Update: Looking for the Season 5 patch notes? They are now available here.
Season 5 is shaping up to be the most exciting thing to happen to SMITE in years, so it only makes sense that something go wrong. A snowstorm at Hi-Rez’s Georgia headquarters caused the developer to delay the SMITE 5.1 patch notes, patch notes show and public test server from the earlier-announced date of January 17.
Luckily, it’s only one extra day. The patch notes show will resume January 18 at 1 p.m. EST. This is an earlier time slot than the original announcement of 3 p.m. EST; Hi-Rez said it’s so they can launch the PTS earlier following the show. The PTS will launch at 3 p.m. EST.
Hi-Rez also has a new name for what was formerly referred to as “the patch notes show”: The Showcase. In patch 5.1, in addition to the new Conquest map, players can expect major balance changes, technical improvements and the continuation of the Ragnarok event.
After The Showcase, Hi-Rez will broadcast “a live playtest on the Season 5 Conquest Map featuring your favorite Hi-Rez Personalities.” HiRezSt3alth teased that he will “get top damage as Ganesha mid.”
In the meantime, make sure your PTS is updated to the latest version to avoid additional download time when the 5.1 PTS drops, and buckle up to see what’s coming our way for Season 5.Follow @SMITEScrub