Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Gets Update 1.2

By Kelly Packard, 6 months ago
Since launching out of beta last week, the influx of players in Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics has led to a number of bugs being found. Following server downtime, developer Hi-Rez Studios has released the patch notes for update 1.2, which should alleviate the major issues and bring about a few balance changes.

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics

The brief patch notes are as follows:

GENERAL

  • Statues produced by Medusa no longer have ownership within the Deck Tracker, and will not return to either players’ decks if affected by effects that recall them to a player’s Hand. The card will instead leave the game entirely when removed from the board.

BALANCE

Ah Muzen Cab (Mayan)
  • Health increased from 3 to 4.
Discordia (Roman)
  • Effect now reads: Warcry: Swap random cards in your hand with an equal number of cards in opponent’s hand.
  • This means that Discordia’s effect will no longer allow you to take more cards than you give to your opponent.
Echo Blast (Hindu)
  • The reincarnated version now deals 3 damage.
Flourish (Hindu)
  • The reincarnated version now gives +3/+3.
Kumbhakarna (Hindu)
  • The base card now can not be moved by spells, abilities, or effects.

BUG FIXES

  • Nox will now face your opponent’s Summoning Stone when she leaves a friendly unit.
  • English card text will no longer be displayed during the Tutorials when playing Hand of the Gods in other languages.
  • Wins will now be properly tracked within the Pauper Gauntlet mode, allowing players to receive the rewards after reaching 5 consecutive wins.
  • All Gold Cards can now be Disenchanted, and a second copy will be Craftable once you have one copy of the Gold version of a card.
  • Loki’s Attack and Death sound effects will no longer play when volume is set to 0.
  • Nox’s Card Text translation has been updated in the Spanish version of the game.
  • Xbox and PlayStation 4 players will no longer be able to interact with the “Okay” button before one’s Mulligan cards appear, as this was resulting in a soft locked state.
  • Leader Level experience will now be properly displayed within the Collection and the End of Match lobby.
  • Loki will no longer receive double benefits from +1 Attack Buffs.
  • Shrine of the Dead will now properly place the unselected presented card in the Graveyard.
  • Avatar Icons that are unlocked as a Gauntlet Reward will now have the tooltip displayed in the appropriate language.
  • Card Text will no longer be cut off vertically on some cards.
The servers are back online, but the patch is still awaiting certification on Xbox One.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.