Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Comes Tomorrow with Gameplay Adjustments

With all the new content coming to Splatoon on a weekly basis, it’s perhaps inevitable that with new stages and weapons in the mix, the balance will need to be adjusted every so often. The next set of major changes and adjustments to gameplay will come tomorrow, June 30th, with version 1.3.0.

The updates will fix some of the issues discovered during the Japanese Splatfest as well, and we’ve duplicated the official changelog below so that you can read what exactly will be adjusted with the update:


    • When there are more members on one team than the other and the match-making process takes too long, members from the same team will be able to battle each other
    • Members will still receive Splatfest Points even when they battle against members of the same team

Note: Only the results from matches against the opposing team will be included in the overall Splatfest results

    • Adjustments have been made to allow some players at random to participate as early as 5 minutes prior to the official start time of Splatfest in order to make for a more pleasant gaming experience

(Note: All players will be able to participate once the event begins)

    • This adjustment was made to lighten the server load at the beginning of the Splatfest
    • Adjustments have been made to the number of Super Sea Snails distributed to members of the losing team that have earned either of the top two Splatfest rank titles

Special Weapon Adjustments:

    • Inkstrike: The amount of area covered will be more consistent regardless of where it lands
    • Kraken: The amount of knockback is increased when taking damage from an opponent while using Kraken

Ability Adjustments:

    • Ninja Squid: Swim speed will be lowered when using this ability
    • Stealth Jump: The amount of time it takes to Super Jump will be longer when using this ability
    • Ink Resistance Up: The effects with respect to the amount of damage and speed when moving through enemy ink will be adjusted


  • Other adjustments will be made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience


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