It's a patch week for SMITE and this week brings the debut of Nox, the Goddess of the Night to the game. Nox is a mage and is interesting in that she seems to be an anti-mage character or a reverse Aphrodite.
Nox's passive and her ultimate ability involve dealing damage as her enemy use their abilities. She seems to be especially dangerous around stance switching characters or characters that have toggle abilities. If she is linked to a character like Hel, and Hel keeps stance switching, she will eventually kill herself.
Here is a rundown of her abilities.
Also introduced in this patch is the next Odyssey item. The Odyssey makes it's way through the Hindu Pantheon and we are introduced to "Orbital Strike" Rama. Check out his loading card below. Also introduced as part of the Odyssey is "Infernal" Agni which is a reward that players will receive for owning 12 Odyssey items. Finally, a "Water Dancer" Nu Wa skin will be added to the game. This skin will be used as a promotional item for Youtube.
Finally, a new incentive is being introduced for players to simply log in every day. Hi-Rez is introducing new "daily login bonuses" to the game which include free favor and gems. All you have to do to earn rewards is simple log in once a day. The rewards progress over the week so the more you log in, the more you will earn. One thing of note is that the rewards will reset if you do not log in.
For the full list of patch notes, including all of the buffs, nerfs and general updates. Be sure to check out SMITE's official Reddit page.