Splatoon Software Update Version 2.8.0 Lands On June 8th

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Nintendo has announced that Splatoon will receive software update version 2.8.0 on Wednesday 8th June.

This will be required to continue playing online, and adds Sheldon’s Picks Volume 2, as well as making weapon, ability and stage adjustments that address concerns and exploits.

Update contents

New weapons and gear

  • Nine new weapons added, available in the weapon shop Ammo Knights
    Please note: the new weapons and gear will appear in the shop following the release of the software update.
  • Two new kinds of gear added, available in the shop

Weapon and ability adjustments

  • Adjustments to main weapons, sub weapons and abilities.

Stage adjustments

  • Arowana Mall: Adjustments to prevent players from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.
  • Bluefin Depot: Fixed a problem where players could go inside a certain object in Rainmaker mode.

    Camp Triggerfish: Adjustment for detecting when you have brought the Rainmaker too far back towards your own starting area

    Piranha Pit: Adjustments to prevent players from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.

Fixes for issues in battles

  • Fixes an issue where players could jump higher than usual by touching an opponent’s Splash Wall

Other changes

  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Additional information

  • This update is required in order to play online.
  • Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.
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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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