Hi-Rez Studios Announces Hand of the Gods Open Beta

Hi-Rez Studios has announced the open beta phase for its Hand of the Gods collectible card game.

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is a strategy collectible card game that takes the world of SMITE and applies it to a unique combination of deck building and strategic unit placement. After a few months of refining the game in alpha and closed beta, developer Hi Rez Studios has finally launched an open beta for the game. 

In addition to its recent name change, Hand of the Gods' newest revisions have made it impressively accessible for players of all skill levels. Changes made over the past few months have streamlined the game, making it easier for new players to grasp the core concepts. Meanwhile, the deck building aspect offers its own unique challenges to veteran CCG players. 

In an official statement about these changes, Lead Designer Scott Lussier said: 

"Over the course of Closed Beta we’ve reworked the strategic elements of gameplay and deck building while making combat much easier to read and understand."

To kick off the open beta, Hi-Rez is offering the Venus Competitor's Pack, which includes over 70 cards as well as the Venus skin for Aphrodite in SMITE

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is free-to-play, so anyone can now join in the battle between gods. You can download the open beta from the official SMITE Tactics website. And be sure to check out the trailer at the top of this article for a fresh look at the game.

Published Jul. 13th 2017

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