SMITE Update 11.35 Now Live, Brings Grim Omens 7.3 Changes

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Hi-Rez Studios isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop SMITE players from accessing new changes and whatnot in the game, as SMITE update 11.35 is now live! This is the SMITE Grim Omens 7.3 update. As one can expect, there’s a new event, balance changes, and more. Check out the full SMITE update 11.35 patch notes below.

SMITE update 11.35 patch notes – SMITE Grim Omens update patch notes:

UPDATE RELEASE SCHEDULE
March 24
  • Lightbringers Battle Pass
  • Bone Chiller Skadi
  • Brood Mother Medusa
  • Demon’s Bane Merlin
  • Primal Vengeance Nemesis
  • Totem Caller Hou Yi
NEW EVENT – GRIM OMENS
A new event begins in SMITE that will follow the story of the next two god releases. Dark times are approaching in the SMITE universe as Yggdrasil withers away from Persephone’s failed plan. Mulan is determined to help humanity in any way she can. She will encounter friends and enemies as she uncovered the truth about the signs that signal the terrifying events that will soon unfold. Can Mulan persevere through the Grim Omens?
  • The “Buy All” option will be available in the Grim Omens event for 7680 gems
    • Players will automatically receive Grim Omens items as they are released if they choose to Buy All.
  • There will be 4 chapters in the Grim Omens event, and each chapter will have an event chest associated with it
    • There will be 6 items (5 skins and 1 Cosmetic Bundle) in  each chapter’s Chest
    • The base price to roll a chapter’s Chest is 400 Gems
  • There will be an initial discount of 20% for each Grim Omens Release for each chapter.
    • This discount will be 320 gems per roll instead of 400.
  • All Grim Omens event skins will also have a direct purchase option available for 750 gems. Event skins are Standard
    • Grim Omens event skins will remain available at 750 gems after the event concludes
    • Cosmetic Bundles do not have a Direct Purchase option
  • Unlocking all 6 items from a chapter will unlock that chapter’s reward skin
    • Each of the 4 chapter reward skins are Unlimited
    • Each unlimited chapter skin will be available for 1920 gems when the event is over.
  • Receive the final event reward, Unlimited Totem Caller Hou Yi, by unlocking  all 24 items from the event
  • Grim Omens Quests
    • There will be 8 Grim Omens Quests total, 2 Quests per chapter.
    • A Chapter’s Quests are unlocked after a purchase from an item in that chapter.
    • Quests reward 50 Gems each, for a total of 400 gems.
PROJECT OLYMPUS
Live March 10!
  • Esports and Live Streams
    • Fixed an issue where client showed incorrect times for upcoming SPL matches
    • Integrated a new reporting tool making it easier for the Hi-Rez Support team to identify players detected by our automated systems for review and action.
Live with the launch of 7.3
  • Increased the Duration of Assault Lobby by 10s, and set MOTD to match Assault, to ensure players have enough time for rerolls and trading
  • Esports and Live Streams
    • Added SPL rosters to the “Info” tab
BUG FIXES
General
  • Fixed an issue where Speed Buff on certain maps would display the bonus as 15%
Jungle Practice
  • Towers on this map will now reveal stealthed Units like they do in other maps
User Interface
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to invite party members because of an error about them “being invited recently” also reduced party invite lockout time for when this is working in intended scenarios
  • Fixed an issue in the party menu where the “Kick” option would appear on players who weren’t in your party
  • Fixed an issue with invalid account links between Twitch and SMITE
  • Data Driven Auto-Buy and Recommended Items – addressed an issue that was causing some gods to be recommended builds without boots.
Gods and Items
  • Vision Shard
    • Fixed an issue where Auto-Buy and AI Bots were not upgrading Vision Shard to another relic
  • Mulan
    • Fixed an issue where Mulan’s sword could disappear when using emotes in a certain order
  • Isis
    • Fixed an issue where the particle FX on the 3rd hit of her basic attack chain were not the correct size
Skins
  • Charm Caster The Morrigan
    • Adjusted audio on multiple abilities for better gameplay clarity
  • Gravehound Anubis
    • Fixed an issue where audio on his Ability 3 had stopped playing
  • Announcer Packs
    • Weak3n Announce Pack Volumes have been increased
RANKED
With 7.3 comes a new Split! Following our new approach for Ranked in Season 7 we are adjusting players variance rating and not their direct MMR. Preserving MMR allows for strong matches at the start of the split. Variance resetting will allow for players to move more quickly. This results in similarly intense matches while letting players MMR value more more rapidly. Feel you belong in Gold but are stuck in Silver? Here is your chance to prove it! But be careful, this works in the reverse as well! Focus up and try your best to earn your MMR!
This new approach allowed the start of Season 7 to establish a healthy Matchmaking Curve quickly using previous data as a strong starting point. Players quickly found their MMR values and had healthier matches along the way. Continue to expect the Matchmaker to really refine its understanding of each players skill level over the coming splits! We do however strive to find improvements to address concerns that arise. Variance reset has shown many positives, but the initial strength of the reset felt too swingy. Lowering the Variance reset amount will help with this. We also saw player concerns about players obtaining Masters and then not trying as much due to demotion not being a penalty. Masters players can now demote out of Masters. If you want to keep the illustrious title reserved for only the top players, you have to work to keep it! Good Luck!
  • This split will feature a soft variance reset.
    • For players below 37% Variance will be reset to 37% Variance. (Was previously 53%.)
    • God Leaderboards are not reset this split, rather will be reset at Mid Season. Earn some Diamond Boarders and show off your stuff with your favorite gods!
    • MMR is not reset this split.
  • Masters Division players can now demote out of Masters Division following the standard demotion rules.
Item Balance – Live with 7.3
  • Mage’s Blessing

  • Increased Magical Power from 20 to 30

  • Enchanted Ring

  • Increased Cost from 1100 to 1300

  • All Tier 3 items building from this will remain the same total cost.

  • Increased Power from 40 to 55

  • Devourer’s Gauntlets

  • Increased Base Physical Lifesteal from 10% to 15%


God Balance – Live with 7.3

Aphrodite

  • Kiss

  • Reduced cooldown from 16/15/14/13/12 to 14/13.5/13/12.5/12

  • Love Birds

  • Now has an initial hit

  • 15/25/35/45/55 (+15% of your magical power)

Cerberus

  • Base

  • Increased HP per level from 86 to 95

Guan Yu

  • Warrior’s Will

  • Removed the camera lock when using this ability

Merlin

  • Dragonfire

  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling damage per tick from 25% to 20%

  • Elemental Mastery

  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling damage per hit from 20% to 15%

Nu Wa

  • Clay Soldiers

  • Increased Base Movement Speed from 365 to 365/380/395/410/425

  • Decreased Cooldown from 18 to 16

Olorun

  • Touch of Fate

  • Increased Olorun’s Critical hits from 50% increased damage to 60%

  • Focused Light

  • Increased damage from 100/145/190/235/280 to 110/155/200/245/290

  • Consecration

  • Increased Slow from 20% to 30%

Persephone

  • Harvest

  • Decreased prefire time on this ability from .2s to .1s.

  • Decreased minimum distance between Harvest placements from 5 units to 2.5 units.

  • Harvest (Sprout)

  • Decreased time the base Harvest plant takes to evolve into a sprout from 4s to 2.5s

  • Harvest (Flower)

  • Decreased time the base Harvest plant takes to evolve into a flower from 24s to 16s.

  • Decreased chase time from 3s to 2.2s.

  • Increased movement speed from 440 to 600.

  • Grasp of Death

  • Decreased speed at which a tether will reach to grab you by 50%.

  • Decreased Attack Speed penalty from 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% to 15% at all ranks.

Sobek

  • Base

  • Increased HP per level from 86 to 95

  • Sickening Strike

  • Increased Healing per hit from 20/30/40/50/60 to 30/40/50/60/70

Sol

  • Unstable Manifestation

  • Sol loses heat less fast once Heat starts its decay

  • Decay speed reduced by 25%

  • Radiance

  • The damage from this ability no longer causes minion hit reactions

  • Supernova

  • Time between shots decreased from 0.24 to 0.18

  • Increased the heat gain from firing this ability from 10 to 40

Xing Tian

  • Hook Slam

  • Decreased duration of Root from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s to 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4s

  • Sky Cutting Axe

  • Decreased damage from 65/85/105/125/145 to 60/80/100/120/140

The next update for SMITE (barring any emergency hotfixes) should be out on April 7, 2020.

Source: Reddit, SMITE

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