Software update: October 21st 2015

Applies to: Wii U


A software update is now available that makes several adjustments to enhance the overall experience. Please start the game while your Wii U console is connected to the internet to update the software. The software version after this update will be 2.2.0, as shown in the screenshot below.

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Update contents

Weapon adjustments

  • Adjustments to main weapons, sub weapons and special weapons.

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Ranked Battle adjustments

  • Adjustments to the rules in Rainmaker and Tower Control modes.

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Ranking adjustments

  • Players with S rank will be matched up with other S rank players more frequently, and rank S+ users will be matched up with other rank S+ users more frequently
  • Adjustments to the calculation method for ranks S and S+ to accommodate this change

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Stage adjustments

  • Walleye Warehouse: Adjustments to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in Rainmaker mode
  • Saltspray Rig: Adjustments to prevent users from placing Splash Walls in certain places
  • Arowana Mall: Adjustments to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes
  • Kelp Dome: Small adjustments for Rainmaker mode
  • Flounder Heights: Adjustments to stage layout in Rainmaker mode, plus other adjustments to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes and to prevent the attachment of Suction Bombs in certain places
  • Hammerhead Bridge: Adjustments to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes

Effects adjustments

  • Visual effects for tracking the position of teammates made less visible
  • The launching sound effect for Inkzooka made more audible

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Battle adjustments

  • Fixes several battle issues.

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Bug fixes in Battle Dojo

  • Fixes an issue where Splash Walls do not block opponents’ bombs and Blasters

Other bug fixes

  • Fixes the issue where the damage stats for Splattershot Jr., Custom Splattershot Jr., N-ZAP ‘85, and N-ZAP ‘89 are displayed as higher than they actually are. This only changes the information displayed. The actual stats remain the same.

Other changes

  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Additional information

This update is required in order to play online.

Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

Please note: 552 MB of available storage is required to perform this software update. Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required. Please visit our Storage section for details about additional storage devices.