Big Splatoon 2 Version 5.4.0 update coming this Thursday (patch notes included) – My Nintendo News

Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a fresh new update for the mighty Splatoon 2 and it will be arriving this Thursday. The Version 5.4.0 update is fairly substantial judging from the patch notes on the official Nintendo website and brings with it weapon balance changes and other in-game adjustments. Nintendo will also be addressing issues which appear in Starfish Mainstage, Manta Maria, Kelp Dome, and Skipper Pavilion. The problem is is that the glitch allowed players to reach the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls, thankfully that will be fixed. Here’s the entire patch notes:

Ver. 5.4.0 (Releasing February 25, 2021)

  • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.WeaponChange
    • Splattershot
    • Tentatek Splattershot
    • Kensa Splattershot
    • Hero Shot Replica
    • Octoshot Replica
    • Increased the likelihood the turf around your feet will be inked when firing.
    • .52 Gal
    • .52 Gal Deco
    • Kensa .52 Gal
    • Increased the radius of ink that lands when you shoot far away by roughly 27%.
    • Dapple Dualies
    • Dapple Dualies Nouveau
    • Clear Dapple Dualies
    • Decreased ink consumption from shots fired by roughly 5%.
    • Splat Dualies
    • Enperry Splat Dualies
    • Kensa Splat Dualies
    • Hero Dualie Replicas
    • Decreased ink consumption from shots fired by roughly 5%.
    • H-3 Nozzlenose
    • H-3 Nozzlenose D
    • Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose
    • Increased ink consumption by roughly 25%.
    • Squeezer
    • Foil Squeezer
    • Dualie Squelchers
    • Custom Dualie Squelchers
    • Increased shot spread when firing immediately after jumping in normal stance by roughly 25%. 
      • There is no change to shot spread immediately after a roll
  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.Sub WeaponChange
    • Extended the time until ink begins to refill after use by roughly 8/60 of a second. 
  • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.WeaponBeforeAfterKensa Splattershot Jr200190Kensa Undercover Brella200190Firefin Splat Charger210220Firefin Splatterscope210220E-liter 4K170180E-liter 4K Scope170180Custom Dualie Squelchers210220

Fixed an issue in Starfish Mainstage in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls.

Fixed an issue in Manta Maria in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls.

Fixed an issue in Kelp Dome in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls. 

Fixed an issue in Skipper Pavilion in which it was possible to enter the opposing team’s base by transferring between certain walls.

Other Changes

  • We observed changes after distribution of Ver 5.3.0 and made adjustments to slightly lower the fighting power of certain weapons that could hold the battle line over a long period of time from further away compared to other weapons. 
  • In addition, in order increase the variety of weapons being selected, we made adjustments to several weapons to increase their competitiveness with the most popular weapons. 
  • We will observe the changes after this update and make further adjustments to Splatoon 2 in the future.
  • When you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to communicate in The Shoal with players using older update data.
    • This update also includes changes not listed here, such as improvements to the gameplay experience.
    • Sufficient space on the internal system memory or a microSD card is required to download the update.
    • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.

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