SMITE to Receive New Arena Game Mode

SMITE will get an additional game mode when the next patch launches. Called Arena, the new mode is said to be a very action-oriented team deathmatch and takes place on a new map with a Colosseum setting, pictured above.

Arena is played 5 versus 5 with minions and side-objectives including buff camps and Gryphon Guardians. Your team earns points for killing enemy players and minions, and the first team to deduct 500 points from their opponents wins.

Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer Todd Harris said:

“SMITE is all about action combat. So we wanted an additional game type that allows players to get into the action even faster. One of our level designers took the initiative to put together this more open Colosseum map concept on his own time. We’ve enjoyed playing it so much that the team has worked overtime to get the new mode quickly into the hands of our Beta community and we look forward to their feedback.”

I’ll be honest — I have an estranged relationship with MOBAs. They intrigue me, and I’ve tried several of them, but they ultimately fail to hook me for long. But this new game mode is something I want to check out — team deathmatch may just be what I’ve been missing from MOBAs.

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