Hi-Rez Studios has shared its 2021 plans for the free games Smite, Paladins, and Rogue Company, each of which will receive significant new content additions over the course of the next year.
“2020 was a great year for Hi-Rez Studios and our development teams, with the massively successful launch of the Rogue Company, plus record years for both Smite and Paladins,” said CEO Stew Chisam. “With the 2021 schedules for each game filled with content updates, Hi-Rez Studios will continue to provide world-class gaming experiences for our growing millions of fans.”
This is what awaits all three:
- SMITE: Season 8: Dawn of Babylon will feature a new Conquest map of the evolving Babylonian Pantheon (the first in 3 years), new Gods (including Tiamat and Gilgamesh), new Battle Passes, new collaborations and much more action from e-sports at all times. year.
Paladins: 2021 Season 4 – Calamity will see more champions, more frequent updates, all-new limited-time events, event passes, and more. The first Champion of the year will be the highly anticipated Yagorath – sparked over years in Paladins lore, this threat from beyond the Realm is hell-bent on subsuming all life and existence.
Smite, a MOBA that pits deities from various pantheons against each other in immortal combat, and the team-based hero shooter Paladins have been around for a long time, and while neither game dominates their genre, both have amassed healthy audiences: SteamCharts says Smite had a maximum concurrent player count of just under 19,000 today, while Paladins achieved over 15,000. Rogue Company is an Epic Games Store exclusive, so player numbers aren’t that easy to access, but it showed potential when we reviewed the beta version last year, calling it “a light, casual shooter that’s easy to play. to learn”.