SMITE's conquest map gets a massive overhaul in the latest update

by: Nathan -
SMITE got a new update today and with it, the conquest map has gotten a major overhaul to "fit the current art direction of the game" according to Hi-Rez Studios. The map layout is still the same but the scenery may look a bit different to players. The map has been given a Greek theme and the coloring has changed as well. Players will spawn on either the "destroyed" side of the map which is Orange or the "Pristine" side of the map which is blue. More updates are expected in the future. 

Another big change is that the item store will now prevent players from buying items that are unsuitable for their class. For instance, magical users cannot buy items that provide physical damage.

On the cosmetic side of the update, we got some new voice packs for Loki and Anubis and new golden skins for RA and Anubis.

Finally, as with most big updates, there is a new free god rotation. The new rotation is Anhur, Athena, Bastet, He Bo, and Isis.

Be sure to check out the trailer below showing off all the new updates and check out the full list of patch notes below. 
 
New Skins:
Ra Golden
Anubis Golden

Voicepacks:
Loki
Anubis

General:
The Conquest map has undergone major visual changes to better fit the current art direction of the game. The map layout remains the same but the art has been fully revised. Players should note that team coloring is different in this map. Players will spawn either on the “Destroyed” side of the map (which is Orange), or the “Pristine” side of the map (which is Blue). Further Conquest map improvements are planned for future releases.

The item store now prevents users from buying some items that are unsuitable for their class. For example, magical users cannot buy items that provide physical damage.

The Match Lobby has undergone an overhaul of the user interface.

Fixed an issue with Match of the Day and teaming.

Fixed an issue in which ground targeters could jitter as your character moved/rotated.

If an enemy god damages the tower and the tower has no other valid target, the tower will always fire a single shot at the damaging god. This fixes a few cases in which players could damage a tower with impunity.

The calculations for damage done by magical basic attacks against towers has changed, so that magical users will do slightly more damage to towers.

The new god rotation is Anhur, Athena, Bastet, He Bo, Isis.

Spectator:
New Layout and Functionality

(F1) Main Panel (Default) - Shows player information (icon, name, level, hp, mana, ult ready), all items, net worth and k/d/a.

(F2) Secondary Stats - Swaps item data with extra stats, including current gold, gold per minute, xp per minute, healing done, damage done to players, and damage done to structures.

(F3) Graph Panel - Shows current gold and xp differences between the teams, and charts those values over the course of the game, in real time.

(F4) Rotation Mode - Automatically rotates between the three panels, switching every twenty seconds.

All stat fields may be clicked to sort players by that value; default sorting set to Net Worth.
Items:

Magi’s Blessing, Ares’ Bolster Defenses, Reinforced Greaves, Hide of Leviathan

Fixed an issue that was previously allowing these items to stack their CC reduction.  The maximum amount of CC reduction you can achieve through items and abilities is now 30%.

Magi’s Blessing
The price of this item has been reduced from 2800g to 2100g.
The cooldown on the passive has been reduced from 60s to 45s.

Ninja Tabi
The passive has been changed from +7% Critical Strike Chance to +15% Cooldown Reduction.
Polynomicon
The passive on this item now deals magical damage instead of physical damage.

Gods:
Anhur
Ground targeters have been given visual improvements.

Ao Kuang
Squall
The slow on this ability has been increased from 25% to 50%.

Freya
After reviewing the impact of the changes made on Freya in the last patch, we have decided to revert the magical power contributions on her Irradiate and Pulse abilities. We will continue to monitor her closely.

Irradiate
The magical power contribution has been increased from 20% to 35%.

Pulse
The magical power contribution has been increased from 15% to 20%.

Isis
Ground targeters have been given visual improvements.

Ra
Special FX have been updated.

Tyr
General
Victory animation updated (music).

Fearless
The first rank of this ability has been reduced to 50 from 60 to match the original intention for damage at that rank.

Ymir
Frostbite basic attack damage buff has been increased from 50% to 100% additional damage.
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