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Splatoon 2’s latest update is now live. As was previously announced, version 5.1.0 includes a number of weapon changes.

Below are the full patch notes for those that missed them originally:

To celebrate the holiday season, Nintendo has prepared a fresh piece of Splatoon 2 art. We have the new image attached above.

There’s also this photo from Marina:


As we heard yesterday, Splatoon 2 is getting another update. Version 5.1.0 is slated for January 6 and features a number of weapon changes.

Below are the full patch notes:

It’s been a couple of months since the last Splatoon 2 update, but Nintendo has another one in store. The company announced that the next patch will be delivered worldwide on January 5 in North America / January 6 in Europe.

Expect version 5.1.0 to include weapon adjustments. Patch notes haven’t been published in English at this time, but we’ll share them once they’re available.

Another update, which will likely be version 5.2.0, should follow around the end of April.

Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the Splatoon Boy and Splatoon Boy: DX Edition figmas. The first one only includes a single figure while the DX Edition comes with two (as well as Judd and Li’l Judd).

Here are the official product descriptions and a few photos:

The official Twitter account for the Splatoon series is getting into the Halloween spirit with some special art. A new design shared by Nintendo can be found above.



It’s been a few months since the last Splatoon 2 update, but Nintendo readied a new patch tonight. Version 5.0.1 is out now for all players.

Below are the full patch notes:

While the major content updates and balance adjustments for Splatoon 2 are done, the game is still getting some minor updates. In early October (October 10 in Japan, Australia and Europe and October 9 in North America), the game will be updated to version 5.0.1. This patch will fix two minor issues: a movement glitch with the Ultra Stamp will be resolved, and an exploit will be fixed that allows players to reach an area on Starfish Mainstage that’s supposed to inaccessible. Until version 5.0.1, Starfish Mainstage will only be available in Private Matches and will not appear in the regular multiplayer rotation, starting on September 20.



Nintendo has revealed some new purchasing options for Nintendo Switch Online memberships in Europe. Four first-party games that have a big online multiplayer component can be bought in a bundle with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership; these bundles are slightly cheaper than buying the game and the NSO membership separately. These four bundles are currently available:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 12-month Family Membership: 15% off
  • Splatoon 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate + 12-month Individual Membership: 11% off
  • Super Mario Maker 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off

This offer is currently only available in Europe. We will keep you updated should Nintendo announce it for other regions.


Fortnite dataminer HYPEX has apparently uncovered some interesting information from the game’s files. A skin and backbling have been found, along with references to “SquidKid”.

The full file names are as follows: