SMITE Goes Full-On RPG With The Trials of King Hercules

Big changes are coming to SMITE. Do you ever wish you could take your gods and goddesses out of the lane and go on some epic adventures? A new update is going to let you do just that, adding a kind of RPG dungeon adventure called The Trials of King Hercules. Check out the announcement trailer above.

"We are extremely excited to bring a full dungeon experience to SMITE players for the first time ever," said Travis Brown, Project Lead on SMITE Adventures. "The Trials of King Hercules is our most detailed SMITE Adventure to date with unique methods of progression, quests, mobs, bosses, and loot drops. If you ever wondered what it would be like to take your favorite SMITE gods on an RPG dungeon adventure now is the time to live that fantasy."

The Trials of Hercules will be a free mode available to anyone, of any level. Up to three players will travel together into a PvE dungeon to face unknown perils and brand new enemy threats. You and your comrades will start the game in a town where you can accept quests from various residents. By completing quests and defeating enemies in the dungeon, you'll earn new equipment, gold, and buffs.

"Within the dungeon players will face bosses that test their ability to coordinate attacks and support each other as the fight progresses. Teamwork will be essential to victory, and players will be able to experiment with over 70 gods to create the most effective team composition. Once players have unlocked the more advanced hard mode they will be able to face the Lernaean Hydra in the final boss encounter for the ultimate loot and in-game rewards."

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It sounds pretty ambitious to us, and something that long-time SMITE players should get a huge kick out of. If you're used to getting your friends together to dominate the lanes in your free time, why not take an evening to approach this world of mythical combat in a whole new way? We'll see you in the dungeons.