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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios
Release Date: March 25, 2014

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'Smite' Season 9 Will Add New God, Game Mode, Conquest Map And More - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2022 @ 9:18 p.m. PST

Smite is a free-to-play online battleground between gods where players choose from a selection of mythical gods, join session-based arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.

SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods.  

SMITE is similar to DotA games but with a few significant changes including a third-person perspective and WASD movement.  Players choose from a selection of gods, join session based 5 versus 5 arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions.

Since its beta in 2012, Smite and its community have never ceased to grow and improve.

In 2022, the game will continue to outperform with a Season 9 more packed than ever with several new contents.

  • New God Shiva, the Destroyer 
  • New Main Game Mode: Slash
  • New Conquest Map
  • New ‘Adventure’ Modes and Crossovers

Smite: Season 9 – The Dharmic Era

New God: Shiva

Finally, the battleground of the gods quakes under the steps of a great and terrible dance: the opening motions of the Rudra Tandava.

Shiva the Destroyer will join Smite in February as the first god of Season 9 as one of the most requested gods in our history. The third aspect of divine Brahman, Shiva visits both righteous destruction upon his foes and blessed bliss for allies, with his ultimate ability displaying the terrible majesty of his annihilating dance that brings the cycle of existence to a close.

We’re so excited to bring Shiva to Smite, and finally return to the Hindu pantheon with our first Hindu God in almost five years. We’ve worked closely with Hindu consultants and specialists to ensure Shiva is presented faithfully and sensitively; in a way we hope all Hindus will be proud of.

You don’t have to wait until February to enter the Dharmic Era. Shiva’s impacts will be felt on the Conquest map from the Season 9’s start in late January. His influence will add Hindu aesthetics to our core MOBA game mode, and bring a new gameplay feature: The Obelisk of Indra’s Scepter.

New Mode: Slash

Season 9 introduces an all-new free game mode, Slash, available this January. Combining two of Smite’s most beloved game modes, Siege and Clash, Slash combines a summonable Juggernaut with nonstop 5v5 action. You can experience this new Maya and Egyptian-inspired map as soon as Smite Season 9 launches later this month.

2022 God Teaser

Along with Shiva, five more playable gods will join the fight in 2022, including some revealed in this new teaser trailer.

Smite is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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