Command the Gods, strategically position your forces, and unleash divine powers to defeat your foes in the new turn-based strategy CCG from the makers of SMITE and Paladins!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed - 51% of the 122 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (859) - 64% of the 859 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 12, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We strongly believe in working closely with our community to make great games. Being available on Steam in Early Access allows us to engage our community to help make Hand of the Gods great.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We patch the game very frequently, and you will see it improve as additional content is added consistently over time. We will officially launch the game once we feel it is ready. All of your progress and purchases will be carried over from the Beta (Early Access) into the full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are adding tons of content with every patch. By the time the game goes live, players can expect a host of awesome new Cards and in-game content.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are still very much in Beta and iterating on ideas and player feedback. We have frequent patches so players can expect the game to continue evolving throughout the Early Access period.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, Hand of the Gods will always be Free-to-Play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Hi-Rez Studios prides itself on working closely with our Community to make our games great! Give us feedback on our Official Forums or Reddit. Complete the surveys we frequently send to the Beta community. And follow the dev team's progress via Twitch, Youtube, and Twitter.”
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November 17


Hi-Rez Expo Open Bracket
The 64-Player HRX Open Bracket will qualify 8 players across two days for the $50,000 Founder’s Tournament. Want a shot at the prize pool? To participate you only need to be attending Hi-Rez Expo 2018 between January 4th-7th!Players can register for the Open Bracket by clicking HERE. Only valid ticket holders will secure a spot, and will be notified by email once the Open Bracket fills. Players who miss the registration window can still compete! Simply check with the Hand of the Gods registration desk at the event to see if there are any available spots to fill.
  • Thursday, January 4
    • 9:00am EST - Hand of the Gods registration desk opens
    • 10:00am EST - Open Bracket check-in and new signups close
    • 11:00am EST - Open Bracket Group A begins
  • Friday, January 5
    • 9:00am EST - Hand of the Gods registration desk opens
    • 10:00am EST - Open Bracket check-in and new signups close
    • 11:00am EST - Open Bracket Group B begins
  • Saturday, January 6
    • 10:00am EST - Founder’s Tournament check-in
    • 11:00am EST - Founder’s Tournament begins
  • Sunday, January 7
    • 11:30am EST - Founder’s Tournament Grand Finals
Open Bracket Format
The 64-Man Open Bracket will be randomly split into two groups of 32 Players. Each group will compete over 5 rounds of Swiss, with the top 4 from each group qualifying for the $50,000 Founder’s Tournament.
  • Players will compete over 5 rounds of Swiss style play
  • Players who competed in the HRX Qualifiers will be soft seeded in the first round of Swiss, and the rest randomized. Players will then be assigned an opponent to face based on these seedings.
  • Pairings will compete in a Best of Three set, with each set win awarding 1 point.
  • Subsequent rounds of Swiss will randomly pair players of the same, or similar, records.
  • After 5 Rounds of Swiss, the 4 players with the most points from each group will earn qualification to the Founder’s Tournament held on Saturday, January 6th.
  • Tiebreakers will be determined in the following order;
    • Head to Head - Number of set wins versus all tied opponents.
    • Game Differential - Total number of Games won minus games lost within sets.
Full tournament rules will be released in the coming weeks.

$50,000 Founder’s Tournament
The 8 players who qualify from the Open Bracket then test their skill against the 8 players from the HRX Qualifiers in a Single Elimination Best of 5 bracket. We’re excited to see the best Hand of the Gods Players from around the world clash at Hi-Rex Expo 2018!

Prizing Pool: $50,000
  • 1st: $20,000
  • 2nd: $10,000
  • 3rd/4th: $3,000
  • 3rd/4th: $3,000
  • 5th-8th: $2,000
  • 5th-8th: $2,000
  • 5th-8th: $2,000
  • 5th-8th: $2,000
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
  • 9th-16th: $750
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November 15

Open Beta Patch 0.34 - Fate and Time

New Cards
  • Chronos (Greek)
    • Ranged unit, God, 5 mana, 4/4, Epic
    • Player turns last 20 seconds.
  • Xing Tian (Chinese)
    • Melee unit, God, 5 mana, 2/4, Rare
    • Warcry: Deploy an axe. Friendly units that end their turn on it gain +4/+4 and consume it.
  • Aftershock (Chinese)
    • Spell, 2 mana, Rare
    • Deal 2 damage to an enemy unit. If the unit is Stunned, deal 5 instead.
  • Beckoning Strike (Chinese)
    • Spell, 3 mana, Rare
    • Deal 2 damage and spawn a random 2 cost unit.
  • Caldera Nova (Roman)
    • Spell, 6 mana, Epic
    • Explode all Lava tiles dealing 1 damage to adjacent enemies. If this card is included in your deck, the match starts with two Lava tiles on the battlefield.
  • Equalize (Hindu)
    • Spell, 3 mana, Common
    • Draw a card from your deck and from your opponent’s deck.
  • Gift of the Nile (Egyptian)
    • Spell, 1 mana, Common
    • Give a friendly unit Afterlife: spawn a 1/1 version of this unit.
  • Power Delve (Roman)
    • Spell, 7 mana, Rare
    • Discover a unit that costs 7 or more and reduce its cost to 0.
  • Recursive Vitality (Chinese)
    • Spell, 1 mana, Common
    • Give a God +1/+0. When you play a God, return this card from your graveyard.
  • Soul Bind (Hindu)
    • Spell, 3 mana, Common
    • Select two units that cost 4 or less. When one dies, the other dies.
  • Voice of Eternity (Egyptian)
    • Spell, 1 mana, Common
    • Discover a card with Afterlife.
New Holiday Pack
Get ready for the Winter Holidays with the Hand of the Gods Holiday Pack! The Holiday pack will replace the Halloween Pack in the store on all platforms with the release of OB 0.34. The pack includes Limited Edition Skins for Hand of the Gods, featuring a new unit model, Special FX, Sound FX, and Card Art. In addition to unit skins, the Holiday Pack includes exclusive Leader skins for Ah Puch and Nu Wa, along with two Limited Edition Holiday Avatars, and a Holiday Card Back!

Each Holiday Pack opened will unlock a skin, avatar, or card back you have not already unlocked (Gods skins will award 2 copies). Holiday Skins are not disenchantable, and will only be available for the duration of the promotion.The Holiday Pack will be purchasable for 200 Runes and unlock one of the following with each opened:
  • Nu Wa Leader Skin - Nice and Naughty
  • Ah Puch Leader Skin - Nutcromancer
  • Geb God Skin - Snowman
  • Ratatoskr God Skin - Festive
  • Fenrir God Skin - Wreck the Halls
  • Holiday Avatar - Ruderp
  • Holiday Avatar - Pupresent Kaldr
  • Holiday Card Back
New Gauntlets
  • Weekday Gauntlet 1: Time Shift
    • Player turns last 30 seconds.
    • 8 Wins Rewards:
      • 2 Core Packs
      • 100 Favor
      • Cutesy Fafnir
  • Weekday Gauntlet 2: Colossal
    • Decks can only include cards that cost 5 or more. Players start with 5 mana.
    • 8 Wins Rewards:
      • 2 Core Packs
      • 100 Favor
      • Cutesy Merdusa
  • Weekend Gauntlet 1: Sharing is Caring
    • Player’s draw from their opponent’s deck. Decks must include at least 15 unit cards.
    • 8 Wins Rewards:
      • 3 Core Packs
      • 150 Favor
      • Cutesy Ah Muzen Cab
  • Weekend Gauntlet 2: Highlander
    • Players can only have one copy per card in their deck.
    • 8 Wins Rewards:
      • 3 Core Packs
      • 150 Favor
      • Cutesy Zhong Kui
  • Only decks created from your collection and meeting the deck requirements will be eligible for use in the Gauntlet. This must be done before entering the queue.
  • Rewards will be granted to players who achieve 8 wins.
  • Monday at 5am EDT – Friday at 5am EDT players will be able to access two weekday gauntlets.
  • Friday at 5am EDT – Monday at 5am EDT players will be able to access two weekend gauntlets.
  • After a player has won or lost a specific gauntlet type, they will not be able to enter that same gauntlet again until the daily cooldown resets at 5am EDT.
  • Halloween Pack
    • The Halloween Pack will be turning off with OB 0.34, this is players last chance to get the limited edition Skins, Avatar, and Card Back:
      • Grim Mariachi Loki (1 Copy)
      • Jack the Reaper Thanatos (2 Copies)
      • Slaughterhouse Chaac (2 Copies)
      • Feline Fashion Awilix (2 Copies)
      • Limited Edition Pum-Pukin Avatar
      • Limited Edition Vesuvius Card Back
  • UI Improvements
    • We have made further tweaks and improvements to the in-game UI
  • Card Text Updates (Spawn)
    • Spawned Units will now always spawn in random tile adjacent to your summoning stone.
  • Ascension
    • Gods returned to your hand now cost 1 less.
  • Bacchus
    • Cost reduced to 3
    • Attack reduced from 4 to 3.
    • Health reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Blood Bond
    • Enemy unit killed now leaves behind a friendly Zombie.
  • Death From Above
    • Now leaves behind a friendly Zombie.
  • Kaldr
    • Now only gains +1/+0 while Skadi is in play.
  • Lernaean Hydra
    • 6 mana 5/5
    • Heals to full at the end of each turn. Whenever this unit deals damage it gains +1/+0.
  • Pillar of Fortitude
    • Cost increased from 2 to 3.
    • Health increased from 3 to 4.
  • Pillar of Patience
    • Health reduced from 7 to 5.
  • Poisonous Hydra
    • Cost increased from 4 to 5
    • Attack increased from 4 to 5.
  • Runestone of Ire
    • Cost increased to 4.
  • Raise the Grave
    • Now gives +2/+2 to all friendly Zombies.
  • Tusky
    • Attack reduced from 4 to 3
  • Ymir
    • Health reduced from 6 to 5.
Bug Fixes
  • Added a final step in order of operations to end all end of turn effects properly.
  • Added Cursed Dragon’s Poison Pools to the combat log.
  • Ao Kuang's bonus Spell Damage no longer applies to Fatigue Damage.
  • Blade Forge effect no longer triggers during death animation.
  • Fixed an issue where Aspect of Life was drawing a card if you had no other cards in hand.
  • Fixed an issue where Pillar of Fortitude was not granting +0/+2 to Pillar of Patience, Pillar of Parity, and Pillar of Retribution.
  • Fixed an issue with where the Poisonous card would not properly deal damage if its Mana cost was increased.
  • Fixed an issue where Rapacious Satyrs ability was activating before instantaneous warcries (such as Poseidon).
  • Gauntlet wins will now properly progress quests.
  • Phantom Grasp now properly pauses the Turn Timer during its animation.
  • Siege Master can now only target enemy structures with his Warcry.
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About This Game

“Hearthstone and X-Com combine” - PCGamesN

Collectible card games and turn-based strategy collide in Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics! Wage divine war by summoning the Gods to a full 3D battlefield. Move your forces into position, then unleash divine powers to defeat your foes. Can you Command the Gods?

It’s not what cards you play – it’s where you play them. Dominate the battlefield with your tactical brilliance, positioning units for maximum effect.

You can’t contain a God in a flat, 2D card. Drag your cards onto the battleground and watch the Gods come to life in rich 3D.

Experience stunning 3D graphics, with FX and animations made possible by Unreal Engine 4.

Which Pantheon will you lead into battle? Build your army from the legendary Gods of Greek, Roman, Norse, Chinese, and Egyptian mythology.

It’s free to play Hand of the Gods – and we’ll give you 4 Core Card Packs to open FREE when you finish the tutorial.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista (64 bit)
    • Processor: AMD A8 / Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 / Nvidia Geforce GT 710 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • OS: Windows® 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2330 (4 core, 3.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 555 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
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