Kicking off Season 4 with mixed reception, Hi-Rez issues patch 4.1 to SMITE - their growing attempt of owning a decent chunk of the MOBA market.
In a game of its calibre, much like an MMO, a .1 increase in its build is usually cause for celebration. Deemed a 'Major Update', it's no different for SMITE, with the patchlog dishing out images of new skins that don't just act as eye candy for your purchasing habits, but as rather viable desktop wallpapers for 4K screens.
Vamana seeings the biggest visual change with model and card updates to the Default, Recolour and Mastery skins with a voice pack for good measure. Nemesis gets her Modern Merc attire, Xiang Tian becomes the Iron Tyrant and Ao Kuang represents NRG. Nike and Ullr earn themselves Mastery skins while too many champions to mention have new goods in the 2017 Undying Chest.
But it's Skadi who's earned a spot in the SMITE hall of shame - or fame - depending how you look at things. Going full fairy princess mode, the god's decision to adopt a meme with her giant Doge companion and voice line hasn't gone down all too well. Once you get to the nitty-gritty of things, however, the patch has a lot to go for it. But the comments of 'RIP Healer' would tell a small fraction of the story.
Anyone who ranked Gold 5 or higher by the end of Season 3 should now have their 'End of Season' rewards. Want to get involved for Season 4? Tryouts are here. There's even an extra gem event going on.