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!
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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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September 15

$15,000 Fall Circuit Begins Today


Last month we announced the $50,000 Founder’s Tournament taking place in January at the Hi-Rez Expo 2018. After months of weekly tournaments, we’re happy to announce our first step forward for the Hand of the Gods competitive scene, with a circuit of tournaments in September and October.

Featuring 4 tournaments and $3,000 in prizing every week between September 16th-October 17th, the Fall Circuit will give a base for all players to jump in and become competitive. Every tournament will be run independently and open to all. This means no qualification process or points to earn, just register and show up on the date of the tournament and take your shot at the prize pool! Information on tournament registration and signups will be released on our Social Media Channels.

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Players can signup and register for the $500 SMITE Prime Weekly beginning at 5:00pm EDT now: SMITE Prime Registration

Fall Circuit Tournaments
Total Tournaments: 20Total Prizing: $15,000 ($3,000/Week)
  • Tuesday: Tactics Tuesdays
  • Friday: SMITE Prime Weekly
  • Saturday: Hand of the Gods Weekly Cup
  • Sunday: ESL HotG Go4 Cup
Hand of the Gods Weekly Cup (Saturdays)
$1,000 Weekly Prize Pool
  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $150
  • 4th: $100
  • 5th-8th: 7 Card Packs
Tournament Dates and Times
  • Saturday, September 16th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Saturday, September 30th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Saturday, October 7th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Saturday, October 14th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
Registration will be posted from the HotG Social Media Channels

ESL Go4 Cup (Sundays)
$1,000 Weekly Prize Pool
  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $150
  • 4th: $100
  • 5th-8th: 7 Card Packs
Tournament Dates and Times
  • Sunday, September 17th, 12:00pm EDT // 4:00pm GMT
  • Sunday, September 24th, 12:00pm EDT // 4:00pm GMT
  • Sunday, October 1st, 12:00pm EDT // 4:00pm GMT
  • Sunday, October 8th, 12:00pm EDT // 4:00pm GMT
  • Sunday, October 15th, 12:00pm EDT // 4:00pm GMT
Registration Link

Tactics Tuesdays (Tuesdays)
$500 Weekly Prize Pool
  • 1st: $200
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100
  • 4th: $50
  • 5th-8th: 7 Card Packs
Tournament Dates and Times
  • Tuesday, September 19th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Tuesday, September 26th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Tuesday, October 3rd, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Tuesday, October 10th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 11:00am EDT // 3:00pm GMT
Registration will be posted from the HotG Social Media Channels

SMITE Prime Weekly (Fridays)
$500 Weekly Prize Pool
  • 1st: $200
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100
  • 4th: $50
  • 5th-8th: 7 Card Packs
Tournament Dates and Times
  • Friday, September 15th, 5:00pm EDT // 9:00pm GMT
  • Friday, September 22nd, 5:00pm EDT // 9:00pm GMT
  • Friday, September 29th, 5:00pm EDT // 9:00pm GMT
  • Friday, October 6th, 5:00pm EDT // 9:00pm GMT
  • Friday, October 13th, 5:00pm EDT // 9:00pm GMT
Registration LinkThe online qualification process for the $50,000 Founder’s Tournaments will begin after the Fall Circuit events, so stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
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September 14

COMING SOON - The Hindu Pantheon



Led by Ganesha, the Hindu Pantheon marks the seventh inside Hand of the Gods. Deploy Pillars, reincarnate the gods, and control the game - the Hindu Pantheon adds a plethora of new mechanics for players to explore. Make sure to tune into our live Patch Notes show this Friday, September 15th at 3:00pm EDT on our official Twitch Page .

Hindu Reveal Trailer
https://youtu.be/1Z5b70ZrXR0
Genesha SMITE Lore

After rigorous celebration, Parvati, Goddess of fertility and love, washed the dirt and sweat from her body. It floated upon the surface of her pool, formless and purposeless. With a wave of her hand, it was transformed into a boy, her son, and set him to guard the door as she finished washing. Shiva, the supreme being, returned and found this child doggedly blocking his path. Fearing the safety of his wife, Shiva drew his sword and cut him down.

"This is your son!" Parvati cried. "You must save him!"

Hurriedly, Shiva replaced the head of the child with the wisest creature in the world, that of an elephant. Thus, was Ganesha truly born.

Generous, warm-hearted, and optimistic, Ganesha has assumed authority over the very thing his mother tasked of him - obstacles. For those whose hearts are filled with boastful arrogance, Ganesha challenges progress. Financial difficulties, faulty materials, and unhappiness plague their every action. But, for the honest, the hard working, Ganesha clears the way. A life of good fortune, bright skies, and joyous laughter.

Obstacles can be either placed or removed. So, to Ganesha all mortals pray when starting a new endeavor, that their path will be open and their future bright. That he may grant them success.

Only with reluctance has Ganesha joined the Battle of the Gods. Violence is the last obstacle the elephant-God would ever place. But these are not mortals that threaten existence. They are Gods, and it is time that Ganesha determined who should succeed, and who should fail.

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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?

DIVINE BLEND OF CCG AND TBS
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.

BRING YOUR CARDS TO LIFE
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.

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

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

FREE-TO-PLAY
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

    Minimum:
    • 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 10
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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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