Gameplay footage from Smite 2 ahead of its alpha test period

When is the Smite 2 Alpha Test Release Date? – Answered

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With more information getting the spotlight about many of the new features in Smite 2, players are eager to know more about the upcoming Alpha testing periods. Do we happen to know any other new information about when they’re happening?

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When is the Release Date for the Smite 2 Alpha Test?

The release date for the first Smite 2 Alpha Test Weekend is scheduled to happen on May 2nd. As shared by Hi-Rez Studios CEO Steward Chisam through his X (formerly Twitter) account, plans are for setting up a first weekend of testing time during the next month, probably during its first half.

Chisam confirms through his post that all platforms are included for testing (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC). All players who have already bought any of the Founder Packs can join the tests right away and will, naturally, also get access to the game later when it’s finally on official Early Access. No release date for the full release has been released, but it’s stated to happen in 2025.

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Despite selling copies currently, the game will eventually go Free-to-play once its Closed Beta ends. And not only those who bought any version will be able to test the game ahead of its launch. Keys will be distributed to players through giveaways and other methods as the many testing periods go on.

The first Alpha tests for Smite 2 will, of course, be more limited in functionality and reserved for fewer players. More slots will be made available as time passes, but things will be kept small for now. Also, progress is being carried over to the main release, as a nice surprise. As of now, we can only wait until they’re here. But we just got some extra info on the Ascension Passes, so take a look.


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