New Smite Goddess Persephone Joins the Battleground on Xbox One

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, claims her throne in the exciting new Smite update available now on Xbox One!

As the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Persephone’s fate was often decided by others. So when she saw her chance to act alone, Persephone took it. Hades offered Persephone a not-so-simple choice: a seed of a pomegranate, grown in the underworld.

Persephone was clever. She understood what was being offered. Those who eat the food of the underworld are bound to it and must return. So, for the first time, Persephone took control of her life — and her throne in the underworld.

Persephone is Queen of the Underworld, but really only in title. She doesn’t aspire to the same royal wants of someone like Hera, Zeus, or Olorun. Instead, Persephone rules the Underworld like she would tend to a garden, cultivating beauty. Her desire to see the beauty in death is detailed through her abilities.

Whether it be her reawakened skeletal warriors or her ghastly bloomed flowers, Persephone’s kit demonstrates the concept of life and death, combined. As a mage, Persephone’s gameplay primarily focuses on long range magical damage. But Persephone is unlike any other mage in Smite; she cultivates the Battleground with deployable skull plants, then triggers them to bloom, attack, and trap her foes. For this God, a bountiful harvest is full of gold and kills.


Just like our community, we’re thrilled to see Persephone in game. But we’re even more thrilled to conclude a four-month-long event in this update: The Battle for Olympus has come to an end! We’re celebrating with the amazing new Tier 5 Winds of Change Kukulkan skin, which transforms between three forms as you play. Wield tornadoes with butterflies as a force of life, cast dark magic with the power of the void, or soar resplendently as an agent of the heavens — the choice is yours! Don’t miss out on this incredible skin you have to see to believe.

As always, there’s a ton more great content in this new update. Whether you’re looking forward to celebrating Persephone’s homecoming, rocking the new Tier 5 skin, or just pwning noobs in the Arena, we can’t wait to see you in the Battleground of the Gods!

Smite is available now as a free-to-play game on Xbox One. Download it today from the Microsoft Store.