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How to Update Splatoon 2

Description:

Instructions on installing the update for Splatoon 2.

On 29 May 2019 a new software update for Splatoon 2 became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.
  • Updating to the latest version will disable wireless matchmaking for local multiplayer with players using an earlier version.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 4.8.0

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.
      Weapon Change
      • Jet Squelcher
      • Custom Jet Squelcher
      • Increased inking radius of shots when they land by roughly 10%.
      • Carbon Roller
      • Carbon Roller Deco
      • Decreased ink consumption of horizontal and vertical swings by roughly 12%.
      • Splat Roller
      • Krak-On Splat Roller
      • Kensa Splat Roller
      • Hero Roller Replica
      • Extended forward inking range of vertical swing.
      • Dapple Dualies
      • Dapple Dualies Nouveau
      • Clear Dapple Dualies
      • Decreased ink consumption when firing a shot by roughly 7%.
      • Splat Dualies
      • Enperry Splat Dualies
      • Kensa Splat Dualies
      • Hero Dualie Replicas
      • Decreased ink consumption when firing a shot by roughly 5%.
      • Mini Splatling
      • Zink Mini Splatling
      • Kensa Mini Splatling
      • Increased ink consumption by roughly 15%.
      • Heavy Splatling
      • Heavy Splatling Deco
      • Heavy Splatling Remix
      • Hero Splatling Replica
      • Decreased damage from 32.0 to 30.0.
      • Ballpoint Splatling
      • Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
      • Decreased inking radius of long range shots when they land by roughly 8%.
      • Tenta Brella
      • Tenta Sorella Brella
      • Tenta Camo Brella
      • Decreased damage of a single spread shot from 17.5 to 17.0.
    • Specifications for the following sub weapon have changed.
      Sub Weapon Change
      • Splash Wall
      • Decreased time after placing the Splash Wall until it goes into effect by roughly 5/60 of a second.
    • Specifications for the following special weapons have been changed.
      Special Weapon Change
      • Inkjet
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of the following Brellas by roughly 25%.
        • Splat Brella
        • Sorella Brella
        • Hero Brella Replica
        • Undercover Brella
        • Undercover Sorella Brella
        • Kensa Undercover Brella
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of the following Brellas by roughly 75%.
        • Tenta Brella
        • Tenta Sorella Brella
        • Tenta Camo Brella
      • Booyah Bomb
      • Decreased durability of armour surrounding the player using the Booyah Bomb by roughly 6%.
    • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.
      Weapon Before After
      • Splattershot
      • Hero Shot Replica

      190

      180

      • Blaster
      • Hero Blaster Replica

      190

      180

      • Fresh Squiffer

      190

      180

      • Splat Charger
      • Hero Charger Replica

      210

      220

      • Splatterscope

      210

      220

      • Tenta Brella

      190

      200

      • Tenta Camo Brella

      190

      200

      • Kensa Undercover Brella

      190

      200

  • Fixed an issue causing the aiming reticle to indicate shots fired at an opponent’s Splash Wall before it had fully deployed were being blocked, even though they actually weren’t.
  • Fixed an issue occurring while charging a Splatling weapon with almost no ink remaining, causing the “Low ink!” warning to not display briefly, and for the weapon to charge at normal speeds.
  • Fixed an issue occurring even with low amounts of network latency, where the “shot firing” animation near the muzzle of certain brellas would occur after the shot had been fired, or indicate the shot being fired in a mistaken direction.
  • Fixed an issue occurring when placing a Splash Wall on an uneven or pitted surface, causing the wall to additionally ink turf in a different direction than the one it had been placed.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode, where tossing a Sprinkler at the basket at just the right timing would cause it to stick to the barrier.
  • Fixed an issue occurring during Rainmaker matches in Gobi Arena, where moving the crates near the centre of the stage just slightly would allow two players to collide with one another in mid air, sending one of them into the turf around the enemy spawn point.
  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Fixed an issue occurring in Ruins of Ark Polaris allowing Steel Eel enemies to descend from heights they should not be able to.
  • Other Changes
    • Fixed an issue occurring when rolling into the targets on the test firing range with a Baller, where the target failed to react when hit, despite taking damage.

Version 4.7.0

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Specifications for the following main weapons have been changed.
      Weapon Change
      • Splattershot
      • Tentatek Splattershot
      • Kensa Splattershot
      • Hero Shot Replica
      • Octo Shot Replica
      • When equipped, the Main Power Up gear ability will now also lessen shot spread variance when firing while on the ground, in addition to the benefits it previously provided.
      • .52 Gal
      • .52 Gal Deco
      • Kensa .52 Gal
      • When equipped, the Main Power Up gear ability will now also lessen shot spread variance when firing while on the ground, in addition to the benefits it previously provided.
      • N-ZAP ‘85
      • N-ZAP ‘89
      • N-ZAP ‘83
      • When equipped, the Main Power Up gear ability will now also lessen shot spread variance when firing while on the ground, in addition to the benefits it previously provided.
      • Luna Blaster
      • Luna Blaster Neo
      • Kensa Luna Blaster
      • When equipped, the Main Power Up gear ability will now also cause shots that burst in midair to cover a larger area on the ground, in addition to the benefits it previously provided.
      • Squeezer
      • Foil Squeezer
      • Decreased ink consumption of the first shot after pressing ZR by roughly 4%.
      • Splat Brella
      • Sorella Brella
      • Hero Brella Replica
      • Increased ink consumption for each spread shot fired by roughly 15%.
    • Specifications for the following sub weapons have been changed.
      Sub Weapon Change
      • Suction Bomb
      • Increased maximum explosion damage from 180.0 to 220.0.
        • However, damage dealt to Bubble Blower bubbles remains unchanged.
      • Squid Beakon
      • The benefits of the Sub Power Up gear ability are now more likely to occur, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
    • Specifications for the following special weapons have been changed.
      Special Weapon Change
      • Splashdown
      • Increased damage dealt to opponent Ballers by roughly 2.4 times.
      • Increased damage dealt to armour surrounding an opponent charging a Booyah Bomb by roughly 7.5 times.
    • Specifications for the following gear abilities have been changed.
      Gear Ability Change
      • Object Shredder
      • Increased damage dealt to armour surrounding an opponent charging a Booyah Bomb by roughly 5%.
      • Last-Ditch Effort
      • When playing a Ranked Battle match, in addition to the benefits it previously provided, Last-Ditch Effort’s benefits will improve when the opposing team’s counter is at 50 or below, and continue to improve gradually as the counter continues to decrease.
        • This benefit will max out once the counter has reached 30.
        • There are no changes to the benefits this gear ability provides in Turf War matches.
    • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.
      Weapon Before After
      • N-ZAP ‘85

      210

      200

      • N-ZAP ‘89

      190

      180

      • Enperry Splat Dualies

      220

      210

      • Aerospray RG

      170

      180

      • Aerospray PG

      180

      190

      • Mini Splatling

      190

      210

      • Heavy Splatling Remix

      180

      190

      • Kensa Undercover Brella

      180

      190

  • Fixed an issue causing unintended locations to be inked if a Burst Bomb’s explosion directly struck the boundary between two pieces of terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy causing players Super Jumping to a location near the narrow pathway to the left of the spawn point to mistakenly clip into the stage terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Kelp Dome in Tower Control or Clam Blitz matches, where dodge rolling in a specific location would cause the player to appear to fall out of bounds and then be splatted.
  • Fixed an issue in Goby Arena causing Squid Beakons placed next to a specific Sponge Block in the stage not to be destroyed when the Sponge Block expanded over them.
  • Fixed an issue related to the Object Shredder gear ability, mistakenly causing its effects to be applied when taking damage from the Rainmaker barrier, or from the Rainmaker’s explosion when its timer runs out.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Thermal Ink gear ability’s effect to activate after destroying an opponent’s Ink Armor with a main weapon, even if that player had taken no damage.
  • Fixed an issue occurring with the Slosher, Slosher Deco, or Hero Slosher Replica equipped, where pressing ZL before the shot is fired after pressing ZR would mistakenly cause the player to immediately change forms.
  • Fixed an issue occurring while using the Bubble Blower special weapon, where pressing ZL before a bubble is fired after pressing ZR would mistakenly cause the player to immediately change forms.
  • When using the Ink Storm, Ultra Stamp, or any of the Bomb Launcher special weapons, pressing ZL before completely entering the “ready to throw” pose after pressing and holding R will now allow players to immediately change forms.

Version 4.6.1

  • Other Changes
    • Made fixes to the data scheduled for upcoming release.

Version 4.6.0

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.
      Weapon Change
      • Sploosh-o-matic
      • Neo Sploosh-o-matic
      • Boosted the increase to movement speed while swimming, and decreased time required to reach maximum swim speed.
      • Splattershot Jr.
      • Custom Splattershot Jr.
      • Kensa Splattershot Jr.
      • Decreased ink consumption by roughly 14%.
      • Aerospray MG
      • Aerospray RG
      • Shots now ink a larger area when they land.
      • .52 Gal
      • .52 Gal Deco
      • Kensa .52 Gal
      • Increased minimum damage from 26.0 to 30.0.
      • N-ZAP ‘85
      • N-ZAP89
      • Increased radius of ink coverage around your feet while firing by roughly 6%.
      • The Main Power Up gear ability will now be more likely to provide its benefit even with fewer instances of the ability equipped.
      • .96 Gal
      • .96 Gal Deco
      • Increased minimum damage from 31.0 to 35.0.
      • Luna Blaster
      • Luna Blaster Neo
      • Kensa Luna Blaster
      • Decreased time before ink recovery starts after pressing ZR to shoot by roughly 5/60 of a second.
      • Inkbrush
      • Inkbrush Nouveau
      • Adjusted the rate of damage drop-off over distance to be less severe than it was previously.
      • In addition to its other benefits, equipping the gear ability Main Power Up will now also improve inking ability while holding down ZR to ink continuously while moving.
      • Octobrush
      • Octobrush Nouveau
      • Kensa Octobrush
      • Herobrush Replica
      • In addition to its other benefits, equipping the gear ability Main Power Up will now also improve inking ability while holding down ZR to ink continuously while moving.
      • E-liter 4K
      • Custom E-liter 4K
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of opponent Splat Brellas, Sorella Brellas, and Hero Brella Replicas by roughly 17%.
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of opponent Tenta Brellas, Tenta Sorella Brellas, Undercover Brellas, Undercover Sorella Brellas, and Kensa Undercover Brellas by roughly 20%.
      • Increased damage dealt to Bubble Blower bubbles by roughly 23%.
      • Increased damage dealt to the armor surrounding an opponent using a Booyah Bomb by roughly 4%.
      • Increased damage dealt to opponent Splash Walls by roughly 10%.
      • E-liter 4K Scope
      • Custom E-liter 4K Scope
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of opponent Splat Brellas, Sorella Brellas, and Hero Brella Replicas by roughly 17%.
      • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion of opponent Tenta Brellas, Tenta Sorella Brellas, Undercover Brellas, Undercover Sorella Brellas, and Kensa Undercover Brellas by roughly 20%.
      • Increased damage dealt to Bubble Blower bubbles by roughly 23%.
      • Increased damage dealt to the armor surrounding an opponent using a Booyah Bomb by roughly 4%.
      • Increased damage dealt to opponent Splash Walls by roughly 10%.
      • Heavy Splatling
      • Heavy Splatling Deco
      • Hero Splatling Replica
      • Increased movement speed while charging by roughly 3%.
      • Increased movement speed while firing by roughly 6%.
      • Increased radius of ink coverage around your feet while firing by roughly 7%.
      • Splattershot Pro
      • Forge Splattershot Pro
      • Kensa Splattershot Pro
      • Decreased the benefits of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Changed the amount of gear ability required to reach 49.9 damage from 3.1 to 3.9 times the base gear ability.
      • Each additional gear ability is worth 0.3 the amount of the base gear ability.
    • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.
      Sub Weapon Change
      • Curling Bomb
      • Decreased time before ink recovery starts after ink is used by between roughly 5/60 to 15/60 of a second, depending on how long the R button is held down.
      • Decreased time before ink recovery when R is pressed and released immediately by roughly 5/60 of a second.
      • Decreased time before ink recovery when R is held down continuously by roughly 15/60 of a second.
    • Specifications for some of the special weapons have been changed.
      Special Weapon Change
      • Curling-Bomb Launcher
      • Increased initial speed of bombs by roughly 18% and also increased the distance they travel when R is pressed and released immediately.
      • There is no change to the distance the bombs travel when R is held down continuously.
      • Bubble Blower
      • Increased radius of ink coverage when Bubble Blower bubbles hit the ground by roughly 8%.
      • Decreased the interval between bubble shots when in kid form by roughly 5/60 of a second.
      • The Special Power Up gear ability will now be more likely to provide its benefit even with fewer instances of the ability equipped.
      • Sting Ray
      • Silhouettes of players highlighted by effects such as Thermal Ink will now disappear once targeted by the Sting Ray when firing.
    • Specifications for certain gear abilities have been changed.
      Gear Ability Change
      • Ink Resistance Up
      • Improved the gear ability’s benefit of maintaining your ability to jump while stepping in enemy ink.
      • Improved the gear ability’s benefit of maintaining movement speed while walking through enemy ink.
      • Haunt
      • Increased duration of Haunt when its requirements are met to last until the end of the match (it previously lasted for 30 seconds).
      • The effects of Haunt on a player targeted by it will still end if that player is splatted.
      • Changed the number of players that can be targeted by Haunt to four.
      • Due to the above changes, the effects of Haunt on a targeted player will continue even after the player that targeted them with the ability is splatted by an opponent.
    • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.
      Weapon Before After
      • Scattershot
      • Hero Shot Replica
      200

      190

      • Classic Squiffer
      180

      170

      • Tri-Slosher Nouveau
      180

      170

      • Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
      230

      220

      • Dapple Dualies
      180

      170

      • Dapple Dualies Nouveau
      180

      170

  • Fixed an issue on Ancho-V Games causing players who switched back and forth between forms near the sponge in front of the Spawn Point to occasionally clip inside the stage terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in certain modes on Goby Arena allowing players to gain access to the raised platform in the opposing base via the grating in front of the opposing Spawn Point.
  • Fixed an issue while using the Goo Tuber or Custom Goo Tuber, in which the white area in the player’s ink tank indicating ink consumption would decrease gradually as the player switched back and forth between forms while storing a charged shot.
  • Fixed an issue making a Torpedo seem to disappear when viewed by the player who launched it if the Torpedo was destroyed just prior to hitting an opponent it was targeting.
  • Fixed an issue causing a Booyah Bomb lost by being thrown into the water or out of bounds not to count toward the number of times a player used their special weapon during a match.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Ultra Stamp to pass through certain objects such as the umbrella portion of a Splat Brella or a Splash Wall when thrown, despite the targeting guide indicating that the object would be hit while aiming.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to jump higher than intended when jumping off a sponge at the instant it expanded in size.
  • Other Changes
    • Added “Weapon Badges” to the Equip screen and player profiles that will appear for each weapon, to indicate reaching certain turf inked benchmarks.

Version 4.5.1

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Fixed an issue occurring during Clam Blitz matches in Piranha Pit, where clams on the ground that touched a specific piece of stage terrain were causing the game to crash.