Smite gets keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One

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What you need to know

  • Smite is a free-to-play multiplayer game on Xbox One and other platforms.
  • It got new heroes today.
  • The update also brings with it mouse and keyboard support.
  • You can download Smite through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Smite is a popular multiplayer game that's still played to a great degree on Xbox One. Today, it received an update which not only adds new heroes, but also brings with it full mouse and keyboard support.

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The team said the following in an Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) post.

Last but certainly not least, we're so excited to announce that full keyboard and mouse support is coming to Smite on Xbox One! In our newest update, players will be able to switch their control scheme from gamepad to keyboard and mouse at the click of a button. Choose your weapon of choice before you go into battle and play how you want to! Cross-play matchmaking has also been updated to match players based on their input method regardless of platform.

It's great to see that such a popular game is getting mouse and keyboard support. Hopefully, when next-generation rolls out in Holiday 2020, this will be the default. Do you use mouse and keyboard input on Xbox One? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

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  • Nice! It's really nice to play games on Xbox using mouse & keyboard as my only PC is not powerful enough for even light gaming. Being able to play Gears 5 having the same experience that PC players have is nice, it truly makes Xbox my gaming device. I'm not hopeful about mainstream games like Grand Theft Auto getting the keyboard & mouse treatment, but it would be nice to have State of Decay 2, Ark and other Play Anywhere games adding support for it too.