The Splatoon 2 patch coming next week will make various balance changes

Splatoon 3 is scheduled for next year, but Nintendo has not yet completed support for Splatoon 2. The company will release another patch for the colorful switch shooter on February 25th next week, changing the balance of the weapons and making other adjustments.

Many weapons have been weakened and buffed in the next 5.4.0 patch, as detailed in the patch notes on Nintendo’s support website. Among other adjustments, ink consumption from various Dualies shots is reduced by about 5%, and ink consumption is increased by 25% in all three variations of the H-3 Nozzlenose.

Nintendo is also adjusting some stages with patches. Specifically, the Starfish Main Stage, Manta Maria, Kelp Dome, and Skipper Pavilion are addressing the issue of being able to jump from specific walls to reach the opponent’s base.

In addition, Nintendo is fine-tuning the number of points that some weapons need to charge a special meter. Kensa Splattershot Jr. And Kensa Undercover Brella both have a slight reduction in point requirements from 200 to 190, and a slight increase in point requirements for Firefin Splat Charger, Firefin Splatterscope, E-liter 4K, and Custom Dualie Squelchers. The full Nintendo patch notes can be read below.

Launched for Switch in July 2017, Splatoon 2 is Nintendo’s huge seller, moving around 12 million copies as of December 31, 2020. With this success, it’s no wonder Nintendo is making the Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 2 Ver. 5.4.0 patch notes

  • The specifications of some major weapons have changed.
    weapon Change
    • Splatter shot
    • Tentatek Splattershot
    • Kensas splatter shot
    • Hero shot replica
    • Octoshot replica
    • There is a good chance that the grass around your feet will get ink when you fire.
    • .52 gal
    • .52 gallon deco
    • Kensa .52 Gal
    • The radius of ink that lands when shooting far has increased by about 27%.
    • Dapple Dualy
    • Dapple Dualies Nouveau
    • Clear dapple dual
    • Ink consumption from shots fired has been reduced by approximately 5%.
    • Splat dual
    • Enperry Splat Dualies
    • Kensa Splat Dualies
    • Hero Dualy Replica
    • Ink consumption from shots fired has been reduced by approximately 5%.
    • H-3 Nozle North
    • H-3 nozzle D
    • Cherry H-3 nozzle
    • Ink consumption increased by about 25%.
    • Aperture device
    • Foil squeezer
    • Dualie Squelchers
    • Custom Dualie Squelchers
    • The shot spread when firing immediately after jumping in the normal position has increased by about 25%.
      • There is no change in the shot spread immediately after the roll
  • The specifications of some sub-weapons have changed.
    Sub weapon Change
    • After use, the time until ink replenishment starts has been extended by about 8/60 seconds.
  • For some main weapons, the points required to use specials have changed.
    weapon Before rear
    Kensas Splatter Shot Junior 200 190
    Kensa Undercover Brera 200 190
    Firefin splat charger 210 220
    Firefin Splatterscope 210 220
    E liter 4K 170 180
    E-liter 4K scope 170 180
    Custom Dualie Squelchers 210 220

Stage change

  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to jump from a specific wall and enter the opponent’s base on the Starfish Main Stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where you could jump from a specific wall and enter the base of the opposing team.
  • Fixed an issue with the Kelpdome that allowed you to jump from a specific wall and enter the opponent’s base.
  • Fixed an issue in the Skipper Pavilion that allowed you to enter the opponent’s base by moving between certain walls.

Other changes

  • We observed the changes after the distribution of Ver 5.3.0, and adjusted it so that the fighting power of certain weapons that can maintain the front line from a distance for a long time is slightly reduced compared to other weapons.
  • In addition, we’ve adjusted some weapons to make you more competitive with the most popular weapons to choose from.
  • We will review the changes after this update and make further adjustments to Splatoon 2 in the future.
  • If you download the latest update data, you will not be able to communicate with players using the old update data in The Shoal.
    • This update also includes changes not listed here, such as improved gameplay experience.
    • There must be enough free space on the internal system memory or microSD card to download the update.
    • After downloading the update, you can continue to use the saved data.

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