Hi-Rez Studios has announced that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the Smite 2 alpha test.

This highly anticipated sequel to the 2014 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game offers players the chance to play mythological deities in epic battles against one another.

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One of the distinguishing features of Smite 2 is its departure from the traditional top-down perspective of most MOBAs; instead, players engage in third-person gameplay, offering a fresh and immersive experience.

Here’s a comprehensive overview of what you need to know about the Smite 2 alpha test, and how you can become one of the pioneering players to experience the game before its official release.

How to participate in the Smite 2 alpha testing

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The game opens its doors for alpha testing sometime in May.

The best way to become an alpha tester is to buy any of the Smite 2 Founder’s Edition. There are three types of Founder’s Edition, with all three having the guarantee to join the alpha weekend events in May.

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The Smite 2 Founder’s Edition is available on April 15, 2024 on PC, Xbox X and S, and PlayStation 5.

PLATFORMSMITE 2 FOUNDER’S EDITIONSMITE 2 DELUXE FOUNDER’S EDITIONSMITE 2 ULTIMATE FOUNDER’S EDITION
SteamUS$29.99US$59.99US$99.99
PlayStation StoreUS$29.99US$59.99US$99.99
Xbox StoreUS$29.99US$59.99US$99.99
Epic GamesUS$29.99US$59.99US$99.99

Access to the alpha weekend events is occasionally available in social media giveaways, or distributed to chosen players who registered for the Smite 2 test on the game’s official website.

However, buying the Founder’s Edition is the only guaranteed way to become an alpha tester.

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Do note that Xbox players must also maintain an active Xbox Live Gold/Game Pass Core subscription to join the alpha test, regardless of whether they gained access through a Founder’s Edition purchase or a key giveaway.

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