With HRX coming up, there are very few changes with this patch so it will be fairly short. There are plenty of skins though with quite a few Guardian’s getting some love. Patch 5.20 will be released on Monday 29th October for PC according to the recent patch schedule and will be released for console later in the week.
Fiend Hunter Artio is an Exclusive skin that will be directly purchasable for the Odyssey. This is probably my favourite skin of the patch and Artio is one of my favoured Guardians, so I’ll probably pick this skin up. I like the colour scheme and the design of her bear form. Her voice pack also suits her design really well.
Moonlit Scout Neith is an Exclusive skin also featured as part of the directly purchasable Odyssey skins. I also really like this skin. I’m a big fan of the fantasy elf type skins and I’m loving her bow in this one.
Dragon Doggo Kukulkan is an Exclusive skin that will be awarded to players who reach 70 Odyssey Points. The textures actually look really good for this skin, however, I don’t like the concept at all. I’m sure some people will but it really isn’t for me. This skin also has a unique VXG emote.
HRX Digital Lootpack
The following skins will all be contained in the yearly HRX bundle. Last year, the bundle cost 1500 Gems, so I imagine the price will be similar to this. However, the skins here look a lot more detailed that last time and aren’t just recolours, so maybe the price will be increased slightly.
Terra.byte Terra is a Limited skin contained in the HRX Digital Lootpack. Her Monolith has been redesigned to fit the style of the skin and she’s also been given a Russian accent.
The Hunter Hou Yi is the 2nd Limited skin featured in the Lootpack. This is my favourite skin in the bundle as I like the concept and the colour scheme. It’s a pretty solid Hou Yi skin with some interesting taunt lines…
Phoenix Ra is an Exclusive skin also contained in the bundle. This skin has a special fiery VXG emote which I assume will spawn wings. The concept is a really great idea and the voice pack suits him well.
Convention 2019 Cerberus is the final Exclusive skin part of this bundle. This skin follows the general theme of the other Convention skins where the voice pack will stay the same as the default and it’s just the skin that has been recoloured. The choice of colour scheme turned out really great this time.
An Aggro and Taco Announcer pack will also be featured in this bundle. An SWC Phoenix Fire jump stamp, SWC Rockin’ Announcer pack, Phoenix Fire fountain skin and Dark Wave music theme are also listed in the Patch Notes which I assume will be part of this bundle too.
- Commanding Presence – Royal Assault and Polymorph damage also reduce the Divine Shroud Cooldown by 0.33 seconds.
- Royal Assault – Increased base damage from 75/120/165/210/255 to 80/130/180/230/280.
- Polymorph – A 20% slow is now also applied to enemies who are polymorphed.
- Divine Shroud – Increased shield health from 40/80/120/160/200 +15 health per level to 50/100/150/200/250 +20 health per level.
- Argus, The Defender – Increased range of deploy from 55 units to 65 units, increased scaling of landing damage from 35% magical power to 55%, increased max leash range from 85 units to 125 units. Increased protections gained from 15/20/25/30/35 physical and 15 magical protections to 25/30/35/40/45 for both physical and magical protections. Argus health increased from 700/1275/1850/2450/3000 to 700/1400/2100/2800/3500, increased Argus’ targeter range from 65 units to 80 units. Increased slow duration on Argus’ 2nd hit chain attack from 1 second to 1.5 seconds, and reduced ground slam charge up movement penalty from 50% to 35%.
- Midnight Raven Isis
Fantasy Point Store:
- All For One Freya
- Harajuku Neith
- Stargazer Anubis
The Classic Joust Adventure will be removed from the game with the update of patch 5.20.
Although I was disappointed to see that there aren’t any new Hallowe’en skins this patch, The Reaping will be starting where you can earn different rewards on set days throughout the week:
- Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd Oct – For 1FWOTD earn an Enigma Chest, for 3FWOTD earn a Cutesy Avatar Chest.
- Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th Oct – For 1FWOTD earn an Enigma Chest, for 3FWOTD earn a Hera’s Odyssey Chest.
- Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th Oct – For 3FWOTD earn 30 gems per day. Also receive double Worshipers, Favour and XP.
As always, you can see the Official Smite Patch Notes here!