It's that time of year again for SMITE fans. It's time for the annual Odyssey event. For those unaware, the Odysse7 is an event that runs from now until the SMITE World Championships in January. Every week, new skins and items will be released. Buying items or completing quests will earn you levels. Get to the max level and you unlock an exclusive and rare skin. This skin is ONLY available during the Odyssey. Once the event is over at the SMITE World Championships the skin will NEVER be available to purchase again. This year Ullr is the one that gets the exclusive skin.
“This year’s Odyssey begins in 4.17, and we’re going to be releasing awesome Skins and more for the next eight patches! Journey with Athena and Ares as they cover the world in the wake of Zeus’s death, based on the SMITE comic universe. Once again players will be able to complete Odyssey Quests and gain Odyssey Levels to move them closer to obtaining the Tier 5 Ullr Skin as the ultimate Odyssey Reward!
Also in this patch is a new Japanese Hunter, "Hachiman". Hachiman has a couple of cool abilities including being able to extend his attack range for three shots and this Ultimate Ability has him riding a war horse though the battlefield while firing arrows in a cone in front of him.
Finally in terms of skins, the first two skins for this years Odyssey were revealed with "Void Piercer" Ah Muzen Cab and "Storm Tech" Chaac.
Artio gets a tier 2 skin with "Wild Druid" Artio and Nu Wa gets what is probably her 100th skin at this point with "Dark Summoner" Nu Wa.
For the full list of patch notes, check out SMITE's official website.