Heavy Metal Band Slipknot Join Smite In Unlikely Crossover


The world of heavy metal music is no stranger to the kind of lore-driven storytelling that envelops all of modern pop culture. Even so, no amount of interesting makeup and liner notes about the depths of hell can make Slipknot’s crossover and mythology-based MOBA. Punishment a typical event. While the game has recruited everyone from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the cast of stranger things lately, adding the masked rockers who rose to popularity with edgelords everywhere decades ago takes things to another level.

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As with their other crossovers, each member of Slipknot will slip into the boots of an existing in-game god and give their moveset a distinctly satanic vibe. Players can collect Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Craig Jones, Michael Pfaff, Clown, Jay Weinberg, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, and Alessandro Venturella through the in-game store through individual purchases. Purchasing three band members will also unlock a Slipknot theme music that will add snippets of the band’s most popular hits to your battlefield journeys.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get a head start on the pack with a free Slipknot Starter Pass. This includes the three gods that members of Slipknot have in-game as well as voice packs for those characters, a 30-day account booster, and a Deal of the Day token.

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Elsewhere in the world of Punishment, console iterations of the game gain access to the Classic Conquest map, a previously PC-only experience that is part of the Smite Night feature. Every Saturday, the game will feature exciting new modes to conquer that offer free rewards to players who show up. There’s also a new Blast from the Past Battle Pass that gives console players a selection of skins from the game’s history for a one-time fee and the time it takes to complete certain matches. They won’t be as exciting as Clown, but new players will appreciate this opportunity to collect previously unreachable cosmetic items.

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