Big Splatoon Update Coming August 6th

Get ready, squids! Splatoon’s giant August update is heading your way on the 6th, and it’s got a nice array of features that plenty of players have been waiting for—including private lobbies! This has been a long-awaited option for players who want to battle friends or arrange community matches.

We’ll also see a new level cap, new weapons, and lots and lots of new gear.

Here’s the official press release from Nintendo:

  • Squad Battle – Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles
  • Private Battle – Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for uneven teams if desired
  • New level caps – Up to level 50 in Regular Battle and new S & S+ rankings in Ranked Battle
  • “Bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type.”
  • “More than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume are coming to the various in-game shops in

That’s a massive amount of content in this update! Especially when new weapons and maps will still roll out afterward in the months following. In the meantime, note that Urchin Underpass won’t be in the playing rotation between August 3rd and 5th as it’ll be “under maintenance”—we presume this means a re-design, and we can’t wait to see what they do with it.


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