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Big Splatoon 2 Version 5.4.0 update coming this Thursday (patch notes included)

Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a fresh new update for the mighty Splatoon 2 and it will be arriving this Thursday. The Version 5.4.0 update is fairly substantial judging from the patch notes on the official Nintendo website and brings with it weapon balance changes and other in-game adjustments. Nintendo will also be addressing issues which appear in Starfish Mainstage, Manta Maria, Kelp Dome, and Skipper Pavilion. The problem is is that the glitch allowed players to reach the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls, thankfully that will be fixed. Here’s the entire patch notes:

Ver. 5.4.0 (Releasing February 25, 2021)

  • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.WeaponChange
    • Splattershot
    • Tentatek Splattershot
    • Kensa Splattershot
    • Hero Shot Replica
    • Octoshot Replica
    • Increased the likelihood the turf around your feet will be inked when firing.
    • .52 Gal
    • .52 Gal Deco
    • Kensa .52 Gal
    • Increased the radius of ink that lands when you shoot far away by roughly 27%.
    • Dapple Dualies
    • Dapple Dualies Nouveau
    • Clear Dapple Dualies
    • Decreased ink consumption from shots fired by roughly 5%.
    • Splat Dualies
    • Enperry Splat Dualies
    • Kensa Splat Dualies
    • Hero Dualie Replicas
    • Decreased ink consumption from shots fired by roughly 5%.
    • H-3 Nozzlenose
    • H-3 Nozzlenose D
    • Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose
    • Increased ink consumption by roughly 25%.
    • Squeezer
    • Foil Squeezer
    • Dualie Squelchers
    • Custom Dualie Squelchers
    • Increased shot spread when firing immediately after jumping in normal stance by roughly 25%. 
      • There is no change to shot spread immediately after a roll
  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.Sub WeaponChange
    • Torpedo
    • Extended the time until ink begins to refill after use by roughly 8/60 of a second. 
  • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.WeaponBeforeAfterKensa Splattershot Jr200190Kensa Undercover Brella200190Firefin Splat Charger210220Firefin Splatterscope210220E-liter 4K170180E-liter 4K Scope170180Custom Dualie Squelchers210220

Fixed an issue in Starfish Mainstage in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls.

Fixed an issue in Manta Maria in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls.

Fixed an issue in Kelp Dome in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls. 

Fixed an issue in Skipper Pavilion in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by transferring between certain walls.

Other Changes

  • We observed changes after distribution of Ver 5.3.0 and made adjustments to slightly lower the fighting power of certain weapons that could hold the battle line over a long period of time from further away compared to other weapons. 
  • In addition, in order increase the variety of weapons being selected, we made adjustments to several weapons to increase their competitiveness with the most popular weapons. 
  • We will observe the changes after this update and make further adjustments to Splatoon 2 in the future.
  • When you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to communicate in The Shoal with players using older update data.
    • This update also includes changes not listed here, such as improvements to the gameplay experience.
    • Sufficient space on the internal system memory or a microSD card is required to download the update.
    • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.

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19 comments

  1. Noone cares now that they announced Splatoon 3. They can stop printing copies now. Splatoon 2 is officially dead. Well done Nintendo. Who needs F-Zero or Advance Wars or Star Fox or Pikmin when you can have another Splatoon that kills off the player base of the previous one. Oh and remember Wario? He used to have his own set of great games. But whatever. Let’s make 10 Splatoon games before we even think about making one of the classics.

      1. While I do agree his a bit extreme here, I understand the point he’s trying to make. I do agree with it somewhat. I really really do miss the Wario Land-series, and wouldn’t say no to a new F-Zero

    1. Name me one title from any of those series that sold over a million copies or became a phenomenon like Splatoon. Star Fox and Pikmin released beside the first game in the series and got curbsided immediately. When will morons like you understand that you need to support a series for a company to support it back? Fire Emblem was on the brink of being thrown into the abyss by Nintendo until Awakening sold gang-busters and now FE is one of Nintendo’s main hitters. Put your money where your mouth is otherwise you’ll look as dumb as Metroid fans.

    2. As a marketing student, I can say that Nintendo will differentiate between 2 and 3 or else they will lose current sales. Nintendo is a business first and will make games that sell. More people need to support series’ like Wario Land in order for it to be revived. Like it or not, you’re in the minority. Just relax, not having a game tailor made to your wants isn’t going to hurt you.

    3. @bootyranger

      I wish f zero gx was ported to Nintendo switch. I couldn’t beat story but I enjoyed 30 racers in ruby, sapphire and emerald cups.

    4. Even if Nintendo Splatoon 3, that doesn’t mean they are going to stop making copies of games that have already been release. So, I’m guessing you a long way to go about learning more when it comes to Nintendo games.

    5. Sorry i meant

      Even if Nintendo reveal Splatoon 3, that doesn’t mean they are going to stop making copies of games that have already been release. So, I’m guessing you a long way to go about learning more when it comes to Nintendo games

      1. You can make the same argument for every sports game, including Splatoon. People play these games because it scratches an itch. There is no objective Splatoon > F-Zero. But there is an objective Splatoon: 2 – F-Zero: 0

  2. I don’t think that this update is necessary. I mean, what they should really be focusing on is that since Splatoon 3 won’t come out for another year, in the mean time we should have more splat fests to keep us occupied. Also we should have special Nighttime turf wars Not just during splat fests but starting at like 6pm and maybe even the day.
    PS. splatoon 2 is not officially dead!!! Splatoon 3 is not until 2022!!! a game isn’t dead until barely anyone plays it!!!

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