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SMITE Update 8.9 Patch Notes

Bug fixes, quality of life changes, and more in this update.
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Update 8.9 has arrived for SMITE, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. Smite has received lots of updates bringing new gods and needed changes and fixes to the game’s mechanics, bugs, and problems that have been hindering player’s experience. These regular updates are improving the state of the game, making it more enjoyable to return to the free-to-play title, They even planned a bonus update next October, so keep an eye on their social media profile; they might start hinting at something new in the next couple of days. Here’s everything new with SMITE update 8.9.

QUALITY OF LIFE

Ranked

  • New Ranked Requirements
    • Conquest
      • Level 30 (Unchanged)
      • 20 Owned Gods at Mastery Level 2 (NEW)
      • 30 Normal (PvP) Conquest games played (NEW)
    • Joust
      • Level 30 (Unchanged)
      • 14 Owned Gods at Mastery Level 2 (NEW)
      • 30 Normal (PvP) Joust games played (NEW)
    • Duel
      • No changes at all, keep existing restrictions

UI

  • Players on PC will now be able to type /block <playername> to block a player while in a match
  • They can also type /block or /b to block the most recent player who whispered them
  • The /unblock <playername> or /unblock or /u can be used in the same way
  • Fixed an issue where blocked players could still whisper you
  • You can not whisper a player you have blocked

General

  • Shifter’s Shield
    • This item will now display 2 different colored Icons for the 2 different buffs
  • Blackthorn Hammer
    • This item will now display 2 different colored Icons for the 2 different buffs
  • Bracer of Radiance
    • The ward that this relic creates now has a new minimap icon

BUG FIXES

UI

  • The Odyssey: Perilous Seas
    • Fixed an issue where the Messina voyage would let you “Start Voyage” again, causing a broken state where you cannot start another voyage (this will be fixed with a bonus balance)
    • Fixed an issue where future Odyssey Skin releases showed the wrong dates
    • Fixed various text issues in multiple places of the event
  • Achievements
    • Fixed an issue where the Achievements for mastering gods were not obtainable.
      • Art of War – Master 5 Warriors
      • Assassin for Hire – Master 5 Assassins
      • Join the Hunt – Master 5 Hunters
      • Love to Guard – Master 5 Guardians
      • Once a Mage – Master 5 Mages
      • Diamonds are Forever (all levels) – Master 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 gods to rank 10
  • Leaderboards
    • Fixed an issue where leaderboards would sometimes fail to load any data
    • Fixed an issue where leaderboards would present players in the wrong order
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game chat timestamps were not using in-game time
  • Fixed an issue where the “Mute Voice Chat” button was also forcing the mute of VGS and chat instead of just voice chat

General Gameplay

  • Joust
    • Fixed an issue where Bull Demon King was not playing a global audio cue upon being slain
  • Jungle Practice
    • Fixed an issue where Lane Minion AI was not working as intended in the Jungle Practice mode only
  • Conquest
    • Fixed an issue where Gold Fury’s special abilities could be avoided by placing a wall in front of them

Gods

  • Charybdis
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where certain abilities like Janus Portal and Fenrir Brutalize were ignored by Charybdis. This also solves bad interactions with abilities like Ganesha ult and more
      • Added her god ability preview videos
    • Spike Shot
      • Fixed an issue where this ability would sometimes cancel early or stop the ability to keep firing while active
    • Capsize
      • Fixed an issue where channeling this ability would cause basic attack projectiles already in the air to deal full damage
      • Fixed an issue where this was causing certain items to go on cooldown even if the ability was canceled
    • Whirlpool form
      • Fixed an issue where chain lighting effects could still bounce to Charybdis while she couldn’t be a target
    • The Maw Hungers.
      • Fixed an issue where the charge hit of this ability ignored enemy knockback immune states
      • Fixed an issue where this ability would sometimes not fire when intended to
  • Cthulhu
    • Fixed an issue where Cthulhu could get into unintended states after using his Ultimate
  • Baba Yaga
    • Fixed an issue where you sometimes couldn’t aim at point-blank range during her ultimate
  • Cernunnos
    • Fixed an issue where the Warden’s skin summer basic attacks were invisible. This skin will be re-enabled
  • Heimdallr
    • Fixed an issue where killing a transformed version of The Morrigan with the first hit of his Ultimate ability could put Heimdallr in a broken state
  • Gilgamesh
    • Fixed an issue where The Morrigan Ultimate was leading to Gilgamesh getting additional god kills counted towards his passive
    • Fixed an issue where Gilgamesh could sometimes purchase items outside the fountain
    • Fixed an issue where Drop Kick could not deal wall-collide damage to enemies who had their Spirit Robe trigger active
  • Ymir
    • Fixed an issue where the Frostbite debuff icon displayed the wrong number
  • Mulan
    • Fixed an issue where the Wildstyle Skin weapon could become invisible if her Ultimate was canceled early
  • Nu Wa
    • Fixed an issue where the Old Wa Skin Clap Emote had no audio

Items

  • Meditation Cloak
    • Fixed an issue where this relic could prevent players from basic attacking for a short duration after using it
  • Bracer of Radiance
    • Fixed an issue where the buff could last longer than intended if the ward was destroyed or a god died while in the area

The previous update brought a lot of new changes to many in-game items, changing the game’s meta making new and old players change their builds and playstyle. If you missed the update go to our last post where we go over the changes made in update 8.8.

SMITE is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more information regarding this patch, visit the official SMITE website.

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