Hi-Rez Studios released the SMITE 3.6 update to the PC on Tuesday. The sizable update brings not only the requisite new god and gameplay balance changes, but an all new event that drops Arena mode into the underworld.
The SMITE Arena gets a refresh with the “Escape from Underworld” event in SMITE. The map has been dropped into the fiery pits of hell. There’s more to it than just a graphical refresh, though. The end of each match includes a bonus round set in the center of the arena, which is surrounded by lava. Gods from the two teams will brawl until only one side remains. The winner of the bonus round will gain additional worshippers regardless of whether they won or lost the main match.
The bonus round will favor Gods with the ability to knock back or throw opponents. The lava around the arena does do damage over time of around 500 points per tick for those caught in it. So, this changes up tactics a bit during the round.
New quests have been added for the SMITE Underworld event. These quests will provide rewards like the new Trapped icon and the “From the Nether” music theme.
Jing Wei: The Oathkeeper is the new God added to the Chinese Pantheon with the SMITE 3.6 update. She is a hunter type and comes equipped with a crossbow that can fire explosive bolts as one her abilities. Her passive allows her to fly for five seconds when leaving the base. Her ultimate is called “Air Strike” and allows her to fly forward and upward while covering the area below her in explosions. She then hovers for 2 seconds giving the player the opportunity to target where she will land.
A number of new skins are included with the SMITE 3.6 update such as the new Grim Wraith Hades skin at top. Guan Yu receives a similar style skin while Odin gets a new skin that completely turns him into a Panda.
The complete patch notes can be found on the SMITE website. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions or the update should land within the next couple of weeks. The Xbox One just received the 3.5 update Monday, while the PS4 should receive it today.