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Splatoon 3 update announced (version 6.0.0), patch notes

Posted on November 28, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Splatoon 3 update 6.0.0

A new version 6.0.0 update has been announced for Splatoon 3, which ties in with Chill Season 2023.

The update includes a bunch of new content such as new stages, new weapons, Megalodontia as a King Salmanoid, music, and more. That’s along with a ton of adjustments, changes, and fixes.

Here’s the full rundown:

Splatoon 3 update version 6.0.0 patch notes

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On November 30th, 2023, data relating to Chill Season 2023 was added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • 1 new battle stage (Robo ROM-en) and 1 returning battle stage (Bluefin Depot).
    • 2 new special weapons.
    • 9 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A newly discovered King Salmonid, Megalodontia.
    • 11 new Tableturf Battle cards.
  • Players will now be able to obtain 1 Sheldon License at the end of each season.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 2 songs that will play during battles.
  • New special weapons have been added.
    • Weapons equipped with these special weapons will be available at Ammo Knights at the start of Chill Season 2023.
    Special WeaponDetails
    Triple Splashdown
    • Jump up into the air and come splashing down alongside two fists made of ink to create three explosions.
    Splattercolor Screen
    • Throw a device to produce a screen of ink that obstructs vision.
    • Enemies who touch the screen will take damage and lose the ability to perceive color for a little while.
  • New weapon sets have been added.
    • These weapon sets will be available at Ammo Knights at the start of Chill Season 2023.
    WeaponSub WeaponSpecial Weapon
    Foil SqueezerAutobombSplattercolor Screen
    Custom BlasterPoint SensorTriple Splashdown
    S-BLAST ’91Burst BombBooyah Bomb
    Painbrush NouveauPoint SensorTenta Missiles
    Snipewriter 5BSplash WallInk Storm
    Enperry Splat DualiesCurling BombTriple Splashdown
    Undercover Sorella BrellaTorpedoSplattercolor Screen
    REEF-LUX 450 DecoSplash WallReefslider
    Neo Splatana StamperToxic MistCrab Tank
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    WeaponChange Details
    .96 Gal
    .96 Gal Deco
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 8%.
    Range Blaster
    • Increased the radius of ink splatter at the point of impact with a floor or wall or when detonated midair by approximately 15%.
    Dread Wringer
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed by approximately 10%.
    Heavy Edit Splatling
    • Increased the number of spray droplets created by shots
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special WeaponChange Details
    • After activation, players become invulnerable to damage approximately 13/60 of a second faster than before.
  • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
    Jet Squelcher190180
    L-3 Nozzlenose200190

Changes to Anarchy Battles

  • At the end of a series in Anarchy Battle (Series), the player’s total number of five-win streaks will be displayed as “5 Wins in a Row” alongside a count.
    • A player’s five-win streak will increase each time they finish a series with five consecutive wins.
    • The number will reset to 0 when players reset their rank, finish a series with three losses, attempt a Rank-Up Battle, or when the season changes.
  • On the screen where players from both teams appear at the start of an Anarchy Battle (Series) battle, a symbol corresponding to the number of five-win streaks that a player has achieved will be displayed.
  • Added badges that players can unlock based on the total number of five-win streaks in Anarchy Battle (Series).

Changes to X Battles

    • The matchmaking system has changed, making it possible to form battles with additional weapon combinations.
      • This change will be applied immediately after the update to Ver. 6.0.0.
    • Players with X Power of less than 2000.0 and players with X Power of 2000.0 or higher will no longer be matched together.
      • This change will be applied immediately after the update to Ver. 6.0.0.
    • Increased the minimum range that X Power can change when battles are finished. Additionally, the change in a player’s X Power will now be based on both what their X Power was before the battles and their win/loss ratio during them.
      • This change will be applied to battles after the start of Chill Season 2023. It will not apply to battles during Drizzle Season 2023.
X Power (Before)Minimum Range of X Power Changes
0 wins, 3 losses1 wins, 3 losses2 wins, 3 losses3 wins, 2 losses3 wins, 1 losses3 wins, 0 losses
Less than 2500.0-75.0-50.0-25.0+25.0+50.0+75.0
2500.0 to 3000.0-45.0-30.00-15.0+15.0+30.0+45.0
3000.0 or higher-20.0-15.0-10.0+10.0+15.0+20.0
  • Added badges that players can unlock by reaching X Power 2000.0 or higher.
    • Players can obtain them by meeting the conditions after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added badges that players can unlock based on win streaks while at X Power 2000.0 or higher.
    • Players can obtain them by meeting the conditions after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added badges that players can get based on their X Rankings at the end of the season.
    • These can be obtained by ranking in the top 50,000 / 30,000 / 10,000 / 5,000 / 3,000 / 1,000 / 500 / 10 and higher.
    • Players can obtain them based on their rank at the end of a season, starting with Chill Season 2023.
  • The first time that a player meets the conditions to obtain one of the X-Battle badges added in this update, the design will change depending on whether the player was part of either the Takoroka Division or the Tentatek Division.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • A new King Salmonid called Megalodontia may appear.
  • Kraken Royale and Triple Splashdown have been newly added to the provided special weapons.
  • The conditions for the provision of special weapons have been adjusted such that at least two of the following special weapons, which can attack Salmonids at a distance, will always be provided.
    • Inkjet
    • Crab Tank
    • Killer Wail 5.1
    • Booyah Bomb
    • Triple Inkstrike
  • In Big Runs, the score required for obtaining a gold, silver, or bronze decoration will be predetermined for each occurrence and will be announced via the Anarchy Splatcast at the start of the Big Run.
  • In Normal Jobs when stages and supplied weapons change, if a player has a badge that corresponds to a stage after the switch, they will now start with a higher job title than before.
    Type of BadgeJob Title at the Start
    Gold BadgeEggsecutive VP 400
    Silver BadgeEggsecutive VP 300
    Bronze BadgeEggsecutive VP 200
    OtherAs before, the title corresponding to the previous job title (Apprentice 40 – Eggsecutive VP 40)
  • The type of King Salmonid appearing will now display in the stage information on the main menu.
  • In Grizzco, the shape of the Salmometer will now change based on the type of King Salmonid appearing.
  • When replaying job scenarios from Private Jobs or Eggstra Work, the players targeted during Rush or the Griller special waves, as well as the landing spots of Chinooks during Mothership special waves, will now be replicated.

Changes to Splatfests

  • The matchmaking system for Splatfest Battle (Pro) has changed, making it possible to form battles with new weapon combinations.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Deck names and the total number of spaces will now display on the screen where players select a deck to use in battle.

Changes to the Lobby

  • Players who have already obtained all of the weapons currently available at Ammo Knights will now be able to exchange extra Sheldon Licenses for Shell-Out Tokens.
    • They can be exchanged by pressing the Y Button on the Shell-Out Machine screen.
  • Added a feature that displays information such as changes in the tides of battle in graph form when watching a battle replay.
    • This can be displayed by pressing the R Button while watching a battle replay.

Changes to SplatNet 3

  • Players can now get Turf Inked points from Salmon Run to support Crusty Sean’s Wandercrust Tour.
    • Turf Inked points can be used in this way after the start of Chill Season 2023.
  • Added a new journey to the Wandercrust Tour.
    • Players will be able to support Journey 4 after completing the first three journeys.
    • Journey 4 can only be supported with points earned by inking turf from Chill Season 2023 onward.
  • The type of King Salmonid that will appear will now be displayed on the Salmon Run schedule.
  • The shape of the Salmometer displayed in Job Logs will now change based on the type of King Salmonid appearing.
  • When a player’s score in Big Run is in the top 20%, it is now possible to confirm in Salmon Run Stats what percentile that score corresponds to.

This update focuses on adding features for Chill Season 2023, which starts in December, as well as adding features to Anarchy Battle (Series) and X Battle, changes to Salmon Run, and tweaks to multiplayer.

For Anarchy Battle (Series), we have created a unique goal for this mode by tracking and recognizing five-win streaks.

In X Battles, we have added changes that make different variations occur more frequently than before to make it easier for players to set their own individual goals, even after playing this mode for a while.

With Salmon Run, we have made changes that make it easier to play with a goal in mind during Big Runs, and adjustments to job titles when the schedule changes during Normal Jobs.

For battles, we added new weapons and special weapons, and we have also adjusted some weapons to make them easier to use.

Our next update is planned for the middle of Chill Season 2023 and should focus on balance adjustments.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

The Splatoon 3 version 6.0.0 update should go live tomorrow. That’s November 29 in North America and November 30 in Europe.

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