There are 6 game modes in Smite that allow you to hone your skills and engage in different levels of competition with players. Smite is one of the most popular multi-player battle games in which you choose from a pantheon of gods and goddesses to control in action. The game modes are relatively easy to understand. They are not progressive game modes, but you will most likely return to each many times during the course of your game play.
The Basic Battle Types
There are three basic battle types – Joust, Arena and Assault. Joust is a multi-player version where it features 3 players “jousting” against 3 other players. Each player is independent, but loosely connected to the team. No jousting actually takes place, it is standard play. Then there is the Arena, which is the main open and scored battle in which any player can enter. Assault allows for one on one combat.
MOBA games are all about conquest so it is fitting this is the main mode of the game. It is a 3 lane combat area with MPC minions generating in the jungles between. That is why the bonus area of the practice mode is so important.
Practice is the mode that you can use to learn the game, and any of the other mode types. It also has a unique level called “Jungle Practice” that just gives you more of a chance at learning to use your skills before you get out where it really counts. In practice you are playing against computer driven characters, but there are also beta versions being tested with other modes to allow for the use of the Practice setting. Practice allows you to do the tutorial, and all the other mode options without it affecting your character or ranking.
Co-op is the term for multi-player team play. This is used primarily in Joust, but can also be used in Conquest and Assault. It can be used in Arena but it is more for advanced players.
Normal mode is normal play. You can access all of the typical game modes without any additional settings changes or rules.
League play features a version of Joust called Combat Joust, which is a player versus player game. Players join a league and play through by a process of elimination according to a preset schedule. It generally costs cold or real money to participate in a league, but you can pick your God for competition and opt to return to bases.
The custom mode is the one that gets most players excited. First of all, it contains the direct challenge modes of all the other levels. If you want to challenge a player to compete in a mode, this is where you do it. It is also where the game maker’s test their new beta versions. Currently, under the custom mode there is a 4 player versus 4 player challenge option that you can try.