Smite update 12.23 (Smite 9.7 Update Hotfix) is rolling out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. According to the official Smite 12.23 patch notes, the latest update added various stability fixes. Apart from this, Smite version 12.23 also includes performance improvements.
Previously, the Slipknot update 9.7 added a new crossover event, fixes, balancing and more. Unfortunately, players are still experiencing issues with the game. Today’s Smite patch 12.23 will fix a few of these issues.
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We were excited to give Supports an extra boost in this update, but this change has proven to have an abuse case that quickly appeared. Lowering the upgrade level of these items led to a meta where teams found the optimal strategy was to buy multiple copies of Compassion per team in order to maximize the Gold gain from the Gp5 stat on that item. The passive effect of this item also works well when stacked.
The same abuse case could occur with the Gp5 recently added to Sentinels Embrace. The Support role received many other buffs in 9.7 through item changes and the lowest level XP rule changes, so we still expect them to be in a better spot than before, but this change needed to be reverted to avoid these abuse cases. We still aim to bring back level 15 support starter items sometime in the future, but we will need to implement new features to these items to prevent multiple players from stacking the gold gain or passive effects from them.
Download and play free Smite patch 12.23 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.