As announced at Hi-Rez Expo 2018, SMITE‘s Conquest map is getting a huge overhaul. There’s an in-game reason for this though, and it all has to do with Hades, the King of the Underworld. A newly released video shows off the “dramatic evolution of the SMITE map.”
Check out the SMITE Hades Ragnarok video 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.