Instead of spreading announcements throughout the season, SMITE developer Titan Forge Studios announced and teased at the Hi-Rez Expo every god that will be added in Season 6.
King Arthur and Merlin are #99 and #100
King Arthur and Merlin are the gods closest to releasing. King Arthur will be SMITE’s 99th playable character, and Merlin will be the 100th.
While the two well-known heroes aren’t necessarily mythological gods like most of SMITE’s playable characters, the development team felt they fit into SMITE’s overall theme.
King Arthur will have unique melee combos, and Merlin will be a stance switcher, but unlike other stance switchers in SMITE, the wizard has three stances. SMITE Lead Designer AJ Walker said the team wanted to do something really special for Merlin since he is the 100th god. King Arthur will be a warrior, and Merlin will be a mage.
More gods announced
Other named gods were announced in a short video. Much-requested Egyptian gods Horus and Set will be released honor of SMITE’s birthday, near March. Jormungandr, the World Serpent from Norse mythology, is a popular fan request and is confirmed for Season 6 as well.
At the end of the video, Titan Forge teased three more Season 6 additions. The clues were as follows:
- A god from a new pantheon who will “rise well above the heights of Mount Olympus”
- A god from the “deepest, darkest depths of the Underworld”
- A “being so powerful that its arrival will threaten the existence of all gods”
More will be revealed about the new gods as Season 6 draws nearer.
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