Smite 2, the eagerly awaited third-person MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios and Titan Forge Games, recently surprised the gaming community with the announcement of a sequel. However, the excitement comes with a caveat, as developers revealed that skins purchased in the original Smite will not carry over to the new iteration. While this may not impact newcomers to the free-to-play game, it raises concerns for players who have invested heavily in the original title. Fortunately, developers have introduced new systems to compensate loyal players who have supported the game over the years.

The introduction of Divine Legacy and Legacy Gems aims to mitigate the disappointment for those who have spent considerable amounts in Smite. Due to the significant leap in game engine technology (Smite 2 using Unreal Engine 5, while Smite utilized UE3), the porting of a new skin to the sequel is expected to take an impressive two months. Legacy Gems represent a novel currency, where every Gem earned (whether free or purchased) in the original Smite generates a Legacy Gem in Smite 2. These Legacy Gems offer a 50% discount on most in-game purchases in Smite 2, acting as a reimbursement for loyal players, granting them reduced prices on new cosmetics, events, and battle passes until their Legacy Gems are exhausted.

In addition, the developers have introduced Divine Legacy, a new feature set to launch in Year 11, impacting both Smite and Smite 2 players. This feature rewards long-term players by providing diverse progression rewards each year they have been engaged with Smite, dating back to Year 1. Points earned through achievements like mastering Gods, winning ranked matches, and unlocking skins will contribute to acquiring rewards through the Divine Legacy system.