SMITE Wants You to Battle for a Divine Gift

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a demigod? This month, you’ll have the chance to find out.

SMITE, the popular MOBA developed by Hi-Rez Studios, hit a major milestone this week. Since its launch in March of 2014, SMITE has attracted over 10 million players worldwide. Hi-Rez wants to celebrate this achievement and reward the players who helped make it possible. So they’re bringing back their Hercules model with a brand-new voice pack. And to some of you, he’s going to sound really familiar. This iteration of the hero is being voiced by Kevin Sorbo – star of the 90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. (If you aren’t familar with the show, you’re probably familiar with its wildly successful spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Sorbo’s voice-acting breathes fresh life into SMITE’s most recognizable demigod. And Hi-Rez is giving him away for free – kind of.  If you win 10 PvP matches during the month of August, you’ll get Hercules, along with the new voice pack and a Retrocles skin (which is really the original Hercules model from SMITE’s PC beta days).

sauce: 10 Million SMITE Players

The game has come a long way since the original Herc model was in use, becoming one of the most well-established titles in the MOBA world. Alongside other big players like League of Legends and Dota 2, SMITE has also made a splash in the eSports scene; Hi-Rez hosted its first SMITE World Championship in January of 2015 – less than a year after the game’s initial release. It may only be in its second season, but SMITE is a fast-growing force on the MOBA scene.

All of us here at Gamer Launch are applauding Hi-Rez for its achievements. As an official sponsor of SMITE, we’re proud to see the community thriving. And we aren’t about to slow down. 10 million is impressive, but we hope it’s just the beginning.

If you haven’t played SMITE yet, there’s no time like the present. Be part of the next milestone! Gamer Launch is a great resource for veteran players and newbies alike. Whether you want to play competitively or just want to enjoy a few casual matches now and then, we’ve got you covered. With our new eSports feature, you can find people to play with, create teams, and set up scrims with other teams for SMITE and a ton of other games.

No need to wait for divine intervention. 10 million players gave SMITE a shot, and most of them are coming back for more. Create a Gamer Launch account (or log in to an existing one) and click on the eSports tab to get started. Crush your enemies and earn this revamped demigod while you can. You won’t need armor with guns like his!