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Splatoon version 2.8.0 changelog

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in News, Wii U

Splatoon’s next update will be jumping in next week, and now Nintendo has posted the official changelog.

New weapons and gear
-Nine new weapons added, available in the weapon shop Ammo Knights
—Please note: the new weapons and gear will appear in the shop following the release of the software update.
-Two new kinds of gear added, available in the shop

Weapon and ability adjustments
Luna Blaster-?Special gauge reduction changed from medium (60%) to low (40%)
Zink Mini Splatling-?Special gauge reduction changed from medium (60%) to high (75%)
Refurbished Mini Splatling-?Special gauge reduction changed from medium (60%) to low (40%)

Main weapon balance changes
Aerospray MG/Aerospray RG-?Spread reduced when player is jumping so it is the same as when player is not jumping.
Rapid Blaster/Rapid Blaster Deco-?Movement speed while firing increased by about 12%
Rapid Blaster Pro/Rapid Blaster Pro Deco-?Movement speed while firing increased by about 15%
/?Spread when player is jumping reduced by about 50%
L-3 Nozzlenose/L-3 Nozzlenose D-?Damage to the Rainmaker shield increased by about 20%
H-3 Nozzlenose/H-3 Nozzlenose D-?Damage to the Rainmaker shield increased by about 40%
Sloshing Machine/Sloshing Machine Neo-?Movement speed while firing increased by about 11%
Inkbrush/Inkbrush Nouveau/Permanent Inkbrush/Octobrush/Octobrush Nouveau-?When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where you are standing.

Sub weapon balance changes
Ink Mine-?Reduced the distance the player is moved backwards when placing an Ink Mine

Ability balance changes
Stealth Jump-?When doing a Super Jump with this ability equipped, you can’t perform any attacks until you have completely landed.

Stage adjustments
-Arowana Mall: Adjustments to prevent players from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.
-Bluefin Depot: Fixed a problem where players could go inside a certain object in Rainmaker mode.
-Camp Triggerfish: Adjustment for detecting when you have brought the Rainmaker too far back towards your own starting area
-Piranha Pit: Adjustments to prevent players from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.

Fixes for issues in battles
-Fixes an issue where players could jump higher than usual by touching an opponent’s Splash Wall

Other changes
-Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Additional information
-This update is required in order to play online.
-Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

The update will also require 768 MB of available storage to download.

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