Splatoon 2 version 5.0.0 is the likely going to be the last major update for the game. The final Splatfest for the game arrived alongside version 4.9.1. Splatoon 2 Version 5.0.0 has just gone live on Nintendo Switch and it brings new stages for private battles, changes to stages during multiplayer, salmon run changes, and more.
Splatoon 2 Version 5.0.0 patch notes
Changes to Private Battle
- “Turf War (Splatfest)” has been added to the modes available in Private Battle.
- Selecting “Turf War (Splatfest)” will result in the following changes:
- Stage music and animations will be those used during a Splatfest.
- The 24 Shifty Station stages used in previous Splatfests will be available to select as multiplayer stages.
- Team ink colors can be selected from among the color combinations used in all previous Splatfests.
Changes to Gear
- “Splatfest Tee Replica” has been added as new gear.
- After applying the update you can acquire this gear by pressing A in front of the cardboard box that appears in Inkopolis Square.
- The Splatfest Tee Replica differs from standard gear in the following ways:
- As with the Splatfest Tee, the Splatfest Tee Replica’s primary gear ability is “Ability Doubler”.
- Its appearance changes to match the ink color of the player’s team.
- While playing in “Turf War (Splatfest)” in Private Battle, if any player has this gear equipped, it will cause their team’s Splatfest Team Name to appear as the match is beginning.
Changes to Multiplayer
- Adjusted the position of clams that appear during a match of Clam Blitz for all stages.
- Stage terrain and object placement for the stages here has been changed.
- Fixed an issue occurring when the Sub Power Up gear ability is equipped causing Torpedoes or Fizzy Bombs launched toward a concave corner of stage terrain to clip into that terrain.
- Fixed an issue causing a Torpedo’s explosion to damage an opponent standing on a thin floor or platform if the torpedo hits the underside of the floor while tracking a target.
- Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy allowing players to clip inside a specific piece of stage terrain.
- Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy making a specific wall impossible to climb smoothly depending on the way it had been inked.
- Fixed an issue in Walleye Warehouse where removing the cardboard from within a portion of one of the glass walls made visibility through the wall different for each team.
- Fixed an issue in Walleye Warehouse allowing players who moved beneath a certain platform and then used a Splashdown special to pass through the platform and end up on top of it.
- Fixed an issue in Arowana Mall occurring during Tower Control and Rainmaker modes allowing players to gain access to the opponent’s base via a specific Ink Rail.
- Fixed an issue in Goby Arena allowing a player who super jumped to an ally pressed up against a specific piece of stage terrain to clip inside it and remain there.
- Fixed an issue in Piranha Pit causing player movement to be held up slightly when walking off a specific conveyor belt.
- Fixed an issue in Piranha Pit occurring in Rainmaker mode allowing players to gain access to the opponent’s base via a specific Ink Rail.
- Fixed an issue in Wahoo World allowing players to clip inside a specific piece of stage terrain.
- Fixed an issue in Wahoo World making a specific wall impossible to climb smoothly depending on the way it had been inked.
- Fixed an issue in the Shifty Station stage, The Maze Dasher, where a portion of stage terrain differed from the version of the stage originally released previously as part of a Splatfest.
Changes to Salmon Run
Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed
- Worker’s Range Blaster – Reduced ink consumption by roughly 8%.
- Worker’s Carbon Roller – Increased the maximum damage dealt by a horizontal swing by roughly 33% and Increased the maximum damage dealt by a vertical swing by roughly 14%.
- Worker’s Octobrush – Increased the maximum damage done by flinging ink while swining the brush by roughly 50%.
Splatoon 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch.