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Smite Update 8.9 Patch Notes for September 21, Cleanliness vs Godliness

New God skins are now live!

September 21, 2021

As promised earlier, today is the day that Hi-Rez Studios brings in the Cleanliness vs Godliness content in the Smite Update 8.9. Let’s have a look at all the new content and changes.

Less than a few hours earlier, the maintenance for the Smite update 8.9 has been completed and you can start to download the new patch and play the new season of the game.

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With this new update, players will get nine new God skins and the Cleanliness vs Godliness battle pass.

Moreover, the new season changes the Ranked requirements Conquest and Joust by adding two new entry conditions for both modes.

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Below, you can have a look at all the bug fixes and balancing changes in full patch notes.

Smite Update 8.9 Patch Notes

Quality of Life Improvements

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 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 broken state where you cannot start another voyage (this will be fixed with 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 obtainableArt 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 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 was untargetable
    • The Maw Hungers
      • Fixed an issue where the charge hit of this ability ignored enemy knock-back 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 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

Balancing Changes

Since the balancing changes feature a long list of developer notes, we suggest you visit this link and read them on the Smite webpage for update 8.9 with all the details.

Smite is now available for free on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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