Patch 4.24, Frostfire, is upon us bringing the awaiting T5 Odyssey skin to Smite.
This is the patch that will be used for SWC, so until Season 5 there will be no major changes to the game. There’s only one more patch left until Season 5 anyway, but until then there’s been plenty of new skins released this patch with the Odyssey 2018 coming to an end. Although there’s no new god this time (or next time either), there will be some big announcements at HRX in January – where I assume they will announce Cerberus as the next addition. Anyway, here’s what’s coming with patch 4.24!
As always, if you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link!
Obviously I’ll start with the skin everyone has been waiting for, Frostfire Ullr. There’s a whole bunch of new effects to go alongside this skin including new minion death animations for each stance as well as it also changing the Odyssey jump stamp/recall/level up effects from ice to fire when in the fire stance. You can only get the fire versions of these effects when using the Frostfire Ullr skin. There is also a custim voice pack with different voice styles for the fire and ice stances after the evolved level 10 form. About 80% of this voice pack was also written by the community.
This T5 skin is the final reward in the Odyssey and will be awarded to players who reach Odyssey level 28 (98,000 Odyssey points) which equates to purchasing 28 of the Odyssey items, or purchasing 20 items and completing all 8 of the Odyssey quest lines (or a different combination of these). This T5 is a limited skin and once the Odyssey 2018 ends, it will never be available again.
Here are the last of the skins being released for Odyssey 2018. There have been two groups released this patch so Ullr can be unlocked, so there are double the amount of skins!
I was up for buying the Arctic Seer Artio skin but I’m a little disappointed as it looks more like a T2 skin for Skadi. The Krampus Cernunos skin is an interesting design as it’s a Christmas skin with the untraditional concept. It looks good though with Pygmy goats for the Ultimate and the voice pack is well done too.
The Medusa skin is also quite good and it was based off of the Earth form of the T5 design shown in the previous T5 community vote. It’s not the best Medusa skin in the game, but I do like it. I love everything about the Fallen Angel Nike skin so I’ll definitely be buying that once, it just looks so awesome!
Tremor Tech Cabrakan and Rocket Punch Mercury will also be new Exclusive skins included in this patch. The Cabrakan skin comes with a unique emote where Cabrakan will ride around on his sheilds like a surf board. I assume these to be in chests.
Empress Nu Wa is also a new Exclusive skin coming to the game. I do like this skin, but it looks quite similar to her mastery skins in my opinion. It’s also listed an exclusive which is a shame… I know they released a 400 gem skin for her not long ago, but she already has so many Exclusive skins…
HRX Loki is the final skin for this patch. This is another Exclusive skin and unfortunately will only be available through Twitch drops like the SPL Bellona skin.
To be in for a chance of getting a drop you need to link your Twitch and Smite accounts and watch hireztv streams on Twitch to be in for the chance of being gifted one of these skins through the lootbox. It’s worth it, I linked my account at the beginning of last year and I’ve had so many drops including the SPL Bellona skin, Ra’merica and Grim Eclipse Hou Yi as well as plenty of gems and FP just for watching Smite games!
Stone of Gaia – Increased cost from 2000 gold to 2100 gold.
- Noxious Fumes – Decreased mana cost from 60-100 to 60-80.
- Chug – Decreased mana cost from 40/65/90/115/140 to 40/45/50/55/60.
- Sacred Monkey – Decreased mana cost from 75-95 to 60-80.
- Spirit Ball – Decreased mana cost from 70-110 to 70-90.
- Dispell Magic – Reduced mana cost from 80-100 to 60-80.
- Ring of Spears – Decreased the duration of the wall from 6 seconds to 5 seconds.
- Tail Whip – Decreased mana cost from 70/80/90/100/110 to 60/65/70/75/80.
This weekend from Friday 15th December to Sunday 17th December, all Voice Packs will be 50% off.
Also, for those of you that don’t know, Hi-Rez have been holding a Holiday Calendar event where each day they will hold a competition to be able to win a skin that was released during this year. The skin is changed each day and there are different entries per day, such as sending screenshots of different things, answering questions or just by entering your email. If you haven’t see this then check it out here on Twitter.
The Shadows Over Hercopolis Adventure will also still be available throughout this patch, but will end on release of patch 4.25.
See you all in two weeks for the final patch of Season 4!