With Nintendo having released software update version 3.0.0 for Splatoon 2, that, along with new gear, music, and Squid Sisters icon Callie, has introduced X Rank to Ranked Battles.
This will challenge the top-performing Ranked Battle players in the ink-based shooter, as those that are already S+10 in the current Splatoon 2 ranking system will automatically be registered as X Rank after downloading the update.
Those that are X Rank will battle for an X Power level, with players with a similar X Power to be matched together. And, once a month, 500 players with the highest X Power level for each of the four different Ranked Battle modes will be announced in the SplatNet2 section of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app.
X Power levels will be reset every month, and players whose X Power level ends up lower than a set threshold will rank down to S+9. The first X Power reset is scheduled for Thursday 31st May, with any future resets to take place on the first day of the month. The rotation of eight selected stages in each mode – with two stages rotating every two hours – and the introduction of new weapons and stages will happen alongside these resets.