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Start Playing SMITE on XboxOne in 7 Steps




So you’re interested in playing SMITE on XboxOne but aren’t sure where to start? Have no fear! We’ve created a short and quick resource that will ready you up for action packed MOBA style play on XboxOne in no time. Ready, set.. let’s go!

1. Do you have an alpha key? Get one!

SMITE on XboxOne is actually in alpha phase. This means the game isn’t in its complete release state. But hey, it’s playable, has a dedicated fan base, and is really fun to play even if it’s in alpha on XboxOne.

You can sign up for an alpha key on their official website here:

You can also stalk some of the HiRez or Xbox employees on twitter and wait for them to give out free codes. I’ll leave the stalking and searching up to you if that’s your thing. 😉

2. Redeem your SMITE alpha key on the Xbox store.

This is obvious, really simple, and there are a few ways to do it too! You can follow the steps on redeeming a code for XboxOne here:

3. Choose your favorite controller option layout.

There is currently a default controller option and options 1-3 for you to choose from. More may be available in future updates, but for now, go through and play with different ones until you find the right one for you. A good controller combo is key for fun gameplay!

4. Play the tutorial.

When you load SMITE you’ll be required to the play the tutorial. I know, I know. Tutorials can be boring, but in this one you get to shoot things, so it’s not all bad. You’ll learn basic mechanics and you’ll be ready to jump in a real game before you know it.

5. Know your game modes.

Currently on XboxOne there are 3 game modes: Arena, Conquest, and 3v3 Joust.

Here’s a great 45 second intro on the Arena game mode:


3v3 Joust is great to play when you have a small party, and is sometimes seen played on the tournament scene:


Conquest is the game mode you’ll see most played during eSports tournaments:


6. Know your characters, ahem, god choices.

There are so many characters to choose from in SMITE to play. The SMITE by Hi-Rez Studios Youtube Channel has guides on many of the gods. The video above is about one of the popular mages, Ra.


7. Know Your Roles and Character Classes.

Not only do you choose a god you want to play, you choose a role and class! The video above is a good resource to learn about classes and roles in SMITE.


That’s it! The rest is playing, making friends, and practicing tactics with your team. You got this!

If you have more questions on how to play SMITE on XboxOne, you can reach out to the Smite community on the official Hi-Rez forums and you can interact with the Smite community on Reddit. (They’re usually a friendly bunch, so don’t be shy.) You can always join the discussion here too in the comments below.

Happy Gaming SMITE-ing!

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