SMITE Is Offering Real-World Crossovers Like Slipknot What Does It Mean for You

SMITE Is Offering Real-World Crossovers Like Slipknot What Does It Mean for You ...

Recently, SMITE announced a crossover with the popular metal band Slipknot. In an official post, the developers confirmed that all nine members would be given skins in the game. Moreover, a blog post on Knotfest also revealed that the collaboration will also feature a special music pack, containing the songs Duality, Psychosocial, and The Devil In I.

While the SMITE x Slipknot announcement came as a surprise, it is not uncommon these days to see games becoming popular among the public. However, crossovers like these are excellent strategies to engage more fans. There''s also something to be said about the SMITE''s exciting commitment to collaborate with a real-world band.

An Unexpected SMITE Collaboration

The crossover with Slipknot is the first time SMITE has agreed to collaborate with real-world artists. Past crossovers have all been with either television or web series, such as RWBY, the Avatar series, and even Stranger Things. So, this new partnership with Slipknot will be the first time SMITE has made player skins out of real-world people.

All nine Slipknot members will receive skins in SMITE, with three of them being assigned to one god. Mage god Poseidon will receive skins for Jim Root, Alessandro Venturella, and Mick Thomson. And lastly, mage god Raijin will get skins for Michael Pffaf, Jay Weinberg, and Clown.

SMITE skins were excellent on Reddit and Twitter, and some observers suggested that the game would be reinstalled specifically for the SMITE x Slipknot crossover. However, other players either believed the crossover was an unusual option for Hi-Rez Studios. This collaboration, however, has had some exciting implications for the free-to-play MOBA game.

More Real-World Crossovers for SMITE?

While skins aren''t technically part of SMITEs greater lore, it''s funny to think that the members of Slipknot have now achieved god status. Its even more fun to think of beloved band members fighting it out in a battleground for the gods, with popular Slipknot tracks playing in the background.

If this crossover is a success, it might build the way for more like it. Perhaps the community can expect more band collaborations with Ghost and GWAR. Alternatively, Hi-Rez Studios might double down on real-world partnerships in general. Possibilities are, quite literally, endless. These pop culture crossovers are everywhere in the gaming industry.

Fortnite is well-known for its collaborations with online celebrities such as LazarBeam, athletes like LeBron James, and even musicians, such as Ariana Grande and Radiohead. League of Legends executed the same by launching a virtual pop group K/DA, which featured the voices of Madison Beer, Jaira Burns, and some of the members of (G)I-dle. Even Cyberpunk 2077 exploited their collaboration with Keanu Reeves, who famously played the role of

Although real-world gaming crossovers are generally good for a game and its community at least once they are done right. SMITE x Slipknot is just one of the many instances of this, especially since it seems to be doing well so far. However, players will have to wait for the actual events to see how well the collaboration works. And the wait will not be long as its set to come out sometime this month.

SMITE is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.