Hello, I am RydiStorm and I am a self confessed addict of Splatoon. Deal with it.
I am also for that reason, psyched for the big update hitting Splatoon on the 6th of August!
You can read the full article here
But for those of you who are lazy, I'll sum it up for you! With Splatoon pictures included! You can read the text bulleted and in bold for a simple rundown.
Anything after that is just extra info! First and foremost, new level cap for turf and ranked battles! Lv.50 and S+
For those who don't know, there is currently a level cap of 20. After you reach this level through experience, you can't get any higher. Nintendo have increased this cap to level 50!
And on ranked battles, which currently have a max rank of A+, they are introducing S and S+ rank
. As if it wasn't hard enough reaching A as it is! Still, at least I have a reason to play Turf Wars again."Pretty snazzy right?" Two new matchmaking modes to experience and master!
These two new modes have been made with friends in mind. Both of which allow you to play Splatoon with your friends! Currently, you can play with one other person in the battle dojo. This is a simple mode where you and your friend compete to splat balloons and score points. Soon though you'll be able to use these two modes too!
- Squad Battle
Using Ranked Battle rules, players can set up a Squad of players. These Squads can have two to four friends in them. This will allow you to hone your skills and each have a set purpose in battles. From there you can face other Squads in random matches. Teamwork is the key! This'll be fun and there's a better chance of each player having a different weapon. There's nothing worse than being on a team of Chargers... and being a Charger yourself.
- Private Battle
Surprisingly, my little sister called this. She really wanted a mode where she could join friends on Ranked Battles. She's getting her wish! Private battles will allow you to battle friends using the rules from Ranked matches. That means Tower Control, Splat Zones and Rainmaker (which is yet to be released). Not only can you choose which map and weapons but you can also control how many players are in each team. Brilliant if you consider yourself better than your friends, now you can put your money where your mouth is and tackle them all on a 1v4 match!
"Come at me bro!" Fresh new gear! 40 items to be released!
Yup, if you're anything like me then you love the different fashionable gear that is available in game. Well, Nintendo seem to know how much we love it as they're adding even more! 40
new pieces of gear are to be introduced in the update. I quote this from the aforementioned article "Everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume
."STAY FRESH!!! Sorry, I couldn't resist. Two new weapon types!
Nintendo has been generous with the updates on Splatoon, introducing free DLC weapons for all players new and old. This time though, they're introducing two new kinds of weapons. Before now it's been Shooters, Rollers and Chargers. I consider Blasters and Brushes categories of their own but they're also classed as Shooters and Rollers respectively. Now you'll also encounter Sloshers (bucket like weapons) and if I've read this right
there will also be Spinner weapons. Well, they both look neat either way and rely on using large amounts of ink. Or perhaps they are simply glorified Rollers and Chargers? We'll see.As Marie would say... "Oh, I want one!" Even after all this, there's still more free DLC planned for the future!
Nintendo, you're being too kind. Thanks for not making us pay for all this. ;-;
Who else is excited for this update? Do you plan on mastering how to use the two new weapon types that are being introduced?
How about the new gear? Plan on expressing your love of raw fish (or how ironic it is for a Squid to be wearing such) with the Sushi chef outfit?
I just have one issue with this update. I would have liked to know if they planned stopping the deduction of points for disconnections. I hope they do, I've seen enough people complain about it.