Splatoon 2 Updated

Nintendo have updated Splatoon 2 to Version 5.2.0 with a number of changes to the performance of several main and special weapons, plus a number of other minor changes. This is the last planned update for the game. Please note that maintenance is ongoing until approximately 11:30 JST (19:30 PT). Full patch added below. Purchase Haikara Walker by Splatoon 2 at this link.

VER. 5.2.0 

  • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.
WEAPONCHANGE
.52 Gal
.52 Gal Deco
Kensa .52 Gal
Increased the likelihood the turf around your feet will be inked when firing.
Splat Roller
Krak-On Splat Roller
Kensa Splat Roller
Hero Roller Replica
Slightly extended the splash of ink from swinging sideways.
Flingza Roller
Foil Flingza Roller
Reduced the time required to swing the weapon overhead in a vertical swing by 3/60 of a second.
Tri-Slosher
Tri-Slosher Nouveau
Reduced the interval at which you can repeatedly swing by roughly 2/60 of a second.
Heavy Splatling
Heavy Splatling Deco
Heavy Splatling Remix
Hero Splatling Replica
Decreased variance of shot spread when firing while on the ground by roughly 6%.
Splat Dualies
Enperry Splat Dualies
Kensa Splat Dualies
Hero Dualie Replicas
Slightly widened the spread of ink created by shots.
Glooga Dualies
Glooga Dualies Deco
Kensa Glooga Dualies
Decreased ink consumption from shots fired by roughly 7%.
Classic Squiffer
New Squiffer
Fresh Squiffer
Reduced the time from releasing a charge shot to being ready to shoot by roughly 1/60 of a second.
Splat Charger
Firefin Splat Charger
Kensa Charger
Hero Charger Replica
Reduced the time from releasing a charge shot to being ready to shoot by roughly 2/60 of a second.
Splatterscope
Firefin Splatterscope
Kensa Splatterscope
Very slightly narrowed the width of the area inked by a fully charged shot.
The area inked remains unchanged for models without scopes (Splat Charger,
Firefin Splat Charger, Kensa Charger, Hero Charger Replica)
The area inked remains unchanged for all shots that are not fully charged.
E-liter 4K
Custom E-liter 4K
Reduced the time from releasing a charged shot to being ready to shoot by roughly 2/60 of a second.
E-liter 4K Scope
Custom E-liter 4K Scope
Very slightly narrowed the width of the area inked by a fully charged shot.
The area inked remains unchanged for models without scopes (E-liter 4K, Custom E-liter 4K)
The area inked remains unchanged for all shots that are not fully charged.
Ballpoint Splatling
Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
Reduced the velocity of ink over long distances by 4%, and reduced the range.
Reduced movement speed by roughly 10% when charging and firing from a close range.
Tenta Brella
Tenta Sorella Brella
Tenta Camo Brella
Extended the time it takes to restore the umbrella portion after launching it or it being destroyed by roughly 40/60 seconds.
Increased ink consumption for spread shots by roughly 10%.
  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.
SUB WEAPONCHANGE
Toxic MistThis will now effect opponent’s Ballers.
  • Specifications for the following special weapons have been changed.
SPECIAL WEAPONCHANGE
BallerExtended the time you have to hold down the ZR Button to trigger this by roughly 16/60 of a second.
When you have a weapon equipped that has a fast walking speed when not firing or a fast squid-form swimming speed, increased acceleration on the ground to allow you to move more quickly.
This applies to the following weapons that can use a Baller (Aerospray RG, Luna Blaster, Inkbrush Nouveau, Undercover, Sorella Brella)
When you have a weapon equipped that has a fast walking speed when not firing or a fast squid-form swimming speed, reduced maximum speed by roughly 14%.
This applies to the following weapons that can use a Baller (Custom Explosher)
Bubble BlowerExtended the time until a bubble pops naturally by roughly 2 seconds.
Reduced the size of the first and second bubbles.
The first bubble is the smallest, the second is slightly larger, and the third bubble onward will be the same size as before.
The area over which damage is dealt and the area which is inked by an exploding bubble depends on the size of the bubble.
  • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.
WEAPONBEFOREAFTER
N-ZAP83180170
Custom Range Blaster180170
L-3 Nozzlenose210220
Foil Squeezer180190
Inkbrush Nouveau160180

The changes in this update are designed to lower the abilities of a portion of all weapons and specials that, based on analysis of statistical data, had obtained an advantage in results.

Our intention is that this will entice players to explore these weapons, while retaining their individual strengths of the weapons in scenarios where they are advantageous.

We reference various sorts of statistical data for these adjustments, but in particular for those which lower the abilities of certain weapons, we’ve focused on data from matches between players of high Rank.

We will issue future updates after looking carefully at changes resulting from this update, as well as the overall state of statistical data over the long term.

Other Changes

  • Changed the unlock conditions for Tracks #20 through #26 in Squid Beatz 2 so that anyone can play them.
  • Extended the time limit to play your next game after you repeatedly disconnect within a short period of time.
    • This change will affect only those with frequent disconnects, less than 1% of all active players worldwide.
    • The more frequent your disconnects over a short period of time, the longer the time limit to play your next game will be. 
  • When you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to connect with players in The Shoal who have older update data.

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