Autobots! Roll out and smack a god in the face! Okay, it’s not particularly catchy but Smite is joining forces with The Transformers whether it makes sense or not.
It’s true that Smite has had some oddball crossovers before. A game about warring deities and other mythlogical figures, it’s the MOBA equivalent of Fortnite and has joined forces with Stranger Things, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bob Ross. No, we absolutely are not making that last one up.
But Optimus Prime? Starscream? Megatron? The trailer alone made our brains do somersaults; yes, we’re always up for some G1 Transformers shenanigans, especially after what Michael Bay did to poor old Optimus and his mates. But seeing Optimus Prime rush into battle alongside Zeus, a Greek God, on the same day we learned Resident Evil was coming to Fortnite? What plane of reality are we on right now?
We took a look at Smite back in 2016, when it was about to launch on the PlayStation 4 and it’s now available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It’s acquired a more than respectable player base and is reported to have grossed $300 million since its launch. So if even a fraction of its players purchase Optimus Prime, creators Titan Forge Games and publishers Hi-Rez Studios will be laughing all the way to the bank.
So how do you get your hands on this transforming trio? You’ll need Smite, first of all, but since it’s free-to-play, that’s not going to be a problem. You’ll also need to purchase the Transformers Battle Pass which is set to arrive this November 16th. Hi-Rez has yet to reveal the cost but given that the Stranger Things Battle Pass worked out at around $14.99, you can expect this crossover to cost much the same.
Now if only we can get Unicron into Fifa 22….