Hi-Rez Studios just launched a new patch for Smite, adding a brand new game mode called Domination on a new Egypt themed map. The main characteristic of the new mode is the “capture and hold” style gameplay of the 5 versus 5 matches. A team must hold at least 2 out of the 3 points in order to decrease points from enemy team.
The patch also adds a banning functionality for the top ranked player in each team allowing them to ban their opponents from selecting a specific god, and a free god rotation. In addition to the 5 gods that are permanently available for free, Hi-Rez will have 5 additional gods in rotation which gives players the chance to check out a greater variety of gods.