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Splatoon 3 (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 7.2.0 / Next: Ver. 8.0.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Splatoon 3 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 9th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Splatoon 3 – Ver. 8.0.0

  • Release date: May 30th 2024 (North America) / May 31st 2024 (Europe, Japan) at 6PM PT / 9PM ET / 2AM BST / 3AM CEST / 10AM JST
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On  June 1, 2024, data relating to Sizzle Season 2024 is added to the game [more details]
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • ??? pieces of gear added to store product lineups.
    • 1 new battle stage: Lemuria Hub
    • 2 new main weapons.
    • ??? new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.

Full patch notes coming soon!

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 7.2.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 7.2.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 7.2.0

  • Release date: April 17th 2024 (North America) / April 18th 2024 (Europe, Japan) at 6PM PT / 9PM ET / 2AM BST / 3AM CEST / 10AM JST
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Multiplayer

  • The terrain in Undertow Spillway has been changed in all modes.
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Sploosh-o-matic
    Neo Sploosh-o-matic
    • Slightly expanded shots’ collision detection with players to make it easier to hit opponents.
    Splattershot Pro
    Forge Splattershot Pro
    • Maximum damage has been increased from 42.0 to 45.0.
    Splattershot Nova
    Annaki Splattershot Nova
    • Reduced the shot spread while on land by approximately 8%.
    H-3 Nozzlenose
    H-3 Nozzlenose D
    • Maximum damage has been increased from 41.0 to 44.0.
    Luna Blaster
    Luna Blaster Neo
    Order Blaster Replica
    • Increased the radius of the ink splatter at the point of impact with terrain or when detonated midair by approximately 20%.
    S-BLAST ’92
    S-BLAST ’91
    • Increased the radius of the 50.0-damage explosion for long flight-range shots by about 11%.
    Painbrush
    Painbrush Nouveau
    • Increased inking width when holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 18%.
    • Shortened the time before ink starts recovering after holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 1/6th of a second.
    Dapple Dualies
    Dapple Dualies Nouveau
    • Movement speed while firing is now about 5% faster.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Big Bubbler
    • Reduced damage dealt to the inner device and top section by approximately 22%.
    Splattercolor Screen
    • Increased the damage dealt to opponents who touch the screen from 30.0 to 40.0.
    Triple Splashdown
    • Reduced the amount of time it takes for the player and ink fist to start dropping after they rise up by about 1/6th of a second.
    • Decreased the radius of the 60.0-damage explosion by approximately 13%.
    Kraken Royale
    • Made it so that Super Jumping to an ally using Kraken Royale will Super Jump to the location where that ally started using Kraken Royale rather than the ally’s current position.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Neo Splash-o-matic 210 200
    N-ZAP ’89 180 170
    Carbon Roller 170 160
    Gold Dynamo Roller 190 180
    Splat Charger
    Order Charger Replica
    200 190
    Splatterscope 200 190
    Dapple Dualies 180 170
    Splattershot
    Hero Shot Replica
    Order Shot Replica
    200 210
    Squeezer 210 220
    Range Blaster 200 210
    Snipewriter 5H 200 210

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where charger shots sometimes hit the ground at the player’s feet feet when changing direction while quickly firing after swimming.
  • Fixed an issue causing brella canopies to disappear roughly 16/60th of a seconds sooner when launched at the same time that they ran out of durability compared to when not launched.
  • Fixed an issue with the Recycled Brella 24 Mk I that sometimes prevented it from firing if the canopy was destroyed at the same time as attempting to fire immediately after closing it.
  • Fixed an issue in which, after using Killer Wail 5.1 and performing a command that emptied the special gauge during a Super Jump, the next time the player used Killer Wail 5.1, the special gauge would instantly emptied empty the moment it was used.
  • Made it so that the New Squiffer’s aim would not become unstable by fixing an issue with the Zipcaster where, when the player took damage while jumping after clinging to a wall, their upper-body posture would become unintentionally unstable.
  • Fixed an issue in which, when defeating an opponent at the same time that they used Triple Splashdown, the sound effect indicating the activation of Triple Splashdown would sometimes not play even though the ink fists from Triple Splashdown would occur.
  • Fixed an issue in which the effects of the Respawn Punisher gear ability would be applied if a player was defeated by an opponent equipped with Respawn Punisher and then fell off the stage or into water before being defeated by another player.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes, when a player participates with an unstable wireless environment, defeating that player while they were using a special weapon would cause the next special weapon that that player uses to not be displayed correctly.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control mode where the tower would sometimes not progress when a player was submerged in ink in the corner of the top surface of the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in Marlin Airport where players would sometimes land in a different location when using Super Jump to go to certain locations near the spawn point.
  • Adjusted the display position of the Turf War map to Ffixed an issue at Marlin Airport where players inside the Spawner would sometimes not fit on-screen by adjusting the display position of the Turf War map.
  • Fixed an issue at Marlin Airport where, when using the Zipcaster near moving terrain, the player would sometimes end up clipping into the terrain when the effect ended.
  • Fixed an issue at Marlin Airport that allowed players to get from certain inkrails onto fences that they were not intended to be able to get on.
  • Fixed an issue in which, when launching a brella’s canopy while standing on a rising terrain in Bluefin Depot and Marlin Airport, the canopy would sometimes not move straight forward.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where, if a Golden Egg was thrown off the stage after transferring between inkrails, the Golden Egg would sometimes reappear far away when returning to the stage. Instead, it will now return to the base of the last inkrail ridden.
  • Fixed an issue in which, when a Fish Stick was standing in a Flipper-Flopper’s area, the inking status of the top of the Fish Stick affected the determination of whether the area had been inked back.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing some terrain to not be displayed correctly at Inkopolis Square when a Splatfest or Big Run is taking place
  • Fixed an issue where, when trying to join a room with a password and accidentally entering an incorrect password, matchmaking would sometimes be started alone without a message informing players that the password was incorrect.
  • Developer comments:
  • This update focuses on making changes to multiplayer.
  • For some main weapons, we’ve strengthened their unique characteristics or made them easier to handle.
  • For the Big Bubbler, we’ve changed it to increase the amount of time you can safely act by making it harder to destroy, even from positions that make it easy to attack the weak points.
  • For the Splattercolor Screen, we’ve changed it to make it easier to control opponents’ movements by increasing the risk of touching the screen.
  • For the Triple Splashdown, while it is difficult to time its use when opponents actively attempt to shoot the player down, it is extremely powerful when opponents don’t shoot the player down. Therefore, we have simultaneously changed it to make it harder to shoot down and narrowed the area of effect.
  • For the Kraken Royale, we changed it to ease an issue where, from the perspective of opposing players, it felt difficult to stop countdown progression when combining Kraken Royale with Super Jump in certain modes.
  • We plan on releasing the next update at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on weapon balance adjustments and adding features for Sizzle Season 2024.
  • The next update is also planned to change it so that when a player’s rank in any mode is within rank 1,000 for the previous season’s X Rankings, the rank change due to the season switch will become S+0.
  • This change is to alleviate a problem making matchmaking in X Battles difficult immediately after the season switch for players with particularly high X Power.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 7.1.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 7.1.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo / Nintendo (Twitter)

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 7.1.0

  • Release date: March 21st 2024 (North America) / March 22nd 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Splatfests

  • Added a song that will play during Splatfest Battles and Tricolor Battles.
    • This song will play regardless of whether the player has downloaded the DLC.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • For players not on the host system for multiplayer, shortened the time until those players pick up Golden Eggs touched immediately after depositing or throwing another Golden Egg.

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue with the Order Brella Replica’s canopy where the ink shown on it relative to the damage taken was less than the Splat Brella and the Sorella Brella.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where, when you did not have a clam, it was possible to swing rollers with shorter intervals than normal by alternately swinging the roller and performing the clam-throw action.

Fixes to Side Order

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes when players cleared the Side Order story and returned to the square, a communication error would occur and prevent them from watching to the end of the cutscene.
    • A feature for rewatching this cutscene has been added to the Spire of Order entrance.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the player from controlling the character after the cutscene looking up at the Spire of Order.
  • Fixed an issue where, when continuously playing Side Order, the in-game music sometimes stopped playing.
  • Fixed an issue where, when the player pressed the + Button to open the pause screen with certain timing after entering a floor, the floor’s music sometimes did not play when the player closed the pause screen.
  • Fixed an issue where, due to reasons such as activating Broken-Armor Jump midair, sometimes when staying airborne at a position high up in the air, the player is treated as having fallen outside the stage despite being in a position where they can return to the stage.
  • Fixed an issue where the jump height when jumping off a bounce pad was not uniform.
  • Fixed an issue where, when restarting after making a mistake on a floor where a Bonus Challenge occurred, the icon in the upper left showing the bonus conditions was sometimes displayed overlapping with those different from the original conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the color of the mark indicating what you are aiming at sometimes differed from the color of the player’s ink due to the Homing Shots color chip.
  • Fixed an issue in Rotational.Floor where players sometimes clipped into terrain when getting stuck between a Whirling Accelerando and the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a Parallel Canon touched an active inkrail, it would sometimes blow the player away significantly.
  • Fixed an issue where, when pressing the A Button on the point-calculation screen at the end of a run at the Spire of Order, the earned points displayed was sometimes higher than the number of points actually obtained.

Fixes to SplatNet 3

  • Fixed an issue where the “High Score!” that displays in Side Order Stats sometimes did not update properly.

Other fixes

  • Fixed an issue where badges according to X Rankings placement sometimes could not be obtained in Chill Season 2023.
    • When your final ranking in Chill Season 2023 meets the requirements, you will automatically earn a badge when you connect to the internet and go to the lobby after applying the updated data.
    • You can check your final ranking on SplatNet 3.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing in the Left Stick on the screen where you ask Murch or Spyke to add gear abilities sometimes prevented you from performing any further actions.
  • Fixed an issue where the time limit could not be changed when using the Random function to select a Tableturf Battle stage in multiplayer.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 6.1.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 6.1.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 7.0.0

  • Release date: February 21st 2024 (North America) / February 22nd 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to DLC
  • Added support for Side Order DLC. [more details]
    • Players who have purchased the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC can start the Side Order story by heading to Inkopolis Square from the train station in the square.

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On March 1, 2024, data relating to Fresh Season 2024 is added to the game [more details]
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • 153 pieces of gear added to store product lineups.
    • 1 new battle stage: Marlin Airport.
    • 2 new main weapons.
    • 9 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A new Salmon Run stage: Bonerattle Arena.
    • 20 new Tableturf Battle cards.

Changes to Gear

  • Added new ways to Adjust Gear.
    • This applies to certain glasses, visors, hoodies, sweaters, layered T-shirts, and shoes with socks.
    • Select any supported gear from the Equip screen and press the Y Button to adjust it.
  • Made it possible to Adjust Gear for certain caps as well as T-shirts that previously did not Adjust Gear, such as Splatfest Tees.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 2 songs that will play during battles.
    • These songs will play starting from the beginning of Fresh Season 2024.
  • New main weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2024.
    Weapon Details
    Douser Dualies FF
    • Normal shots from these dualies have a long flight range.
    • The Dodge Roll moves a long distance, but in exchange it can only be performed once at a time.
    • When shooting after a Dodge Roll, the flight range of shots decreases, but the rate of fire increases dramatically.
    Recycled Brella 24 Mk I
    • This brella can deal high amounts of damage to even distant opponents due to the low scatter of its shots.
    • The canopy has a low durability, but it can launch quickly and has a short recovery time.
  • New and returning weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2024.
    Weapon Sub Weapon Special Weapon
    .52 Gal Deco Curling Bomb Splattercolor Screen
    Foil Flingza Roller Suction Bomb Splattercolor Screen
    New Squiffer Autobomb Zipcaster
    Custom E-liter 4K Squid Beakon Kraken Royale
    Custom E-liter 4K Scope Squid Beakon Kraken Royale
    Custom Explosher Splash Wall Triple Splashdown
    Dread Wringer D Squid Beakon Wave Breaker
    Nautilus 79 Suction Bomb Triple Splashdown
    Glooga Dualies Deco Point Sensor Trizooka
    Douser Dualies FF Ink Mine Killer Wail 5.1
    Recycled Brella 24 Mk I Angle Shooter Big Bubbler
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Big Swig Roller
    Big Swig Roller Express
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed for horizontal swings and vertical swings by approximately 10%.
    Mini Splatling
    Zink Mini Splatling
    • Ink splatter is now more likely to fall around the player’s feet.
    Glooga Dualies
    Glooga Dualies Deco
    • Increased the radius of the ink splatter at the point of impact by approximately 10%.
    REEF-LUX 450
    REEF-LUX 450 Deco
    • Increased the amount of ink consumed for up to the first charge level by approximately 17%.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    .52 Gal 190 200
    Enperry Splat Dualies 190 200
  • Added dedicated poses to the Reppin’ Inkopolis emote for when the player is equipping dualies, brellas, stringers, or splatanas.

Changes to Splatfests

  • Players can now use new Fizzbangs in Splatfest Battles and Tricolor Battles.
    • Press the A Button (or the L Button) to throw a Fizzbang. It will launch a firework where it lands to ink the ground and deal a small amount of damage to enemies.
    • Fizzbangs are acquired when landing on the stage from the spawner and when a player defeats an opponent. The number of Fizzbangs acquired at these times increases as the time remaining in the battle gets lower.
    • You can have up to seven Fizzbangs.
  • The points earned by each division during the final results have been adjusted, and the second-place team in each division will also now earn points.
    Division Before After
      1st place 1st place 2nd place
    Sneak Peek +7p +90p +45p
    Votes +8p +70p +35p
    Splatfest Battle (Open) +12p +120p +60p
    Splatfest Battle (Pro) +12p +120p +60p
    Tricolor Battle +18p +180p +90p
  • The matchmaking method for Splatfest Battle (Open) has been adjusted to improve matchmaking efficiency for groups of two players.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Added items that can be exchanged for fish scales.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Loaned Reefslider
    • Increased the damage dealt by the charge attack from 400.0 to 500.0.
    • Increased the effective radius of the area of the charge attack by approximately 50%.
  • Lowered the frequency of animation updates for distant Salmonids when there is a large total number of Salmonids on the stage in order to reduce the frequency of game slowdown.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Added more characters who can be invited to Tableturf Battle Dojo.
    • To invite new characters, players must download the Side Order DLC and progress the story.
  • Added seven stages that can be selected for battles against other players.
  • Added a Random feature which will move the cursor to a random stage when selecting a stage for battles against other players.
    • You can use it by pressing the Y Button on the stage selection screen.
  • Changed the stage used by Spyke in Tableturf Battle Dojo.
  • Increased the number of decks players can save from 16 to 32.

Changes to SplatNet 3

  • Added a Side Order Stats feature.
  • Added Journey 5 to Wandercrust.
    • Players will be able to support Journey 5 after completing Journeys 1 through 4.
    • Journey 5 can only be supported with points earned by inking turf from Fresh Season 2024 onward.

Changes to Tournament Manager

  • From Fresh Season 2024 onward, players will be able to get a food ticket when participating in tournaments held with Tournament Manager.
    • Players can receive their ticket from the lobby terminal after participating in a tournament.
    • Players who withdraw from the tournament or are disqualified will not be able to receive the ticket.
    • Players may receive one ticket per season.
  • Added badges that directors and codirectors who complete tournaments using Tournament Manager will be able to receive based on the total number of tournament participants.
    • Participation in tournaments completed before applying this update data will also be counted.
  • Added a Prevent Stage Reuse option to Battle Settings.
    • When this option is enabled, randomly chosen stages will automatically be removed from the pool of random stages after finishing a battle on that stage.
    • Stages will not be removed if the battle is interrupted.
Fixes to Player Controls
  • Changed the connection points for inkrails in multiplayer battle modes to be transparent when close to the camera, making it easier to target opponents.
  • Fixed an issue where the special animation played when a player hit another player in a state that prevents damage (such as from the Booyah Bomb or Reefslider) with all three shots from a single trigger pull of a H-3 Nozzlenose or H-3 Nozzlenose D, regardless of the fact that the other player cannot be defeated.
  • Fixed an issue where unintended coloring displayed for the part of the Nautilus 47 that shows the ink color.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player hit a single opponent with multiple shots from a brella’s scattershot at the same time, the number of animations that indicate hits was sometimes less than the number of shots that hit.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player performed certain actions while the Splat Brella’s canopy was gone, it was sometimes possible to fire the scattershot again after a shorter interval than normal.
  • Fixed an issue with the Undercover Brella where the interval between continuously fired scattershots was sometimes longer than normal when the destroyed canopy recovered while the player was holding the ZR Button to fire continuously.
  • Fixed an issue with stringers where, when fired vertically from a height close to the ground at an angle that is nearly straight upward, some arrows would sometimes land at the player’s feet immediately after firing.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player performed certain actions immediately before the Crab Tank ended, they would sometimes ready their sub weapon even when not pressing the R Button.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player threw a Tacticooler while moving backward and aiming diagonally upward, sometimes the Tacticooler would be placed at the player’s feet.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player defeated a foe who was about to activate Kraken Royale, the next time that foe activated the special, the animation indicating that the Kraken Royale effect is about to end would sometimes play from the start.
  • Fixed an issue with the ink fists created by Triple Splashdown where, when they touched terrain moving horizontally from below, they sometimes moved horizontally along with the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player used Triple Splashdown while riding an inkrail, the player’s position sometimes moved horizontally.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where the display showing the number of clams held by a player was sometimes hidden behind other displays.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where, depending on the weapon the player was equipping, the screen sometimes did not zoom in where aimed when holding a clam or power clam at the ready.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where players could sometimes get on top of the basket by using Triple Splashdown toward the goal with certain timing.
Fixes to Multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue in Scorch Gorge in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Rainmaker mode where players who used Triple Splashdown with certain timing from the goal were able to invade their opponents’ base.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Clam Blitz mode where some clams generated in the stage before the start of the battle were generated inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino in the Rainmaker mode where players who used the Rainmaker shield and Kraken Royale were able to clip into terrain from certain locations and stay there.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where players sometimes clipped into terrain when using a Super Jump to certain locations at the timing when the water level changes.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where the ink fist created by Triple Splashdown sometimes impacted walls near the center.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where players who used Super Jump and Triple Splashdown were able to get into and stay in unintended locations.
  • Fixed an issue in Flounder Heights where players who used Super Jump and Triple Splashdown were able to get into and stay in unintended locations.
  • Fixed an issue in Flounder Heights in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where certain pillars did not display on the Turf Map.
  • Fixed an issue in Humpback Pump Track in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. where falling at certain spots while doing a dualies Dodge Roll sometimes caused the player to be submerged in water on the floor.
  • Fixed an issue in Robo ROM-en where it was not possible to swim on certain inkable walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Robo ROM-en where players who used Triple Splashdown were able to climb to the top of walls near the center of the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Robo ROM-en where it was possible to select spots when doing a Squid Spawn where you cannot actually land.
  • Fixed an issue in Robo ROM-en where players who used the Crab Tank were able to climb atop certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot where, when a player boarded an elevator and then got off immediately, the elevator would continuously waver up and down.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in Splat Zones where it was possible to use certain methods to clip into terrain.
Fixes to Salmon Run
  • Fixed an issue where the damage dealt to Salmonids using the loaned N-ZAP ‘85 was lower than the damage dealt to enemies with N-ZAP ‘85 in multiplayer battles.
    • The damage dealt by loaned weapons sometimes differs from the multiplayer battle weapons of the same name, but as a general rule they do not deal less damage than their multiplayer battle mode counterparts.
    • The damage dealt by the multiplayer battle N-ZAP ‘85 was increased in Ver. 6.1.0, making it deviate from the general rule. This has now been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented dealing damage to Grillers with the Reefslider’s charge attack.
  • Fixed an issue where players would take a large amount of damage when Kraken Royale ended while inside a Mudmouth, and made it so that the player is instead pushed outside of the Mudmouth.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented obtaining normal Power Eggs when a player hit a non-weak point part of a Griller with attacks from weapons like the Grizzco Slosher.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes made Fish Sticks appear less frequently in wave three when the tide level is the same for waves one and three, but wave two has a different tide level.
  • Fixed an issue where shooting the surface of the water would damage Big Shots submerged in the water.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Drizzlers to fire shots at a lower position than intended when aiming for a player in a cannon at a high position.
  • Fixed an issue where Megalodontias that ate Steelheads were not damaged by the Steelhead’s explosion.
  • Fixed an issue in Salmonid Smokeyard where sometimes a player who was defeated atop a propellervator would respawn on the water and be submerged there continuously.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented acquiring certain Golden Eggs when in an unstable network environment.
  • Made it so that the explosion damage from destroying Horrorboros bombs is applied to Flyfish with open containers.
  • Fixed an issue where the explosion damage from destroying Horrorboros bombs was less than intended.
Fixes to Splatfest
  • Slightly adjusted ink color during mirror matches in Splatfest Battles and Tricolor Battles to address an issue where, depending on the stage, ink color felt too bright.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player ended the previous Splatfest with festival shells, immediately after starting the next Splatfest festival shells would display in the match menu even if the player did not actually have festival shells.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue in the square where, when a player disconnected from the internet by putting the console to sleep then ended sleep mode and resumed the game, the player would be returned to the offline square even if it was possible to return to the online state.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player zoomed in on a battle replay before restarting the replay from the beginning and switching to Top-Down Camera, the camera remained zoomed.
  • Fixed an issue where elevator positions were sometimes not replicated properly when a player played a battle replay for Bluefin Depot and moved (set) the replay position.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player played a battle replay for Tower Control mode and moved (set) the replay position to a time after a checkpoint has been passed, sometimes the checkpoint that ought to have been passed continued to display.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s gear did not display properly when certain actions were taken on the Equip screen.
  • Changed the term “Neo Splatana Stamper” to “Splatana Stamper Nouveau.”
  • Fixed the translation for Spiked Duck Boots in certain languages.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 6.1.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 6.1.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 6.1.0

  • Release date: January 24th 2024 (North America) / January 25th 2024 (Europe, Japan) [update will be available at 5PM PT / 8PM ET / 1AM GMT / 2AM CET / 10AM JST]
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to Multiplayer
  • The terrain in Mincemeat Metalworks has been changed in all modes.
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    N-ZAP ’85
    N-ZAP ’89
    • Maximum damage has been increased from 28.0 to 30.0.
    Dynamo Roller
    Gold Dynamo Roller
    • Widened the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.
    Flingza Roller
    • Widened the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.
    • Reduced the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after a vertical swing by about 5/60 seconds.
    Inkbrush
    Inkbrush Nouveau
    • Increased movement speed when holding the ZR Button to paint while moving forward by approximately 3%.
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when holding the ZR Button to paint while moving forward by approximately 7%.
    Splat Brella
    Sorella Brella
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when firing a shot by approximately 13%.
    Undercover Brella
    Undercover Sorella Brella
    • When the player holds the ZR Button to fire, they will now be able to jump higher than before.
    Squeezer
    Foil Squeezer
    • Increased the amount of ink consumed by the first shot fired after pressing the ZR Button by approximately 9%.
    • Slightly decreased the number of spray droplets created by shots fired when holding the ZR Button.
    Ballpoint Splatling
    Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
    • Slightly increased the scatter of shots fired on land at the longer flight range.
    Splatana Stamper
    Neo Splatana Stamper
    • Reduced the width of spray droplets created by charged slashes by approximately 10%.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Wave Breaker
    • When placed, enemies around it will be marked for a short period of time.
    Ink Storm
    • Damage taken while within the area of effect of your own team’s Ink Storm will recover more quickly, even when not submerged in ink.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Neo Sploosh-o-matic 180 170
    Forge Splattershot Pro 210 200
    Luna Blaster 180 170
    Bamboozler 14 Mk I 200 190
    Zink Mini Splatling 200 190
    Splattershot
    Hero Shot Replica
    190 200
    N-ZAP ’85 190 200
    Tri-Slosher Nouveau 200 210
    Heavy Edit Splatling 190 200

This update focuses on making tweaks to multiplayer. For main weapons, we made adjustments with the intention of making it easier to handle and utilize the strengths of some weapons, as well as adjusting the performance of some weapons that can hold the line in battle from a distance. For special weapons, we made changes that will create new ways to use them, expanding the range of gameplay. We plan on releasing the next update at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on weapon balance adjustments and adding features for the new season starting in March.

Bug Fixes
Fixes to Player Controls
  • Fixed an issue while charging a Fizzy Bomb that sometimes indicated the number of charged explosions had increased approximately 1/60 seconds faster than when they had actually increased.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the jumping animation to be omitted when the player activated the Kraken Royale while swimming in ink on a wall.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Rainmaker to become embedded in the wall if a player carrying the Rainmaker was splatted while submerged in ink on a wall.
Fixes to Multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot that caused players who activated the Zipcaster near certain areas on the elevators to clip into the terrain when they returned to their original spot after the effect ended.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot that caused Tenta Missiles and Ink Storm to get cut off by things like the elevators or the metal bridge.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in Turf War and Rainmaker modes that allowed players to unintentionally reach higher terrain by using Triple Splashdown in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in all modes except Tower Control that allowed players to unintentionally land on certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in Tower Control mode that allowed players to get inside certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in Tower Control mode that prevented certain walls near the center of the stage from being inked correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in Bluefin Depot in Rainmaker mode where certain areas would not allow players to swim, even if those areas appeared to be inked.
Fixes to Salmon Run
  • Fixed an issue when replaying job scenarios recorded in past versions where a different King Salmonid would sometimes appear than the King Salmonid that appeared originally.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented players from being able to splat Boss Salmonids with a charged swipe using a Grizzco Splatana if another player on their work crew had a Splatana Stamper or Splatana Wiper.
  • Fixed an issue in Spawning Grounds that caused slowdown when players were on top of certain terrain.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue on the locker editing screen that sometimes caused the name of a selected weapon to not display correctly when the weapon icons were arranged in a certain order.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 6.0.2. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 6.0.2 and earlier. Also, the Mincemeat Metalworks stage will be unavailable from January 22nd at 4PM PT / 7PM ET – January 23rd 12AM GMT / 1AM CET / 9AM JST to January 24th at 6PM PT / 9PM ET – January 25th at 2AM GMT / 3AM CET / 11AM JST.
  • Source: Nintendo / Nintendo (Twitter)

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 6.0.2

  • Release date: December 21st 2023 (North America) / December 22nd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Adjusted the change in color when affected by the Splattercolor Screen to make it more natural. The screen brightness of the effect itself has also been dimmed.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Made it possible for those who participated in the Big Run held from 12/2 to 12/4 and did not properly receive the decorations or badges for their scores to acquire the decorations and badges they should have received.
    • You can acquire them by entering the lobby after applying this update.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a communication error to occur when players who have seen the news about the start of a new season and players who have not seen it communicate in the Shoal.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.2.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.2.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 6.0.1

  • Release date: December 7th 2023 (North America) / December 8th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the screen to freeze for a short while during battles or work shifts.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players who activated their Triple Splashdown special after performing certain actions to appear in a different location on the screens of other players.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue in Big Run that caused the news to not appear correctly when the event ended and prevented players from receiving a badge or decoration according to their high score.
    • Players who have already been affected by this issue can see the news play properly and also receive the badge or decorations they were supposed to receive by applying this update.
  • Fixed an issue that caused shots from the Crab Tank’s cannon to do less damage than before when hitting the body of a Steelhead while it’s growing a bomb from its head.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where, if a player’s system went into sleep mode and disconnected from the internet, then came out of sleep mode and the player restarted the game, the player would return to the square instead of where they were before.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.2.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.2.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 6.0.0

  • Release date: November 29th 2023 (North America) / November 30th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On November 30th, 2023, data relating to Chill Season 2023 was added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • 1 new battle stage (Robo ROM-en) and 1 returning battle stage (Bluefin Depot).
    • 2 new special weapons.
    • 9 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A newly discovered King Salmonid, Megalodontia.
    • 11 new Tableturf Battle cards.
  • Players will now be able to obtain 1 Sheldon License at the end of each season.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 2 songs that will play during battles.
  • New special weapons have been added.
    • Weapons equipped with these special weapons will be available at Ammo Knights at the start of Chill Season 2023.
    Special Weapon Details
    Triple Splashdown
    • Jump up into the air and come splashing down alongside two fists made of ink to create three explosions.
    Splattercolor Screen
    • Throw a device to produce a screen of ink that obstructs vision.
    • Enemies who touch the screen will take damage and lose the ability to perceive color for a little while.
  • New weapon sets have been added.
    • These weapon sets will be available at Ammo Knights at the start of Chill Season 2023.
    Weapon Sub Weapon Special Weapon
    Foil Squeezer Autobomb Splattercolor Screen
    Custom Blaster Point Sensor Triple Splashdown
    S-BLAST ’91 Burst Bomb Booyah Bomb
    Painbrush Nouveau Point Sensor Tenta Missiles
    Snipewriter 5B Splash Wall Ink Storm
    Enperry Splat Dualies Curling Bomb Triple Splashdown
    Undercover Sorella Brella Torpedo Splattercolor Screen
    REEF-LUX 450 Deco Splash Wall Reefslider
    Neo Splatana Stamper Toxic Mist Crab Tank
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    .96 Gal
    .96 Gal Deco
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 8%.
    Range Blaster
    • Increased the radius of ink splatter at the point of impact with a floor or wall or when detonated midair by approximately 15%.
    Dread Wringer
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 10%.
    Heavy Edit Splatling
    • Increased the number of spray droplets created by shots
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Reefslider
    • After activation, players become invulnerable to damage approximately 13/60 of a second faster than before.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Jet Squelcher 190 180
    L-3 Nozzlenose 200 190

Changes to Anarchy Battles

  • At the end of a series in Anarchy Battle (Series), the player’s total number of five-win streaks will be displayed as “5 Wins in a Row” alongside a count.
    • A player’s five-win streak will increase each time they finish a series with five consecutive wins.
    • The number will reset to 0 when players reset their rank, finish a series with three losses, attempt a Rank-Up Battle, or when the season changes.
  • On the screen where players from both teams appear at the start of an Anarchy Battle (Series) battle, a symbol corresponding to the number of five-win streaks that a player has achieved will be displayed.
  • Added badges that players can unlock based on the total number of five-win streaks in Anarchy Battle (Series).

Changes to X Battles

    • The matchmaking system has changed, making it possible to form battles with additional weapon combinations.
      • This change will be applied immediately after the update to Ver. 6.0.0.
    • Players with X Power of less than 2000.0 and players with X Power of 2000.0 or higher will no longer be matched together.
      • This change will be applied immediately after the update to Ver. 6.0.0.
    • Increased the minimum range that X Power can change when battles are finished. Additionally, the change in a player’s X Power will now be based on both what their X Power was before the battles and their win/loss ratio during them.
      • This change will be applied to battles after the start of Chill Season 2023. It will not apply to battles during Drizzle Season 2023.
X Power (Before) Minimum Range of X Power Changes
0 wins, 3 losses 1 wins, 3 losses 2 wins, 3 losses 3 wins, 2 losses 3 wins, 1 losses 3 wins, 0 losses
Less than 2500.0 -75.0 -50.0 -25.0 +25.0 +50.0 +75.0
2500.0 to 3000.0 -45.0 -30.00 -15.0 +15.0 +30.0 +45.0
3000.0 or higher -20.0 -15.0 -10.0 +10.0 +15.0 +20.0
  • Added badges that players can unlock by reaching X Power 2000.0 or higher.
    • Players can obtain them by meeting the conditions after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added badges that players can unlock based on win streaks while at X Power 2000.0 or higher.
    • Players can obtain them by meeting the conditions after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added badges that players can get based on their X Rankings at the end of the season.
    • These can be obtained by ranking in the top 50,000 / 30,000 / 10,000 / 5,000 / 3,000 / 1,000 / 500 / 10 and higher.
    • Players can obtain them based on their rank at the end of a season, starting with Chill Season 2023.
  • The first time that a player meets the conditions to obtain one of the X-Battle badges added in this update, the design will change depending on whether the player was part of either the Takoroka Division or the Tentatek Division.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • A new King Salmonid called Megalodontia may appear.
  • Kraken Royale and Triple Splashdown have been newly added to the provided special weapons.
  • The conditions for the provision of special weapons have been adjusted such that at least two of the following special weapons, which can attack Salmonids at a distance, will always be provided.
    • Inkjet
    • Crab Tank
    • Killer Wail 5.1
    • Booyah Bomb
    • Triple Inkstrike
  • In Big Runs, the score required for obtaining a gold, silver, or bronze decoration will be predetermined for each occurrence and will be announced via the Anarchy Splatcast at the start of the Big Run.
  • In Normal Jobs when stages and supplied weapons change, if a player has a badge that corresponds to a stage after the switch, they will now start with a higher job title than before.
    Type of Badge Job Title at the Start
    Gold Badge Eggsecutive VP 400
    Silver Badge Eggsecutive VP 300
    Bronze Badge Eggsecutive VP 200
    Other As before, the title corresponding to the previous job title (Apprentice 40 – Eggsecutive VP 40)
  • The type of King Salmonid appearing will now display in the stage information on the main menu.
  • In Grizzco, the shape of the Salmometer will now change based on the type of King Salmonid appearing.
  • When replaying job scenarios from Private Jobs or Eggstra Work, the players targeted during Rush or the Griller special waves, as well as the landing spots of Chinooks during Mothership special waves, will now be replicated.

Changes to Splatfests

  • The matchmaking system for Splatfest Battle (Pro) has changed, making it possible to form battles with new weapon combinations.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Deck names and the total number of spaces will now display on the screen where players select a deck to use in battle.

Changes to the Lobby

  • Players who have already obtained all of the weapons currently available at Ammo Knights will now be able to exchange extra Sheldon Licenses for Shell-Out Tokens.
    • They can be exchanged by pressing the Y Button on the Shell-Out Machine screen.
  • Added a feature that displays information such as changes in the tides of battle in graph form when watching a battle replay.
    • This can be displayed by pressing the R Button while watching a battle replay.

Changes to SplatNet 3

  • Players can now get Turf Inked points from Salmon Run to support Crusty Sean’s Wandercrust Tour.
    • Turf Inked points can be used in this way after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added a new journey to the Wandercrust Tour.
    • Players will be able to support Journey 4 after completing the first three journeys.
    • Journey 4 can only be supported with points earned by inking turf from Chill Season 2023 onward.
  • The type of King Salmonid that will appear will now be displayed on the Salmon Run schedule.
  • The shape of the Salmometer displayed in Job Logs will now change based on the type of King Salmonid appearing.
  • When a player’s score in Big Run is in the top 20%, it is now possible to confirm in Salmon Run Stats what percentile that score corresponds to.
Bug Fixes

Fixes to player controls

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.2.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.2.0 and earlier.
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Splatoon 3 – Ver. 5.2.0

  • Release date: November 15th 2023 (North America) / November 16th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to amiibo

  • Added support for the Shiver, Frye, and Big Man amiibo.

Season and Catalog Changes

  • The number of Catalog Points earned during the Closeout Bonus period has increased from 1.2x to 1.5x.
    • The Closeout Bonus period runs from one week before the end of the season until the end of the season.

Changes to Notifications

  • When you receive a notification that a room created with the SplatNet 3 Room Creation feature is joinable, it will be displayed on the screen.

Changes to Tournament Manager

  • Added support for Splatoon 3 Tournament Manager.
    • This service works with the Splatoon 3 game and SplatNet 3 to aid users in holding and running tournaments using Private Battles.
  • Tournament Manager can be accessed from SplatNet 3.
  • Features related to organizing tournaments can be found by accessing the following URL from a browser on your laptop or personal device: https://c.nintendo.com/splatoon3-tournament
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.1.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.0.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 5.1.0

  • Release date: October 17th 2023 (North America) / October 18th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Splatfests

  • Data relating to the Splatoween Splatfest has been added.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • The terrain in Mahi-Mahi Resort has been changed in all modes.
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Splattershot Jr.
    Custom Splattershot Jr.
    • Movement speed while firing is now about 6% faster.
    L-3 Nozzlenose
    L-3 Nozzlenose D
    • The reduction in damage based on how long a shot takes to reach its target is now more gradual.
    H-3 Nozzlenose
    H-3 Nozzlenose D
    • The reduction in damage based on how long a shot takes to reach its target is now more gradual.
    S-BLAST ’92
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 15%
    • Made midjump shot-scatter reduction (which brings it closer to scatter levels while shooting on land) from the Intensify Action gear ability easier to activate even with a smaller number of gear abilities.
      • The effect gained from equipping the maximum number of Intensify Action gear abilities will not change.
    Carbon Roller
    Carbon Roller Deco
    • Widened the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.
    Splat Roller
    Krak-On Splat Roller
    • Widened the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.
    Painbrush
    • Reduced the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after swinging the brush by about 1/6 of a second.
    • The reduction in damage based on how far a shot travels before hitting an enemy has been adjusted, allowing the weapon to deal 50.0 damage/33.4 damage farther than it did before.
    Mini Splatling
    Zink Mini Splatling
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 13%.
    Hydra Splatling
    • Movement speed while charging is now about 10% faster.
    • Increased firing duration by roughly 8%.
    Glooga Dualies
    • The reduction in damage based on how long a shot takes to reach its target is now more gradual.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub Weapon Change Details
    Curling Bomb
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when using a standard ink tank from 70% to 65%.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Killer Wail 5.1
    • Increased damage dealt by approximately 17%.
    Kraken Royale
    • Movement speed while not charged is now roughly 11% faster.
    Trizooka
    • Reduced the damage dealt by explosions from 60.0 to 53.0.
    Tenta Missiles
    • Decreased the radius of the explosion area that deals 30.0 damage by approximately 15%.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Aerospray RG 200 190
    Rapid Blaster 200 190
    Big Swig Roller 200 190
    Squeezer 200 210
    Tri-Slosher Nouveau 190 200
    Custom Dualie Squelchers 200 210
    Splatana Stamper 200 210

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect that indicates that the special gauge is full wouldn’t play when the player closed the Turf Map at the same time as the special gauge filled.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s brella sometimes wouldn’t recover if they activated a special weapon immediately before the brella was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Angle Shooter occasionally ricocheted incorrectly when fired at terrain that isn’t perfectly level.
  • Fixed an issue where it was sometimes impossible to destroy an enemy’s Sprinkler with a bomb when the bomb and Sprinkler overlapped.
  • Fixed issues that could occur when the Crab Tank effect ends, such as the player being at a slightly raised position and able to climb terrain at an unintended height or being unable to smoothly use Squid Surge immediately after the end of the effect.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s jump height was lower than normal when they extended a Zipcaster arm to attach to a wall while their feet were in enemy ink and then jumped immediately afterward.
  • Fixed an issue where an enemy’s Wave Breaker would sometimes still appear on their own screen even if another player used an Ink Vac to suck up and extinguish it.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player used a Booyah Bomb at the same time as they blocked an enemy’s attack using the armor from a Squid Roll, Squid Surge, or Squid Spawn, the armor from the Booyah Bomb sometimes would not apply properly.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where “They have the Rainmaker!” and “They lost the Rainmaker!” announcements sometimes didn’t display when a player was defeated immediately after another player acquired the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where, when a clam or power clam that rebounded off terrain entered the other team’s basket at the same time as it touched a teammate, the teammate would acquire the clam or power clam that should have gone in the basket, despite the fact that it counted as a score.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where a player could clip into certain terrain and become stuck when they used a Reefslider while facing the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Flounder Heights in Tower Control mode where players sometimes clipped into terrain and became stuck.
  • Fixed an issue in Humpback Pump Track in Rainmaker mode where there were places where the countdown would not get faster when a player returned the Rainmaker to their own base.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where performing a Dodge Roll toward the mast immediately after entering swim form while on top of the grate in the center of the stage sometimes caused the player to clip into the mast and get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue in Crableg Capital that prevented players from inking certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Crableg Capital where certain bombs would sometimes become stuck and not explode when thrown at certain locations on top of the railing.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. where a player’s Tenta Brella would sometimes vanish immediately when launched.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. in Rainmaker mode where there were places where the countdown would not get faster, even inside areas that the Rainmaker is not allowed to enter.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. in Rainmaker mode where there were places where the countdown would not get faster when a player returned the Rainmaker to their own base.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where a player would occasionally not be able to pick up a new Golden Egg until the end of the wave when they delivered a Golden Egg without throwing it and then immediately picked up another Golden Egg and threw that egg to deliver it.
  • Fixed an issue where the Wave Breaker would sometimes remain without vanishing when a player threw it at a Flyfish’s cockpit.
  • Implemented measures to address an issue in special Rush waves where players sometimes took damage from Salmonids if they were moving forward at high speed while splatting the Salmonid with a roller.
  • Fixed an issue in special Griller waves where attacking the exposed weak point with a charger sometimes did not deal any damage when the Griller was turning in place.
  • Fixed an issue in Salmonid Smokeyard where the game would slow down when a player swam on certain walls while being targeted by Salmonids.
  • Fixed an issue in Salmonid Smokeyard where Maws sometimes passed through the interior of the terrain to appear suddenly at the player’s feet.
  • Fixed an issue in Salmonid Smokeyard where Scrappers were sometimes unable to exit the lift after boarding.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where certain animations did not match the tempo of the music during Splatfests in Inkopolis.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a player’s locker might not display properly and they would not be able to return to the edit screen if they started editing their locker at the same time as the Splatcast ended.
  • Fixed an issue in the lobby and Grizzco where the Fresh! count for a player’s notifications sometimes didn’t display properly when their own notifications displayed consecutively.
  • Fixed an issue with the locker where stickers stuck to the locker would sometimes display in a disarrayed manner when selecting certain decorations.
  • Developers’ notes:

This update focuses on adding special Splatfest data and making tweaks to multiplayer. We have made it easier to utilize the strengths of some main weapons and increased the options for other main weapons that fulfill similar roles.

Aditionally, we made it easier to battle with main weapons that are paired with Curling Bombs.

We have also made adjustments to some special weapons. We adjusted the amount of damage that the Killer Wail 5.1 deals to compensate for the fact that many players are now used to dodging it. For the Kraken Royale, we made adjustments to give players additional options outside of a charge attack. For the Trizooka, we made it more difficult to splat opponents by accident, while preserving the ability for players to splat opponents by aiming well and firing two consecutive shots. For Tenta Missiles, we made adjustments to reduce instances where players still took damage even if they took measures to evade enemy missiles.

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.0.1. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.0.0 and earlier.
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Splatoon 3 – Ver. 5.0.1

  • Release date: September 14th 2023 (North America) / September 15th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to DLC

  • An Off the Hook banner is available from the lobby terminal.
    • To collect your banner, you must first purchase and download the DLC content. Then start the Splatoon 3 game, visit the lobby terminal, and select Get Stuff.

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to climb unclimbable walls in rare cases when performing certain actions right after doing a Squid Roll from a wall.
  • Slightly adjusted the sounds the Heavy Edit Splatling makes while fully charged and while firing after being fully charged.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Trizooka wielders to appear as if they were overlapping with the Trizooka itself after doing a Squid Roll from a wall.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that prevented Zipcaster users from sticking to parts of the terrain in the center of the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. that sometimes caused players to be submerged in water when landing on certain spots on the stage.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 5.0. and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 5.0.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 5.0.0

  • Release date: August 30th 2023 (North America) / August 31st 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Season and Catalog Changes [more details]

  • Added data for Drizzle Season 2023, which starts September 1st, 2023. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • 2 new battle stages: Crableg Capital and Shipshape Cargo Co.
    • 2 new main weapons.
    • 8 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A returning Salmon Run stage from the Splatoon 2 game: Salmonid Smokeyard.
    • 12 new Tableturf Battle cards.

Changes to Gear

  • Introduced the “Adjust Gear” feature to wear selected headgear and T-shirts in new ways.
    • Select any supported gear from the Equip screen and press the Y Button to adjust it.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 3 songs that play during battles.
  • New main weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Drizzle Season 2023.
    Weapon Details
    Dread Wringer
    • A slosher that fires two bursts of ink with each swing.
    • By changing direction while swinging, you can fire ink in two directions.
    Heavy Edit Splatling
    • A splatling that can fire at high speed.
    • It has a longer charge time, but when fully charged, it fires faster than other splatlings.
  • New weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Drizzle Season 2023.
    Weapon Sub Weapon Special Weapon
    Gold Dynamo Roller Splat Bomb Super Chump
    Octobrush Nouveau Squid Beakon Ink Storm
    Custom Goo Tuber Fizzy Bomb Ultra Stamp
    Sloshing Machine Neo Point Sensor Trizooka
    Bloblobber Deco Angle Shooter Kraken Royale
    Dread Wringer Suction Bomb Reefslider
    Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau Ink Mine Ink Vac
    Heavy Edit Splatling Curling Bomb Tacticooler
    Sorella Brella Autobomb Inkjet
    Inkline Tri-Stringer Sprinkler Super Chump
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Splat Brella
    Sorella Brella
    • Reduced the recovery time for brellas lost as a result of being launched or broken from 6.5 seconds to 5.5 seconds.
    Undercover Brella
    • Reduced the recovery time for broken brellas from 4.5 seconds to 4.0 seconds
    REEF-LUX 450
    • Narrowed the spread angle when fired without charging by approximately 30%.
    • Narrowed the spread angle when fired while charged one level by approximately 29%.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Killer Wail 5.1
    • If there is no target it can lock onto in the area of effect, it will now lock onto the target last in the area of effect.
    • Added a display indicator and sound effect to clarify the locked-on target when the lasers are fired.
    Zipcaster
    • Now possible to attach closer to the ground than before.
    • Increased the damage dealt by the explosion from colliding with the ground. The radius of that explosion has increased by approximately 50%.
    Tacticooler
    • Extended the cooldown time for the special gauge after placing a Tacticooler from 7.5 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Specifications for some gear abilities have changed.
    Gear Ability Change Details
    Tenacity
    • Increased the speed at which the special gauge fills while the conditions are met.
    Last-Ditch Effort
    • Reduced the maximum amount of effect for the ability increase while the conditions are met from the equivalent of 2.4 primary abilities to 1.8 primary abilities.
      • Secondary abilities are the equivalent effect of 0.3 primary abilities.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    N-ZAP ’85 180 190
    Annaki Splattershot Nova 200 210
  • When X Power, Challenge Power, Anarchy Power, or Splatfest Power calculations are complete, if the results exceed the maximum value for the initial calculated results value, a small amount of the excess value will be added to the calculated results.
  • Made it so that in Challenges where rankings are sometimes announced, such as Monthly Challenges or New Season Challenges, battles will not end as no contest when a player disconnects immediately after the start of the battle when either team is comprised of a group of four members.
    • This change is to prevent wasting Challenge time with no-contest battles due to the other team disconnecting.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Added a new weapon, Grizzco Dualies.
  • Made it so that different Grizzco weapons appear, even within the same shift, when a green ? mark is shown on the weapon.
  • Added items that can be exchanged for fish scales.

Changes to Splatfests

  • Made it possible to select different stages, even during the same time period, with Splatfest Battle (Open) and Splatfest Battle (Pro).
  • Added a song that will play during Splatfest Battles.
  • Made it so that the song playing in the lobby will change a certain amount of time after the Splatfest ends.
    • That song will play in the Splatsville and Inkopolis common areas as well as the lobby from the end of the Splatfest until the Splatfest results are announced.
  • Added badges you can get based on the number of 10x Battles you participate in or win during Splatfests.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Made it possible to sort cards by “Rarity.”
  • Changed the default sorting for Edit Deck and Test Placement to “Sort by Spaces.”

Changes to the Lobby

  • Made it so that you will receive a notification when a friend uploads a battle replay.
    • By opening the notification, you can download the battle replay without entering a code.
    • These notifications will only be sent to friends.
  • Made it so that friends and players in the same Pool will be notified when you get a rare prize from the Shell-Out Machine.
  • Made it possible to use the Shell-Out Machine while in a Private Battle room, as long as you have not yet divided into teams.
  • Made it so that when one player begins matchmaking and members have gathered but there is a communication error, matchmaking is automatically reattempted once instead of being suspended as a result of the error.

Other Changes

  • Added approximately 160 decorations and 140 stickers to Hotlantis.
  • Added approximately 80 Splashtag banners and 400 titles that you can get from the Shell-Out Machine, etc.
  • Made it possible to start recon directly from the Stages screen on the main menu.

This update focuses on adding features for Drizzle Season 2023, which starts in September, and adjusting the balance of battles.

For battles, we’ve added new main weapons, powered up some special weapons, and made adjustments to certain weapons and gear abilities.

For special weapons, we’ve made adjustments to improve usability, and we’ve improved the Zipcaster in particular to make it easier to use in close-quarter fights while active.

Our next update is planned for the middle of Drizzle Season 2023 and should primarily focus on balance adjustments.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to climb unclimbable walls in rare cases when performing certain actions right after doing a Squid Roll off a wall.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player entered an inkrail while storing a charge shot, the light indicating the stored shot sometimes persisted on other players’ screens at the location where the player entered the inkrail.
  • Fixed an issue where repeated, fully charged Snipewriter 5H shots at walls did not ink the walls as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where player movement from a dualie Dodge Roll sometimes halted at the point where a grate meets the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where brellas faced further downward than normal when opened while walking diagonally forward.
  • Fixed an issue where, when defeating an enemy or assisting an ally in defeating an enemy while attempting to open the Undercover Brella, the brella’s durability sometimes did not recover.
  • Fixed an issue where the position-indicator icon ceased displaying for the first Ink Mine placed after entering a stage.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player sent a Booyah! or This way! signal immediately after another player threw a clam or Golden Egg, the other player did not appear to take the Booyah! or This way! pose on the thrower’s screen.
  • Made changes to lessen the frequency of an issue where if a player presses the ZR Button to fire a Trizooka shot, it sometimes seems that the next Trizooka shot won’t be fired if the player quickly presses the ZR Button.
  • Fixed an issue where if a player continuously pressed the ZR Button to fire a Trizooka shot after firing a Trizooka shot, in rare cases, the shot would not be fired.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to respawn with their special gauge slightly filled if they were splatted right after firing their third Trizooka shot, despite having used the entire special weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to respawn with their special gauge slightly filled if they were splatted right after throwing their third Triple Inkstrike shot, despite having used the entire special weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the lock-on cursor to be displayed for longer than usual if the player performed a Super Jump right after activating the Killer Wail 5.1 and locking onto a target.
  • Fixed an issue where if a player aimed the Zipcaster down at the ground nearby, they wouldn’t be able to zip to that location, despite the sight making it appear to be a viable zip target.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players who activated the Inkjet or Zipcaster near certain fences to be pushed off the stage when they returned to their original spot after the effect ended.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the weapon and gear an enemy had equipped to be displayed in unintended locations when they got splatted while using the Zipcaster or trying for the Ultra Signal.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players to get raised up if another player activated a Booyah Bomb nearby, allowing players to pass over higher obstacles than they should normally be able to.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue that caused ink rain to continue falling for a certain amount of time after the end of a battle in rare cases if the Ink Storm was made at the same time that the battle ended.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode that caused clams and power clams to disappear before they hit the floor when dropped from a certain height.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs that unintentionally allowed players to climb certain obstacles.
  • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley that allowed ink to pass through certain walls when fired from the outer perimeter of the stage while using things like the Inkjet.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks that sometimes allowed shots to pass through the terrain when fired at where it met certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge where it was sometimes possible to set Ink Mines on certain un-inkable floors.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino in Tower Control and Rainmaker mode where it was possible to ink the floor under certain boxes, increasing the special gauge and adding points.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy in Rainmaker mode where foes behind certain thin walls sometimes took damage when a Rainmaker shot was fired at those walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where it was sometimes possible to set Ink Mines on certain un-inkable floors.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where it was not possible to swim on certain walls even when inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where, while moving around the perimeter of the central high ground in swim form, it was possible to get on top of areas without places to stand.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where players sometimes became unable to move when attempting to Super Jump while on top of the orange cones.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs where it was possible to see players on certain floors through the glass of display cases below the floor.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where it was possible to get into unintended areas.
  • Fixed an issue in Barnacle & Dime where some boxes placed on the stage were not displaying on the Turf Map.
  • Fixed an issue in Humpback Pump Track where the appearance of certain walls did not change even when inked.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where players sometimes clipped into terrain when the position of a Reefslider’s explosion overlapped with a Scrapper.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player defeated a Scrapper in a single attack, the Scrapper sometimes appeared to other players to move as if sliding before being defeated.
  • Fixed an issue where Flipper-Flopper rings sometimes overlapped with the sea, making them difficult to ink back.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station where Maws sometimes got stuck at certain positions in the water and would not come out.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station and Jammin’ Salmon Junction that sometimes caused players to clip into terrain when pushed by a Flyfish that appeared from certain positions.
  • Fixed an issue in Gone Fission Hydroplant where Tenta Brellas’ launched brellas sometimes disappeared.
  • Fixed an issue in Jammin’ Salmon Junction where Salmonids sometimes got stuck on walls during special Rush waves.
  • Fixed an issue in Jammin’ Salmon Junction where Golden Eggs that appeared at certain positions sometimes got buried in walls.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where, when Keep Going was selected after winning a 100x Battle or 333x Battle, sometimes the stages did not change even when the scheduled update time arrived.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where selecting certain titles in certain languages caused the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue with title selection where shuffling and selecting a title at the same time, then selecting a new title would sometimes cause a different title to be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a friend dropped in while players were playing Regular Battle, the screen for selecting whether to continue did not indicate that a player was waiting to join.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing the L Button to open the menu at certain times while using a weapon in the lobby, Grizzco, or the Shoal sometimes caused the player’s controls and weapon-related animations to cease working properly.
  • Fixed an issue in multiplayer Tableturf Battle where players were sometimes determined to be inactive and disconnected when they opened their own deck’s Card List after finalizing a card’s position, then waited for their opponent to finalize for a long time without input.
  • Fixed an issue in Private Battles via the Shoal where players’ nicknames did not change, even if Use amiibo Username was enabled, if the player’s current equipment matched the weapons and gear recorded on the scanned amiibo.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 4.1.0 and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 4.1.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 4.1.0

  • Release date: July 26th 2023 (North America) / July 27th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Aerospray MGAerospray RG
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 9%.
    SplattershotTentatek SplattershotHero Shot Replica
    • Reduced the scatter of shots while on land by approximately 17%.
      • This also includes midair shot-scatter reduction from the Intensify Action gear ability. The midair ink scatter will now be closer to the effect while shooting on land.
    N-ZAP ’85N-ZAP ’89
    • Reduced the scatter of shots while on land by approximately 17%.
      • This also includes midair shot-scatter reduction from the Intensify Action gear ability. The midair ink scatter will now be closer to the effect while shooting on land.
    Splattershot ProForge Splattershot Pro
    • Increased the radius of the ink splatter at the point of impact by approximately 8%.
    Luna BlasterLuna Blaster Neo
    • Reduced the scatter of shots midair by approximately 25%.
    • Also made midair shot-scatter reduction from the Intensify Action gear ability easier to activate even with a smaller number of gear abilities. The midair ink scatter will now be closer to the effect while shooting on land.
      • The effect gained from equipping the maximum number of Intensify Action gear abilities will not change.
    Dynamo Roller
    • Reduced the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after a horizontal or vertical swing by about 1/6 of a second.
    Painbrush
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when swinging the brush by approximately 25%.
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when holding the ZR Button to paint while moving ahead by approximately 25%.
    Goo Tuber
    • Adjusted the display indicating the charge amount to make it easier to tell when it will exceed 100.0 damage dealt.
    Bloblobber
    • Increased the radius of ink splatter at the point of impact and from ink spray by approximately 10%.
    Tri-Stringer
    • Increased the damage dealt to opponents by the explosions of shots lodged in the terrain from 28.0 to 30.0.
    • Increased movement speed while charging and while fully charged by approximately 13%.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub Weapon Change Details
    Sprinkler
    • Extended the duration of the state where the ink is strongest immediately after placement by approximately 3 seconds.
    Angle Shooter
    • Increased the damage dealt to opponents by direct hits from 35.0 to 40.0.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Trizooka
    • Increased the damage dealt by explosions from 40.0 to 60.0.
    Ink Vac
    • Increased the radius of the ink-shot explosion by approximately 50% when the amount of the opponent’s ink that was sucked up is at the minimum.
    • Increased the radius of the ink-shot explosion by approximately 25% when the amount of the opponent’s ink that was sucked up is at the maximum.
    Super Chump
    • Increased the amount of damage dealt to players caught in an explosion near a decoy from 60.0 to 70.0 and increased the radius of that area by approximately 38%.
    • Increased the radius of the decoy explosion area that deals 35.0 damage by approximately 20%.
    Inkjet
    • Decreased the radius of the explosion area that deals 50.0 damage by approximately 15%.
      • No changes to the radius of the area that deals 30.0 damage.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Clash Blaster Neo 180 170
    Carbon Roller 180 170
    Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 180 190
    Tri-Slosher Nouveau 180 190
    Mini Splatling 180 190
    Ballpoint Splatling 200 210

Changes to the Lobby

  • Made it possible to join a room even when a Private Battle is in progress if there is a spot available.
    • In this case, the new player will be able to participate starting with the next battle.
Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where the player could jump higher than normal by performing certain inputs to do a Squid Roll while swimming on a wall holding the B Button.
  • Fixed an issue where the back side of the terrain occasionally displayed when the player jumped in front of certain terrain, making it hard to see the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players could appear in an unintended state to other players and not correctly take damage when using an unstable wireless connection.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where players with the Rainmaker could appear to not have the Rainmaker in their possession to other players when using an unstable wireless connection.
  • Fixed an issue where certain sloshers were occasionally not inking walls correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where a player behind a brella would sometimes take damage and explode when the tip of the brella touched a fully charged Rainmaker shot after impact or a stationary bomb.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where communication errors occurred easily when hitting a Big Bubbler or the Rainmaker shield repeatedly with Killer Wail 5.1 when using an unstable wireless connection.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where sponges and inkrails did not respond when hit directly by a fully charged Rainmaker shot.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where overtime occasionally did not occur even though the leading team’s power clam remained on the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where clams or power clams occasionally increased when multiple players with unstable wireless connections attempted to acquire them.
  • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley where it was possible to ink under certain obstacles and have it count as turf inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where it was possible to ink under certain obstacles and have it count as turf inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy in Rainmaker mode where there were points where the goal distance did not change as intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard in Tower Control mode where players could be pushed by the tower and become stuck inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria in Tower Control mode that caused players to occasionally clip into terrain when doing a Super Jump to the top of the tower in certain positions.
  • Fixed an issue in Barnacle & Dime where it was possible to ink under certain obstacles and have it count as turf inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Barnacle & Dime in Tower Control mode where players could be pushed by the tower and become stuck inside terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Humpback Pump Track where it was possible to ink under certain obstacles and have it count as turf inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Humpback Pump Track where Wave Breakers disappeared when set in certain areas.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where it was difficult to deal damage to Drizzlers with the horizontal slash of the Grizzco Splatana.
  • Fixed an issue where inking the majority of the Flipper-Flopper ring’s interior occasionally didn’t register.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused a Flipper-Flopper to land on top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Salmonids that appeared in the wave after a special Rush wave to have the same health as Rush-wave Salmonids.
  • Fixed an issue in Jammin’ Salmon Junction that caused grates to obstruct the player’s vision by making it possible to see through them when they appear in front of the player.
  • Fixed an issue in Jammin’ Salmon Junction where Salmonids occasionally became stuck on Big Shot cannons and Fish Sticks. This was done by adjusting the position of the Big Shot cannons and Fish Sticks on the map.
  • Fixed an issue in Jammin’ Salmon Junction where the Golden Egg that appears after defeating a Snatcher in certain positions occasionally clipped into the terrain or a Fish Stick.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue in Tricolor Turf War where players occasionally appeared to hold the Ultra Signal in a position away from where it was placed when using an unstable wireless connection.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the lobby jukebox would occasionally play the wrong song immediately before matchmaking ends.
  • Fixed an issue that halted matchmaking if a player in the lobby had the “Save to amiibo” confirmation screen open in the Equip menu.
  • Fixed an issue that caused notifications to be resent after a player in the lobby did recon in a Private Battle.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s alias setting was occasionally ignored and their regular player name was displayed when they were in a Private Battle room performing certain actions within the lobby menu or the Equip screen.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sheldon Sampler Challenge where the amount of turf inked and number of wins were added to the weapon equipped in the lobby before the start of the match.
  • Developers’ notes:

This update focuses on making tweaks to multiplayer. We have improved certain weapons to make them easier to use and modified some less popular weapons to be a bit closer to popular weapons in performance. We hope this will encourage a wider selection of weapon usage. Additionally, we have made adjustments to some sub weapons to make them easier to use in conjunction with main weapons. We have also adjusted some special weapons. In addition to similar adjustments mentioned above to encourage a wider selection of usage, we’ve dialed back the performance of some special weapons that had been modified in the past. Their specifications are now closer to the original weapon specifications. We plan on releasing the next update at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on further weapon balance adjustments and adding features for the new season starting in September.

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 4.0.2 and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 4.0.2 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 4.0.2

  • Release date: June 13th 2023 (North America) / June 14th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Fixes to Multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where the game would run slower than expected during battles compared to Ver. 3.1.1 or earlier.
  • Took measures to fix an issue in Clam Blitz mode where, if a player passed a clam or power clam to an ally standing in front of the goal, that clam or power clam would remain in the ally’s possession even if it was counted as going into the goal.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode that sometimes caused a clam to not travel according to the predicted trajectory line shown by pressing the button to throw it.
  • Fixed an issue in Anarchy Battle (Open) that always caused a communication error to occur when joining a group with friends, depending on the status of the group’s members.
Fixes to Salmon Run
  • Fixed an issue where the game would run slower than expected during shifts compared to Ver. 3.1.1 or earlier.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the game would run slower than expected in Splatsville compared to Ver. 3.1.1 or earlier.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 4.0.2 and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 3.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 4.0.1

  • Release date: June 1st 2023 (North America) / June 2nd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Fixes to Player Controls
  • Fixed an issue where jumping with the B Button and holding down the ZR Button while landing would cause rapid-fire shots to have a greater range than intended when using a Squeezer.
  • Fixed an issue when opening or closing brellas where the targeting reticle did not always reflect the change.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 4.0.1 and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 3.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 4.0.0

  • Release date: May 30th 2023 (North America) / May 31st 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On June 1st, 2023, data relating to Sizzle Season 2023 will be added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, Splashtags, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • A new battle stage: Barnacle & Dime.
    • A returning battle stage from the Splatoon 2 game: Humpback Pump Track.
    • 2 new main weapons.
    • 9 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A new Salmon Run stage: Jammin’ Salmon Junction.
    • 11 new Tableturf Battle cards.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 3 songs that play during battle.
  • New main weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Sizzle Season 2023.
      Weapon Details
      S-BLAST ’92
      • A new blaster weapon that can switch between two ways of shooting.
      • Normally, it fires shots that have smaller explosions in exchange for the ability to hit distant targets quickly.
      • When the player jumps and fires, the weapon will release shots that have a larger impact but a shorter range.
      Painbrush
      • The first swing of the Painbrush is slow, but in exchange, it can continuously fling powerful ink shots a great distance.
      • Another benefit offsetting the slow first swing is the ability to quickly ink turf while running forward.
  • New weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Sizzle Season 2023.
      Weapon Sub Weapon Special Weapon
      Annaki Splattershot Nova Ink Mine Inkjet
      H-3 Nozzlenose D Splash Wall Big Bubbler
      Rapid Blaster Pro Deco Angle Shooter Killer Wail 5.1
      S-BLAST ’92 Sprinkler Reefslider
      Big Swig Roller Express Angle Shooter Ink Storm
      Painbrush Curling Bomb Wave Breaker
      Heavy Splatling Deco Point Sensor Kraken Royale
      Custom Dualie Squelchers Squid Beakon Super Chump
      Light Tetra Dualies Sprinkler Zipcaster
      Tenta Sorella Brella Ink Mine Trizooka
      Splatana Wiper Deco Squid Beakon Tenta Missiles
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Carbon Roller    Carbon Roller Deco
    • When the player holds the ZR Button to ink while moving forward, they will now reach top speed approximately 1/6 of a second faster than before.
    Octobrush
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by swinging the brush by approximately 6%.
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 7%.
    Snipewriter 5H
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 13%.
    • Increased movement speed while charging and while fully charged by approximately 13%.
    Splash-o-matic    Neo Splash-o-matic
    • Shortened forward ink spread from the point of impact by approximately 10%.
    Sloshing Machine
    • Lengthened the interval between continuous swings by approximately 5/60 of a second.
    Splatana Stamper
    • Narrowed the width of ink launched by horizontal slashes by approximately 14%.
    • Increased the amount of ink consumed by approximately 30%.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Big Bubbler
    • Increased the barrier’s maximum radius.
    • Reduced the damage taken from some special weapons to approximately 50-75% of what it was before.
    Tacticooler
    • Extended the drink’s effect duration by approximately 2 seconds when not equipped with the Special Power Up gear ability.
      • The effect duration gained from equipping the maximum number of Special Power Up gear abilities will not change.
    • Made it easier to activate the effect from the Special Power Up gear ability, even when the player only has a few items with that gear ability equipped.
    Super Chump
    • Increased the radius of ground inked when decoys drop by approximately 40%.
    • Increased the minimum damage dealt by decoy explosions from 25.0 to 35.0.
    • Made it possible to aim for nearer positions than before.
    Ultra Stamp
    • Shortened the effect duration by approximately 1.5 seconds when not equipped with the Special Power Up gear ability.
      • The effect duration gained from equipping the maximum number of Special Power Up gear abilities will not change.
    • Made it easier to activate the effect from the Special Power Up gear ability, even when the player only has a few items with that gear ability equipped.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Neo Splash-o-matic 200 210
    Rapid Blaster Deco 200 210
    Ballpoint Splatling 190 200
  • Made it so that players cannot Super Jump to a teammate’s position in Tower Control mode when that teammate jumped from a tower to a wall and their current position is separated from the position of the tower that would be the Super Jump destination.
  • Made it so that when certain conditions are met, two players on the winning team who made great efforts will celebrate each other’s brave fighting after performing their victory emotes.
  • Made it possible to select from two different ink-color combinations when Color Lock is enabled.
    • Color Lock combination number 1 is close to the previous setting.
      • When battling with two teams, the colors will remain the same as when Color Lock was enabled up until Ver. 3.1.1.
      • During Tricolor Turf War, the colors will remain the same as when Color Lock was enabled in Ver. 1.2.1 or earlier.
    • Color Lock combination number 2 is a greater adjustment that provides support for cases where it was still difficult to play with Color Lock enabled previously.
      • The color combination will be different from when Color Lock was enabled previously, both when battling with two teams and during Tricolor Turf War battles.
  • Adjusted the animation when a Reppin’ Inkopolis emote was performed with a splatling equipped.

Changes to Challenges

  • Data relating to a new multiplayer mode called Challenges has been added.
    • Challenges are limited-time battles with special rules. They can also serve as online-tournament qualifiers.
    • Players can participate solo or form a group with friends and join together.
    • Challenges can be broken up into as many as 3 time slots so that players from various regions can join. Each time slot will be two hours long.
    • As players battle, their Challenge Power will be calculated, which changes based on the player’s wins and losses during the time slot.
    • Challenge Power will be calculated individually for players who participate solo and as a group for players joining as a group.
    • If a group’s members change, the group will be considered new and Challenge Power will be recalculated.
    • Once a certain amount of time has passed since the end of the Challenge, players will be able to check the lobby terminal to see how high their Challenge Power power was overall.
    • Challenge Power distribution is measured in three divisions: solo, duos, and teams.
      • 3-player groups are considered part of the teams division.
  • Made it possible to use the Shell-Out Machine with Shell-Out Tokens.
    • Players who win 5 battles within a Challenge will receive a Shell-Out Token.
    • Players can only earn 1 Shell-Out Token per Challenge.

Changes to Anarchy Battles

  • Made it so that Anarchy Power will be calculated for your team as a whole when participating in Anarchy Battle (Open) with friends.
    • Anarchy Power changes based on wins and losses and is reset when modes or stages switch.
    • If a group’s members change, the group will considered new and Anarchy Power will be recalculated.
    • Once a certain amount of time has passed since the mode or stage switched, players will be able to check the lobby terminal to see how high their Anarchy Power was overall.
    • Anarchy Power distribution is measured in two divisions: duos and teams.
      • 3-player groups are considered part of the teams division.
  • Greatly changed the matchmaking mechanism in Anarchy Battle (Open) to improve matchmaking efficiency for groups of 2 players.
  • Made it possible to select Change Gear, Then Go! after the battle ends in Anarchy Battle (Open).
    • This allows players in a group to change gear while maintaining the group.
  • Made it so that selecting Stop after a battle ends will return players to the awaiting Ready! state instead of forcing them to leave the room when participating in Anarchy Battle (Open) with a group with friends.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Supplied Weapon Change Details
    Dynamo Roller
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by horizontal swings and vertical swings by approximately 25%.
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when holding the ZR Button to paint while moving forward by approximately 33%.
    Octobrush
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by swinging the brush by approximately 6%.
    Big Swig Roller
    • Increased the damage dealt when holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 42%.
    Snipewriter 5H
    • Increased damage dealt when fully charged by approximately 33%.
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed when fired without charging by approximately 13%.
    Slosher
    • Increased damage dealt by approximately 40%.
    Tenta Brella
    • Increased the damage per burst shot by approximately 28%.
    • Increased the maximum damage dealt with a single shot to a single target by approximately 47%.
    • Increased damage dealt by the brella by approximately 50%.
    Undercover Brella
    • Increased the maximum damage dealt with a single shot to a single target by approximately 25%.
    • Increased damage dealt by the brella by approximately 25%.
    Tri-Stringer
    • Increased damage dealt at the first charge level by approximately 33%.
      • There is no change to the damage dealt at the second charge level.
    REEF-LUX 450
    • Increased damage dealt when fired without charging by approximately 6%.
    • Increased damage dealt at the first charge level by approximately 40%.
      • There is no change to the damage dealt at the second charge level.
  • Doubled the number of fish scales normally obtained after fighting a King Salmonid in a Big Run.
  • Made it possible to join Eggstra Work solo.
    • When players join solo, a weapon that does not overlap with the other players will automatically be selected from the weapons available in that round of Eggstra Work.
  • When joining Eggstra Work with a group of fewer than 4, other players will be gathered so that it becomes a 4-player attempt.
    • Players with similar high scores during that round of Eggstra Work or similar regular job ratings will be gathered.
  • Made it so that when a player joins an Eggstra Work group, a weapon that does not overlap with players who are already participating is initially selected.
  • Made it clearer when it is not possible to select Ready! because a player has joined an Eggstra Work group and selected a weapon that overlaps with another player.
  • Made it so that friends and members from the same Pool will be notified when you set a new high score in a Big Run or Eggstra Work.
    • Players who do not wish to be notified about new high scores can disable it by selecting Options on the main menu and then selecting Other > Lobby Notifications > OFF.
  • Adjusted the position where normal Power Eggs appear when a Salmonid is hit with an attack so that they appear from the position where the attack hit.
    • This does not apply to all attacks.
  • Made it so that the total number of Golden Eggs deposited and the total number of normal Power Eggs obtained both display when viewing Recent Jobs at Grizzco Industries.
  • Made it so that newly added items available for trade using fish scales are clearly marked.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Increased the Tableturf Rank limit to 999.
  • Adjusted the results announcement screen’s animation to make the winner clearer.
  • Made it possible for players to check their own deck or give up after placing a card and waiting for their opponent to make a decision.
  • Made it easier to distinguish between cards in the deck and cards not in the deck while on the deck-editing screen.
  • Made it so that the player’s win streak in a particular room displays in online matches.
    • When a player leaves the room, their win streak returns to 0.
  • Made it possible for the player who created the room to leave even when other players are in an online match.
  • Made it possible for other players to continue online matches in a room even after the player who created the room leaves.
  • Made it so that when a player is spectating another player’s online match and a different player in the same room begins playing, that information displays on-screen.
  • Made it so that when a player is editing their deck in an online match, a speech bubble indicating that they are doing so will appear above their head.
  • Changed the control to stop accepting online matches to the B Button.
  • Made it so that players will automatically give up if they do not take any actions for a certain amount of time in online matches.

Changes to the Lobby

  • Added 3 songs that will play in the lobby.
  • Supported the Room Creation feature of SplatNet 3.
    • Room Creation is a feature in SplatNet 3 for creating Private Battle rooms in advance.
    • When players create a room, they can generate an invitation URL and share it via social media, etc. to invite other players.
    • After creating a room with Room Creation or receiving an invitation to a room that another player created using Room Creation, players can join the room created with Room Creation by selecting Private Battle from the in-game lobby.
  • Made it possible to send notifications inviting players to join the group as many times as desired.
    • Once a certain amount of time has passed after sending a notification once, players will be able to send another.
  • Made it possible to select Put Away when grabbing a shelf or locker organizer while editing your locker, as long as they aren’t touching any other objects.
  • Made it so that food or drink effects that are currently active will display when ordering new food or drinks at Crab-N-Go.
  • Made it so that when another player is operating the jukebox in a Private Battle, a speech bubble indicating that they are doing so will appear above their head.
  • Made it possible to use some features even during matchmaking. These include:
    • Displaying notifications
    • Displaying your Friends menu
    • Displaying ghost details
    • Viewing lockers
    • Rating a player or a locker as Fresh!

This update focuses on adding features for Sizzle Season 2023, which starts in June, as well as adding Challenges and the Anarchy Battle (Open) features. It also adjusts the balance of battles and Salmon Run.

Regarding Challenges, we have implemented the features of League Battles from Splatoon 2 separately. Special events like tournaments and monthly battles are now a part of Challenges, while you’ll be able to test your skills with friends anytime in Anarchy Battle (Open).

In terms of battle adjustments, we’ve added new main weapons, powered up some special weapons, and made adjustments to certain weapons.

In particular, the Sloshing Machine was designed for fighting in places with height differences or lots of obstacles, but it has proven highly effective even in battles in flat places. So, by lengthening the interval between continuous swings, we’ve maintained the characteristic wide attack range while decreasing its ability to defeat opponents.

For the Splatana Stamper, we’ve increased the accuracy of the aim for follow-up attacks with horizontal slashes and lowered the ability to continue fighting solo, all while maintaining the unique nature of fighting by relying on the powerful charged slash (which balances a wide inking range and high attack performance).

Regarding the Splash-o-matic and the Neo Splash-o-matic, we’ve made adjustments to slightly alleviate the situation where they are able to effectively exchange fire with foes at a greater distance than intended.

Our next update is planned for the middle of Sizzle Season 2023 and will primarily focus on balance adjustments.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that caused the distance a player could move after spawning onto a stage but before landing on the ground to change if they adjusted the direction of the camera.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an ink-spray animation to play when a player changed into swim form midair.
  • Fixed an issue where it was sometimes difficult to get on top of a wall when swimming up a wall with a grate above it.
  • Fixed an issue that made it possible to use throwing-type special weapons slightly faster than intended by activating the special weapon in the interval between pressing the ZR Button and when the ink actually fired.
  • Fixed an issue that made it difficult to ink the ground when a blaster was fired while directly adjacent to a wall.
  • Fixed an issue where the ink consumed by a horizontal swing of a roller while moving was slightly more than when a horizontal swing was performed while standing still.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation appeared to show ink flying on the player’s screen even if another player was using a roller that was out of ink.
  • Fixed an issue where the intended sound effect would not play on the player’s screen when another player was swinging a brush while out of ink.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player Super Jumped and opened a brella just before landing, foes who touched that brella and were pushed by it sometimes clipped inside the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where, when brellas with different durabilities clashed and one of them broke, the one that remained sometimes was not damaged.
  • Fixed an issue where the area for Splat Brellas and Undercover Brellas blocking enemy shots was smaller than it appeared.
  • Fixed an issue where players who fired a Tenta Brella and followed behind it could appear slightly in front of the brella on other players’ screens and be attacked. The issue has been mitigated by increasing the thickness of the area of a fired brella that protects against enemy fire.
  • Fixed an issue where Undercover Brellas did not recharge after defeating an enemy or assisting in defeating an enemy if the player used a special weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation appeared to show ink flying on the player’s screen even if another player was using a splatana that was out of ink.
  • Fixed an issue where there was a roughly 1/60 second delay before the explosion when a Fizzy Bomb hit an enemy’s Splash Wall or similar barrier.
  • Fixed an issue where an enemy player inside a Big Bubbler sometimes took damage when a sub weapon hit the Big Bubbler and destroyed it.
  • Fixed an issue where Angle Shooters sometimes rebounded in unintended ways when used on a surface with a slight elevation difference.
  • Fixed an issue where the Zipcaster arm didn’t pass through the perimeter fence on certain stages.
  • Fixed an issue where players who used the Zipcaster to attach to the wall while their feet were in enemy ink would continue to take damage even though their feet were not on the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where some animations wouldn’t display when looking inside a Tacticooler through the glass.
  • Fixed an issue where the projectiles from some throwing-type sub weapons would not land in the correct spot when thrown to the space between a Tacticooler and terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to set up Tacticoolers on certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where Tacticoolers set up on moving towers sometimes disappeared immediately after being set up.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of ink spraying from another player’s Inkjet occasionally didn’t show on the player’s screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the controller didn’t rumble when an enemy’s Tenta Missiles locked onto the player or a nearby ally.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound of the player taking damage played consecutively when they used the Ultra Stamp within the area of effect of an enemy’s Ink Storm.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player sent a Booyah! in certain situations (like when they were splatted) and an ally’s special gauge didn’t increase, the ally’s special gauge would appear to have increased when they sent a Booyah!
  • Fixed an issue where another player’s position occasionally appeared to move unnaturally on the player’s screen when that player touched terrain while using a Booyah Bomb and was pushed away.
  • Fixed an issue where a player who used a Booyah Bomb under a tower’s grate would sometimes be pushed away by the tower and clip inside terrain. This was fixed by making it so that the player can pass through the grate.
  • Fixed an issue where walls were sometimes not inked properly when players activated a Kraken Royale near the wall and then immediately climbed it.
  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally landed in an unintended spot after Super Jumping to an ally who was submerged in ink on the side of a tower.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where multiple sound effects played when the player got in between the Rainmaker shield and terrain with a Kraken Royale.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where a minimum charge Rainmaker shot was automatically fired when players obtained the Rainmaker immediately before firing certain main weapons.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where the unevenness of ink did not display as intended on certain terrain.
  • Fixed a rare issue where an inkrail would sometimes vanish if the player hit the inkrail start point with an attack right before the inkrail stopped working.
  • Adjusted the color of Tri-Stringer shots lodged in the terrain during Splatfests so that it’s easier to tell which team fired them.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of marking an enemy with weapons like the Point Sensor displayed darker than intended on certain stages during Splatfests.
  • Fixed an issue where Sprinklers placed on the side or bottom of a tower would unnaturally ink the top of the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where fully charged Rainmaker shots did not explode immediately when they touched a brella after coming in contact with terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where the special usage was not counted when the Rainmaker was obtained after throwing a Tacticooler but before it was set up.
  • Fixed a rare issue in Clam Blitz mode that caused terrain not to be inked in certain spots when hit with a power clam.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode that caused the animation indicating a clam’s location to not display in certain spots even when the clam’s location was inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where it sometimes became impossible to obtain clams or power clams despite repeatedly picking up and throwing them while on an unstable connection.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway in Rainmaker mode where a “DON’T RETREAT!” warning would be triggered in some spots even if the team was advancing with the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks that allowed players to stay on top of grates in certain areas while in swim form.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market where it was possible to set up Ink Mines in certain spots that cannot be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market in Clam Blitz mode where players could infiltrate the enemy base in an unintended way by using inkrails.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where players who used a Zipcaster to land on top of rotating terrain couldn’t stop at that location.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where players who used Inkjet to land on top of rotating terrain could float up higher than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino that sometimes caused Tacticoolers thrown near the rotating terrain to disappear as soon as they were set up.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino in Tower Control mode that sometimes caused players to clip into the terrain when Super Jumping near the rotating terrain at certain times.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy that prevented players from submerging in ink on the edges of some terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy that sometimes caused sub weapons thrown on certain spots to stop on those spots.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard in Turf War mode that allowed players to ink the bottom of certain boxes that were not intended to be inked, which increased players’ special gauges and earned them points.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart that made some of the terrain look like it could be inked even though it couldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that caused some animations to not display when looking through glass.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that allowed players to submerge in terrain that was not intended to be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs that allowed players to choose to spawn in a spot outside of the stage, causing them to immediately fall.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs in Rainmaker mode that sometimes caused the animation above checkpoints and goals to not display correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in Flounder Heights in Rainmaker mode where the tops of certain boxes weren’t treated as areas the Rainmaker couldn’t enter.
  • Adjusted the placement of a box on the high ground in Um’ami Ruins in Tower Control mode to fix an issue that allowed players to use Kraken Royale and unforeseen methods to get to the high ground near the spawn point.
  • Adjusted the placement of the goal in Um’ami Ruins in Clam Blitz mode to fix an issue where players could throw clams into the goal from unintended locations.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where players could stand on the narrow ledge above the mast.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria that sometimes caused sub weapons thrown on certain spots to stop on those spots.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria that caused some terrain that was not intended to be inked to appear inkable in certain spots on the Turf Map.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria that caused players to be treated as if they had fallen off the stage and splatted if they were submerged in ink before moving to the floor in certain areas.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented players from being able to throw or deposit eggs in the egg basket if they were carrying a Golden Egg and approached the egg basket while pressing the A Button.
  • Fixed an issue where a Golden Egg would appear to stay in place if a player who was carrying it while using the Inkjet entered swim form and then was splatted by a Salmonid.
  • Fixed an issue where the explosion from a Steelhead or Horrorboros bomb would launch a Drizzler’s projectile back at it.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would be splatted if a Flyfish’s container was broken and the player got close to the broken part.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the number of Power Eggs a player earned from breaking a Flyfish’s container to differ depending on the order in which they were broken.
  • Fixed an issue where the controller did not rumble when a Flyfish’s Tenta Missiles locked onto the player or a nearby ally.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a Flyfish from exploding even if it was hit with its own missiles.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Flyfish to spawn at a lower height than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the inside of a Flipper-Flopper’s ring would quickly appear to have been inked, even if it mostly hadn’t.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a Flipper-Flopper to land on top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a player who was being targeted by a Flipper-Flopper from earning Power Eggs even after they stopped it from diving.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to slow down when a player got on top of a Slammin’ Lid.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a Slammin’ Lid that was splatted above a grate to fall beneath the grate and Golden Eggs to appear under the grate.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented rollers from dealing damage to Slammin’ Lids with a rolling attack.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Slammin’ Lids to pass through the terrain when they attacked in certain spots.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players to clip under the terrain if they attacked a Big Shot while touching it.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multiple Big Shots to spawn from the same spot.
  • When playing a job scenario with a special Fog wave, we made it so that the order in which Goldies appear and the corresponding number of Golden Eggs it leaves when defeated will be as close to the same as possible.
  • Fixed an issue in special Fog waves where the number of Goldies that spawned was lower than intended in rare cases.
  • Fixed an issue in special Mothership waves where the position of the Mothership was sometimes different for each player.
  • Fixed an issue in special Cohock Charge waves that made a cannon unusable if a player was splatted as soon as they entered it.
  • Fixed an issue in special Giant Tornado waves that sometimes caused the second box to be damaged as soon as it appeared.
  • Fixed an issue in Spawning Grounds that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to fall in places that made it hard for players to collect them.
  • Fixed an issue in Spawning Grounds that sometimes allowed Grillers to pass over higher elevations than they should normally be able to.
  • Fixed an issue in Spawning Grounds that sometimes caused Maws to sink into the terrain and not be able to come out.
  • Fixed an issue in Gone Fission Hydroplant that sometimes caused a Flyfish to overlap with a Fish Stick and prevent players from breaking its container.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner’s Bay that sometimes caused Maws to sink into the terrain and not be able to come out.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner’s Bay that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to fall in places that made it hard for players to collect them.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to only be able to collect 5 bonuses from a single job when they earned enough Grizzco Points to collect 6 or more bonuses.

Fixes to Tableturf Battle

  • Fixed an issue that caused rotated cards to go back to their initial position if the player selected “Cancel” on the “Giving up?” screen to go back to the game.
  • Mitigated an issue that caused a communication error to occur for players doing online battles in the same room for about 2 hours by extending the time it takes for an error to occur to 4 hours.
    • We will consider adding a fix in a future update that prevents a communication error from occurring even if players stay in the same room for an even longer period of time.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the spectators and players to see different things for an extended period of time when the connection was unstable in online battles.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue in the “Splatfest Top 100” part of “Splatfest Stats” in SplatNet 3 where, if 2 or more players were tied to the nearest decimal point, the player who recorded their score first would be displayed beneath any players who recorded their scores later.
    • This fix will also be applied to the ranking order of Splatfests that were held in the past.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused the conversation about Splatfest results to not display when tuning into the Anarchy Splatcast at the exact time that the Splatfest result announcement began.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to crash if the player selected “Watch Splatcast” while a Splatfest news flash was playing somewhere other than the lobby.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the number of Times Splatted to differ between battle replays and battle stats if a player was splatted right before the end of a battle.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a communication error occurred while fast-forwarding in a battle replay, the subsequent audio would remain fast.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain hairstyles to appear differently than intended when the Special-Forces Beret was equipped.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some shoes to not display correctly when placed in a locker.
  • Fixed some emote icons that made it difficult to determine what the emote was.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a friend created a room for a Private Job, it would display as Salmon Run on the Friends menu, making it hard to tell that it was actually a Private Job room.
  • List of changes:
  • adds content from Sizzle Season 2023 (new and returning stages, new weapons, Challenges, new Tableturf Battle cards, and more) [more details]
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 3.1.1 and earlier in local multiplayer, or with Battle Replays created with Ver. 3.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 3.1.1

  • Release date: May 1st 2023 (North America) / May 2nd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Splatfests

  • Data relating to future Splatfests has been added.
  • Adjusted things like screen brightness and ink coloring on stages during Splatfests.

In addition to adding data relating to future Splatfests, we released this update to adjust how stages look during Splatfests. Please note that we plan on making further changes to ink coloring when using Color Lock in the next update.

The next update is scheduled to be released at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on balance adjustments and adding features for the new season starting in June.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where players who Super Jumped to a player who was using a Zipcaster would sometimes land in an unintended location.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash at the start of a special wave in rare cases.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where the music and performances in Splatsville and Inkopolis during a Splatfest would become out of sync if the main menu was open for a long time.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where edits to a player’s locker would be canceled if the player was editing during a schedule transition.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 3.1.0 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 3.0.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 3.1.0

  • Release date: March 30th 2023 (North America) / March 31st 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to DLC

  • Added some data relating to Inkopolis during Splatfests.

Changes to Splatfests

  • Added a song that will play during Splatfest Battles and Tricolor Turf Wars.
    • This song will play whether or not the player has downloaded the DLC.
  • Adjusted the points awarded for each category during the Splatfest Final Results.
    Category Before After
    Splatfest Sneak Peek +8p +7p
    % of Votes +10p +8p
    Splatfest Battle (Open) +12p +12p
    Splatfest Battle (Pro) +12p +12p
    Tricolor Battle +15p +18p
    Total 57p 57p

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Weapon Change Details
    Splattershot Nova
    • Movement speed while firing is now about 10% faster.
    • Ink splatter will now fall around the player’s feet more easily.
    Luna Blaster        Luna Blaster Neo
    • Increased the radius of the explosion area that deals 70.0 damage by about 50%.
      • No changes to the radius of the area that deals 50/0 damage.
    Big Swig Roller
    • Adjusted the damage-falloff rate based on vertical-swing distance, making the amount of damage fall off more gradually than before.
      • Due to this change, the distance where 100.0+ damage can be dealt was extended by roughly 15%, and the distance where 50.0+ damage can be dealt was extended by roughly 49%.
    Snipewriter 5H
    • Maximum damage has been increased from 60.0 to 68.0.
    Slosher        Slosher Deco
    • Adjusted the damage-falloff rate when a player attacks someone vertically lower than them, making it more difficult for damage to decrease.
      • Due to this change, the minimum amount of damage dealt to an opponent will be 50.0.
    Mini Splatling        Zink Mini Splatling
    • Increased firing duration by roughly 17%.
    Dapple Dualies        Dapple Dualies Nouveau
    • Shortened the amount of time it takes for a player to be able to act after a Dodge Roll by roughly .06 seconds.
    Splat Dualies
    • Increased the Dodge Roll movement speed, shortening the amount of time it takes to move by roughly .06 seconds.
    REEF-LUX 450
    • Made the angle of diffusion narrower depending on the amount of charge, making it easier to focus on attacking a single area.
    • Movement speed while charging is now about 10% faster.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub Weapon Change Details
    Angle Shooter
    • Roughly doubled the radius of the ink splatter that occurs when it hits terrain.
    Burst Bomb
    • Increased the amount of ink consumed from a standard ink tank from 40% to 45% if the player doesn’t have the “Ink Saver (Sub)” ability equipped.
      • The amount of ink consumed when the maximum number of abilities are equipped will not change.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Ink Vac
    • Increased the radius of the outer perimeter when vacuuming up ink by roughly 10% to cover a larger area than before.
    Tacticooler
    • Increased the initial setup speed when throwing the Tacticooler by roughly 33% to enable it to be set up farther than before.
    • Roughly doubled the horizontal radius of the area where players can drink a beverage.
    Reefslider
    • Increased the amount of damage dealt from 60.0 to 70.0 when getting caught in an explosion at long range, and increased the radius of that area by roughly 17%.
    • Increased the radius of the ink splatter from an explosion by roughly 21%.
    Inkjet
    • Increased the radius of the explosion area that deals 50.0 damage by roughly 43%.
      • No changes to the radius of the area that deals 30.0 damage.
    • Strengthened the jet of ink that comes out when pressing B, enabling players to jump higher than before.
    Ultra Stamp
    • Increased the radius of the area where a player can be damaged from the shock waves of continuous stamp attacks by roughly 43%.
    • Improved the turning performance when doing continuous stamp attacks, making it easier to change direction.
    • When doing continuous stamp attacks, the stamp will now be displayed as translucent on the user’s screen, making it easier for them to see where they’re going.
    Crab Tank
    • Introduced an interval where players cannot attack for roughly 0.33 seconds after returning to attack mode from mobile mode.
    • Increased the amount of time it takes for players to act again after the special ends.
    Kraken Royale
    • Made it easier for a player to be pushed back by an enemy attack in Tower Control mode when the player is on the tower.
    • Made it so that a player will drop all their clams and power clams wherever they are when they use this special in Clam Blitz mode.
  • Specifications for some gear abilities have changed.
    Gear Ability Change Details
    Sub Resistance Up
    • Damage from Burst Bombs and Fizzy Bombs will be reduced more than before, even with just a few gear abilities.
      • The damage reduction from equipping the maximum gear abilities will not change.
    Opening Gambit
    • If a player splats or assists in splatting an enemy while this gear ability is in effect, the effect will now be extended by roughly 15.0 seconds instead of roughly 7.5 seconds.
    • Made it so that the Intensify Action gear ability will also occur when this gear ability is in effect.
      • The effect is equivalent to 3.0 primary gear abilities.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Carbon Roller Deco 200 190
    .96 Gal Deco 200 210
  • The sound effects for an opponent’s Kraken Royale are now easier to hear from a distance.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Made the interval between touching a Golden Egg and being able to use it roughly the same for all players.
    • By adjusting the animation speed when a Golden Egg goes into a non-host-player’s life ring, the interval between touching a Golden Egg and being able to use it is now roughly the same for the host and non-host players.
    • However, if communication delays exceed a certain level, the timing may not be the same as the host player.

This update focuses on adding Splatfest data, adjusting Splatfest Points, and making tweaks to online multiplayer. For Splatfest Points, adjustments to the Halftime Report should make it feel less like the winning team has already been decided. For main weapons, the changes should highlight the unique traits of weapons and strengthen certain combinations of sub and special weapons. For sub weapons, the changes should create more ways to use certain sub weapons, as well as curtail strategies that employed repetitive use of certain sub weapons. For special weapons, we have reviewed and made adjustments to the performance of each special weapon now that the usage of special weapons new to Splatoon 3 is better established. For the new special weapon Kraken Royale, its basic abilities are unchanged, but it has been adjusted in certain modes to reduce unfavorable circumstances. For Salmon Run, the changes should ensure that lag will be minimal no matter which system is the host. It’s possible that selection of the host system for wireless play in any or all game modes may change, either by adding a feature or improving communication efficiency. Therefore, we are taking steps to minimize lag regardless of which system is the host. We plan on releasing the next update at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on balance adjustments and adding features for the new season starting in June.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue with collision-detection speed that slightly lowered the accuracy of ink fired by shaking a brush at distant, nonmoving enemies.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some bombs of a certain type to not explode when three or more were used at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused sub weapons thrown on certain terrain to not travel according to the predicted trajectory line shown by pressing the R Button.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Autobombs thrown into gaps on certain terrain to pass through the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Crab Tank users who held down the ZR Button before changing from mobile mode to attack mode to start rapid firing slightly faster than usual.
  • Fixed an issue where if a player using Ink Vac while moving forward was attacked from behind, the attack would sometimes be blocked.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Tacticoolers to rebound more forcefully than intended and fly far away when thrown while the player is in close contact with terrain or other objects.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes allowed players to jump farther than intended when jumping right after a charge attack with the Kraken Royale.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes allowed players to jump farther than intended when doing a Squid Roll off of a wall with the Kraken Royale.
  • Fixed an issue that enabled players to do a Squid Surge or Squid Roll during the period when player actions were supposed to be disabled after the effects from the Kraken Royale wore off.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation indicating that a player splatted an enemy with a direct hit from the Rainmaker didn’t display.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to not take blast damage from an Inkjet shot if it looked like the shot landed on their screen but not on the screen of the Inkjet user.
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t defined which player’s screen would be used as the standard if an Ultra Stamp user attacked an opponent and a communication delay caused the shot to land differently between the two players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue in Scorch Gorge in Clam Blitz mode where clams were not placed symmetrically at the start of a battle.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market where some terrain unintentionally appeared translucent, depending on the position of the player and the camera.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Rainmaker mode that allowed players to get into certain unintended narrow spaces.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort in Clam Blitz mode where clams were not placed symmetrically at the start of a battle.
  • Fixed an issue in certain areas of Wahoo World that would not allow players to swim even if those areas looked like they had been inked.
  • Fixed an issue in certain areas of Wahoo World that would allow players to swim even if those areas couldn’t be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs in Tower Control mode that sometimes caused players at the top of the slope to get caught between the tower and the terrain.
  • Adjusted part of the terrain in Flounder Heights to fix an issue that enabled players to use unintended methods to invade the enemy base with the Kraken Royale.
  • Fixed an issue when using Super Chump in Flounder Heights that sometimes caused decoys to fall into trees and telephone poles.
  • Fixed an issue on Manta Maria that caused sub weapons to get buried within the terrain when used on certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria in Turf War/Splat Zones/Clam Blitz modes that caused the pillar in the center of the stage to get painted unnaturally.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue in Big Run that prevented players from receiving a badge according to their high score, even if they received the corresponding decoration.
    • Players who are in this situation will be able to receive their badges once they have applied this update data and restarted the game software.
  • Fixed an issue that made it look like special-ability activations didn’t get replenished for an Xtrawave if the player had used up their special abilities already and were wearing the “Gloopsuit” series of work suits.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused player controls to stop working if the player was standing in certain areas while the wave was changing.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Flyfish from being splatted when the Flyfish’s cockpit got smashed by a Slammin’ Lid.
  • Fixed an issue in the Goldie Seeking event where the state of the gushers would differ for each player, preventing them from damaging Goldies.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mothership event that prevented boxes being carried by Chinooks from exploding even when they were destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mothership event where if a Chinook was defeated right before letting go of its box, whether or not the box remained would differ on some players’ screens.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that made certain stickers hard to see against the background when a player got them.
  • Fixed an issue on the confirmation screen when joining friends in a group with a password that caused the group’s voice chat to appear to be off even when it was set to on.
  • Fixed a rare issue where doing certain actions on the Freshest Fits page of the Equip screen would cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue where if the player pressed the ZR Button while in Hotlantis to change the product display, then went to another shop before returning to Hotlantis, the product display would not revert to its original state.
  • Fixed an issue in the lobby that prevented players from being able to set an alias after entering the password to join a Private Battle.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 3.0.1 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 3.0.1

  • Release date: March 8th 2023 (North America) / March 9th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Fixes to Notifications
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused notifications to be sent to a user’s friends, even if that friend’s system Friend Settings were set to only display their online status to “Best Friends” or “No One.”
    • If a user and their friends are connected to the same Pool, notifications will continue to display regardless of their Friend Settings.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 3.0.0 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: February 27th 2023 (North America) / February 28th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to DLC
  • Added support for Inkopolis DLC. [more details]
    • Players who have purchased the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC can now travel between Inkopolis and Splatsville using the train station in the square.
    • Inkopolis has the same shops and features as Splatsville.
    • The shops in Inkopolis also have the same lineup of products as Splatsville. If you buy something in one location, it will be sold out for the day in both locations.
Season and Catalog Changes
  • On March 1, 2023, data relating to Fresh Season 2023 will be added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, Splashtags, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • A new gear brand, Z+F.
    • About 126 new items added to store product lineups.
    • 2 new battle stages: Um’ami Ruins and Manta Maria.
    • 2 new special weapons: Kraken Royale and Super Chump.
    • 12 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • 23 new Tableturf Battle cards.
    • Prizes that can be obtained by trading fish scales at Grizzco.
  • You can earn more Catalog Points than usual during the week before the end of the season thanks to a special Closeout Bonus.
Changes to the Notififcations Feature
  • Added the Pool feature.
    • The Pool feature allows players to send and receive notifications with other players in the same Pool.
    • Players can enter a phrase to join a Pool by opening the Lobby menu, selecting the Notifications tab, and pressing the + Button.
    • For example, if you enter “Turf War Fans,” you’ll be able to send and receive notifications with players who have also entered “Turf War Fans,” and you will be able to join or drop in on each other’s games using notifications.
    • While there isn’t a limit on how many people can join the same Pool, there may be cases in which notifications won’t be sent to all members if a large number of players are connected to the same Pool simultaneously.
  • When you receive an invitation to play or a “Fresh!” notification, it will be displayed on the screen.
Changes to Multiplayer
  • New special weapons have been added.
    • Weapon sets with these specials will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2023.
    Special Weapon Details
    Kraken Royale
    • Transform into a huge squid or octopus and attack by pressing the B Button to jump or by holding and releasing the ZR Button to do a charge attack.
    • You’ll be vulnerable for a moment before and after transforming, but you won’t take any damage from attacks while transformed.
    Super Chump
    • Aim and scatter a bunch of balloon-like decoys in a certain area.
    • Markings that look like Super Jump landing spots will display on the ground where the decoys will land.
    • The decoys can be destroyed if hit with an attack.
    • Decoys that aren’t destroyed will explode after a certain amount of time, inking the turf around them and dealing damage.
  • New weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2023.
    Weapon Sub Weapon Special Weapon
    Neo Sploosh-o-matic Squid Beakon Killer Wail 5.1
    Neo Splash-o-matic Suction Bomb Triple Inkstrike
    N-ZAP ’89 Autobomb Super Chump
    .96 Gal Deco Splash Wall Kraken Royale
    Custom Jet Squelcher Toxic Mist Ink Storm
    L-3 Nozzlenose D Burst Bomb Ultra Stamp
    Rapid Blaster Deco Torpedo Inkjet
    Clash Blaster Neo Curling Bomb Super Chump
    Krak-On Splat Roller Squid Beakon Kraken Royale
    Z+F Splat Charger Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike
    Z+F Splatterscope Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike
    Tri-Slosher Nouveau Fizzy Bomb Tacticooler
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Main Weapon Change Details
    Big Swig Roller
    • Roughly doubled the amount of damage dealt to nonplayer objects (Splash Walls, brellas, etc.) when striking them with ink.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub-Weapon Change Details
    Burst Bomb
    • Increased the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after being used by about 0.16 seconds.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Trizooka
    • Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 20%.
    Killer Wail 5.1
    • Made it easier to activate the effect from the Special Power Up gear ability, even when the player only has a few items with that gear ability equipped.
      • The effect gained from equipping the maximum number of Special Power Up gear abilities will not change.
    Inkjet
    • Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 2.5x.
    Ultra Stamp
    • Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 3x.
  • Points required to use some weapon specials have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Aerospray MG 190 180
    N-ZAP ’85 190 180
    Tri-Slosher 190 180
    Ballpoint Splatling 200 190
    Tri-Stringer 190 180
  • Changed the terrain in some stages for some modes and reduced the impact of weapons shooting from far away.
    Stage Mode
    Eeltail Alley
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Tower Control
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    Hagglefish Market
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Clam Blitz
    Mincemeat Metalworks
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    Hammerhead Bridge
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Tower Control
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    Museum d’Alfonsino
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    Mahi-Mahi Resort
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    MakoMart
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Tower Control
    • Clam Blitz
    Wahoo World
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Clam Blitz
  • The sound effect when activating Ultra Stamp is now less audible to teammates.
  • The sound effect when activating Inkjet is now less audible to teammates.
  • The sound effect when activating Crab Tank is now less audible to teammates.
Changes to Salmon Run
  • A new King Salmonid called Horrorboros may appear.
    • Whether a Cohozuna or a Horrorboros appears will depend on the schedule at the time.
  • Data relating to the upcoming Big Run event has been added.
  • Data relating to the limited-time Eggstra Work event has been added.
    • In Eggstra Work, players can assemble a group of two to four friends or members from the same Pool and then compete against other teams—all using the same job scenario—to collect as many Golden Eggs as possible during five waves.
    • Both the initial hazard level and the job scenario for Eggstra Work are fixed, which means that every team will face off against the same Salmonids under the same conditions every time. However, if your team manages to exceed the Golden Eggs quota by enough, your hazard level will go up, making it possible to get a higher score.
  • You will now be able to preview items when exchanging fish scales, similar to how you can preview items at Hotlantis, etc.
Changes to Connectivity
  • Made it so that players will be notified when their connection is unstable. If the connection continues to be unstable, player controls will temporarily be disabled.
Changes to Splatfests
  • Changed the amount of XP required to level up a Splatfest Tee. Splatfest Tees with more gear abilities will no longer require more XP to level up than those with fewer gear abilities.
      Before After
    0 Abilities 2,000 7,500
    1 Ability 8,000 7,500
    2 Abilities 14,000 7,500
    3 Abilities 28,000 7,500
  • Winners of 10x Battles, etc., will be announced during the Anarchy Splatcast.
    • This announcement will display automatically when in the lobby. It is not related to the timing of stage changes that happen every two hours.
  • Slightly adjusted ink colors during Tricolor Turf War battles when Color Lock is turned ON.
  • When you win a 10x Battle, a notification will be sent to your friends and members from the same Pool.
Changes to Lockers
  • Added a feature to store all items placed in your locker at once.
    • Press the – (Minus) Button while editing your locker to use this feature.
Changes to Tableturf Battle
  • It is now possible to play Tableturf Battle against friends and players in the same Pool.
    • You can create a room for Tableturf Battle in the lobby.
    • Up to 10 players can join a room for Tableturf Battle.
    • If two players in the same room take a seat at the Tableturf Battle tables on the second floor of the lobby, a game between the two will commence.
    • You can watch a game between two players by approaching them and pressing the A Button.
    • You can also play with nearby friends via the same process at the Shoal. Up to eight players can join a room for Tableturf Battle at the Shoal.
  • Increased the responsiveness to quick inputs made on the Edit Deck screen.
Changes to the Lobby
  • Added a jukebox to the lobby.
    • You can use 100 cash to temporarily change the music playing in the lobby to a song of your choosing.
    • You’ll gain more songs to choose from as you progress in the game.
    • When using the jukebox in a Private Battle room, the music you choose will also play in the lobbies of other players in that room.
Other Changes
  • Increased the number of badges that can be obtained based on player level.
  • Increased the number of items on display in the gear shop at once to nine.
  • Any titles, banners, decorations, badges, or emotes from previous catalogs that haven’t been obtained will now be available in the Shell-Out Machine.
  • Increased the image quality on some screens in Photo Mode.
  • Increased the amount of time before screen burn-in reduction activates in certain modes, such as while playing Story Mode or viewing replays.
  • To improve the matchmaking efficiency in Open Anarchy Battles, teams will be disbanded and new players will be added if only a few current players select Keep Going.
    • As before, when playing in a group with friends, the team will stay together regardless of the number of players remaining.

This update focuses on adding support for the Inkopolis portion of the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC, as well as adding data and features relating to Fresh Season 2023 and making adjustments to battles. For battles, changes are primarily focused on ensuring special-weapon balance. We’ve made other changes with the intent of curtailing strategies that employed repetitive use of certain sub weapons. By analyzing data in this state at an early stage, we hope to release update data that includes main-weapon adjustments before long. For Salmon Run, we have introduced the limited-time Eggstra Work event in addition to a new King Salmonid enemy. There will be one or two Eggstra Work events during Fresh Season 2023. For now, you’ll need a group of players to participate in Eggstra Work, but we will consider adding the option to join as a solo player in the future. In addition to this, we have implemented various features, improvements large and small, and bug fixes. We plan on releasing the next update sometime around the end of March or the first half of April, and it will focus primarily on balance adjustments.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that caused some players who changed direction quickly to look unstable for a short while on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to do a Squid Roll for a brief time when jumping from an inked floor onto an un-inked floor while touching a wall.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being able to submerge themselves in ink on the ground if landing on the ground while touching an un-inked wall.
  • Fixed an issue where players who held the R button after doing a Squid Roll off a wall could end up in the pose for using a Curling Bomb, Fizzy Bomb, or Smallfry.
  • Fixed an issue where players who did a horizontal swing with a roller and made contact with a Torpedo after it changed shape could sometimes be pushed back slightly.
  • Fixed an issue where players who attacked an enemy with a roller by rolling into them—but did not splat them—could sometimes be pushed in an unintended direction.
  • Fixed an issue where, if certain special weapons were activated while a roller was being lifted up, ink would still fly forward, even if the roller’s movement was cut off by the activation of the special.
  • Fixed an issue that made the ink from a Carbon Roller, Carbon Roller Deco, or Flingza Roller look like a different texture than that of the ink from other rollers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the barrel of a charger to move a lot when standing still and firing with low charge, causing the aim and trajectory to greatly differ from what was intended.
  • Fixed an issue where, if another player did a Dodge Roll as they slipped through a grate, that player would appear on other players’ screens in a different place than they actually were for a longer time than expected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a delay of up to one second before damage to a brella began to recover if the brella was closed directly after blocking damage from a foe.
  • Fixed an issue that caused brellas fired on a slanted surface to tilt up and down more than usual.
  • Fixed an issue that caused brellas to be able to climb up steep inclines that they normally wouldn’t be able to climb.
  • Fixed an issue where, if your brella was broken the moment you launched it, it would appear broken on your screen but continue moving on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that made other players using a Splatana Wiper appear to have ink in their weapon to everyone else, even if they were out of ink.
  • Fixed an issue that enabled players to climb to otherwise unreachable high terrain in rare cases when getting pushed back after touching an enemy’s Splash Wall.
  • Fixed an issue that enabled players to climb otherwise unreachable high walls in certain stages while in Crab Tank’s mobile mode.
  • Fixed an issue where assists were incorrectly assigned when players who were moving slowly due to being sucked in by an Ink Vac were splatted.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes sent a player’s Wave Breaker far away when they tried placing it on an edge.
  • Fixed an issue where players may not be returned to the spot where they activated a Zipcaster or Inkjet special if they activated it right after landing on a grate in swim form after a Super Jump and subsequently fell off the stage.
  • Fixed an issue where players would still appear to be taking ink damage if they took damage from an enemy’s Ink Storm while submerged in ink, even if they swam around in ink.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue that caused the point at which a player is considered to have fallen off the stage to be lower than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where ink from an enemy’s Sprinkler that hit a wall wouldn’t drip on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Fizzy Bombs thrown a certain way to damage players within a Big Bubbler when the Big Bubbler was on moving terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed certain Zipcaster, Crab Tank, and Reefslider attacks to deal damage to opponents behind thin terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a Crab Tank’s armor from taking damage if it touched the Rainmaker shield while in mobile mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a Tacticooler to sometimes appear in a different location on the screen of the player who placed it than on the screens of other players.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the ZR Button to be used to stop a Reefslider even after a battle ended.
  • Fixed an issue where players who tried to use Ink Storm while the rain cloud from their last Ink Storm was still on the stage would have their special gauge freeze for that battle.
  • Fixed an issue where, if you splatted a player who had a gear ability enabling them to see through terrain equipped (like Thermal Ink or Haunt, etc.) using a special weapon that has an ink tank (like Inkjet, etc.), sometimes the ink tank would be the only thing the splatted player could see through terrain when they respawned.
  • Adjusted the density of the border of Splat Zones when displayed through terrain and addressed an issue with visibility depending on ink color.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control where using a Crab Tank on terrain around the tower would sometimes cause the Crab Tank to take control of the tower even if it wasn’t on the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused players to sometimes clip into the terrain if they got caught between the terrain and the Rainmaker shield.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where performing a Super Jump onto checkpoints or the goal at a particular moment as they rose sometimes made players clip into them.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where the splash of ink that displays when throwing a power clam looked different than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where, if an enemy’s power clam was sitting on top of a closed basket, it would automatically count as the power clam going into the basket when the basket reappeared.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where, if you repeatedly throw and pick up clams for a short time, clams you picked up would sometimes not display or follow you.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where breaking an opponent’s barrier as time ran out in a special three-minute overtime after a scoreless regular match would not count.
  • Fixed an issue in Turf War and Splat Zones modes that allowed you to climb over certain obstacles and cross terrain in unintended ways on the Scorch Gorge stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley that caused ink to fly up above a bridge if a player splatted an enemy while they were jumping under the bridge.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused the goal distance in Undertow Spillway to change significantly if you jumped on an enemy sponge of a certain size while holding the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where clams were not placed symmetrically at the start of a battle on the Mincemeat Metalworks stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control that allowed you to unintentionally climb walls from above certain fences on the Museum d’Alfonsino stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort that caused the water level to not change if participants disconnected at certain times.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the announcement that your team had broken through the checkpoint wasn’t displayed when you broke through a checkpoint first on the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where, if another player Super Jumped onto a moving drawbridge, they would appear on other players’ screens as having landed on the ground regardless of whether or not they actually landed on the drawbridge.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart that sometimes caused players to become stuck in the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that allowed players to unintentionally climb certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that sometimes caused players to clip into the terrain when Super Jumping to certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where clams were placed at the start of battle in such a way that they got stuck inside sponges on the Brinewater Springs stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control, Clam Blitz, Turf War, and Splat Zones modes where you could climb up certain unclimbable walls on the Flounder Heights stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control and Rainmaker modes that allowed you to climb unclimbable walls and terrain on the Flounder Heights stage using methods not intended to be used.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from escaping a Flyfish’s container if they entered while in life-ring form.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from moving while on top of a gusher in life-ring form.
  • Addressed an issue that caused the timing of each player’s Super Jump to be off.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Salmonids to deviate from their set movement path and become stuck in the terrain under certain conditions.
  • Addressed an issue where players could be considered inactive and have communication cut when performing a ground-rolling attack with a roller at a very slow speed, despite this being an action one can usually perform.
  • Adjusted the animation of the Grizzco Brella when being launched and reduced its brightness.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to sometimes clip into the terrain if they touched the lower part of a Maws after it attacked.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Triple Inkstrike guide to not follow the movement of a Flyfish when it hit the Flyfish’s cockpit.
  • Fixed an issue where the Grizzco Splatana couldn’t damage a Stinger.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multiple Big Shots to spawn from the same spot.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to land on top of the egg basket if a player defeated a Snatcher flying over it.
  • Addressed an issue that caused slowdown to occur when players are in certain places on the Marooner’s Bay stage.
  • Fixed an issue during Cohock Charge mode that made a cannon unusable if a player got splatted while in it.
  • Fixed an issue during Goldie Seeking mode where, if a gusher was activated just before the wave ended, the gusher would stay active in the next wave as well.
  • Made it so that if the Mothership comes to steal Golden Eggs from the egg basket when it has no eggs inside during Mothership waves, Chinooks will not come out of the Mothership.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Slammin’ Lids to rise unnaturally high in certain areas on the Spawning Grounds stage.
  • Fixed an issue on the Marooner’s Bay stage that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to fall and stick onto the side of the boat when the Snatcher carrying them got splatted.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Stingers and Drizzlers to greatly overlap in certain areas on the Marooner’s Bay stage.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s friends that they had just worked a shift with didn’t appear in front of Grizzco afterward.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting a Big Run badge if a communication error occurred at a specific time.
  • Fixed an issue that affected a player’s lesson progress if they did “Lesson One: On-the-Job Basics” after a special wave occurred in their prior shift.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue that caused some of the floats being set up during the Splatfest Sneak Peek to not display.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to look different than usual when taking photos on a Splatfest Float.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player avatars to not do poses designated by the player when taking photos on a Splatfest Float.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented stickers from the Splash Mob gear brand from showing up.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the line indicating how many Rank Points were needed until the next rank to be displayed in the wrong position, giving the impression that the player had skipped a level. This occurred when players earned Rank Points equal to the amount needed to rank up.
  • Fixed an issue where gear with ★★★★ star power would sometimes earn one fewer XP than it should.
  • Fixed an issue with replays that caused the battle action to differ from the original battle while navigating through a video. For example, a player who should be on the stage could appear to have been splatted, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where watching certain battle replays would cause the game to crash or cause part of the game display to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting Start Over in the menu to replay a battle sometimes resulted in brellas being in a different state than in the first replay.
  • Fixed an issue with Private Battles in the Shoal where only camera options and no player settings would be reset even if Reset Options was turned ON.
  • Fixed an issue where, after a player turned Reset Options ON in the Shoal, the setting would remain ON when they started a Private Battle or Private Job in the lobby or at Grizzco.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the sort feature on the Equip menu from working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in Ammo Knights and Hotlantis where, even if players tried to change their equipped gear, the changes would not be applied to some parts.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player was trying something on in a shop and then moved to another shop from the main menu, they would start out in the Trying On state in the other shop.
  • Fixed an issue in Ammo Knights where dualie weapons appeared smaller than usual while players tried them out.
  • Fixed an issue where performing certain actions after talking to Murch would cause the A Button to stop working on the menu screen, preventing the player from proceeding.
  • Fixed an issue where, if the player switched from Listen to Splatcast to Watch Splatcast, the X Battle stages wouldn’t be shown on the Anarchy Splatcast when multiplayer maps and modes were updated.
  • Fixed an issue in the match menu where performing certain actions would cause the battle-stats display to be duplicated in Notifications.
  • Fixed an issue during recon where players who touched the Rainmaker shield while in swim form on an inkrail would continue to take damage until they got splatted instead of falling.
  • Fixed an issue where applying certain filters during a photo shoot would cause the coloring of the stage to change after ending the photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player used the timer during a photo shoot and then placed the Rainmaker on a checkpoint before picking it up again, the amount of time that player held the Rainmaker wouldn’t be reset.
  • Fixed an issue where sub weapons held in a player’s hands wouldn’t show up correctly in photos if they used the timer during a photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where the effect that indicates when a charger or stringer is fully charged wouldn’t show up in photos if a player used the timer during a photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where applying certain filters during a photo shoot on certain stages would make it extremely difficult to see the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the ink color of an amiibo’s weapon would sometimes appear to be a different color than the amiibo if certain weapons (Splat Roller, etc.) were equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player chose Change Gear, Then Go! and then changed their gear, the gear that they changed into would sometimes be applied to the battle result screen for the previous battle.
  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused slowdowns to occur when players regained control of their characters after finishing a battle and returning to the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the shoulder part of certain clothing placed in a locker to stretch out unnaturally.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to enter the locker room if a communication error occurred at a certain time after they edited their locker for the first time.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 2.1.1 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 2.1.1

  • Release date: February 8th 2023 (North America) / February 9th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Expansion Pass Order Bonus Available
  • Players who order the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC will receive an in-game battle-boosting bonus. [more details]
    • To collect your battle-boosting bonus, you must first purchase and download the DLC content. Then start the Splatoon 3 game, visit the lobby terminal, and select Get Stuff.
Fixes to Player Controls
  • Fixed an issue that caused communication to be interrupted while performing certain actions with the Splattershot Jr. or Custom Splattershot Jr. weapons, even if those actions can usually be performed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ink to be displayed incorrectly if a Slosher and a Tri-Slosher both attacked at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where there could be a delay in recovering from existing damage if you were within range of an attack from a Wave Breaker or Big Shot and avoided taking damage by jumping or other means.
Fixes to Multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where players between terrain and a Tacticooler could clip inside the terrain if the Tacticooler was set up in the corner of the terrain.
    • Due to this change, you will now be able to pass through the Tacticooler—even in Inkling or Octoling form—while performing an action that causes you to move quickly, such as a Dodge Roll while using a dualie weapon.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs where players could get onto rocks outside the stage.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying Tricolor Turf War battles where the cheers from Deep Cut would sometimes be for teams other than the ones in the battle.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying job scenarios in the Shoal. If the replay contained weapons labeled with a question mark, it could cause the screen to go black and prevent the game from starting.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 2.1.0 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.0.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: January 17th 2022 (North America) / January 18th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to Multiplayer
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Main Weapon Change Details
    Aerospray MG
    Aerospray RG
    • The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased by about 10%.
    Jet Squelcher
    • Reduced blur when firing on land by 17%.
    Splattershot Nova
    • The size of terrain area inked by shots has been increased by about 19%.
    Dynamo Roller
    • The damage-rate reduction caused by distance has been adjusted. You can now cause 50.0 damage / 100.0 damage from farther away than before.
    Big Swig Roller
    • The minimum damage from horizontal slashes has increased from 30.0 to 35.0.
    Bamboozler 14 Mk l
    • Reduced ink consumption by about 17%.
    Nautilus 47
    • Increased firing duration by about 15%.
    Sloshing Machine
    • Increased ink consumption by about 10%.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub-Weapon Change Details
    Angle Shooter
    • Damage has been increased from 30.0 to 35.0.
    • The radius of ink coverage when striking terrain or opponents has been roughly doubled.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Tacticooler
    • Tacticooler’s Quick Respawn and Special Saver will no longer be negated by gear abilities Respawn Punisher and Haunt.
      • Respawn Punisher and Haunt effects (increase in respawn time and increase in amount of special gauge lost) will still occur.
    Reefslider
    • Adjusted the amount of time for the invulnerability window, which occurs after exploding until you are able to move, to about 28/60 of a second.
    Triple Inkstrike
    • Increased the radius of the area damaged by about 10%.
    • Increased damage inflicted by about 50%.
    Crab Tank
    • Shortened the duration of the Crab Tank when not using the Special Power Up gear ability from about 9 seconds to about 8 seconds.
    • Increased the extension rate of the duration of the Crab Tank when using the Special Power Up gear ability.
      • As a result of these changes, the duration of the Crab Tank when maximizing use of the Special Power Up gear ability remains the same as before.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Splattershot
    Hero Shot Replica
    200 190
    .52 Gal 200 190
    .96 Gal 200 190
    Splattershot Pro 190 180
    Splattershot Nova 200 190
    Splat Dualies 200 190
    Custom Splattershot Jr. 180 190
    Sloshing Machine 210 220
    Splatana Wiper 180 190
  • The performance of some gear abilities has been changed.
    Gear Ability Change Details
    Ninja Squid
    • Ink splash will no longer be invisible for 30/60 of a second immediately after transforming into kid form.
    • Using the gear ability Swim Speed Up at the same time will no longer result in one of these abilities being cancelled.
      • While using Ninja Squid, swim speed will continue to be reduced by a fixed amount.

This update focuses on adjustments related to battles.

A lot of the adjustments to main weapons were made to lessen the impact on some of the weapons from Splatoon 2 where the increased performance of the gear ability was negated in Splatoon 3.

Regarding changes to Ninja Squid, while mitigating the issue where players would lose sight of each other when shooting at each other from a relatively short distance, we’re also intentionally maintaining the way to approach opponents with longer ranges.

We reduced the amount needed to fill special gauges for some weapons and within that group strengthened some frequently used short-range weapons to increase player options.

We increased the amount needed to fill special gauges for some weapons and within that group curtailed somewhat the tactic of using sub weapons and special weapons to attack from a distance.

We also made some adjustments to increase the manifestation of special weapons.

The next update will focus on new features and weapon balance for the start of the new season in March. The update is planned for the end of the current season.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that allows players to climb through unclimbable walls when using Squid Surge and Squid Roll at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where if you are submerged in ink on a wall and move to any ground of a certain angle and continue to move while submerged, your movement speed is reduced.
  • Fixed an issue where shots fired from a Bloblobber at a tower or other moving terrain features would hit and disappear rather than hit and rebound.
  • Fixed an issue where when a player is moving or jumping with an open umbrella, the area being protected from incoming ink is about 1/60 of a second behind where it appears to be.
  • Fixed an issue where when a player lands with an open umbrella, they are stunned and the umbrella seems to sink into the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where the area being protected from incoming ink by an open umbrella is slightly to the left or right of where it appears to be.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of opening an umbrella to protect from attacks happens slower than the actual defensive effect begins.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of closing an umbrella during the umbrella-opening animation was not displaying smoothly.
  • Fixed an issue where attacks to the rear of the Crab Tank, like Ink Storm, bounce off when the tank is in walking mode even when directly striking the player.
  • Fixed an issue where after having used the Inkjet or Zipcaster without once touching the ground, the player lands in an unintended location.
  • Fixed an issue where the Wave Breaker immediately vanishes from other players’ screens if the elevation of its placement is close to the waterline.
  • Fixed an issue where if the Wave Breaker is placed at a specific elevation, its waves do not display in adjacent lower spaces within the area of effect.
  • Fixed an issue where if the Wave Breaker is placed at a specific elevation, adjacent lower spaces may or may not come within the area of effect due to slight differences in position by slightly increasing the area of effect in the lower area.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where if you ink certain parts of the terrain in Eeltail Alley with a roller, it causes a slowdown in the game.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Hagglefish Market that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Undertow Spillway that prevented you from being able to submerge in ink in certain areas, regardless of whether they were inked or not.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Museum d’Alfonsino that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to climb unintended walls in Inkblot Art Academy.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones mode in Mahi-Mahi Resort that prevented players from properly placing a Tacticooler in certain areas and prevented the player who tried to place it from being able to properly stand on the stage’s terrain.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Sturgeon Shipyard that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in MakoMart that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to climb unintended walls in Wahoo World.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that allowed you to jump from an inkrail onto a spotlight.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs that caused trees in front of you to not display as transparent.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Brinewater Springs that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas and “DON’T RETREAT!” to be displayed even if you weren’t retreating very much.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs and Flounder Heights that caused ink fired from up high to disappear before hitting the ground.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Flounder Heights that allowed you to jump from an inkrail onto a water tank.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where if a communication error occurred at a certain time while the Big Run results were being announced, you would be able to get a decoration but not the corresponding badge.
    • If you were affected by this issue, you will be able to obtain your badge after applying this update data and restarting the game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ammo stocked up in the Snipewriter 5H to vanish after depositing Golden Eggs or shooting them from a Big Shot launcher.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented bombs launched by a Steelhead to disappear properly when the Steelhead was defeated by dealing damage to its torso.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner’s Bay during low tide that made it difficult to ink over a Flipper-Flopper’s area of attack if it tried to dive close to the water’s surface.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner’s Bay that caused a slowdown to occur if players or Salmonids came into contact with certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where if you saved a job scenario with Grizzco weapons and played it again as a Private Job, different Grizzco weapons would be supplied instead.

Changes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue where when selecting weapons on a stage and switching from a brella to another weapon, the brella will not work properly. It may not launch, or it may not protect from enemy attacks.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue in recon where game controls would not work after trying to start Turf War and Photo Mode at the same time when playing with multiple people.
  • Fixed an issue in recon where when playing with a timer and the player was splatted, the photo pose would remain as the player pose if specific procedures were performed.
  • Fixed an issue in recon where when playing with a timer and the player was splatted, the countdown number would not display.
  • Fixed an issue where after having failed to save job history at the Grizzco terminal, the list of completed jobs would not properly display.
  • Fixed an issue in shops where after pressing certain buttons at the same time, some controls would not work.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 2.0.1 in local multiplayer, or Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.0.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 2.0.1

  • Release date: December 8th 2022 (North America) / December 9th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to Player Controls
  • Fixed an issue that caused ink levels to immediately decrease when using a roller or brush close to the ground.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to force quit when the Equip menu is opened.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to force quit during Photo Mode in recon if the player tried to close Photo Mode after using an amiibo.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed temporary aliases set in Private Battles to be used in other modes.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 2.0.0 in local multiplayer, but should be compatible Battle Replays created with Ver. 2.0.0 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: November 29th 2022 (North America) / November 30th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Added Features, Feature Improvements, and Adjustments

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On November 30th, 2022 at 4:00 PM PST, data relating to the Chill Season 2022 will be added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, and with it the new gear, titles, Splashtags, decorations, stickers, and emotes included therein.
    • About 50 new items added to store product lineups.
    • Two new battle stages: Brinewater Springs and Flounder Heights.
    • A new Salmon Run stage: Marooner’s Bay.
    • Three new main-weapon types.
    • Ten new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • Thirteen new Tableturf Battle cards.
  • The ability to look at the content of your catalog has been added.
    • Players can check their catalogs by opening the main menu with the X Button, going to the Status tab, and selecting Catalog.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    Main Weapon Change Details
    Tri-Stringer
    • The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased.
    • The number of spray droplets generated when firing a distantly aimed shot has been increased.
    Splatana Wiper
    • The width of the ink launched by horizontal slashes has been increased by about 27%.
    • The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased, and it is easier to connect ink in an uninterrupted straight line.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
    Sub-Weapon Change Details
    Angle Shooter
    • Initial velocity is about 20% faster, and flight range has been extended.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Zipcaster
    • Ink consumption when using a main weapon while the Zipcaster is active has been decreased to about 67% of previous.
    Ink Vac
    • Damage of the return shot has been increased from 120.0 to 220.0.
      • This change is intended to increase the damage done to Big Bubbler and Rainmaker shields and to allow players to defeat opponents armored due to Squid Roll or Squid Surge.
    Reefslider
    • Damage from the rush attack and from being caught up in the explosion at short range has been increased from 180.0 to 220.0.
      • This change is intended to increase the damage done to Big Bubbler and Rainmaker shields and to allow players to defeat opponents armored due to Squid Roll or Squid Surge.
    Tenta Missiles
    • After launch is confirmed, the special gauge will now slowly decrease, and the special gauge will not be able to begin charging again until the gauge has completely drained from the previous use.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
    Weapon Before After
    Aerospray MG 200 190
    N-ZAP ‘85 200 190
    Splattershot Pro 200 190
    Jet Squelcher 200 190
    H-3 Nozzlenose 200 190
    E-liter 4K 200 210
    E-liter 4K Scope 200 210
  • The terrain of some stages has been changed.
    Stage Change Details
    Undertow Spillway
    • Changed some parts of the Turf War mode terrain.
      • Deleted part of the terrain on the left-hand side when looking from the player start areas.
      • Added ramps to allow for invading opponent areas.
  • The sound effect when hitting an opponent with a charger’s nonpiercing shot is now easier to hear.
  • The sound effects when the Splat Bomb, Torpedo, or Fizzy Bomb roll on the ground are now easier to hear.
  • The direct-hit sound effects for when an Angle Shooter hits an opponent and when it hits another physical object are now different.
  • The Angle Shooter’s direct-hit sound effect is now easier to hear from a distance.
  • The sound effect when wielding the Trizooka is now harder for allies to hear and easier for opponents to hear.
  • The sound effect when an opponent is charging a Booyah Bomb is now easier to hear.
  • The flight and impact sound effects for a Booyah Bomb thrown by an opponent are now easier to hear.

Changes to X Battles

  • X Battle, a new battle mode, has been added.
    • X Battle is a battle mode where players of ranks S+0 and up can compete in battle for X Power.
    • X Power is calculated separately for each battle mode like Splat Zones or Tower Control.
    • Players battle until reaching three wins or three losses, whereupon X Power is gained or lost based on the results.
    • The world is divided into two divisions in which X Battles are held to compete for the highest X Power: Takoroka Division, comprising Japan, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Australia, and New Zealand; and Tentatek Division, comprising the Americas and Europe.
    • The division a player is affiliated with is determined the first time they play in an X Battle each season. Once this is determined, the division cannot be changed during that season.
    • X Battles will become available to play on November 30th at the same time as Chill Season 2022 begins.

Changes to Ranked

  • Added a feature allowing players to purposely reset their rank.
    • This feature can only be used once per season by players of rank B or higher.
    • What rank a player is reset to is determined automatically by their estimated ability based on their battles up to that point.
    • Players can use this feature by opening up the Lobby menu, moving their cursors to Anarchy Battle, and pressing the ZL Button.
  • Some values of the initial cost in Rank Points spent to enter an Anarchy Battle (Series) have increased.
    Rank Cost Before Cost After
    A- 100 110
    A 110 120
    A+ 120 130
    S 150 170
    S+0 and up 160 180

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Data relating to the Big Run event has been added.
    • Big Run is a phenomenon where mass numbers of Salmonids swim upstream once every few months.
    • While a Big Run is happening, Salmon Run will be held specially on regular battle stages.
    • When the Big Run has ended, different decorations will be awarded to players based on the Big Run results. This will be calculated based on the highest number of Golden Eggs collected in a single work shift across the entire player base.
  • Added a feature to save and replay job scenarios.
    • A job scenario is the collected overall data comprising elements of a single job shift like stage, weapon array, appearing Salmonids, and special events.
    • Players can save job scenarios from the Recent Jobs screen at the Grizzco terminal.
    • Players can reproduce a scenario and attempt it as many times as they like by creating a Private Job room, then pressing the ZL Button to select a scenario.
    • Job scenarios can be shared with other players via the code issued when the scenario is saved.
      • Note: By entering a code at the Grizzco terminal, you can also download and save other players’ scenarios.
    • When a new update is released, job scenarios from previous versions may become unable to be used.
  • The conditions for using the Reset Rank feature have been changed to being above Go-Getter 40.
  • When a player with a rank higher than Eggsecutive VP 100 uses the Reset Rank feature, they are not reset all at once to rank value 40. They will be reset in stages of 100 points at a time.
    • When the stage changes, rank will be reset to Eggsecutive VP 40 as it has been before now.
  • Some Boss Salmonid abilities have been changed.
    Boss Salmonid Change Details
    Big Shot
    • Movement speed is now about 30% slower than before.
      • In addition to lowering the Big Shot’s attack frequency, this also lengthens the amount of time it spends walking on land, increasing the players’ window of opportunity to attack.
    • The animation played as the Big Shot’s shot comes flying in will be shown for longer than before, making it easier to determine where the shot was fired from.
  • The performance of some special weapons has been changed.
    Special Weapon Change Details
    Killer Wail 5.1
    • Increased the precision with which it tracks Boss Salmonids.
    • Damage dealt increased by about 25%.
    Triple Inkstrike
    • The guide devices will now trigger when touched by a Salmonid.
    • Damage dealt increased by about 25%.
    Inkjet
    • Player will no longer be a target for most Salmonid attacks when returning to their position after the use period has ended.
    Booyah Bomb
    • Player will no longer be a target for most Salmonid attacks while charging up the Booyah Bomb.
  • The number of Boss Salmonids that can appear at once has been capped at 15.
    • When defeating Boss Salmonids at a regular pace, even at high hazard levels, players will not reach this limit. This change was made because, in cases where players are chased down by bosses they cannot splat, the appearance of too many bosses can slow the game down and make it more difficult than necessary to get things back under control.

Changes to Splatfests

  • Tricolor Battles have been modified so that all players can play on the attacking or defending team regardless of the halftime results.
    • Players can join by themselves or in a pair with a friend. When playing by themselves, they will be paired with another solo player, same as before.
    • A group of eight will be created from four pairs, and a 2 vs. 4 vs. 2 Tricolor Battle will commence.
    • Players do not know whether they will be on an attacking team or the defending team until the battle begins.
    • Players have a fifty-fifty chance of being on an attacking team or the defending team, regardless of their Splatfest-team affiliation.
    • Depending on population ratios for Splatfest teams, there may be Tricolor Battles where all eight players are on the same Splatfest team. In these cases, Clout will not be calculated.
  • Clout earned in Tricolor Battles will now be calculated in the Final Results, and the points awarded for each category have been adjusted.
  • Part of the way Clout is calculated for Tricolor Battles has changed.
    • Increased the victory bonus for the defending team.
    • When the team in first place at halftime is the defending team and the attacking teams are from the second- or third-place teams, 1.5 times more Clout will be awarded for a victory.
  • When you win a 10x, 100x, or 333x Battle, it will be shown at your Pledge Box.
  • After winning a 100x or 333x Battle, you can board your team’s float from your Pledge Box to take commemorative pictures.

Changes to Lockers

  • T-shirt gear items can now be folded for storage by pressing the L Stick while placing the shirt.
  • When pressing B to cancel placement, the locker will now return to the immediately previous state before you grabbed anything.

Other Changes

  • Players can now enter Photo Mode from Recon Mode.
    • Players can use Photo Mode not only by themselves but also when entering Recon Mode with multiple people by way of Private Battles.
  • When walking a stage in recon by oneself, a player can call an amiibo to take pictures with.
  • Added a feature to temporarily use a different player name than usual when playing Private Battles over the internet.
    • The idea is, for one example, to be able to add a team name into one’s player name, only in Private Battles.
    • When creating or joining a group for a Private Battle, you can temporarily set a different name by pressing the L Button.
  • The song title and artist of the background music will now be shown at the beginning of battle.
  • In the Equip screen, when a player has a lot of weapons or gear, it will now be clear what page of items is being shown.
  • In the Equip screen, when sorting by gear ability, abilities that do not exist on the items being sorted will no longer appear as sorting options.
  • Added a feature for listening again to Sheldon’s weapon explanations in Ammo Knights.
    • Players can use this feature by putting their cursor over the weapon they want to hear the explanation for again and pressing the ZR Button.
  • Added a badge related to using the Shell-Out Machine.
    • Previous usage up to this point is counted toward badge progress.

This update focuses on adding data and new features relating to Chill Season 2022, adjustments to battles and Salmon Run, and changes to Tricolor Battles. For battles, besides an adjustment to reducing attack frequency for the battle style of repeatedly firing Tenta Missiles from afar, we also focused on updates to increase some weapons’ ease of use. For Salmon Run, in addition to lowering the Big Shot’s attack frequency and giving players more chance to damage it by lowering its movement speed, we implemented changes to improve factors that made some special weapons difficult to use. For Splatfests, as announced in the previous update, we made significant changes to the Tricolor Battle mode. In addition to this are various added features and improvements large and small and bug fixes. Our next update is planned for the middle of Chill Season 2022 and should focus on balance adjustments upon analysis of data from the newly added weapons.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where standing on the edge of a sponge of the opponents’ color and jumping would let players do a jump of the same height as the regular ground.
  • Fixed an issue where a player being moved involuntarily by things like a Splash Wall or a Salmonid’s attack would cause them to not be shown in the proper position on another player’s screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players going into swim form on thin floors could allow some attacks to damage them from the opposite side of the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where swimming on a wall and quickly doing a Squid Surge would allow the player to jump higher than intended when wearing gear with a lot of Intensify Action abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where doing a Super Jump onto a sponge would cause the player to land in midair.
  • Fixed an issue with shooters, blasters, dualies, and the Crab Tank’s ZR Button shots where aiming above or below horizontal while firing would cause the shots’ left-right scatter to be less than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where a player with a roller would not be bounced backward when their roller’s ground-rolling attack hit but did not splat an opponent.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect of a player using a roller, brush, or slosher could be triggered twice on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect of a player doing a dualie Dodge Roll could be triggered twice on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where lobbing blobs while touching certain terrain or while inputting certain controls could cause some of the blobs not to be lobbed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where performing a dualie Dodge Roll immediately after landing from a Super Jump could result in the roll’s trajectory looking different to other players than that of the actual roll.
  • Fixed an issue where using a sub weapon after doing a Squid Roll from a wall or a Squid Surge while having a brella equipped would cause the brella to be shown in an unnatural position.
  • Fixed an issue when firing a stringer while in close contact with a metal grate where the stringer’s shots would be obstructed by the grate.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas’ horizontal slashes where there was a difference in the vertical position of the collision detection between the center and the edges, and they did not align with the visual appearance.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing the ZL Button while preparing a charged slash with a splatana, then releasing the ZR Button before going into swim form would result in a horizontal slash instead of a charged slash.
  • Fixed an issue where a player who activated the Zipcaster while holding the R Button and then immediately releasing R would result in a sub weapon being used despite the Zipcaster being in use, making the time of the Zipcaster’s continuous use shorter.
  • Fixed an issue where the Reefslider’s explosion animation would not be triggered on a player’s screen when another player used the Reefslider.
  • Fixed an issue where attacking the starting point of an inkrail with the Ultra Stamp would cause the game to slow down.
  • Fixed an issue where, when splatted while trying to charge the Rainmaker, the next time the player picks up the Rainmaker, it would fire a shot regardless of whether they were pressing the ZR Button or not.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue when using the directional buttons to pick a teammate to Super Jump to from the map where the target teammate would switch if even just a slight diagonal was input.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting the edge of a Splash Wall or brella shield with a blaster shot would deal damage to a player on the opposite side.
  • Fixed an issue when holding the ZR Button to roll ink along the ground with a roller where it would deal damage to a player behind a brella shield.
  • Fixed an issue when breaking an opponent’s brella shield while inking the ground with the ZR Button with a brush or roller where the player using the brush or roller would not be knocked back.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spirals would deal damage to opponents on the opposite side of thin terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where an opponent’s bomb touching a brella shield at the same moment the brella closed would cause the brella not to take damage.
  • Fixed an issue where splatanas’ melee attacks could deal damage to an opponent on the other side of thin terrain.
  • Fixed issues where placing a Splash Wall at certain locations could cause it to move to a slightly different position, float above the terrain, or disappear instantly.
  • Fixed an issue where a thrown Splash Wall or Wave Breaker would disappear if it touched an ally’s Crab Tank before being set up.
  • Fixed an issue where a Big Bubbler’s drone device being touched by a Wave Breaker’s wave would cause an animation looking like the drone was taking damage, despite not actually taking any damage.
  • Adjusted the color of the Reefslider’s attack-area indicator to fix an issue where certain ink-color combinations made it easy to be mistaken for the enemy team’s color.
  • Fixed an issue where Tenta Missiles passing within inches of terrain before impact would cause the impact predicter’s position to be shown in a different position than the actual impact.
  • Fixed an issue with sending Booyah! to charge a Booyah Bomb where pressing the button quickly could exceed the intended limit and charge the bomb rapidly.
  • Fixed an issue when charging a Booyah Bomb where power would charge at the instant an ally pressed Booyah! and made it so that power is charged when the light animation sent from the ally is sucked into the bomb.
  • Fixed an issue where a thrown Ultra Stamp would disappear if touched by an opponent’s Booyah Bomb blast wave.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s collision detection would remain on the spot for a short while after the effect had ended.
  • Fixed an issue in the Splat Zones mode where the determination for the award “#1 Splat Zone Inker” was not being done correctly, resulting in the award being shown as though it had been obtained despite the player not actually being number one.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where, when there is an enemy Splash Wall on top of the checkpoint, the Rainmaker wouldn’t be placed on the checkpoint even though the animation was played.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where a player could earn the Record-Score Setter award even in cases where they headed for the opponents’ goal without the checkpoint having been broken through.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode when, in overtime, a checkpoint breakthrough and taking the lead happens at the same time, where if the player holding the Rainmaker is splatted by an opponent at the same instant they take the lead, the match would continue instead of end.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where if a teammate picked up the Rainmaker immediately after throwing a Tacticooler, the Rainmaker icon would be shown at the Tacticooler’s position.
  • Fixed an issue in the Eeltail Alley stage in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in the Eeltail Alley in Tower Control, Clam Blitz, and Rainmaker modes where the underside of certain terrain could be inked to fill the special gauge.
  • Fixed an issue in the Undertow Spillway stage where certain walls, when inked by a bomb’s explosion, would be inked in locations that differed from the explosion.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway where players standing on the glass floor could be damaged from the other side.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market in Clam Blitz mode where clam placements at the start of battle were not symmetrical.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge where parts of players could clip into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where inking on top of the central spinning floor would cause points to increase by double.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino in Rainmaker mode where doing a Squid Surge on certain height differences would cause the count to go up as though you had climbed that distance despite not actually having been able to climb it.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where Tenta Missiles’ impact-area predictor indicators would disappear when the water level changed.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where players on top of certain platforms could be damaged from the other side.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where walls at certain locations had a few parts that could not be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy where players could jump to boards outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where a certain location near the starting point would not allow players to swim even if it looked like it had been inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where the top of a certain pillar was treated as being outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where using a Booyah Bomb in a certain place could cause players to be pushed into certain terrain by a revolving element.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World in Rainmaker mode where jumping toward a certain different-height location could result in progress being counted as though the player had ascended it despite their not actually having done so.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where another player’s Golden Egg was not being displayed when they were in swim form.
  • Fixed an issue where it could look to other players as though a player had a different weapon equipped than they actually did.
  • Fixed an issue where, immediately before the Xtrawave begins, players could use up their special abilities left over from Wave 3.
  • Fixed an issue when making a room with friends where, when the player that joined later pressed “Ready!” the player that made the room would leave it, and the game would be put in a state of being unable to progress.
  • Fixed an issue where the number of eggs collected for each wave as shown on the screen for job results was not being properly displayed in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue with wipers where a horizontal slash’s melee attack would not deal damage to an enemy in contact with the player.
  • Fixed an issue where wipers could deal damage to Scrappers from the front.
  • Fixed an issue where a communications error would occur when hitting a Scrapper or a Gusher with multiple shots at the same time from a Grizzco Stringer.
  • Fixed an issue where explosions from the Reefslider or Splat Bombs could not deal damage to a Big Shot or a Cohock.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Inkjet right before the water rises would result in returning to a point beneath the water at the end of the jet-pack effect.
  • Made it so that if a player with a Golden Egg goes into swim form, the egg they have will show while using the Inkjet.
  • Implemented measures to prevent Snatchers from entering into terrain after collecting Golden Eggs.
  • Fixed an issue when a Steelhead is destroyed at the moment its bomb is thrown where the bomb would still be thrown despite the Steelhead’s defeat.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a Steelhead threw its bomb, a player in a location that a bomb was previously thrown to would be pushed out.
  • Fixed an issue where a Flyfish would suddenly close its container when the other container was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue when a Flyfish’s container is destroyed immediately after its first missile is fired where the marker around players that shows they’re being targeted would not be shown.
  • Fixed an issue where the Steel Eel would target the closest player by measuring in direct lines, ignoring its movement route.
  • Fixed an issue when multiple Steel Eels have appeared where they would target the same player even though there were other players that could be targeted.
  • Fixed an issue where players could damage a Drizzler while it was covered by its umbrella.
  • Fixed an issue where the Golden Eggs that appeared when a Slammin’ Lid was defeated would appear in midair.
  • Fixed an issue where the Golden Eggs that appeared when a Slammin’ Lid was defeated would appear on top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lesser Salmonids that appeared from the Slammin’ Lid would attack before landing on the ground.
  • Implemented measures to make clipping happen less frequently in response to the issue where Grillers would clip into terrain and deal damage to players standing on top of higher elevations.
  • Fixed issues in the Goldie Seeking event where players could get an extreme number of eggs or be unable to obtain eggs when damaging the Goldie.
  • Fixed an issue where eggs sucked up by the Mothership were still being counted as collected eggs on the Grizzco terminal and SplatNet 3.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station where the game could slow down when swimming on certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station where, when throwing a Splat Bomb at a certain location, it would remain there without exploding for a long while.
  • Made it so that players cannot stand on top of the switchboards installed in the walls.

Fixes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 4’s boss stage where players would clip through terrain in rare cases and get a loss.
  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 6 Stage 1 where enemies would not appear if the player took a certain route.
  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 6’s boss stage where players could clip through the terrain in rare cases and get a loss.
  • Implemented measures to prevent the game from crashing when playing on stages with Octoling enemies for a long time.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue in Splatfest Turf War battles when using the Color Lock option where the ink-color combination would not turn to yellow and blue.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash at the end of a Splatfest Battle during the time period when Tricolor Battles would trigger.
  • Fixed an issue where changes to Splatfest Power immediately after starting a Splatfest Battle (Pro) would be too small.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Hotlantis’s product lineup would change when the player’s catalog level went up and the player received their reward.
  • Fixed an issue where, after opening your friends list in the lobby or Grizzco and immediately switching to the Shoal, rooms created by nearby players would not be shown correctly.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to place a decoration against the inner wall of the locker where it would be judged as being outside the locker and its placement deleted.
  • Fixed an issue when placing a decoration in your locker where using the cancel option at a certain moment could result in the item being placed at an unnatural angle or placed in a position without enough space.
  • Fixed an issue when ordering gear from other players where “Already Ordered” would show erroneously when ordering gear from the same slot on the same player as a previously ordered item, even if the new item was different.
  • Fixed an issue where, when leaving gear ordered through Murch unpurchased and trying to order a different item the next day, the order list would be the same as it was on the previous day.
  • Fixed an issue with battling while using the “Primary Gear Abilities Only” option in private matches where it could appear on the results screen as though secondary gear abilities had been active.
  • Fixed an issue when viewing a battle replay on Mahi-Mahi Resort where the inking of the ground would not be reproduced correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in some languages where title options were not properly being displayed in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to have more gear ability chunks than the intended maximum of 999.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to have more card bits than the intended maximum of 999.
  • Known issues:
  • Under specific conditions, using Special Weapons can cause a communication error. This was fixed via a server-side update on December 2nd at 12AM PT / 3AM ET / 8AM GMT / 9AM CET / 5PM JST
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.2.1 in local multiplayer, and Battle Replays created with Ver. 1.2.1 and earlier. Also, rewards for the second Splatfest can only be redeemed before this update is released, so make sure to claim yours by then!
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.2.1

  • Release date: October 27th 2022 (North America) / October 28th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused the player who placed the Rainmaker on a checkpoint to appear motionless to other players.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the goal distance count would go to 1 even when the Rainmaker had not reached the goal.
  • Fixed an issue where, if you got on an inkrail while using the Inkjet or Zipcaster, allies Super Jumping towards you would land at the start point of the inkrail instead of the intended location.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.2.0 in local multiplayer, but is compatible with Battle Replays created with Ver. 1.2.0.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: October 25th 2022 (North America) / October 26th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Changes and Feature Improvements

Changes to amiibo

  • Added support for the Inkling (Yellow), Octoling (Blue), and Smallfry amiibo.

Changes to Communication

  • Made improvements to data transfer between players.
    • On average, data will be transferred about .05 seconds more quickly than before.
    • Users can expect to see a reduction in the time it takes from a player being dealt damage to them being defeated, the time it takes from touching a Golden Egg to actually picking it up, and other similar actions.
    • These improvements cannot fully compensate for a slow or unreliable internet connection.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.
    Sub-Weapon Name Change
    • Fizzy Bomb
    • Increased the time it takes for ink to start recovering after using a Fizzy Bomb by about .25 seconds.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
    Weapon Name Before After
    Flingza Roller 200 210
    Sloshing Machine 200 210
    REEF-LUX 450 200 210

Changes to Splatfest

  • Made it so that when players from each team appear during Open and Pro Splatfest Battles, each team’s affiliation is also displayed, making it easy to know which Splatfest team they’re on.
  • Made it possible to report “Fresh!” hand-drawn pictures that appear in the sky above Splatsville during a Splatfest.

Other Changes

  • Information like the name of the current mode and progress through a challenge will now be displayed when opening the lobby menu during matchmaking in the lobby or Grizzco.
  • When playing alone, immediately after choosing “Keep Going” or “Change Gear, Then Go!” the player can now use the – Button in the lobby or Grizzco to cancel matchmaking, depending on the game mode selected.
  • In the lobby or Grizzco, when the player can select “OK!” or “Yeah” when joining a friend, a sound effect will now play and the controller will vibrate to notify the player.
  • Improved the efficiency of matchmaking for Anarchy Battles (Open), Anarchy Battles (Series), Splatfest Battles (Open), and Tricolor Attack.
    • These changes mean that a pair of players joining an Anarchy Battle (Open) or Splatfest Battle (Open) can expect shorter wait times.
  • When reading amiibo with a Freshest Fit saved on the equip screen, there will now be an exclamation point where “Freshest Fit” is displayed on the bottom right of the screen.

This update focuses on adjusting some weapons, improving several features, and fixing bugs that relate to battles.

We’ve implemented several adjustments to curtail to a certain extent the style of play where the player stays far removed from the action and continually uses sub weapons or special weapons. This patch prioritizes bug fixes, and other adjustments to weapons will continue in the next update.

In addition, we’ve reduced the amount of time matchmaking takes for certain modes, reduced battle latency, and made small convenience improvements to the lobby and more.

The next update will focus on new features for the season beginning in December, weapon balance changes, and changes to the Splatfest Tricolor Attack mode. It is scheduled to be released at the end of the current season.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where, when another player’s movements were unable to be reproduced smoothly due to the terrain, a process to instantaneously move them would not run, causing them to stay in their displaced position for a long time.
  • Fixed an issue where Super Jumping to a distant location and attacking just before landing would cause shots to travel farther than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the gear ability Ink Saver (Main) was not being activated when using brushes and holding ZR to ink while moving.
  • Fixed an issue that was making it easier to interrupt the player’s attack and turn back into swim form when repeatedly pressing ZR to attack while holding ZL when using brushes or sloshers.
  • Changed the player’s pose when they attack right after a Squid Surge or a Squid Roll away from a wall while having a charger or stringer equipped so that the direction they are facing and the direction the shot actually travels are not as different.
  • Fixed an issue where, when aiming a charger with a scope attached while pressed up against an obstacle, obstacles would become transparent in some cases when they shouldn’t be.
  • Fixed an issue with sloshers where the weapon-use sound effect would not be played correctly when attacking immediately after “Low ink!” is shown.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where some of the blobs would not be lobbed when used while submerged and aiming upward.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ballpoint Splatling when firing at long range where the variation of the speed of the ink fired was greater than intended.
  • Fixed an issue when firing the Glooga Dualies and Dodge Rolling repeatedly where low-damage shots would be fired at the moment of the second slide.
  • Fixed an issue with the Tenta Brella where its launched umbrella’s hit detection was farther forward than intended, bringing it closer to the position it had in Splatoon 2.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas where the width inked would be larger than intended depending on the number of swings.
  • Fixed an issue where certain control inputs with the Splatana Stamper would cause horizontal slashes to be repeated faster than intended.
  • Fixed an issue with moving long distances with the Zipcaster where certain inputs could allow the player to use their main weapon even while moving.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where inking certain terrain with a bomb or the Rainmaker explosion would award more points than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where inking the walls of some objects in a stage would charge the special gauge.
  • Fixed an issue where some objects in a stage would not be applied toward inked area in Turf War battles.
  • Fixed an issue where blaster shots would produce the same shock wave as a midair explosion when hitting a Tacticooler or Ultra Stamp.
  • Fixed an issue where rollers would ink surfaces they weren’t touching when rolling in a way that clips into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spiral would deal damage when hitting an opponent on the other side of thin terrain even though they were hidden by the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spiral would deal damage when hitting an opponent inside an Ink Vac’s vacuum area despite the opponent being entirely inside the area.
  • Fixed an issue where a bomb would remain in its location when hitting a brella at the moment it closes, regardless of damage dealt to the umbrella.
  • Fixed an issue where using a splatana when in close contact with the Tower Control tower would cause the ink to disappear when it hit the tower.
  • Fixed an issue where Burst Bombs would disappear without activating when hitting certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where a Point Sensor or Toxic Mist would disappear without activating when hitting certain terrain or an Ultra Stamp.
  • Fixed an issue where a Splash Wall would immediately disappear if placed in a certain location.
  • Fixed an issue on some stages where a Booyah Bomb’s blast would not ink the ground correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block enemy bombs’ blast waves.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block fully charged shots from a charger.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack where there would be moments in which direct attacks could not deal damage to the opponent.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack from properly inking the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s midair spinning attack could not deal damage to opponents on the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Ultra Stamp’s midair spinning attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting terrain at the instant the Ultra Stamp is thrown would cause an explosion in a different location than where it hit.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s throw attack, when aimed at an opponent on iron grating, would deal direct damage even if hitting from the back side.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting an enemy on the other side of a thin wall with the Trizooka would deal damage to them even though they were hidden by terrain.
  • Fixed an issue with the Killer Wail 5.1 where the megaphone targeting a locked-on opponent who was splatted during its active period would move.
  • Fixed an issue with the Wave Breaker where its waves would not be visible if placed in a location with a height difference, even in the area of effect.
  • Fixed an issue with the Wave Breaker where it would not activate when placed on terrain at a certain angle, rather than catching and falling.
  • Fixed an issue where placing a Wave Breaker overlapping an opponent’s Splash Wall would cause the Wave Breaker to disappear on the opponent’s screen.
  • Fixed an issue where a Tacticooler activating at the same moment a previously placed Tacticooler disappears would cause both to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where the appearance of a placed Tacticooler that inclines at an angle due to moving terrain would differ from its collision detection.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player is splatted directly before a Tacticooler’s effect runs out, the special-gauge reduction would remain normal even though the player still has a shortened respawn time.
  • Implemented measures to prevent players clipping into terrain when a Tacticooler is placed in certain corners.
  • Fixed an issue where the gear ability Comeback was also activating for respawns from the player falling off the stage or into water.
  • Fixed an issue in Splat Zones mode where the borderlines of the zones were difficult to see on certain stages.
  • Adjusted Rainmaker so that if the player is splatted right at the moment they place the Rainmaker at the goal, the count will be at 1.
  • Fixed an issue with overtime in Rainmaker where an announcement about taking the lead that differs from the actual results would be shown when the Rainmaker is dropped at the moment a team takes the lead.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the tops of signboards that show areas the Rainmaker is restricted from entering would block ink shots.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where a player would get the Rainmaker at the instant its barrier is broken if the Rainmaker was returned to the center just as someone was trying to touch it.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where a Tacticooler placed on top of the clam basket would disappear.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where overtime would be entered when the time limit is reached even if the team with the lower score has no existing power clams.
  • Fixed an issue in the Scorch Gorge stage in Turf War, Splat Zone and Clam Blitz battles where squeezing into the gap between certain terrain would cause the player to enter into the terrain.
  • Removed the box on top of the grating in the Undertow Spillway stage in Splat Zones because of an issue where attacks would pass between the box and the terrain despite looking like it blocked attacks from below.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks where part of a player’s model would clip into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks where players could unintentionally climb on top of certain terrain at the edge of the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market where the position of the box placed on the metal grate near the starting point was displaced from the grate.
  • In the Hagglefish Market stage in Tower Control mode, slightly adjusted the route of the tower and fixed an issue where the player would become unable to move on top of the small gap between the tower and terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy where a Wave Breaker placed along a certain wall would break immediately after being placed.
  • In the Inkblot Art Academy stage in Tower Control mode, slightly adjusted the route of the tower and fixed an issue where the player would become unable to move on top of the small gap between the tower and terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage in Tower Control mode where an area impassable to players would appear midair when the water level dropped.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage in Rainmaker mode where in certain locations the score count would not change as intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where part of the back of the drawbridges was able to be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where players were able to get on top of a pipe outside the stage boundaries.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where, when using the Zipcaster from the lower part of the stage, players could pass through certain terrain and come out on the stage’s surface.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Tower Control mode where players could be pushed inside terrain by the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Rainmaker mode where certain off-limits locations were accessible to the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Rainmaker mode where the score count would not change as intended in certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Tricolor Battle mode where a box placed on a metal grate had no collision detection at its bottom surface, which allowed things like ink shots to pass through.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where the thin legs of the bronze statues would block ink, contrary to their appearance.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where the top of the revolving doors was treated as outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where shots would penetrate some of the terrain outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where players would be unable to swim on the walls of the rotating doors despite it looking like they had been inked.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Rainmaker mode where players were not able to ink part of the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Rainmaker and Clam Blitz modes where players were able to climb on top of the revolving doors.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Clam Blitz mode where some of the clams that spawn in the middle of the stage would not be shown on the turf map despite the ground beneath them being inked.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart where players could stand on top of the surrounding fence outside the stage.
  • In the MakoMart stage in Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Clam Blitz modes, adjusted the Squid Spawn beginning positions and fixed an issue where part of the ceiling would be displayed on-screen.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where trying to Super Jump to certain locations would result in landing in a slightly displaced position.
  • Fixed an issue in the Wahoo World stage in Tower Control mode where certain objects would appear inkable on the map even though they are not.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where player hit boxes in life-ring form were smaller than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple arrows would appear within the screen if the same player signaled “Help!” or “This way!” repeatedly and made it so that there will only be one arrow from a single player.
  • Fixed an issue where a launched umbrella would have a large rebound when making contact near a Salmonid’s head.
  • Fixed an issue where game movements would slow down if a player used a jet pack to reach the top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue where bombs thrown into a Flyfish’s weak point would then come out.
  • Fixed an issue where a player attacked by Maws near the water or certain terrain would be blown far into the air.
  • Fixed an issue where a player that touched the side surface of Maws during its attack would be splatted.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s respawn point would be in midair and leave them unable to return to the stage. This could happen when jumping into the water from the top of a Fish Stick just before it disappears.
  • Fixed an issue where players could avoid taking damage by jumping when a Flipper-Flopper attacked, regardless of whether they were in the attack area or not.
  • Fixed an issue where a Slammin’ Lid may have become unable to move if it touched a Fish Stick.
  • Fixed an issue where a player riding on a Slammin’ Lid would rarely be launched far away.
  • Fixed an issue where a player would be pushed into stage terrain when attacked by a Cohozuna.
  • Fixed an issue where players could avoid taking damage by jumping when a Cohozuna did its jump attack, regardless of whether they were in the attack area or not.
  • Made it so that Cohozunas will not attempt to do jump attacks against players on top of a Fish Stick.
  • Fixed an issue in the Cohock Charge event where players were unable to mount the cannons.
  • Fixed an issue in the Goldie Seeking event where a launched umbrella wouldn’t activate a gusher it touched.
  • Fixed an issue in the Griller event where the Griller’s red laser sight wouldn’t be shown if a player was resurrected by a bomb at the last second before a crew wipe.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mudmouth Eruptions event where players would clip into a Mudmouth right after it spawned and be splatted.
  • Fixed an issue in the Giant Tornado event when playing in a bad communications environment where a box containing Golden Eggs wouldn’t appear or be positioned as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not be able to get their special badge upon arriving at an Xtrawave at MAX hazard level.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not be able to receive Grizzco Points correctly when the shift schedule was updated while playing a job.
  • Fixed an issue with reporting a player from the Grizzco terminal where their number of delivery assists was not shown correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where simultaneously pressing certain buttons at the reward-pickup window would cause the game to crash.

Fixes to Story Mode

  • Fixed a rare issue where ink wheels would not reappear.
  • Implemented measures to prevent the game from crashing on stages where Octoling enemies appear.
  • Fixed an issue where using a Splashdown on the edge of a cliff would cause player controls to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue where collecting a canned special attack while using the Zipcaster could cause player controls to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue on stages with time limits where, after the player lost their armor due to an enemy attack and time ran out at the same time as the player’s armor was restored, the player would lose control of their character but the stage wouldn’t be counted as a loss.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the game from progressing when entering a pipeline immediately after throwing Smallfry at a Fuzzball.
  • Fixed an issue where touching an upward dash track repeatedly could move the player outside the stage, counting as a loss.
  • Fixed an issue where the player being splatted or restarting the stage while Smallfry was thrown onto a Flooder would cause the Flooder to no longer ink the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where the player being splatted or restarting the stage just before a balloon fish exploded would cause the bomb fish’s area to shift and, depending on the stage, make clearing the stage difficult.
  • Fixed an issue where quickly moving a lift on a stage where Octodiscos appear could cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue in Alterna Site 1 Stage 6 where enemies originally meant to appear were not appearing.
  • Fixed an issue in Alterna Site 4 Stage 6 where breaking a certain target just before falling out of the stage would prevent the next target from spawning and make the stage impossible to clear.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where players not pledged to any team could still earn conch shells.
  • Adjusted the color of ink when Color Lock is on during Tricolor Battles.
  • Fixed an issue when a team had a synergy bonus related to hairstyles where the name displayed would differ from the actual hairstyle.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where ability changes due to secondary gear abilities would not be immediately reflected when changing gear in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where, after finishing a battle and choosing “Change Gear, Then Go!” reading amiibo just before the countdown timer ran out would prevent the game from proceeding.
  • Fixed a number of issues relating to the player’s species changing when reading amiibo on the Equip screen.
  • When buying gear from Murch, the purchased gear will now be marked as New and will appear at the top of the list in the Equip screen.
  • Fixed an issue when buying gear from Murch where the price would become 0.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the game from proceeding while talking to Murch. This could happen when repeatedly pressing the B Button while the ability-chunks screen was displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the names of the Squid 3 logo and Octopus 3 logo stickers were switched.
  • Fixed an issue with pressing ZL to check an item’s info at Hotlantis where, depending on the item, the example image would be scattered due to how the light hits it.
  • Fixed an issue with Photo Mode where the Y Button’s camera reset would not work while taking a photo with the timer.
  • Fixed an issue with Photo Mode where the image shown as a preview and the photo actually saved to the album would differ greatly when shooting at certain camera angles.
  • Fixed an issue with joining and dropping in on friends where, when everyone has pressed “Ready!” inputting certain controls could cause matchmaking not to proceed even after the timer reaches zero.
  • Fixed an issue with joining and dropping in on friends where opening the lobby menu at a certain time would make the controls stop working and ultimately disband everyone.
  • Fixed an issue where the ghost of a friend who appeared in the lobby or at Grizzco via notification message would differ in appearance from that player’s actual appearance.
  • Fixed an issue with picking up an item obtained via SplatNet 3 at the lobby terminal where a connection error when receiving the item could make you unable to obtain the item until reentering the controls to obtain the item in SplatNet 3.
  • Fixed an issue when playing a battle or Salmon Run at the Shoal with a user who is not using network features where a connection error can occur when equipping a Splashtag background or title other than those owned from the start.
  • Fixed an issue where other players would see you wearing different gear if you changed your equipment right before a match started in a Private Battle.
  • Fixed an issue where the damage shown on test-range targets or the copy machine would be slightly lower than the actual damage.
  • Fixed an issue in locker editing where some weapons would not stabilize after being placed.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message would not properly display after a connection error occurred while exchanging card bits in the deck editor.
  • Fixed an issue where, when the Post Display option is set to off, the player’s hand-drawn post that was saved partway through drawing would be displayed rather than the drawings prepared in advance.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.1.2 in local multiplayer, and Battle Replays created with Ver. 1.1.2 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.1.2

  • Release date: September 29th 2022 (North America) / September 30th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Connectivity

  • Implemented additional measures to reduce the frequency of communication errors following battles and job shifts.

Changes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where players using dualies would stop attacking and enter swim form at the end of a Dodge Roll regardless of whether they were holding the ZR Button.
  • Fixed an issue with the Drop Roller gear ability where the player would enter swim form at the end of their Drop Roll if they pressed the ZR Button while holding the ZL Button during the Drop Roll, regardless of whether they continued holding the ZR Button.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas that caused players to perform two sequential horizontal slashes following a charged slash even if they only pressed the ZR Button once.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where players would not take damage for a certain amount of time after their Booyah Bomb armor was broken.
  • Implemented measures to prevent issues where players would clip through and get stuck in terrain when turning from swim form into humanoid form near a Tacticooler placed in the corner of certain maps.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash when the player finished editing their locker with a photo stand placed in the locker.
  • Fixed an issue with receiving a new catalog after reaching catalog level 100, where a communication error happening or the game crashing could result in the catalog-receiving event not triggering.
    • (In cases where this issue has already occurred, the catalog-receiving event will play again once the player has restarted the software and entered Hotlantis.)
  • Fixed an issue relating to Super Sea Snails. If you were unable to receive Super Sea Snails from the first Splatfest, the final-results news broadcast will replay and you will now be able to collect your Super Sea Snails.

Because this update patch focuses on additional fixes to connection-related issues and fixes to some control and battle-related issues, we have prioritized its release.

We identified an issue where communications with the server are interrupted during a battle or job shift due to settings on the player’s network equipment and their internet provider.

We have implemented measures to reduce communication interruptions and reduce subsequent errors after a battle or job shift even if an interruption does occur.

Additionally, we have implemented provisional fixes regarding some problems that affect the feeling and feedback of controls while playing.

In the case of the issue with clipping through terrain when using a Tacticooler, we decided that it was more important to quickly release a solution that mitigates the issue rather than hold out for a “perfect fix.”

Furthermore, if players are found to be harassing other players or otherwise violating Nintendo’s Community Guidelines by intentionally exploiting game bugs, we are actively taking measures including suspension of online play.

The next patch will focus primarily on balance adjustments and other issues that were outside the scope of the current patch.

We continue to observe and analyze battle data and are planning to make further adjustments around the midpoint of the current season.

 

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.1.1 in local multiplayer, and Battle Replays created with Ver. 1.1.1 and earlier.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: September 15th 2022 (North America) / September 16th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Changes to Splatfests

  • The rate of Tricolor Battle occurrence has been adjusted. From the defending team’s perspective, they will trigger somewhat less frequently than before.

Changes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to jump farther than usual with a Squid Roll by performing a certain input while charging a Squid Surge.
  • Fixed issues that appeared when playing for a long time without closing the software, such as shots from the player’s main weapon not firing correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could move through the surface of the water or stand on water when moving quickly. For example, when performing a Dodge Roll with Splat Dualies.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where connection errors occurred with high frequency at the end of battles due to connection environment.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where the collision detection of the third and fourth blobs of a single volley became extremely small.
  • Fixed an issue where cash and experience were not being awarded in certain circumstances when a battle ended early due to a lack of players.
  • Fixed an issue where, in certain modes, a player would be unable to cancel matchmaking when not enough other players were gathered. Matchmaking will now be canceled automatically after a certain amount of time has passed.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard in which it was possible to enter the back side of certain drawbridges.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where connection errors occurred with high frequency at the end of jobs due to connection environment.
  • Fixed an issue with Mudmouth Eruption events in which Mudmouths moved in unintended ways.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players with identical titles to be considered “rank supporters” and not gain Rank Points.
  • Fixed an issue where continuously damaging a submerged Maws with certain special weapons would cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue where players were becoming trapped within the stage terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where, at the end of battle, the amount of Grizzco Points earned would be shown as smaller than the amount actually added to save data, which caused cases where the player could not collect rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where the messages at the beginning of Wave 3 could change based on whether or not a King Salmonid would appear.

Changes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue where, after clearing the final stage, a communication error would occur in the middle of a certain scene and return the player to the square.
    • The post-clear cutscenes can be viewed by clearing the final stage again.
    • In cases where this error occurred, the final stage is treated as cleared, and the stage can be skipped from the pause menu when reattempting.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue when starting the game for the first time in which the game could get stuck and not advance from the black screen after the screen where yellow and blue ink mix together.
  • Fixed an issue when downloading a battle replay that occasionally caused the game to not advance.
  • Fixed an issue in which the game would crash when the schedule was updated while attempting to join a friend.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game would crash while the player was visiting a shop.
  • Fixed an issue where a communication error could occur while a player traded in gear at a shop.
  • Fixed an issue where a connection error could occur when buying a weapon. A player would seem to then have the weapon equipped despite not having been able to buy it, which would cause a connection error if the player attempted to join a battle.

Because this update patch focuses on Splatfest-related changes and addresses bugs that can have significant effect on game progress, we have prioritized its release.

Please note that the changes to Tricolor Battle frequency should be considered temporary. For now, there will be somewhat more instances of players selecting Tricolor Battle but being placed in a Turf War battle instead. Going forward, Splatfest-matchmaking specifications will continue to be adjusted, and this issue will be rectified. We are planning to implement these adjustments with the new season beginning in December.

The next patch will focus primarily on balance adjustments and other issues that were outside the scope of the current patch.

We continue to observe and analyze battle data and are planning to make adjustments at the midpoint of the current season.

  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.1.0 in local multiplayer.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: September 2nd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Changes to Hero Mode
  • You can now change the Captain’s appearance from the sketchbook at the Crater tent (press the A button to investigate it)
    • Even if you have already progressed further in the story, you can temporarily return to the Crater by examining the stuffed Zapfish at the camp and selecting “Relive Memories”.
  • Photo Mode can now be used in Hero Mode (only in some locations)
Other Changes
  • Features requiring an internet connection are now available.
  • Additional notes: this version is required to use the features that require an internet connection. Also, this version is not compatible with Ver. 1.0.0 in local multiplayer.
  • Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 3 – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: N/A
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game.
  • Source: Nintendo

How to download updates for Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Splatoon 3, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

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