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Software update: January 19th 2018

A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for Splatoon 2. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 2.2.1.

Update contents

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones in Shellendorf Institute where certain obstacles were only appearing on one team’s side of the map.
  • Fixed an issue in which a fully-charged shot from the Bamboozler 14 Mk I would pass through things such as other players, just as with other fully-charged Charger shots.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue in which a fully-charged shot from the Bamboozler 14 Mk I would pass through things such as Chums, just as with other fully-charged Charger shots.

Additional information

Updating to version 2.2.1 will prevent matchmaking at the Shoal with players using an earlier version.

Please note: To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.

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