Announced during the Hi-Rez Showcase, Season 8 brings a larger, more strategic map for Smite’s core Conquest mode. The new map is resplendent in Babylonaian architecture — the work of Tiamat reshaping the world. And it features new gameplay mechanics, like base gates and scorpion monsters. Best of all: For the first time ever, this Conquest map will be living – players can expect the map to change quarterly throughout the season.
The other major highlight of Season 8 is a complete revamp of the Starter Item system. Some old favorite items like Death’s Toll and Bluestone Pendant make their return, alongside new items like War Flag. Even better: Each of the 16 new starter items can be upgraded into one of two unique forms once reaching level 20; will your Sands of Time become the Pendulum of Ages, granting more mana and power, or The Alternate Timeline, giving you a second life?
If you’re worried about being overwhelmed by the new map and items, don’t worry: An all-new guided role system helps you learn to play Conquest while you’re playing, and an improved automatic purchasing system ensures you’re buying the right items. We believe that the best time to hop into Smite is right now!
What to make sure that you don’t miss out on Season 8 content? The Season Pass 2021 has you covered. You’ll get all of the following incredible content for each Season 8 god as they are released in 2021: Voice Pack, Limited Ascended Skin, Additional Tier 1 Skin, Emotes (Wave and Clap.) Plus: Instantly unlock three cosmetics you can only get in the Season Pass: The Limited Grand Magus Anubis Skin, Grand Magus Loading Screen, and the Tyrant Title. As a special bonus, you’ll also receive 1000 Gems to spend on in-game. If you don’t own the God Pack, you’ll also unlock all new Season 8 Gods.
Also in this update: The heist is on with the Most Wanted Battle Pass. Unlock Safe Breaker Kali when you purchase the Premium Most Wanted Battle Pass in-game for 600 Gems. Then, earn Battle Points while playing Smite to unlock more incredible content such as Bunny Bomber Aphrodite and Mastermind Yemoja. Every Smite player earns rewards, even without purchasing the Battle Pass. Begin leveling on day one and unlock awesome loot from the free track including Heistblade Pele, chests, and more!
For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, you can get a head start on the new season with the Season 8 Starter Pass for free. This bundle includes two exclusive skins (Enyo Bellona and Buccaneith Neith), three goddess for the Most Wanted Pass (Aphrodite, Kali, and Pele), a three day account booster, and a Deal of the Day Token.
Before I sign off, I want to let you know that the Season 8 Update has much more incredible content. From new skins in the Dawn of Babylon event to the Valentine Chest to the Ranked Reward skin and more, Smite Season 8 is just getting started. You’re just going to have to login to find out all about this update. I can’t wait to see you all in the Battleground!