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Splatoon 2 version 4.3.1 patch notes

Posted on December 16, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo has posted the official patch notes for next week’s Splatoon 2 update. There will be weapon changes, various fixes, and more.

The patch notes are as follows:

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.
      Weapon Name Change
      Sploosh-o-matic

      Neo Sploosh-o-matic

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Increased the amount of additional damage that can be dealt when the maximum number of gear abilities are being used from roughly 20% to roughly 25%.
      Aerospray MG

      Aerospray RG

      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      Squeezer

      Foil squeezer

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Increased the amount of additional damage that can be dealt when the maximum number of gear abilities are being used from roughly 20% to roughly 30%.
        • Damage dealt while holding down ZR to shoot remains unchanged.
      Splat Roller

      Krak-On Splat Roller

      Kensa Splat Roller

      Hero Roller Replica

      • Adjusted the range after which damage from a vertical swing will drop off. Extended the range after which this damage will drop off to 40.0 by roughly 11%.
      • The ranges in which more than 100.0 damage and more than 50.0 damage can be dealt remain unchanged.
      Inkbrush

      Inkbrush Nouveau

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The increase to movement speed while inking with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 4% to roughly 5%.
      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      Octobrush

      Octobrush Nouveau

      Kensa Octobrush

      Herobrush Replica

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The increase to movement speed while inking with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 10% to roughly 12%.
      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      E-liter 4K

      Custom E-liter 4K

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The increase to shot range with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 3% to roughly 5%.
      E-liter 4K Scope

      Custom E-liter 4K Scope

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The increase to shot range with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 3% to roughly 5%.
      Tri-Slosher

      Tri-Slosher Nouveau

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The boost to the radius of ink coverage for the middle portion of shots that strike an object mid-shot when the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities are equipped has been increased from roughly 20% to roughly 25%.
      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      Mini Splatling

      Zink Mini Splatling

      Kensaa Mini Splatling

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The increase to the duration of rapid fire with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 30% to roughly 35%.
      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      Undercover Brella

      Undercover Sorella Brella

      Kensa Undercover Brella

      • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • The reduction in time it takes for a Brella’s umbrella portion to be restored with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 33% to roughly 44%.
      • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
      Hydra Splatling

      Custom Hydra Splatling

      • Decreased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Changed the number of gear abilities required for the damage of less than fully-charged shots to reach 33.3 from 0.9 basic gear abilities to 1.5 basic gear abilities.
        • Additional gear abilities have 0.3 the effect of a basic gear ability.
        • The damage of a fully-charged shot remains unchanged.
      Ballpoint Splatling

      Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau

      • Decreased the effect of the Run Speed Up gear ability.
      • Decreased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Changed the number of gear abilities required for the damage of less than fully-charged shots to reach 33.3 from 0.9 basic gear abilities to 1.5 basic gear abilities.
        • Additional gear abilities have 0.3 the effect of a basic gear ability.
      Splat Dualies

      Enperry Splat Dualies

      Kensa Splat Dualies

      Hero Dualie Replicas

      • Decreased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
      • Changed the number of gear abilities required for the damage of less than fully-charged shots to reach 33.3 from 2.0 basic gear abilities to 3.2 basic gear abilities.
        • Additional gear abilities have 0.3 the effect of a basic gear ability.
    • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.
      Subweapon Name Change
      Fizzy Bomb
      • Decreased the radius of ink coverage from the 2nd explosion by roughly 15%.
      • Decreased the radius of ink coverage from the 3rd explosion by roughly 21%.
      Torpedo
      • Increased ink consumption on use from 60% to 65% of a standard ink tank.
      • Decreased splash damage dealt by ink explosions from 18.0 to 12.0.
      • Increased splash damage dealt by ink explosions to Bubble Blower bubbles by roughly 50%.
      • Combining the effects of the above two changes means that damage dealt to Bubble Blower bubbles remains the same as it was prior to this update.
    • Specifications for the following special weapon have been changed.
      Special Weapon Name Change
      Bubble Blower
      • Decreased the radius within which 250.0 damage is dealt by roughly 8%.
      • Decreased amount of time before bubbles disappear on their own by roughly 6%.
    • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.
      Weapon Before After
      Bloblobber Deco 180 190
      Custom Hydra Splatling 180 190
      Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau 190 200
    • Fixed an issue causing Torpedos to disappear instead of exploding if they touched a piece of moving terrain while following a player.
    • Fixed an issue in which players dealing contact damage to an opponent using a Booyah Bomb with their roller or brush weapon wouldn’t be thrown backward if they failed to splat the Booyah Bomb user with a single attack.
    • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where readying a clam while being tracked by an opponent’s torpedo would cause the aiming reticle to react, even if the torpedo passed through the clam.
    • Fixed an issue occurring on the Walleye Warehouse stage, related to taking damage from an opponent’s Ink Storm. While standing on the crates beneath the lights near the center of the stage, players would previously take damage from an opponent’s Ink Storm while standing on one crate but not the other, but will now take damage while standing on either crate.
    • Fixed an issue occurring on the Shellendorf Institute stage, where certain animations did not display correctly when viewed through specific panes of glass.
  • Changes to Ranked Battle
    • Weapon specifications are taken into account when splitting an assembled group of eight players into teams for Ranked Battle, but this feature has been changed in the following ways:
      • The number of players with crown icons in X Rank will no longer have a significant impact on team breakdown.
      • The number of players using weapons from different categories such as “shooter” or “roller” won’t have a significant impact on team breakdown. Instead, the specifications for each specific weapon will be given more weight when splitting up teams.
  • Changes to Salmon Run
    • Fixed an issue occurring after creating a “With Friends” room where taking too long before selecting “Recruit more players” would cause other players not to join the room.
    • Fixed an issue causing players to occasionally pass through stage terrain after touching and getting knocked back by a Scrapper or Flyfish while standing near a wall.
    • Fixed an issue causing Scrappers to mistakenly not take damage when hit from behind with a direct shot from a Cannon.
  • Changes to the Octo Expansion
    • Fixed an issue causing an unintended reaction when touching an ink rail while getting pulled to a Grapplink after attacking the Grapplink.
  • Other Changes
    • When using the Kensa Splattershot Jr., the sticker on the player’s ink tank was previously the same as the one when using the Splattershot Jr., but is now unique.
    • Fixed an issue in spectator mode that caused the “Turf Inked” stat for each weapon to increase incorrectly.

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