Take a Look at Smite's New Halloween Arena Map

Denton takes a tour of the spooky map.

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Hi-Rez Studios today released a video showcasing the new, Halloween-themed Arena map it's releasing for Smite to celebrate the holiday this year.

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We'd already seen a few screenshots of the map, but this offers a more comprehensive look at the redesign. Denton, the cyclops who is routinely abused in the post-game celebration screens, tours the map before bumping into a number of characters wearing their most Halloween-esque skins (like Chaac's Slaughterhouse and Thanatos's Jack the Reaper).

This is still the same map--things are laid out the same and games will play out no differently--but with a Halloween twist. The crowd is gone, minions are now zombies, statues are wearing pumpkins masks, and so on.

If you're a PC player, the map is already live. Those on Xbox One will have to continue to wait; patches are typically released on console about a month later, and this one only arrived on PC this week. Hi-Rez has already confirmed with GameSpot that the plan is to get the Xbox One patch out before the end of month, so players should get to enjoy this map before Halloween is over.

This next patch also introduces a new character, Sol, as well as tutorial updates and the usual balance changes. You can read more details about everything it does here.

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What's the typical match length for this game?

Considering giving it a try but Im not sure I want to get into something with hour long+ matches.

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@Richardthe3rd: Depends on the game mode and skill of teams.

From my experience:

Arena and Joust are usually 15 minute matches. Assault and Siege are about 25, and Conquest can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

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@Smaug317: not bad. I'll have to boot it up and fool around with it a bit.

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Sweet! Can't wait for this to hit Xbox One. Still a game I enjoy daily! :)

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@Smaug317: is it a good game?

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@galva86: Absolutely! It's free to play on PC and Xbox, so I'd try it for yourself (I spent $30 to get all current and future gods. Considering the hours I put into the game, it's steal!).

If you haven't played a lot of MOBAs, it does has a decent learning curve. I'd practice against bots or arena before the other game types.

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@Smaug317: never played a MOBA, but thanks Ill give it a shot

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@galva86: No problem! After you finish the tutorial, this website has some great advice and help for God builds: (at least until you find out what you like)

http://www.smitefire.com/

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