Splatoon 2 Update 5.2.0 Now Available (With Patch Notes)

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Nintendo has released a new software update for Splatoon 2, which sees the ink-based shooter now on version 5.2.0.

This has changed specifications for some Main Weapons, Sub Weapons and Special Weapons, increased the time limit imposed on players that repeatedly disconnect from matches and changed the unlock conditions for some Squid Beatz 2 tracks.

Splatoon 2 is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Splatoon 2 Update Version 5.20 Patch Notes

  • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed. (See more details here.)
  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed. (See more details here.)
  • Specifications for the following special weapons have been changed. (See more details here.)

The changes in this update are designed to lower the abilities of a portion of all weapons and specials that, based on analysis of statistical data, had obtained an advantage in results.

Our intention is that this will entice players to explore these weapons, while retaining their individual strengths of the weapons in scenarios where they are advantageous.

We reference various sorts of statistical data for these adjustments, but in particular for those which lower the abilities of certain weapons, we’ve focused on data from matches between players of high Rank.

We will issue future updates after looking carefully at changes resulting from this update, as well as the overall state of statistical data over the long term.

Other Changes

  • Changed the unlock conditions for Tracks #20 through #26 in Squid Beatz 2 so that anyone can play them.
  • Extended the time limit to play your next game after you repeatedly disconnect within a short period of time.
    • This change will affect only those with frequent disconnects, less than 1% of all active players worldwide.
    • The more frequent your disconnects over a short period of time, the longer the time limit to play your next game will be.
  • When you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to connect with players in The Shoal who have older update data.
Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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