Want to know what’s in store for all the great Hi-Rez Xbox games in 2022? If you missed our annual Hi-Rez Presents Keynote Presentation, which simply wrapped, read on to find out what will be Smite, Paladins, and Rogue company…
Smite: Season 9 – Age of Dharma
New God: Shiva
Finally, the battlefield of the gods trembles under the steps of a great and terrible dance: the initial movements of Rudra Tandava.
Shiva the Destroyer will join Smite in February as the first god of season 9 as one of the most demanded gods in our history. The third aspect of the divine Brahman, Shiva invokes both righteous destruction on his enemies and blessed bliss for allies, with his supreme ability demonstrating the terrible grandeur of his annihilating dance that completes the cycle of existence.
We are so happy to lead Shiva to Smiteand finally, return to the Hindu pantheon with our first Hindu god in nearly five years. We have worked closely with Hindu consultants and professionals to ensure that Shiva is presented truthfully and sensitively; in a way, we hope all Hindus will be proud of it.
You don’t have to wait until February to enter the dharma era. Shiva’s influence will be felt on Conquest from the start of Season 9 in late January. Check out the progress of the new Conquest Map here.… His influence will add a Hindu aesthetic to our core MOBA game mode and bring a new gameplay feature: the Obelisk of Indra’s Scepter.
New mode: slash
Season 9 introduces a brand new free game mode, Slash, which will be available this January. Combining two SmiteIn its all-time favorite game modes, Siege and Clash, Slash combines a summoned Juggernaut with continuous 5v5 action. You can experience this new Maya and Egyptian-inspired map as soon as Smite Season 9 kicks off later this month. See Slash Maps fly by here…
2022 God teaser
Along with Shiva, five more playable gods will join the battle in 2022, including some of them featured in this new teaser trailer… Follow our social networks on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about these newbies.
Paladins: Season 5 – Sundering
New mode: Siege: Beyond
Meanwhile in the sphere Paladins, champions enter a new front with Siege: Beyond, an all-new take on the classic Siege. This is a live game mode that Evil Mojo Games intends to develop throughout the year and bring to Paladins‘the most popular game mode.
This first version of Siege: Beyond, available later this month with the Season 5 Update, includes an all-new Item Shop that expands your tactical options far beyond the classic Siege. And don’t worry, lovers of classic Siege: Siege: Core and Siege: Beyond will be available separately.
New Champion: VII
As the chaos that grips the kingdom continues to grow, each battle generates new excitement. Some order is needed.
VII’s brass-masked gaze is directed to the battlefield with ruthless precision, ruthlessly executing the decisions of the Outer Tribunal. Skillset VII is dynamic; his long-range grapple allows him to set up devastating ambushes, while his chosen-fire weapon allows him to transition from automatic shots, bursts and magazine drops, using the best strategy for anyone who dares to confront him.
Void Hunter Academy Event Pass
While VII targets the enemies of the Outer Tribunal, the other champions are committed to challenging bottomless enemies that threaten the kingdom, protecting the innocent … and coming to class in time.
Join their battle with the Abyss Hunter Academy Pass this January and train these demons with the Rey and Maeve Schoolyard President skins. We are proud to announce that popular YouTube artist AmaLee has written and recorded the theme song for this event pass that you can enjoy in-game.
Rogue Company: End of Year 1 and Start of Year 2
New Rogue: Gaze
Glimpse enters the war zone, a genetic experiment that has failed. Where she once used stolen cloaking technology to escape the creators, she now uses it to find them. Passingly vows to give these ghostly foes the same destruction they planned for her.
Glimpse is the latest Year 1 Cheat due to release next week on Xbox. If you own the Year 1 Pass, then you already own Glimpse, so be sure to log in and try it out!
This latest update of the first year will also officially launch Project Saint, a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and new gaming experiences in Rogue company…
You saw the first steps in this direction in Season 4: Umbra Renewal with the introduction of a completely new matchmaker for better games and the release of the Battle Zone game mode. First Watch Games plans to continue along this path, making Rogue company better with every update. The team is already working on features like the Human Backfill to replace the outgoing ones, and a rework of the interaction system – no longer needing to repair your armor when you want to pick up a teammate!
New Map: Meltdown
Glimpse’s experience with secret objects conducting dubious experiments fell on the perfect time: the AI research lab was able to link its self-destruct sequence to the eruption of Earth’s dormant volcanoes, and the Jackal had just begun the countdown.
This hotspot is a place Rogue companyThe newest map, Meltdown, will be out with the Year 2: Season 1 update in February. Dive in, prevent a global catastrophe, and teach some mad scientists not to stick the machine god into the world’s lava.
This concludes our major new announcements for Rogue company, Paladins, and Smite… But this week for Hi-Rez: The Smite The World Championship runs from January 7-9 on twitch.tv/.Smitethe game! Tune in and see who raises Thor’s Hammer and claims to be the best in the world.
From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of all 450+ Hi-Rez employees, thank you for your continued support and engagement. We put our hearts in Smite, Paladins, and Rogue company because you love them so much. We can’t wait to jump into the battlefield, ride the kingdom, enter the battlefield and celebrate victory together.
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