SMITE unveils new content at Hi-Rez Expo
A new era dawns in 2018.
SMITE’s fifth season will be starting with the biggest art and gameplay change to the game yet. The Season 5 Conquest Map will feature all new upgraded art and the highly requested gameplay changes to the 5v5 game mode. SMITE players will be able to check out the new changes to the new map on 17 January when it goes live on the PTR.
The Season 5 map will feature perfect vertical symmetry between Order and Chaos. Lanes and Jungle paths will have the exact same shape on top and bottom. This balances the map, and removes timing differences to each side. Overall, this creates a more consistent gameplay experience
– A.J “Ajax” Walker, SMITE Lead Game Designer on the new map design
Hi-Rez has also revealed their 93rd playable character, Cerberus, the three-headed guardian to the underworld and loyal servant of Hades. Not much is known about his abilities or playstyle yet but more is sure to be announced down the line.
Later this year two more gods will be added to the roster: Slavic and Voodoo. These characters are the first of their pantheons to be introduced.
These announcements were made during the live broadcasts at Hi-Rez Expo where the World Championships for SMITE and Paladins are currently underway. Tune in for a full four days of SMITE and Paladins esports.
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