SMITE getting a massive patch this week with a new god, new game mode, new league system and tons more goodies

by: Nathan -

SMITE is getting one of if not its biggest update ever as a new god, game mode, new league system, god skins and other updates are coming this week.

First up we have Osiris, the broken god of the afterlife. Here is a run down of his abilities.

  • Basic Attack (Special)
    Osiris duel wields his Sickle and Flail, with a 4 hit attack sequence of 0.5/1/0.5/1s, where the last two hits deal damage to all enemies in the melee area.
  • Fragmented (Passive)
    Each time Osiris uses an ability he burns away a fragment of his body, gaining 2% physical damage mitigation for each missing fragment. After losing 8 fragments, he becomes his Spirit form. While in Spirit form he may walk through enemies and enemy blockers, and his basic attacks do not incur a movement penalty. This effect lasts for 6 successful basic attacks.
  • Sickle Strike
    Osiris throws his Sickle forward. It stops at the first enemy hit, slowing 20% for 3s, and dealing 60/100/140/180/220 +30% of his physical power as damage. The Sickle remains stuck in the target for the duration of the slow. Cooldown 5s. Cost 30.
  • Spirit Flail
    Osiris imbues his flail with spiritual energy, striking at the target ground location. Enemies hit take 80/130/180/230/280 + 60% of his physical power as damage, and Osiris gains 20% movement speed for 3s. If an enemy is under the effect of Sickle Strike, the Sickle is ripped out, and the target slow is increased in power and duration to 50% for 4s. Cooldown 10s. Cost 50/55/60/65/70.
  • Judgement Tether
    Osiris flings out mummy wraps, tethering himself to all nearby enemies for 4s. Targets hit have all their damage reduced by 10/15/20/25/30% +5% per second. The tether can be broken by targets moving far enough away from Osiris. Targets still in range after 4s, when the duration expires, are stunned for 2s. Cooldown 18s. Cost 60/65/70/75/80.
  • Lord of the Afterlife
    Osiris sheds any remaining fragments, immediately gaining the benefit of his passive, and leaps forward. Osiris will target the lowest health god in the area he lands and rip a fragment of their spirit out, dealing 300/400/500/600/700 +100% of his physical power as damage. Additionally, the target god can not receive healing from any source for the next 6s, until their spirit returns. Enemy minions and neutral jungle camps in the target area take double damage from this ability. Cooldown 90. Cost 100.

Also included in the patch is a brand new game mode called Siege. Siege is a two lane, 5 v 5 game mode where you have to kill minions and other players to earn points. When your team earns 100 points a siege minions will spawn to help push the lane and tank towers. When a siege minions is on the field, friendly players can use the portal at their base to teleport to a siege minion. The map will also have a "Silver Fury" located in the middle of the map that spawns at 5 minutes. Destroying the Silver Fury will automatically spawn a new siege minion for your team. 

One thing of note is that the new Siege game mode is in beta at this point and the team at Hi-Rez will be looking to update the game mode in the months to come

The League system will also be getting a major overhaul in this patch as well. The new system now has five tiers, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Masters. Each tier will have five divisions except for Masters which has one. Winning games earns you Tribute Points. Earning 100 points puts you up a division. Dropping to 0 drops you down. The Leagues will work in year long seasons with rounds lasting about 2 months. This new system was put into place to try and provide the highest level of competitive play possible unlike the old system which wasn't that great. 

For those who love skins, the Blind Vengeance Nemesis skin is released this week along side Golden Ullr. 

Finally the new free god rotation is Scylla, Hades, Hercules, Xbalanque, and Kali. 

If there were ever a time to start playing SMITE, now would be it. Hi-Rez has done an absolutely amazing job of adding a boatload of new content every few weeks for players and when you combine that with how much fun the game is, it's easy to see why it's been my favorite game that I've played for the last year. 

To get the full list of patch notes, including all the details for the new league system and the new Siege game mode, be sure to check out the full list of patch notes on their official website.

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