Hi-Rez Studios has released a new update for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Smite that adds a new God and support for trophies.
The update introduces Susano, God of the Summer Storm, whose abilities include Storm Kata, Wind Siphon, Jet Stream, and Typhoon. His passive ability, Swift as the Summer Storm, increases his movement speed for each ability on cooldown.
Along with several pieces of new content, patch 3.8 also makes some major changes to Conquest in an attempt to make the mode more enjoyable. You can read a statement from the developer regarding the changes below:
?We?re making a number of changes to Conquest this patch, based on feedback we?ve received since the start of Season 3. While overall the Season 3 meta changes have been very successful, Conquest in particular has lost some enjoyment, especially in the jungling role. We want to empower Junglers once more, and let them spend more time roaming the Jungle.
The biggest change is the return of the Speed buff from Season 2. The return of speed buff will allow junglers to roam more easily and disrupt multiple lanes. We took a lot of feedback on this issue before making the decision to bring it back, but at the end of the day we think the game will be more enjoyable with Junglers having a dedicated buff again, and that was mirrored in the responses we received from the community.
The relocation of back Harpies will help to solve some issues with the jungle being too accessible at all times. The map will also see some improvements to quality of life with changes to the Boars and Fire Elementals.
Overall these changes should lead to Junglers being able to make more interesting decisions, feel more relevant in all lanes, and have more dedicated sources of farm for them to stay relevant as an individual role.?
You can read the full patch notes here.