Now that eUnited has taken home the Smite World Championship 2018 decoration, lovers and competitions and of the game equally may continue talking about the upcoming changes to the conquest map in Season 5. With significant aesthetic and mechanical overhauls, Hi-Rez Studios decided to venture behind the scenes at one of their latest videos to describe exactly why those changes are happening.
You can watch the entire video below.
Overall, the studio explains the map has gotten so much bigger than in prior seasons. They notice that players competing in a conflict of the gods want struggles to feel more heroic, so it was essential to allow them to slow down the pace of this game. With a bigger–and even more menacing jungle– that the group is expecting to slow rotations between the lanes from re-introducing jungle fog and more narrow twists and turns to the map.
On a more thematic notice, Hi-Rez is hoping that the Greek-centric map, ranging from cyclops replacements into brand new Titans, will lend itself more naturally to being a battleground for the gods in accordance with Executive Producer Chris Larson. Plus, the latest god Cerberus will be happy to know his home, the Greek underworld, finds itself realized in-game since the new Chaos side of the map.
It is possible to check out some cosplay of the game from Hi-Rez Expo 2018 here.