on June 23 at 3:00 PM ET.