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SMITE Update 9.2 'The Destroyer' Patch Notes Today (February 22)

A new god comes to SMITE in today's update!

February 22, 2022

Shiva ‘The Destroyer’ comes to SMITE later today (February 22), as part of the game’s big 9.2 update.

Alongside the release of today’s SMITE update, all players will earn 2x Worshipers, XP, and Favor for all matches completed throughout the course of the day. Fans will also find various chest discounts, ranging from 25 to 50%.

For the full details on the February 22 SMITE update, check out the official patch notes below.

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SMITE Update 9.2 Patch Notes (February 22)

Below you will find the official patch notes for the February 22 SMITE update, which arrives later today for all supported platforms.

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NEW HINDU GOD – SHIVA THE DESTROYER

Passive – Samsara

  • Shiva cycles between the states of Bliss and Destruction by dealing damage to enemy gods with attacks and abilities. Each state provides benefits to himself and allies or hindrances to enemies. On switching between states Shiva’s non-ultimate ability cooldowns are reduced by 2s.
    • HP5/MP5 Buff Aura : 4 + 0.5 per level
    • HP5/MP5 Debuff Aura : 2 + 0.5 per level

Emblazoned Sweep

  • Shiva’s trident is emblazoned with the fire of Agni as he spins it around dealing damage, pulling in enemies and leaving behind a firewall at the edge.
  • Bliss – Allies gain a Movement Speed buff on passing the firewall.
  • Destruction – Enemies suffer a Protection Reduction debuff on passing the firewall.
    • Spin Damage : 65/120/175/230/285 (+60% of your physical power)
    • Fire Damage : 10/20/30/40/50 (+10% of your physical power)
    • Movement Speed Buff : 20% for 3s
    • Protection Reduction : 4/8/12/16/20 for 3s
    • Fire Persist Time : 4s
    • Cost : 60/65/70/75/80
    • Cooldown : 12s

Damaru’s Tempo

  • Shiva hits the butt of his trident down into the ground, shaking the damaru drum and causing energy to dissipate and damage enemies. Depending on the selection, enemies in the chosen segment are knocked up as well.
  • Bliss – Allies gain an Attack Speed buff if the energy passes through them.
  • Destruction – Enemies suffer an Attack Speed debuff if the energy passes through them.
    • Damage : 100/150/200/250/300 (+65% of your physical power)
    • Attack Speed Buff : 25% for 4s
    • Attack Speed Debuff : 25% for 4s
    • Cost : 70/75/80/85/90
    • Cooldown : 14s

Pillar of Dawn

  • Shiva dashes into a pillar of fire where he meditates for a short duration, taking reduced damage and CC Immune, before being able to dash out again. Each dash deals damage to enemies and as he meditates the pillar emits an aura.
  • Bliss – Allies in the aura gain a block stack while Shiva gains up to 3 after leaving.
  • Destruction – Enemies in the aura suffer constant damage.
    • Damage : 65/95/125/155/185 (+30% of your physical power)
    • Aura Damage : 7/11/15/19/23 (+4% of your physical power) every 0.25s
    • Damage Mitigation : 40%
    • Cost : 65/70/75/80/85
    • Cooldown : 18/17.5/17/16.5/16s

Shiva Tandava

  • Shiva performs his Tandava, channeling for the next 6 with CC Immunity and 20% damage mitigation. Every 1.5s he performs a step that can be preselected.
  • Step one – Ally Healing and Mana restore.
  • Step two – 50% Damage and Healing and also amplification of next step radius and effects.
  • Step three – Damage and Shield reduction to Enemies.
    • Healing : 80/100/120/140/160 (+10% of your physical power)
    • Mana Restore : 10%
    • Amplification Effects : 50% 
    • Damage : 125/175/225/275/325 (+50% of your physical power)
    • Shield Damage : 50%
    • Cost : 100
    • Cooldown : 100s

QUALITY OF LIFE

General

  • Added highlighted text for all tier 2 relics to show their upgraded feature (which is always cooldown)

Esports and Live Streams Hub Season 9

  • Viewer Store 
    • In the Season 9 Viewer Store will continue to have rotating legacy skins (75k) and cosmetics (10k)
    • There will be a Viewer pass purchasable for 600 gems that will give owners double points for the year and to immediately unlock a new skin
    • There will be a new skin to unlock for a long term gain of 500,000 viewer points 
    • Viewer Points will be soft reset with the release of the 9.2 Update.  Players who have more than 75k Viewer Points will be set to 75k.  Players with less than 75k Viewer Points will be unaffected.
  • Match Voting and Esports
    • Added functionality to this system to allow for voting on matches that involve teams from the SCC

Welcome Pass

  • This is a new reward system designed for new players that will be immediately available to all players.
  • The Welcome Pass lasts 30 days from the time a player first logs in (or creates their account) after this update launches. Each player has their own unique 30 day timeline to complete their Welcome pass from the point they start it. 
  • During the Welcome Pass you will earn a reward for completing Normal or Ranked matches. Each match played progresses one level and unlocks one reward.
  • There are 20 levels of rewards, the final one being a free god of your choice from the entire roster.
  • Other notable rewards include Nu Wa, Cerberus, Kukulkan, and Medusa  exclusive recolor skins, Gems, and Boosters.
  • Rewards 
  • Unlock Nu Wa, Cerberus, Medusa, exclusive cosmetics, Gems, and boosters by completing 20 matches of Normal or Ranked.

End of Match Lobby Updates

  • The acquisitions are getting a rework for 9.2 to now be displayed as a full size screen, this will not slow the requeue experience for the players because they will be able to requeue from this screen.
  • A new rewards section will be added, this will display all the items players earned in a match as well as their progression in either the battle pass or welcome pass.

New Player Experience Adjustments and Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where bots not buying items in co-op queues and solo training queues
  • Fixed an issue where new players were not getting conquest auto-builds

BUG FIXES

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the console navigation of the new Commendations screen was not working as intended 
  • Fixed an issue where the Cliodhna mastery cards showed the wrong art on the Commendation screens
  • Fixed an issue where detailed health bars for Bull Demon King and Apophis were not appearing on the HUD
  • Fixed an issue where the chat window in client would automatically close or minimize when a new message appears

General Gameplay

  • Slash
    • Greatly smoothed the movement of the traveling teleport orb
    • Fixed an issue where Juggernauts could be eaten by Bakasura (hotfix is live already)
    • Fixed an issue where the Shadow of Apophis buff belt was overlapping other Jungle buff belts
    • Fixed an issue where Janus could place portals inside the teleport entrances while the doors were closed
    • Fixed an issue with pets not teleporting to their owners after they traveled through the base teleports
    • Applied various optimization passes that should decrease the likelihood of framerate drops 
  • Conquest
    • Fixed an issue where Xbox players would have issues with freezing or crashing on this map (hotfix is live already)
    • Fixed an issue where Nagas would drop Offerings while the Obelisks were inactive
    • Fixed an issue where two of the single Harpy camps in Duo lane were spawning Elder Harpies instead of Alpha Harpies
    • Fixed an issue where Indra’s Scepter would rapidly teleport short distances to reach its owner
    • Fixed an issue where Indra’s Scepter would follow flying Gods while they were in the air
  • Jungle Practice
    • Hand of the Gods will now properly affect the jungle camps in this mode

Gods

  • Danzaburou
    • Adjusted the audio on the Space Scoundrel skin to make the fool’s gold ability sound less like other abilities in the game 
  • Merlin
    • Fixed an issue where his Flicker ability would appear to be ranked up even if it had no point in it 
  • Tiamat
    • Fixed an issue where certain glyphs would not trigger during her ground stance
  • Morgan Le Fay
    • Adjusted Morgan Le Fay’s animations when strafing and attacking at the same time
  • Hera
    • Fixed an issue where Hera’s leg would clip through her dress
  • Chang’e
    • Fixed an issue where her foot would clip through the dress if jumping immediately after basic attacking
  • Gilgamesh
    • Fixed an issue where Gilgamesh could sometimes receive no item for completing his passive quest

Items

  • Emblem of Increasing Peril 
    • Fixed this items core functionality and the item has been re-enabled 
  • Emblem of Trembling Terror
    • Fixed an issue where this item was not displaying the intended visual FX
  • Nimble Rod of Tahuti Glyph
    • Updated description to state that this item has a cap
  • Jotunns Ferocity Glyph
    • Updated description to state the duration of the mark debuff 
  • Hide of the Nemean lion
    • Updated description to more clearly state that this items stack count is calculated off of Physical and Magical Protections from Items and Abilities (which includes buffs and consumables)
  • Stacking Glyphs and Relic issues
    • Fixed an issue where Heartward Amulet and its two Gylphs could stack and provide a team with up to 3x the magical protection aura
    • Hastened Wings no longer stacks its movement speed with other Relics in the same tree

BALANCE LIVE WITH THE 9.2 UPDATE

Game Modes

  • Conquest
    • The new Season of Conquest has begun! Players are getting to work on optimizing the map and a few things are going to need adjustment. First, we will be addressing the Jungle start by changing one key timer. Both camps of “back harpies” will now spawn later in the rotation. This is to prevent Junglers from quickly leveling up to 2 before other roles and ganking mid. That strategy does not seem to be a popular way to start on the map, but we don’t want to leave this option available at all. The next change is to the Duo side. The Draugr pit harpy trio was too easy to kill and worth too much which could quickly snowball the lane, this is being changed to a single Alpha Harpy to reduce that effect. It will also spawn one wave later.” And last but not least, we are making some adjustments to the Obelisks. Overall the reward provided by this new objective was too much so we are bringing down the team gold reward a significant amount, as well as making Indra’s Scepter deal less damage and making these harder to invade.
  • The Draugr Harpy Camp trio is now a single Alpha Harpy
  • Jungle Spawn Timers
    • Delayed the initial Back Harpy Camp spawns from 0:15 to 0:30
      • For reference, the popular start seems to be:
        • Jungle and Mid start at Speed camp, go to red, then mid wave together
        • Duo and Support start at green camp, then to purple, then duo wave together
        • Solo starts at blue camp then goes to solo wave alone
    • Delayed the initial Draugr Harpy Camp spawn from 1:05 to 1:35  
  • Obelisk
    • Decreased the Team Gold and XP Rewards per Offering from 25 to 10 (max 175g to 70g gained for a filled obelisk per loop)
    • Decreased Indra’s Scepter damage to Gods from 3% to 2% of Max Health
    • Increase damage dealt by the Obelisk to enemy Gods stealing Offerings in the area from 10% to 15% of their Max Health
  • Slash
    • For the first time in years SMITE has a new permanent game mode, and the launch has definitely been exciting. A huge amount of players have tried the mode and early numbers are showing many indicators of success. We plan to closely monitor this map and apply balance changes as needed. The first topic we are tackling is the Jungle Objectives. These are dying too quickly which does not give teams a chance to contest. We are scaling these up to ensure that more team fights take place over securing the Juggernauts.
    • Increased the Wild Juggernauts’ stat scaling values to match their counterparts in the lane:
      • Health: Increased from 150 per stack to 250 
      • Physical Power: Increased from 4 per stack to 6 
      • Physical Protection: Increased from 0 per stack to 4 
      • Magical Protection: Increased from 0 per stack to 1

ITEMS

  • PERSISTENT TELEPORT
    • Increased Cooldown from 90s to 110s
  • AEGIS OF JUDGEMENT
    • Changed the damage cap from 30% of your max health to be 20% of the target(s) max health
  • CALAMITOUS ROD OF TAHUTI
    • Decreased Warmup time from 1.5s to 1s
    • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 40% to 35%
  • BLUESTONE PENDANT
    • Increased HP5 from 10 to 15
  • STONE OF BINDING
    • Increased Magical Protection from 30 to 35
    • Increased Physical Protection from 30 to 35
  • TITAN’S BANE
    • Increase Physical Power from 40 to 45
    • Decreased Passive Items Cooldown from 10s to 8s
  • RELIC DAGGER
    • Decreased the cooldown reduction on relics from 40s to 30s

GODS

  • JING WEI
    • PERSISTENT GUST
      • Decreased Cooldown from 14s to 12s
    • EXPLOSIVE BOLTS
      • Decreased Cooldown from 14s to 12s
  • HERA
    • POLYMORPH
      • Increased Base Damage from 80/120/160/200/240 to 90/135/180/225/270
  • ARGUS, THE DEFENDER
    • Increased Argus’ Protections from 25/30/35/40/45 to 25/35/45/55/65
  • BAKASURA
    • EAT MINION
      • Now subtracts 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s from Take Down and/or Butcher Blades cooldowns when he successfully eats a minion.
  • RATATOSKR
    • BRISTLEBUSH ACORN
      • Increased Critical Strike Chance from 20% to 25%
      • Increased Passive self buff after hitting with Dart from 15% Physical Lifesteal and 15% basic attack damage to 20% Physical Lifesteal and 20% Basic Attack damage
  • KUMBHAKARNA
    • MIGHTY YAWN
      • Increased “wake up early” slow and attack speed slow debuff duration from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s to 2s at all ranks
  • TERRA
    • MONOLITH
      • Decreased Cooldown from 18s to 16s
  • HERCULES
    • EARTHBREAKER
      • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 60% to 70%

For further details surrounding the February 22 SMITE update, including official dev notes on each change, visit the official SMITE website.

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