Smite 2 Closed Alpha Playtest: How to Register and Play Early

Here's how to sign up for the Smite 2 alpha playtest and get a chance to play the game early.

Heroes in armor and sorcerers fight a fire golem in a craggy desert location.
Image via Hi-Rez Studios
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You can sign up for the Smite 2 alpha playtest now. Though developer Hi-Rez Studios hasn’t shared when we’ll be able to jump into the arena and try the follow-up to their incredibly popular MOBA, those of us itching to play can get in line. Here’s how to register.

How to Sign Up for the Smite 2 Alpha Playtest and Play Early

To sign up for the Smite 2 alpha playtest, go to the official Smite 2 website. You’ll see the text “Become a god and wage war” in the middle of the screen. Click the “Register for Alpha” button beneath that, next to the yellow “Wishlist Now” button.

A pop-up window will appear, asking you to enter your email address and confirm that you’re 13 years old or older. Enter your email address, select your desired platform by clicking one of the icons above the email field, and check the box that confirms you meet the age requirements. Click the yellow “Continue” button.

The Smite 2 alpha playtetst sign-up pop-up box with email field on the game's website.
Screenshot by GameSkinny

If you did everything correctly, the pop-up box will shift slightly, and you’ll see messaging at the bottom of the box that your request to join the playtest has been recorded. I signed up twice, once with my personal email and once with my work email. I didn’t receive an email confirmation either time.

Unfortunately, you can only choose one platform per email when you sign up for the Smite 2 alpha playtest. I tried choosing both Steam and PlayStation, but I wasn’t allowed to. You can, however, create a second email to sign up for the playtest on a different platform.

When is the Smite 2 Alpha Playtest?

Hi-Rez Studios hasn’t provided a firm date just yet, but they have said that the Smite 2 alpha playtest will be sometime in Spring 2024. The team notes that the game is in the very early stages of development. “This is a true alpha,” they say on the Smite 2 FAQ page. “A limited god tier will be available, and many features outside of the core gameplay experience will be unavailable.”

What Platforms is the Smite 2 Alpha On?

According to Hi-Rez, the Smite 2 alpha will be available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Unfortunately, it won’t be on PS4 or Xbox One.

But that’s how to sign up for the Smite 2 alpha playtest. It’s been a long time since I’ve dabbled in Smite, but I enjoyed the game quite a bit in the mid-2010s. I’m excited to jump back in and see what Hi-Rez has to offer with the sequel, which they say isn’t replacing the original Smite. Stay tuned for more.

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Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.