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Odyssey: Underworld Update Notes
By: TitanIsiah |
3 weeks ago
Category: Console,Dev Insights,Event,News,PC,PS4,Update Notes,Xbox

New God Skins

Pirate Admiral Chang’e

Exclusive | Pirate Queens Battle Pass

First Mate Serqet

Exclusive | Pirate Queens Battle Pass

Sea Shanty Neith

Exclusive | Pirate Queens Battle Pass

Dread Captain Artemis

Exclusive | Pirate Queens Battle Pass

Pirate Queen Chang’e

Exclusive | Pirate Queens Battle Pass

Convention 2020 King Arthur

Exclusive | Digital Loot Pack

Nemean Lion Hercules

Limited | Digital Loot Pack

Splyce Jormungandr

Exclusive | Digital Loot Pack

Galaxy Shaper Nox

Exclusive | Digital Loot Pack

Temptress Aphrodite

Exclusive | Underworld Odyssey Chest

Death Dragon Anubis

Exclusive | Odyssey

Thanatoast Thanatos

Exclusive | Odyssey

Chilling Death Odin

Exclusive | Odyssey

Snakey Chibi Medusa

Exclusive | Odyssey

Crime Boss Kuzenbo

Exclusive | Odyssey

Stellar Demise Baron Samedi

Unlimited | Odyssey

Persephone

Mastery Skins

Update Release Schedule
September 17
  • Pirate Queens Battle Pass
  • Underworld Odyssey Chest
  • Death Dragon Anubis
  • Thanatoast Thanatos
  • Stellar Demise Baron Samedi
  • Persephone Mastery Skins
September 24
  • Chilling Death Odin
October 1
  • HRX 2019 Digital Loot Pack
  • Snakey Chibi Medusa
October 8
  • Crime Boss Kuzenbo

Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

HRX 2019 Digital Loot Pack
Hi-Rez Expo is right around the corner, and we’re celebrating SMITE Esports with the HRX 2019 Digital Lootpack! This all new bundle has tons of amazing content, including the Splyce Jormungandr Skin commemorating the reigning SMITE World Champions! This bundle will be available for purchase in game for 1500 Gems. If you’re joining us in Atlanta for Hi-Rez Expo in November, you can add the Hi-Rez Expo 2019 Bundle to your ticket purchase to receive a code for the Digital Lootpack plus tons of other swag at the event. Codes will be emailed out when the Digital Loot Pack releases to all players that have purchased the Hi-Rez Expo 2019 Bundle until that point. Then codes will be sent out on a weekly basis to players that purchase the bundle. Here’s what’s included in this year’s Digital Lootpack:
Skins
  • Convention 2020 King Arthur
  • Nemean Lion Hercules
  • Splyce Jormungandr
  • Galaxy Shaper Nox
Profile Cosmetic Items
  • Ouroboros Global Emote
  • Cosmic Void Recall Skin
  • Galactic Title
  • Horus Announcer Pack
  • Set Announcer Pack
  • Merlin Announcer Pack
Odyssey: Underworld
  • The Odyssey returns this year focusing on the story of Persephone and her attempt to destabilize the rule that Gods hold over the world.
    • Earn Points to reach the final reward: Stellar Demise Tier 5 Baron Samedi Skin
    • Tier 5 Skin Playable on day one!
      • For the first time ever this Tier 5 Skin is playable on launch day. 
      • You can pre-order the entire Odyssey for a one time purchase to unlock and play as Tier 5 Baron Samedi through the “Buy All” button.
      • All Odyssey items will be automatically unlocked on your account as they release, Including the Odyssey Point Reward Items.
      • All of these items you own but do not have access to yet will be visible on the new “Pre-Orders Page” 
    • Purchase Odyssey Items or complete Odyssey Quests to earn Odyssey Points and unlock Reward Items. Every level includes an Odyssey Chest and certain levels include additional rewards.
    • Odyssey items are discounted during the first week that each item is released.
    • All Odyssey Items are individually purchasable Skins or other Cosmetics that release over time throughout the event. Each purchase rewards 5 Odyssey Points.
    • Complete Odyssey Quests to earn progress toward free rewards
      • 2 Quests release per week, 30 Quests in Total
      • Each Quest reward is 1 Odyssey Point
      • Quests must be done in order
      • There is no limit to the speed in which Quests can be completed
Bug Fixes
General
  • Fixed a softlock that would sometimes occur at the Commendations screen
  • Fixed an Arena tutorial softlock, if you try to enter the base through the portal
  • Fixed players that are invited to a party will show their Avatar instead of the pending circle in the top right party menu
  • Fixed when selecting a party member, you often see “Invite to Party” instead of party functions
  • Fixed an issue where Console gamepad sensitivity would change when using long range abilities
  • Fixed an issue where a warning pop up would appear upon death on Console
Gods
Arachne

General
  • Fixed Itsy Bitsy Chibi skin from t-posing during Ne Zha Ultimate
Artio
  • Spirit Guide Skin
    • Fox Form has had modeling, rigging, and animation adjustments made to fix its jaw and hind legs in many animations.
    • Fixed an issue where the tail and ears weren’t animating as intended on certain animations.
Chernobog

Into Darkness
  • Fixed an issue where If Chernobog dashes into a wall while being chased by Persephone’s Plant, the over head icon remains
Da Ji

Paolao
  • Fixed if you take a running start and jump at Da Ji’s Pillar then you can jump straight through it
Hera

Argus, the Defender
  • Fixed Pyromancer from pushing Argus out of Agro range, causing the fight to constantly reset
Horus

General
  • Fixed auto level turning off when firing phase 2 of Updraft right as leveling up happens

Fracture
  • Fixed an issue where if Horus dashes as Persephone’s vines are reaching towards him, he can finish his dash but still be rooted and silenced

To the Skies!
  • Fixed Pridwen stacking with Horus’ Ultimate shield
Freya

Aurora Blade
  • Fixed a condition where the ranged attack wouldn’t pass through Persephone’s Ultimate
  • Fixed an issue where if canceling ability while landing from her Ultimate can cause her Basic Attacks to break
Khepri

Scarab’s Blessing
  • Fixed where if Khepri is time dilated and uses Ultimate on a teammate as they die, they get stuck in Khepri for a short time after revival
King Arthur

General
  • Fixed a condition where he could escape Persephone’s Grasp of Death
Kukulkan
  • Winds of Change skin
    • Visual FX on the Celestial Form Ability 1 Projectile have been adjusted to better fit the hit area.
    • Visual FX on the Void Form Ability 4 have been adjusted to better fit the hit area.
    • Many abilities have had their volume increased, including all forms Ultimate On-Fire sounds. 
Persephone

Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fixed an issue where she shouldn’t be able to activate Purification Beads while rising from her passive
Poseidon

General
  • Fixed missing water when entering a match for Default and The Earhtshaker skins
The Morrigan

Changeling
  • Fixed an issue where she can use a Relic just as she’s coming out of her Ultimate and it won’t go on cooldown
  • Fixed an issue where if she dies while using Neith Ultimate, players retain a red and blue glow
  • Fixed cooldowns not resetting when she transforms into King Arthur
Terra

Crushing Earth
  • Fixed an issue where this ability would not go on cooldown properly if used inside a jungle boss or titan
  • Fixed an issue where this ability was blocking more than intended when placed inside a tower or phoenix
Thor

Anvil of Dawn
  • Fixed an issue where this ultimate always cost 120 mana rather than the intended 80/90/100/110/120.
Project Olympus
Login Screen
  • Added a “Keep Me Logged In” option at login screen so players don’t need to type in their name and password on each login. This resets every 30 days.
NEW – Streamer Mode Setting
  • Added Streamer Mode Feature with the following options:
  • Disabled – Does nothing
  • Hide Others – You will not be able to see other player’s usernames in any way.
  • Hide Self – Other players will not be able to see your username in any way.
  • Hide Both – Hides Others & Self
Escape/Start Menu
  • Added Redeem Code button here for easier location
  • Selecting the Gear Icon in the bottom right now takes you to this screen instead of directly to Settings
Settings Screen
  • Updated this menu to have new UI art and layout
    • Includes a new feature where PC players can continue to use drop down menus by clicking any setting
  • Fixed issues where settings didn’t properly save across platforms
  • Fixed issues where settings would be reset on new patches
NEW – What’s New Screen
  • A new welcome screen has been added that will show gameplay changes, events, and content that’s new in the game from the most recent update
  • This includes a link to the most current Patch Notes!
New Player Experience
  • New loading art for the Tutorial
  • Updated New Account Creation UI
  • Fixed flickering screen issues that occurred the very first time a player logs into SMITE.
Game Modes
This Fall/Winter we will be exploring some of the previous Adventure Modes in SMITE. The first is the return of Corrupted Arena! This map will only be available to queue during this Update (1 month). Multiple Odyssey quests will be to “play an adventure mode” which playing this mode will be the only way to fulfill.
Map Changes
  • Artistic changes to the map, which is now themed around Persephone!
  • Added new death pit areas near the center columns
  • Added a new walking path behind the jungle camp walls
  • Small and Medium rocks no longer fall onto the battleground
  • Large falling rock has had its size and shape adjusted
Added the Bonus Round!
  • Players will face off in a 5v5 death match after the game has ended
  • Players can now access the item shop during the transition into the bonus round
New Relic – Cruel Wind
  • The Cruel Wind Relic will only be available in this mode
  • This Relic charges up then fires a single target ranged projectile that will pass through targets, knocking back every target it hits.
  • This Relic replaces Sundering Spear, therefore Sundering Spear cannot be purchased in this mode
  • Upgrading Cruel Wind causes it to apply a debuff to any target hit to take 20% more damage from all sources (if they don’t die from falling into a pit)
Banned Gods
  • Jormungandr – Cannot be knocked back which spoils the spirit of this mode
  • The Morrigan – causes problems if she has transformed into another god when the Bonus Round is beginning
Item Balance

Heartseeker
There has been a lot of discussion about the impact the Jungle Role has on a Conquest game. We believe that Junglers are an impactful class at all skill levels, even if the current SPL meta doesn’t highlight that.
An important feature of MOBA design is “shared resource management”. Only so much Gold and XP exists on the map, and that has to be tactically split between each team. This results in certain roles becoming “level spiked” in the early game and other classes that have to take more of a “invest for late game” approach. We believe that all classes should have a set of items that allow them to work in either direction. Junglers tend to only succeed when they gain the early advantage so we are reworking an old item to be a stronger late game option for them.
  • 2900 Gold
    • +75 Physical Power
    • +10 Physical Penetration
    • + 200 Mana
    • + 20 MP5
  • New Passive
    • Your abilities deal an additional 3% of the targets maximum Health as Physical Damage. If you have over 200 Physical Power, your ability bonus damage scales up. This effect reaches a maximum of 6% Maximum Health damage at 400 Physical Power.
      • NOTE : This passive works similarly to Soul Reaver. This effect can trigger one time per ability per god. It does not however have Soul Reaver’s decreased damage on subsequent triggers.

Magi’s Cloak
  • This item has new visual FX.
God Balance
Ah Muzen Cab
Ah Muzen Cab has continued his reign on the current meta boasting strong clear, burst, and late game scaling. His passive Bees and their item interactions combined with Stingers heavy burst make him flexible and difficult to shut down. Bees will no longer trigger items, lowering AMCs ability to flex into extra clear and harass potential with little cost. Stinger is seeing a base and scaling damage reduction, making ganking the bee or boxing against him less risky.

Bees
  • This ability no longer triggers any item effects

Stinger
  • Decreased Base Damage from 275/355/435/515/595 to 255/335/415/495/575.
  • Decreased Physical Power Scaling from 110% to 100%.
Amaterasu
This Sun Goddess has been only a shimmer lately. Although she has shined as a support on occasion, this goddess struggles heavily in the solo lane. Her primary damaging ability requires a lot of investment to deal full damage, so we are increasing the effects it can have. Amaterasu’s dash also presents some control issues to many players. To make this ability feel as smooth as possible we are removing the brief self root it applies. This should help make sure Amaterasu hits her intended target or escape path more often.

Heavenly Reflection
  • Increased Base Damage from 50/90/130/170/210 to 70/105/140/175/210
  • Increased Full Charge Damage from 100/180/260/340/420 to 140/210/280/350/420

Glorious Charge
  • This ability no longer roots Amaterasu during its pre-fire time.
Erlang Shen
Erlang Shen continues to dominate the game with his strong flex potential and early game aggression. This transforming god simply seems to excel in too many different aspects, so this nerf is being applied to restrict his potential. Erlang Shen will no longer have access to the incredibly powerful haste effect. He will need to choose his Mink form primarily as his damage output option as his Turle form is seeing a large reduction to its base damage, focusing it more toward its escape or setup nature.

72 Transformations
  • Removed Haste effect from Mink form.
  • Turtle Base Damage decreased from 75/125/175/225/275 to 65/115/155/195/235.
Fafnir
It’s time to get greedy again! Although Fafnir makes appearances at the SPL level from time to time, he is rather unsuccessful in most applications. Fafnir’s passive is being buffed to ensure he feels the power from his early game gold hoarding. We are also adding a large mana heal to his ultimate. In order to get the most out of his Dragon form, Fafnir must fire many abilities after transforming. Now he will have better capacity to do this.

Endless Greed – Passive
  • Increased Maximum Bonus Protections from 20 to 25.
    • Note that This passive was nerfed at some point in the past, but we could not find any proper documentation for this change. While initially released at 30 it was adjusted to 20 sometime after. We apologize for the lack of communication on this.
Isis
The Mid Season changes have simply pushed Isis too far up in the performance metrics. This goddess is performing extremely highly at all skill levels and in all game modes. We are reverting part of the buffs to Dispel Magic and nerfing the total Health Shield to attempt to remedy this situation without pushing her back to obscurity.

Dispel Magic
  • Decreased Shield Health from 90/130/170/210/250 to 70/110/150/190/210
  • Decreased Slow from 30% to 20%
Olorun
Olorun’s performance has been quite middle-of-the-pack. We are quite happy that new gods aren’t immediately placed in the OP category, we have seen this god continue to struggle after his launch, especially due to Mage ADC item nerfs. We are bringing up two of Olorun’s key damage output features to help his early game especially.

General
  • Increase his Base Power from 35 to 40.

Overflowing Divinity
  • Increased Base Damage from 35/50/65/80/95 to 40/55/70/85/100
Persephone
Persphone’s power level is still being hotly debated in the community. Our stats show her closer to the bottom end of the gods rather than the top end. We know she has a steep learning curve and excels at certain stages of the game so we won’t be rushing to buff her. In this patch we focus on a series of bug fixes and quality of life adjustments instead. Once players are having a more clear experience with Persephone we can look more into her balance metrics.

General
  • Fixed an issue where she was not properly leveling up while using auto skill.
  • Fixed an issue with her death animation displaying a skeleton at a time it wasn’t intended
  • Fixed Hades’ name not capitalized in Persephone’s lore

Pomegranate Seeds
  • Added a more clear description to this ability specifying how it can be canceled.
  • Fixed issues where Kali, Scylla, Achilles, and Thanatos were not properly getting their rewards for killing a god if this passive was used. All of those gods should now get those bonuses upon killing Persephone, before she has the option to continue fighting with her passive.
  • Persephone will now retain her health bar when entering this state so players can more easily keep track of her.

Harvest
  • Adjusted the plants materials to make distinguishing friendly and enemy Harvest plants more clear.

Grasp of Death
  • Fixed an issue where enemies would sometimes not be affected by the bind CC, even when hit by it
  • Fixed an issue where Fafnir Dragonbreath could not break the Entrapping Cage
Sun Wukong
The Monkey King returns in this update! Sun Wukong excels at poking enemies and being evasive, but he has lacked the power to compete in today’s solo lane meta. His passive kind of conflicts with his Ultimate, causing him to lose his own buff. This will no longer be the case. Sun Wukong will now be encouraged to dive back into the fight after ulting, where he will be able to continue enjoying the benefits of his passive as well as increased damage on Master’s Will.

Undefeated Body
  • This effect now persists for 10s after gaining health above the threshold.

Master’s Will
  • Increased base damage 90/140/190/240/290 to 90/145/200/255/310
Sylvanus
Sylvanus’ ability to heal his team and to pull an enemy has pushed him towards very long cooldowns. This god has continued to struggle so we are decreasing the cooldowns of both of these god-defining effects. Sylvanus should have a much more clear impact on the match after these changes.

Wisps
  • Decreased Cooldown from 18s to 16s

Nature’s Grasp
  • Decreased Cooldown from 20/19/18/17/16 seconds to 18/17/16/15/14s
The Morrigan
The Morrigan has the unique ability to become any other god. This effect is so uniquely powerful that the ability was put on a very high cooldown ever since her launch. We are decreasing this in the early game to make sure her players can show off their skills. Keep in mind this ability still increases its cooldown to match that of the opponent’s Ultimate cooldown, but that never happens in the first few ranks.

Changeling
  • Decreased Cooldown from 160/140/120/100/80s to 140/125/110/95/80s
Zhong Kui
Zhong Kui has rose to power in the current meta. This god accumulates a ton of protections while also dealing high damage, and is extremely difficult to deal with once he has a gold or XP lead. We are making his passive harder to stack to prevent him from coming online as quickly as he can right now.

Demon Bag
  • Increased Max Souls from 40 to 60
  • Decreased Magical and Physical Protections per Stack from 0.8 to 0.5
    • Maximum Protections decreased from 32 to 30.

Expose Evil
  • Increased Cooldown from 10s to 12s