WATCH: Smite Season 5 Details Outlined By Developer – Jungle Camps And Bosses
With the Smite World Championship less than two weeks away, many players are wondering as to what the upcoming season of changes in the game are going to entail. Luckily, developer Hi-Rez Studios has taken to the title’s official Tumblr to outline what sort of goodies await in Smite season 5.
Outside of the normal balance changes that players are used to with the introduction of a new season, a lot of visuals are being updated. The jungle is set to receive some improved aesthetics, mainly the land between lanes and the camps’ designs. There is also some exciting news to come out of the Smite season 5 details – the Manticore has returned! Check the fan-favorite out as the Red Buff in the short clip below:
There is plenty more where that came from. Pulling “lore inspirations from mythical Greek creatures,” the developer has entirely freshened up the buff camps. Check out all of the incoming Smite season 5 changes below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
“We’ve changed the buff drops to be cooler and also reduce confusion about when the buff can be picked up. The drop animation is much more defined, and buffs can now be picked up as soon as they touch the ground. This change makes it easier to know when you can start running away from a camp after successfully picking up a buff.
Gold Fury will see some slight design changes to stats/rewards in Season 5. Our goal is to make an early Gold Fury feel less snowball-y, while making a late game Gold Fury more impactful. We’ve totally remodeled this boss to be based more off of an actual Greek “Fury,” which is a demon from a part of the underworld, instead of a bird lady.
The Oracles are back, and still function the same as in Season 4, but now have their own camp area. We found that the Oracles sharing a camp area with Gold Fury felt cluttered and was confusing.
This camp got a complete remodel to match the aesthetic of the rest of the map!
Portal Demon -> Pyromancer
Say goodbye to the Portal Demon, and hello to the Pyromancer! This Jungle Boss comes complete with a new model, and a NEW gameplay design.
Instead of being granted a portal when your team kills this jungle boss, your fountain will be granted a blessing that gives your entire team a speed boost whenever they leave the fountain. This gives players more flexibility in how they use the buff, they can go anywhere, not just to the Fire Giant area.
Fire Giant’s new model is based on Surtr, the Bringer of Ragnarok. He will keep his ranged, melee, and rift attacks from Season 4, but will lose his pools attack. We’ve also given him two brand new attacks to replace it!
Fire Giant will also gain the “evolving camp” status where he becomes more difficult to take down, but offers a larger reward after the game reaches a certain point.”
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