SMITE 5.15 patch notes released: Royal Champion

Everything old in SMITE is new again. After the Mid-Season Update, which brought back many classic SMITE features like the timed queuing system and solo only ranked, patch 5.15 brings another throwback with Classic Joust. There is also the usual array of new cosmetics, balance changes, bug fixes and more that players are used to in their SMITE patches.

Classic Joust Adventure

Calm down, SMITE fans. Classic Joust isn’t back for good — at least not as far as we know — but rather as the newest (oldest?) Adventure mode. There’s not much else to say here. It’s Joust. On the old map.

Since Classic Joust is an Adventure, that means there’s a bundle, called Royal Champion, which includes the following:

  • Royal Champion Awilix Skin (Limited)
  • Royal Champion Recall Skin
  • Royal Champion Global Emote
  • Royal Champion Music Theme
  • Sir & Dame Titles
  • Gold Key
Royal Champion Awilix Skin SMITE
Royal Champion Awilix

New skins

Other new cosmetics

  • Cutesy Janus Avatar
  • SMITE Prime Avatar
  • Portal Jump Stamp
  • Royal Champion Avatar
  • Royal Champion Loading Frame
  • Royal Champion Loading Screen
Abyssal Acolyte Agni Skin SMITE
Abyssal Acolyte Agni

Chest additions

Awesome Chest

  • Crystal Colossus Ymir

Godlike Chest

  • Kuku Kukulkan
  • Solstice Hel
  • Star Lancer Anhur

Fantasy Points Store additions

  • Queen’s Guard Erlang Shen
  • Super Chronos 64 Chronos
  • Devil Horns Raijin

Bug fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue where Pele would hear the drums sound much more often than intended – This issue has been hotfixed in 5.14
  • Fixed an issue where Da Ji and Kumbhakarna ult interacted in a unintended way – This issue has been hotfixed in 5.14
  • The Pyromancer’s attack chain will now reset as intended
Warp Tech Janus Skin SMITE
Warp Tech Janus

Spectator

  • Fixed an issue where buff icons were not showing up next to gods on spectator UI

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the surrender UI didnt show visuals as intended
  • Fixed some issues where friends would appear “In Game” on the friends list even when they are not
  • Hitting the Escape key with chat open will now close chat and clear any text there instead of bringing up the settings menu

Console

  • Fixed issues where certain UI text would be cut off in certain languages
  • Fixed an issue where Kali’s passive UI could get stuck on screen
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck while entering the Adventures Vault
Riptide Poseidon SMITE Skin
Riptide Poseidon

Audio

  • Remastered the following Voice Packs for more consistent audio volume
    • Primal Huntress Artemis
    • Super Chronos 64
    • Sir Penstworth IV, Esq. Kukulkan
    • Squirrel Squad Ratatoskr
    • Madame Blade Serqet
  • Violet Lord Thor
    • Ultimate ability audio has been adjusted to be more consistent in volume with other Thor skins
  • Geek Beak Thoth
    • Fixed an issue where ability 2 was not using the intended audio
  • Primal Fire Ares
    • Adjusted audio on his ability 2 and 4 to more accurately reflect the abilities actions

Gods

  • Ao Kuang
    • Fixed an issue whee Ymir wall could cause issues with Ao Kuang’s ultimate
  • Achilles
    • Fixed an issue where his shield would be stuck floating near hi
  • Athena
    • Athena’s taunt (Confound) will now properly highlight enemies in the area
  • Ne Zha
    • Fixed an issue where players could be teleported across the maps after being ulted by Ne Zha
  • Serqet
    • Fixed the updated targeter for her Deathbane ability on the Dread Queen Skin
  • Susano
    • Fixed an issue where players would experience performance issues while using Susano’s first ability
Shadow Claw Bastet Skin SMITE
Shadow Claw Bastet

Balance changes

Item balance

Blackthorn Hammer Buff

  • Increase Health from 350 to 450
  • Decreased Physical Power from 30 to 25

Silverbranch Bow Buff

  • Costs 2200g, Builds from Hunter’s Bow
  • +20 Physical Power
  • +25% Attack Speed
  • +10 Physical Penetration
    • PASSIVE – for each 0.02 attack speed you go over cap (2.5) you gain 1 physical power
    • Ex: if you would go to 2.6 attack speed, you instead go to 2.5 + 5 physical power

God balance

Anhur Buff

Desert Fury

  • Increase base damage from 60/85/110/135/160 to 70/95/120/145/170
  • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 20% to 30%.

Baron Samedi Nerf

Life of the Party

  • Decreased Hysteria per hit from 8 to 5.
  • Increased self slow while casting from 40% to 60%.
Sunny Chibi Amaterasu Skin SMITE
Sunny Chibi Amaterasu

Cernunnos Buff

The Wild Hunt

  • Decreased Mana cost from 100/110/120/130/140 to 100 at all ranks

Chernobog Nerf

Crystallized Curses

  • Decreased Base Damage of the Initial Hit from  70/100/130/160/190 to 70/95/120/145/170

Living Nightmare

  • Decreased mitigation scaling from 20/25/30/35/40% to 10/17.5/25/32.5/40%

Fenrir Buff

  • Fenrir now gains 3 runes for getting an Assist

Pele Buff/Nerf

  • Increased Base health from 440 to 460
Pyroclast
  • Decreased cooldown from 14 to 13
Magma Rush
  • Increased Movement Speed from 20% to 30%

Ne Zha Nerf

Righteous Spirit

  • Decreased Base Power from 1 per stack to 0.5 per stack

Thoth Nerf

Glyph of Pain

  • This ability no longer triggers any item effects

Release date and PTS

According to a tweet, Hi-Rez will not be able to begin the 5.15 PTS this weekend, so you’ll have to wait until the coming week to jump in. The patch will be released on live servers following the PTS period.

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