Hurricane-turned-Tropical-Storm Irma has passed through Florida and while much of the state is still underwater, the implications are continuing to be seen as Irma moves Northwest. While games often allow us to shut out the outside world, for those who play Smite, Irma is taking its toll as Patch 4.17 has been delayed due to “power outages and inclement weather.”
The patch was due to bring much needed changes to Warriors and the addition of a new hunter Hachiman. Irma has left millions in Florida without power with winds having reached 130 miles per hour. Now making its way Northwest, the storm has left two dead in Georgia and a State of Emergency has been declared for all Georgia counties.
Due to power outages & inclement weather, we will not Patch 4.17 tomorrow. We will update as we know more. Thank you for your understanding!
— SMITE (@SMITEGame) September 11, 2017
It’s unclear when the patch will be rescheduled to release, though you can still try it out on the Public Test Server.
Hachiman looks incredible though, and I personally can’t wait till he hits the live servers. It is still unclear if the delay will affect the patch’s release on consoles.
You can check out the more of the changes coming to Smite in Patch 4.17 “The Odyssey” here. You can also revisit some of the game’s previous changes in Patch 4.16 “Summer Knockout” here.