As announced at Hi-Rez Expo 2018, SMITE‘s newest character will be Cerberus. The legendary three-headed mythological figure is the guardian of the underworld. In addition to the game’s 93rd character, they also announced that gods from two new pantheons are coming: Slavic and Voodoo.
Here’s how Hi-Rez Studios describes the character:
Along with the updated map, Hi-Rez Studios revealed their 93rd playable character, Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of the underworld. Later this year, they will introduce gods from two new pantheons, Slavic and Voodoo.
Check out the SMITE Cerberus trailer below:
In cased you missed it earlier, the 5v5 Conquest map in SMITE is undergoing some major changes in Season 5:
SMITE Season 5 is bringing big changes to the game’s main 5v5 Conquest mode. Not only has the SMITE Season 5 Conquest map been redesigned to implement gameplay changes, it also features completely new environment art. The map will be completely symmetrical, which means that no matter what side players begin on, the experience will be fair for both teams. It also brings back jungle fog, and monsters will be getting “new, lore-inspired makeovers.”
“The Season 5 map will feature perfect vertical symmetry between Order and Chaos,” explained SMITE Lead Game Designer A.J. “Ajax” Walker. “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.”
“I can’t wait for Conquest to be played in 2018,” said SMITE Executive Producer Chris Larson. “[It will be awesome] to share in the excitement of what I consider our greatest map produced to date.”
The SMITE Season 5 Conquest map will become available on January 17 on the game’s public test server. The popular MOBA is available now and is free-to-play.