New Smite Update, Heavenly Light, Brings Queen of Cards Izanami Leave a comment

Smite’s newest ultimate skin reward – Izanami, Queen of Cards – makes its way onto Xbox today with a mixture of misdirection and panache.

This is no ordinary skin – it’s what we call a “Tier 5” skin, representing the pinnacle of Smite skin design and serving as the final reward for our new Heavenly Light event. Queen of Cards Izanami possesses four unique forms, each inspired by a suit of cards and corresponding tarot symbology, making her a bit of a stacked deck. When Izanami uses her ability to “Fade Away,” this stunning skin will change between its four forms, each of which is functionally an entirely separate skin. Additionally, the Queen of Cards possesses a special bonus: An emote that evolves as you complete quests built into the skin, unique to each of the suits she can take on. Each time you get a kill or assist while playing Izanami, you will draw four cards; if all four match, an upgraded emote will be permanently unlocked for her current form.


As you play through the Heavenly Light event, you’ll join Mulan and Sun Wukong as they investigate mysterious ghosts in China – and you’ll get some amazing skins. The Heavenly Light Event consists of four chapters, each with its own free bonus skin like Funny Bones Baron Samedi. Collect all of a chapter’s rewards to get each free bonus skin, and collect every reward across all four chapters to unlock Queen of Cards Izanami. Don’t want to wait? You can instantly unlock the Queen of Cards Izanami Skin and pre-order all of the event’s future Skins with the Buy-All button.

The Heavenly Light event launches as part of Smite‘s Birthday Celebration, featuring free events and special savings to celebrate. Gem Packs are up to 33 percent off, and all players can unlock a variety of free rewards for participating in the Smite Birthday Celebration Community Calendar Event.  Log in and play from now until April 5th to unlock a unique reward each day, ranging from Community Art-inspired cosmetics to free Gems! You can even get the Exclusive Husky Handler Skadi Skin free through the Birthday Celebration event!

That’s not all we’ve got for this next update: a swarm of tiny robots is taking to the Battlegrounds with the Chibi Bots Battle Pass! So go out and conquer your foes in a cute and compact package as Doom Bot Hades, Freezy Bot Ymir, Beaky Bot Thoth, and Intruder Bot Cupid and unleash the tiny fury of these Chibi Bots! As per usual, all four of these skins will be available by progressing through the Battle Pass, and we cannot wait to see these tiny terrors released onto the Battleground.


Last but not least, we’re excited to give the community a long-requested update: Expanded Custom Match options, letting you play all sorts of fun new modes with your friends! When creating custom games, there are now a number of pre-saved defaults to help as a starting point for the more common game modes, alongside more competitive rulesets such as Competitive Conquest for Smite Pro League and scrims, as well as the Ranked format. You can then customize each preset with a plethora of new, fun options such as adjusting mana costs, cooldown reduction, and more. We can’t wait to see how you all use these options to design fun new custom match experiences.

With that, I hope to see everyone shuffling onto the battleground again soon, and be sure to practice your card counting, or the Queen of Cards may just catch you off guard.

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