In honour of the Olympics taking place this month in Rio de Janeiro, Hi-Rez has slightly modified the Arena in SMITE and renamed it the “Great Games Arena.” However, the celebrations do not end there, as free gems are also being awarded to players for completing certain tasks throughout the month of August. For those unfamiliar, gems are SMITE‘s in-game currency so any opportunity to earn some for free is generally welcomed. There are three tasks scattered across the month, which will reward players with varying amounts of said gems.
The current challenge tasks players with winning 7 games between now and August 12th, and will result in 75 gems being deposited into the individual’s account. From August 12th until the 22nd, playing 6 games in the Great Games Arena (Arena mode) will result in 50 free gems, and closing out the month from the 22nd until the 31st, any player who earns 200 kills and assists will earn 50 gems. Combined, 175 gems are up for grabs for every SMITE player this month, which possesses a real world value of just under $4.
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