Avatar: The Last Airbender/SMITE Crossover Coming This July With Aang, Zuko, And Korra

A shoe-in for one of the year's most surprising crossovers.
An official Avatar: The Last Airbender tie-in battle pass for SMITE will be made available this July.
An official Avatar: The Last Airbender tie-in battle pass for SMITE will be made available this July. Hi-Rez Studios

Publisher Hi-Rez Studios and developer Titan Forge Games have just announced that their free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena title SMITE will be adding three characters from the iconic and award-winning Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The three characters are Aang, Zuko, and Korra, and they will be part of the “Avatar Battle Pass” which will become available next month.

For those who are not particularly interested in the MOBA scene, SMITE takes a spin on the genre by introducing numerous game modes aside from your usual “push towers, destroy the Nexus or the Tree of Life or whatever”. It has game modes such as:

  • Arena, a deathmatch PvPvE mode with the goal to deduct the enemy team’s tickets to zero
  • Siege, which is a Conquest clone that is faster-paced with only two lanes
  • Joust, which is similar to the ARAM game mode in League of Legends (which is taken from a command which means “All Random, All Mid” from the OG MOBA Defense of the Ancients)
  • Assault, which is also similar to Conquest, but with a single lane
  • Clash, which has two lanes.

However, the main allure of SMITE comes from its unique perspective which puts player in the third-person instead of the usual top-down view of other popular MOBAs such as League of Legends and Dota 2. This adds elements of auto-attack and accuracy and tight movements since attacks are not guaranteed to hit. The game’s playable characters, or Gods, are taken from a number of mythological and religious inspirations. Recently, SMITE has borrowed from iconic deities and characters from horror and fantasy mythos such as the Baba Yaga and Cthulhu. It seems that nothing is off limits with their move to take characters from the popular animated series and as a player, I am hoping to see much more of it.

SMITE is currently available and is free-to-play for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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