The latest patch for SMITE brings some interesting changes into the game including the ability to "rent" a god that is not yet owned, the "joust" game mode (1v1), 'assist' changes and much more.
NEW GAMEMODE: The “Joust” Gamemode has been added. This game mode allows you to play against a friend in a 1v1 format, using a map similar to the one used in the Solo Practice Map. To play Joust, you must first create a party with the friend you want to play against, and then join the queue. First to kill the opposing minotaur wins! Normal XP and Favor are earned for one match a day playing this mode. There is no First Win of the Day bonus for this gamemode.
Read the full SMITE patch notes.