Jun 11th, 2016

Splatoon gets new update, full changelog released

Nintendo has updated Splatoon to version 2.8.0, which brings a bunch of big fixes and gameplay tweaks. The update also brings new content in the form of 8 new weapons, which are now available in the weapon shop. Two new pieces of gear have been added as well.

Here is the complete changelog for the Splatoon 2.8.0 update:

Weapons and Gear Added

  • Eight new weapons have been added and will now appear in the weapon shop.
  • Two new pieces of gear have also been added and will now appear in their respective shops.

Weapon and Gear Ability Balancing

  • Adjustments have been made to specifications for certain Main and Sub weapons, and gear abilities.

Stage Adjustments

  • Arowana Mall: Adjustment made to prevent players from taking unintended shortcuts in all modes.
  • Bluefin Depot: Fixed an issue that allowed players to move inside certain objects in Rainmaker mode.
  • Camp Triggerfish: Adjusted the size of the “Don’t retreat!” warning zone near team starting areas.
  • Piranha Pit: Adjustment made to prevent players from taking unintended shortcuts in all modes.

Multiplayer Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to jump higher than intended when touching an opponent’s Splash Wall.

Other

  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Some weapons have been tweaked as well. Here are the weapon changes:

Weapon Adjustment
Luna Blaster △ Changed Special Gauge depletion from medium (60%) to light(40%).
Zink Splatling Mini ▼ Changed Special Gauge depletion from medium (60%) to heavy (75%).
Refurbished Mini Splatling △ Changed Special Gauge depletion from medium (60%) to light(40%).

 

Main Weapon Balance Adjustments

 

Weapon Adjustment
Aerospray MG
Aerospray RG
△ Reduced ink spread of shots while jumping to be the same as shots taken when not jumping.
Rapid Blaster
Rapid Blaster Deco
△ Increased movement speed while shooting by 12%.
Rapid Blaster Pro
Rapid Blaster Pro Deco
△ Increased movement speed while shooting by 15%.
△ Reduced ink spread of shots while jumping by 50%.
L-3 Nozzlenose
L-3 Nozzlenose D
△ Increased damage dealt to the barrier around the Rainmaker weapon in Rainmaker mode by 20%.
H-3 Nozzlenose
H-3 Nozzlenose D
△ Increased damage dealt to the barrier around the Rainmaker weapon in Rainmaker mode by 40%.
Sloshing Machine
Sloshing Machine Neo
△ Increased movement speed while shooting by 11%.
Inkbrush Inkbrush
Nouveau Permanent
Inkbrush
Octobrush
Octobrush Nouveau
△ Adjusted ink spread when continuously swinging brush to also ink the area where the player is standing.

 

Sub Weapon Balance Adjustments

 

Weapon Adjustment
Ink Mine △ Reduced the distance the player is moved backward after placing an Ink Mine.

 

Gear Ability Adjustments

 

Ability Adjustment
Stealth Jump ▼ Removed the ability to attack while super jumping with this ability active until the player has landed completely.
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