Don’t panic, fans… the game will still be free-to-play, but you can start letting Hi-Rez take your money now — which you were going to let them do eventually — by pre-ordering a $20 package that gets you 10 additional gods for free, as well as guaranteed access to the closed beta, which begins May 31.
It’s a sweet deal, especially for players who were impressed enough with SMITE that they were definitely going to play anyway. And it may have been inspired by ArenaNet offering similar guaranteed beta access for Guild Wars 2 pre-purchases.
Does this sound like a great deal for you? If you’re a SMITE fan, will you take Hi-Rez up on this offer? Let us know in the comments below!