New Era Dawns for SMITE in 2018

SMITE’s Season 5 begins with the biggest art & gameplay change ever.

The Season 5 Conquest Map features upgraded art and new, highly requested gameplay changes to the premier 5v5 game mode. Players will be able to jump in and try the new map for themselves on January 17th on SMITE’s public test server.
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.
The SMITE World Championship started on January 4! Tune in for a full weekend of intense Esports.
SMITE is available for free on Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Steam. PlayStation®Plus members can get a head start on their collection with a free and exclusive offer, including 20 Gods and 31 Skins.

From the SMITE development team

On the new map design: 

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.
-SMITE Lead Game Designer A.J. “Ajax” Walker


Our goal for these changes is to provide a unified aesthetic that breathes new life into the map, while improving the gameplay experience.
-SMITE Lead Game Designer A.J. “Ajax” Walker

On the new map: 

I can’t wait for Conquest to be played in 2018, and to share in the excitement of what I consider our greatest map produced to date.
-SMITE Executive Producer Chris Larson

On Season 5: 

As a former pro player, it’s been great seeing a dedicated team work on my favorite game. We’ve done many playtests with the new map and it’s the most fun I’ve had with the game so far. I’m proud with our work on Season 5.
-SMITE Community Specialist and 2015 SMITE World Champion, Brett “MLC St3alth” Felley