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Splatoon 3/Version Differences

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This is a sub-page of Splatoon 3.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Add all minor updates and 3.1.0. Also add official patch notes plus unmentioned stuff
  • Create a new section to document everything that changed between 1.0.0 and 1.1.0. It's a LOT.
  • Stage icons for Spawning Grounds were changed in 3.0.0 because the pre-3.0.0 icon had some decorations in the top-left partly transparent. This also changed all the ink in the icons.
  • Verify that the 2.1.1 Crater/Alterna exit text is correct (in the 3.0.0 unlisted changes section).
  • Unused dummy stage icons were updated in 3.0.0 to be displayed in place of Fresh Season 2023's stage icons in the schedule after updating, but before the season began proper. The new icons are just a "???" in front of a black background.
    • 4.0.0, Sizzle Season 2023 did not use these dummy icons in-game after the update, but before the season began. SplatNet 3 did use the icons though. Jammin' Salmon Junction in-game before 4.0.0 used a unique placeholder image of a "?" in front of a squid and octopus pattern.

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1.0.0 (19 April 2022 - 14 June 2022)

The version of the game that was shipped on the physical Game Card format. It appears to be earlier than the Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo, running on Nintendo Switch system version 14.1.1. As online multiplayer and Tableturf Battle were not fully implemented, only the single-player campaign is playable.

1.1.0 (2 September 2022)

The initial preload release of Splatoon 3, which like in the day 1 patch of the previous game, added a majority of the data outside of single-player and activated online functionality.

Changes to Single Player

  • The Captain's appearance can now be changed by approaching the sketchbook inside the tent in the Crater and using the A button to "Investigate."

Even after progressing to other stages, the Crater can be revisited temporarily by investigating the Zapfish plushie at camp and choosing "Relive Memories."

  • "Photo Mode" can now be used in certain places within Story Mode.

Other Changes

  • Features related to online communication can now be used.

Unlisted Changes

  • Certain weapons had their points for special adjusted.
Weapon 1.0.0 1.1.0
Goo Tuber 180p 200p
Classic Squiffer 180p 190p
Nautilus 47 180p 190p
  • The No Chill Emote icon was was replaced.
1.0.0 1.1.0 Notes
SPL3 FeelingWarm00 early.png SPL3 FeelingWarm00 final.png Earlier version's generic pose appears to be a placeholder.
  • All the non-Alterna locker customizations were added to the game. As a result, most of the unlockable Alterna locker customizations had their English names changed. These changes range in severity from simple capitalization changes to complete reformatting. One item, the container decoration, has a completely different name.
    • It's worth noting that all other languages (sans those that use syllabic or logographic script systems) follow the capitalization used by these prior to the 1.1.0 update. In the final version of the game, only the English language versions of the customizations' names follow the post-1.1.0 mostly-lowercase formatting; it's uncertain why this change was made.
Version 1.0.0 Version 1.1.0 Notes
Map of Alterna 1 map of Alterna 1 Capitalization changed.
Map of Alterna 2 map of Alterna 2
Map of Alterna 3 map of Alterna 3
Map of Alterna 4 map of Alterna 4
Map of Alterna 5 map of Alterna 5
Map of Alterna 6 map of Alterna 6
3D Printer 3D printer
Ancient Face ancient face
Ancient Pose ancient pose
Chunk of Concrete chunk of concrete
Container container
Japanese Umbrella Japanese umbrella
Fire Hydrant fire hydrant
Parabolic Antenna parabolic antenna
Power Generator power generator
Record Player record player
Server server
Snowmobile snowmobile
Sports Car sports car
Submarine submarine
Torii Gate torii gate
Wheelie Bin wheelie bin
Wooden Pallet wooden pallet
Amp (S) small amp The 1.0.0 names are closer to the
decoration's equivalent Japanese names.
Amp (M) medium amp
Amp (L) large amp
Anatomy Model (K) kidney anatomy model
Anatomy Model (E) eye anatomy model
Metal Barrel (Blue) blue metal barrel
Metal Barrel (Red) red metal barrel
Paper Lantern (C. Blossoms) sakura paper lantern
Paper Lantern (Dragon) dragon paper lantern
Paper Lantern (Fish) fish paper lantern
Rainy Day micro shelter Completely different name.
  • The container decoration's name was mysteriously changed in every language.
Version 1.0.0 Version 1.1.0
Japanese シェルター きょじゅうポッド
Dutch Plenzers Schuilkeet
French Para-encre Mini planque
German Regentag Unwetterschutzcontainer
Italian Sparasole Rifugio
Russian Дождевик Всепогодный контейнер
Spanish Día lluvioso Minirrefugio
Chinese
(Simplified)
防空伞 居住舱
Chinese
(Traditional)
防空傘 居住艙
Korean 셸터 거주 포드

1.1.1 (16 September 2022)

The first post-launch software update, fixing several bugs related to online multiplayer, Salmon Run, and single-player.

Changes to Splatfests

  • The rate of Tricolor Battle occurrence has been adjusted. From the defending team’s perspective, they will trigger somewhat less frequently than before.
    • This was done due to a coincidence with old Sturgeon Shipyard Tricolor being unbalanced (as seen below). Therefore, the chance of Tricolor Turf War occuring was lowered from 22% down to 2% for the first post-launch Splatfest (Gear vs. Grub vs. Fun).

Changes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to jump farther than usual with a Squid Roll by performing a certain input while charging a Squid Surge.
  • Fixed issues that appeared when playing for a long time without closing the software, such as shots from the player’s main weapon not firing correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could move through the surface of the water or stand on water when moving quickly. For example, when performing a Dodge Roll with Splat Dualies.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where connection errors occurred with high frequency at the end of battles due to connection environment.
    • (Added 9/19) Note: As a result of this fix, there may be cases where a player’s Rank Points or rank seem to be unchanged when viewed in the lobby after a match. That information will be updated if the player exits and reenters the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where the collision detection of the third and fourth blobs of a single volley became extremely small.
  • Fixed an issue where cash and experience were not being awarded in certain circumstances when a battle ended early due to a lack of players.
  • Fixed an issue where, in certain modes, a player would be unable to cancel matchmaking when not enough other players were gathered. Matchmaking will now be canceled automatically after a certain amount of time has passed (180 seconds).
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard in which it was possible to enter the back side of certain drawbridges.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where connection errors occurred with high frequency at the end of jobs due to connection environment.
  • Fixed an issue with Mudmouth Eruption events in which Mudmouths moved in unintended ways.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players with identical titles to be considered “rank supporters” and not gain Rank Points.
  • Fixed an issue where continuously damaging a submerged Maws with certain special weapons would cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue where players were becoming trapped within the stage terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where, at the end of battle, the amount of Grizzco Points earned would be shown as smaller than the amount actually added to save data, which caused cases where the player could not collect rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where the messages at the beginning of Wave 3 could change based on whether or not a King Salmonid would appear.

Changes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue where, after clearing the final stage, a communication error would occur in the middle of a certain scene and return the player to the square.
    • The post-clear cutscenes can be viewed by clearing the final stage again.
    • In cases where this error occurred, the final stage is treated as cleared, and the stage can be skipped from the pause menu when reattempting.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue when starting the game for the first time in which the game could get stuck and not advance from the black screen after the screen where yellow and blue ink mix together.
  • Fixed an issue when downloading a battle replay that occasionally caused the game to not advance.
  • Fixed an issue in which the game would crash when the schedule was updated while attempting to join a friend.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game would crash while the player was visiting a shop.
  • Fixed an issue where a communication error could occur while a player traded in gear at a shop.
  • Fixed an issue where a connection error could occur when buying a weapon. A player would seem to then have the weapon equipped despite not having been able to buy it, which would cause a connection error if the player attempted to join a battle.

Unlisted Changes

Fixed the issue of the Octoling Boy amiibo's Octobrush having the wrong ink color on it (yellow instead of neon pink).

1.1.2 (30 September 2022)

The second post-launch software update that introduced additional fixes to multiplayer, player controls, and connectivity.

Changes to Connectivity

  • Implemented additional measures to reduce the frequency of communication errors following battles and job shifts.

Changes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where players using dualies would stop attacking and enter swim form at the end of a Dodge Roll regardless of whether they were holding the ZR Button.
  • Fixed an issue with the Drop Roller gear ability where the player would enter swim form at the end of their Drop Roll if they pressed the ZR Button while holding the ZL Button during the Drop Roll, regardless of whether they continued holding the ZR Button.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas that caused players to perform two sequential horizontal slashes following a charged slash even if they only pressed the ZR Button once.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where players would not take damage for a certain amount of time after their Booyah Bomb armor was broken.
  • Implemented measures to prevent issues where players would clip through and get stuck in terrain when turning from swim form into humanoid form near a Tacticooler placed in the corner of certain maps.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash when the player finished editing their locker with a photo stand placed in the locker.
  • Fixed an issue with receiving a new catalog after reaching catalog level 100, where a communication error happening or the game crashing could result in the catalog-receiving event not triggering.

(In cases where this issue has already occurred, the catalog-receiving event will play again once the player has restarted the software and entered Hotlantis.)

  • Fixed an issue relating to Super Sea Snails. If you were unable to receive Super Sea Snails from the first Splatfest (Gear vs. Grub vs. Fun), the final-results news broadcast will replay and you will now be able to collect your Super Sea Snails.

Unlisted changes

This update introduced a bug in which the game may crash and return players to the HOME Menu when receiving a communication error during Salmon Run matchmaking, or when attempting to reconnect to the Internet via Grizzco Industries after a loss of connection to the server during a shift. This was not fixed until version 2.0.0.

1.2.0 (26 October 2022)

This patch introduced balance adjustments, bug fixes, and general improvements. It also added support for the first wave of Splatoon 3 amiibo.

Changes and Feature Improvements

Changes to amiibo

  • Added support for the Inkling (Yellow), Octoling (Blue), and Smallfry amiibo.

Changes to Communication

  • Made improvements to data transfer between players.
    • On average, data will be transferred about .05 seconds more quickly than before.
    • Users can expect to see a reduction in the time it takes from a player being dealt damage to them being defeated, the time it takes from touching a Golden Egg to actually picking it up, and other similar actions.
    • These improvements cannot fully compensate for a slow or unreliable internet connection.
  • Despite these changes, the tick rate remains unchanged.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some of the sub weapons have been changed.
Sub-Weapon Change Details
Fizzy Bomb Increased the time it takes for ink to start recovering after using a Fizzy Bomb by about .25 seconds.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
Weapon Before After
Flingza Roller 200 210
Sloshing Machine 200 210
REEF-LUX 450 200 210

Changes to Splatfest

  • Made it so that when players from each team appear during Open and Pro Splatfest Battles, each team’s affiliation is also displayed, making it easy to know which Splatfest team they’re on.
  • Made it possible to report “Fresh!” hand-drawn pictures that appear in the sky above Splatsville during a Splatfest.

Other Changes

  • Information like the name of the current mode and progress through a challenge will now be displayed when opening the lobby menu during matchmaking in the lobby or Grizzco.
  • When playing alone, immediately after choosing “Keep Going” or “Change Gear, Then Go!” the player can now use the – Button in the lobby or Grizzco to cancel matchmaking, depending on the game mode selected.
  • In the lobby or Grizzco, when the player can select “OK!” or “Yeah” when joining a friend, a sound effect will now play and the controller will vibrate to notify the player.
  • Improved the efficiency of matchmaking for Anarchy Battles (Open), Anarchy Battles (Series), Splatfest Battles (Open), and Tricolor Attack.
    • These changes mean that a pair of players joining an Anarchy Battle (Open) or Splatfest Battle (Open) can expect shorter wait times.
  • When reading amiibo with a Freshest Fit saved on the equip screen, there will now be an exclamation point where “Freshest Fit” is displayed on the bottom right of the screen.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where, when another player’s movements were unable to be reproduced smoothly due to the terrain, a process to instantaneously move them would not run, causing them to stay in their displaced position for a long time.
  • Fixed an issue where Super Jumping to a distant location and attacking just before landing would cause shots to travel farther than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the gear ability Ink Saver (Main) was not being activated when using brushes and holding ZR to ink while moving.
  • Fixed an issue that was making it easier to interrupt the player’s attack and turn back into swim form when repeatedly pressing ZR to attack while holding ZL when using brushes or sloshers.
  • Changed the player’s pose when they attack right after a Squid Surge or a Squid Roll away from a wall while having a charger or stringer equipped so that the direction they are facing and the direction the shot actually travels are not as different.
  • Fixed an issue where, when aiming a charger with a scope attached while pressed up against an obstacle, obstacles would become transparent in some cases when they shouldn’t be.
  • Fixed an issue with sloshers where the weapon-use sound effect would not be played correctly when attacking immediately after “Low ink!” is shown.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where some of the blobs would not be lobbed when used while submerged and aiming upward.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ballpoint Splatling when firing at long range where the variation of the speed of the ink fired was greater than intended.
  • Fixed an issue when firing the Glooga Dualies and Dodge Rolling repeatedly where low-damage shots would be fired at the moment of the second slide.
  • Fixed an issue with the Tenta Brella where its launched umbrella’s hit detection was farther forward than intended, bringing it closer to the position it had in Splatoon 2.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas where the width inked would be larger than intended depending on the number of swings.
  • Fixed an issue where certain control inputs with the Splatana Stamper would cause horizontal slashes to be repeated faster than intended.
  • Fixed an issue with moving long distances with the Zipcaster where certain inputs could allow the player to use their main weapon even while moving.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where inking certain terrain with a bomb or the Rainmaker explosion would award more points than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where inking the walls of some objects in a stage would charge the special gauge.
  • Fixed an issue where some objects in a stage would not be applied toward inked area in Turf War battles.
  • Fixed an issue where blaster shots would produce the same shock wave as a midair explosion when hitting a Tacticooler or Ultra Stamp.
  • Fixed an issue where rollers would ink surfaces they weren’t touching when rolling in a way that clips into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spiral would deal damage when hitting an opponent on the other side of thin terrain even though they were hidden by the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spiral would deal damage when hitting an opponent inside an Ink Vac’s vacuum area despite the opponent being entirely inside the area.
  • Fixed an issue where a bomb would remain in its location when hitting a brella at the moment it closes, regardless of damage dealt to the umbrella.
  • Fixed an issue where using a splatana when in close contact with the Tower Control tower would cause the ink to disappear when it hit the tower.
  • Fixed an issue where Burst Bombs would disappear without activating when hitting certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where a Point Sensor or Toxic Mist would disappear without activating when hitting certain terrain or an Ultra Stamp.
  • Fixed an issue where a Splash Wall would immediately disappear if placed in a certain location.
  • Fixed an issue on some stages where a Booyah Bomb’s blast would not ink the ground correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block enemy bombs’ blast waves.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block fully charged shots from a charger.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack where there would be moments in which direct attacks could not deal damage to the opponent.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack from properly inking the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Ultra Stamp’s repeated stamping attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s midair spinning attack could not deal damage to opponents on the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Ultra Stamp’s midair spinning attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting terrain at the instant the Ultra Stamp is thrown would cause an explosion in a different location than where it hit.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s throw attack, when aimed at an opponent on iron grating, would deal direct damage even if hitting from the back side.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting an enemy on the other side of a thin wall with the Trizooka would deal damage to them even though they were hidden by terrain.
  • Fixed an issue with the Killer Wail 5.1 where the megaphone targeting a locked-on opponent who was splatted during its active period would move.
  • Fixed an issue with the Wave Breaker where its waves would not be visible if placed in a location with a height difference, even in the area of effect.
  • Fixed an issue with the Wave Breaker where it would not activate when placed on terrain at a certain angle, rather than catching and falling.
  • Fixed an issue where placing a Wave Breaker overlapping an opponent’s Splash Wall would cause the Wave Breaker to disappear on the opponent’s screen.
  • Fixed an issue where a Tacticooler activating at the same moment a previously placed Tacticooler disappears would cause both to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where the appearance of a placed Tacticooler that inclines at an angle due to moving terrain would differ from its collision detection.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player is splatted directly before a Tacticooler’s effect runs out, the special-gauge reduction would remain normal even though the player still has a shortened respawn time.
  • Implemented measures to prevent players clipping into terrain when a Tacticooler is placed in certain corners.
  • Fixed an issue where the gear ability Comeback was also activating for respawns from the player falling off the stage or into water.
  • Fixed an issue in Splat Zones mode where the borderlines of the zones were difficult to see on certain stages.
  • Adjusted Rainmaker so that if the player is splatted right at the moment they place the Rainmaker at the goal, the count will be at 1.
  • Fixed an issue with overtime in Rainmaker where an announcement about taking the lead that differs from the actual results would be shown when the Rainmaker is dropped at the moment a team takes the lead.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the tops of signboards that show areas the Rainmaker is restricted from entering would block ink shots.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where a player would get the Rainmaker at the instant its barrier is broken if the Rainmaker was returned to the center just as someone was trying to touch it.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where a Tacticooler placed on top of the clam basket would disappear.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where overtime would be entered when the time limit is reached even if the team with the lower score has no existing power clams.
  • Fixed an issue in the Scorch Gorge stage in Turf War, Splat Zone and Clam Blitz battles where squeezing into the gap between certain terrain would cause the player to enter into the terrain.
  • Removed the box on top of the grating in the Undertow Spillway stage in Splat Zones because of an issue where attacks would pass between the box and the terrain despite looking like it blocked attacks from below.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks where part of a player’s model would clip into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks where players could unintentionally climb on top of certain terrain at the edge of the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market where the position of the box placed on the metal grate near the starting point was displaced from the grate.
  • In the Hagglefish Market stage in Tower Control mode, slightly adjusted the route of the tower and fixed an issue where the player would become unable to move on top of the small gap between the tower and terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy where a Wave Breaker placed along a certain wall would break immediately after being placed.
  • In the Inkblot Art Academy stage in Tower Control mode, slightly adjusted the route of the tower and fixed an issue where the player would become unable to move on top of the small gap between the tower and terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage in Tower Control mode where an area impassable to players would appear midair when the water level dropped.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage in Rainmaker mode where in certain locations the score count would not change as intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where part of the back of the drawbridges was able to be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where players were able to get on top of a pipe outside the stage boundaries.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where, when using the Zipcaster from the lower part of the stage, players could pass through certain terrain and come out on the stage’s surface.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Tower Control mode where players could be pushed inside terrain by the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Rainmaker mode where certain off-limits locations were accessible to the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Rainmaker mode where the score count would not change as intended in certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue in the Sturgeon Shipyard stage in Tricolor Battle mode where a box placed on a metal grate had no collision detection at its bottom surface, which allowed things like ink shots to pass through.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where the thin legs of the bronze statues would block ink, contrary to their appearance.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where the top of the revolving doors was treated as outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where shots would penetrate some of the terrain outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where players would be unable to swim on the walls of the rotating doors despite it looking like they had been inked.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Rainmaker mode where players were not able to ink part of the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Rainmaker and Clam Blitz modes where players were able to climb on top of the revolving doors.
  • Fixed an issue in the Museum d’Alfonsino stage in Clam Blitz mode where some of the clams that spawn in the middle of the stage would not be shown on the turf map despite the ground beneath them being inked.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart where players could stand on top of the surrounding fence outside the stage.
  • In the MakoMart stage in Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Clam Blitz modes, adjusted the Squid Spawn beginning positions and fixed an issue where part of the ceiling would be displayed on-screen.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where trying to Super Jump to certain locations would result in landing in a slightly displaced position.
  • Fixed an issue in the Wahoo World stage in Tower Control mode where certain objects would appear inkable on the map even though they are not.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where player hit boxes in life-ring form were smaller than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple arrows would appear within the screen if the same player signaled “Help!” or “This way!” repeatedly and made it so that there will only be one arrow from a single player.
  • Fixed an issue where a launched umbrella would have a large rebound when making contact near a Salmonid’s head.
  • Fixed an issue where game movements would slow down if a player used a jet pack to reach the top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue where bombs thrown into a Flyfish’s weak point would then come out.
  • Fixed an issue where a player attacked by Maws near the water or certain terrain would be blown far into the air.
  • Fixed an issue where a player that touched the side surface of Maws during its attack would be splatted.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s respawn point would be in midair and leave them unable to return to the stage. This could happen when jumping into the water from the top of a Fish Stick just before it disappears.
  • Fixed an issue where players could avoid taking damage by jumping when a Flipper-Flopper attacked, regardless of whether they were in the attack area or not.
  • Fixed an issue where a Slammin’ Lid may have become unable to move if it touched a Fish Stick.
  • Fixed an issue where a player riding on a Slammin’ Lid would rarely be launched far away.
  • Fixed an issue where a player would be pushed into stage terrain when attacked by a Cohozuna.
  • Fixed an issue where players could avoid taking damage by jumping when a Cohozuna did its jump attack, regardless of whether they were in the attack area or not.

Made it so that Cohozunas will not attempt to do jump attacks against players on top of a Fish Stick.

  • Fixed an issue in the Cohock Charge event where players were unable to mount the cannons.
  • Fixed an issue in the Goldie Seeking event where a launched umbrella wouldn’t activate a gusher it touched.
  • Fixed an issue in the Griller event where the Griller’s red laser sight wouldn’t be shown if a player was resurrected by a bomb at the last second before a crew wipe.
  • Fixed an issue in the Mudmouth Eruptions event where players would clip into a Mudmouth right after it spawned and be splatted.
  • Fixed an issue in the Giant Tornado event when playing in a bad communications environment where a box containing Golden Eggs wouldn’t appear or be positioned as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not be able to get their special badge upon arriving at an Xtrawave at MAX hazard level.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not be able to receive Grizzco Points correctly when the shift schedule was updated while playing a job.
  • Fixed an issue with reporting a player from the Grizzco terminal where their number of delivery assists was not shown correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where simultaneously pressing certain buttons at the reward-pickup window would cause the game to crash.

Fixes to Story Mode

  • Fixed a rare issue where ink wheels would not reappear.
  • Implemented measures to prevent the game from crashing on stages where Octoling enemies appear.
  • Fixed an issue where using a Splashdown on the edge of a cliff would cause player controls to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue where collecting a canned special attack while using the Zipcaster could cause player controls to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue on stages with time limits where, after the player lost their armor due to an enemy attack and time ran out at the same time as the player’s armor was restored, the player would lose control of their character but the stage wouldn’t be counted as a loss.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the game from progressing when entering a pipeline immediately after throwing Smallfry at a Fuzzball.
  • Fixed an issue where touching an upward dash track repeatedly could move the player outside the stage, counting as a loss.
  • Fixed an issue where the player being splatted or restarting the stage while Smallfry was thrown onto a Flooder would cause the Flooder to no longer ink the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where the player being splatted or restarting the stage just before a balloon fish exploded would cause the bomb fish’s area to shift and, depending on the stage, make clearing the stage difficult.
  • Fixed an issue where quickly moving a lift on a stage where Octodiscos appear could cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue in Alterna Site 1 Stage 6 where enemies originally meant to appear were not appearing.
  • Fixed an issue in Alterna Site 4 Stage 6 where breaking a certain target just before falling out of the stage would prevent the next target from spawning and make the stage impossible to clear.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where players not pledged to any team could still earn conch shells.
  • Adjusted the color of ink when Color Lock is on during Tricolor Battles.
  • Fixed an issue when a team had a synergy bonus related to hairstyles where the name displayed would differ from the actual hairstyle.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue where ability changes due to secondary gear abilities would not be immediately reflected when changing gear in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where, after finishing a battle and choosing “Change Gear, Then Go!” reading amiibo just before the countdown timer ran out would prevent the game from proceeding.
  • Fixed a number of issues relating to the player’s species changing when reading amiibo on the Equip screen.
  • When buying gear from Murch, the purchased gear will now be marked as New and will appear at the top of the list in the Equip screen.
  • Fixed an issue when buying gear from Murch where the price would become 0.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the game from proceeding while talking to Murch. This could happen when repeatedly pressing the B Button while the ability-chunks screen was displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the names of the Squid 3 logo and Octopus 3 logo stickers were switched.
  • Fixed an issue with pressing ZL to check an item’s info at Hotlantis where, depending on the item, the example image would be scattered due to how the light hits it.
  • Fixed an issue with Photo Mode where the Y Button’s camera reset would not work while taking a photo with the timer.
  • Fixed an issue with Photo Mode where the image shown as a preview and the photo actually saved to the album would differ greatly when shooting at certain camera angles.
  • Fixed an issue with joining and dropping in on friends where, when everyone has pressed “Ready!” inputting certain controls could cause matchmaking not to proceed even after the timer reaches zero.
  • Fixed an issue with joining and dropping in on friends where opening the lobby menu at a certain time would make the controls stop working and ultimately disband everyone.
  • Fixed an issue where the ghost of a friend who appeared in the lobby or at Grizzco via notification message would differ in appearance from that player’s actual appearance.
  • Fixed an issue with picking up an item obtained via SplatNet 3 at the lobby terminal where a connection error when receiving the item could make you unable to obtain the item until reentering the controls to obtain the item in SplatNet 3.
  • Fixed an issue when playing a battle or Salmon Run at the Shoal with a user who is not using network features where a connection error can occur when equipping a Splashtag background or title other than those owned from the start.
  • Fixed an issue where other players would see you wearing different gear if you changed your equipment right before a match started in a Private Battle.
  • Fixed an issue where the damage shown on test-range targets or the copy machine would be slightly lower than the actual damage.
  • Fixed an issue in locker editing where some weapons would not stabilize after being placed.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message would not properly display after a connection error occurred while exchanging card bits in the deck editor.
  • Fixed an issue where, when the Post Display option is set to off, the player’s hand-drawn post that was saved partway through drawing would be displayed rather than the drawings prepared in advance.

Unlisted Changes

  • Titles for certain Freshness flags were changed in English, Dutch, French (Canada), and Spanish (Latin America).
  • Chinese (Simplified):
    • Two signal messages were re-translated.
    • The "Influencer" title, which had been erroneously translated as "influenza" prior, was corrected.
    • Names for the Party Hard Hat and the Airflow & Hustle Jacket were changed.
    • Names for the Squid 3 logo and Octopus 3 logo stickers, which had been switched with each other prior, received their proper names.
  • Spanish (Latin America):
    • The wording for the message that appears when a player disconnects within the first minute of a match was adjusted.
  • Spanish (Spain):
    • The message for getting a WIPEOUT!, which was previously translated as "Rivals wiped out!" regardless of who got wiped out from the player's point of view, was changed to make more sense in both contexts.
  • Dutch:
    • Certain quotes of Mr. Grizz in Salmon Run Next Wave were changed.
  • Three new Emotes were added: You're Welcome, Robo Steppin', and Your Move. They were not released until Chill Season 2022, although the Your Move emote was teased by Nintendo in the Pokémon Splatfest trailer.

Sturgeon Shipyard's Tricolor Turf War layout was revised in preparation for the Pokémon Splatfest (Grass vs. Fire vs. Water) in November 2022. This change was done because of the fact that its design seen in the Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere demo was unbalanced for the defending team, especially for the fact that Team Scissors was leading at halftime in all regions and became dead last in Open clout for the final results.

1.1.0 to 1.1.2 1.2.0 Notes
Sturgeon 1 old.jpg Sturgeon 1 new.jpg The attackers’ left paths to mid were partly removed, and mid was extended. To attack from that side, one must now climb a wall or use the grate.
Sturgeon 2 old.jpg Sturgeon 2 new.jpg A platform was added in the defenders' spawn points, and a wall blocking line of sight to the attacker’s base was removed. The height of their spawn points also have been raised.
Sturgeon 4 old.jpg Sturgeon 4 new.jpg The spawn points for the attacking teams were raised. The string that was seen here previously was removed as well.
Sturgeon 3 old.jpg Sturgeon 3 new.jpg The minimaps for the old and new layouts. Notice how that some boxes in mid were widened to be squares instead of rectangles.


(Source: OatmealDome)

1.2.1 (28 October 2022)

Minor bug fixes, especially for one major bug in the previous update: in Rainmaker, the team's score counter would jump to 1 after breaking the opposing team's checkpoint, forcing Nintendo to ban the mode temporarily from Anarchy rotations before then.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused the player who placed the Rainmaker on a checkpoint to appear motionless to other players.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the goal distance count would go to 1 even when the Rainmaker had not reached the goal.
  • Fixed an issue where, if you got on an inkrail while using the Inkjet or Zipcaster, allies Super Jumping towards you would land at the start point of the inkrail instead of the intended location.

2.0.0 (28 October 2022)

The first major content update to coincide with the arrival of Chill Season 2022.

Added Features, Feature Improvements, and Adjustments

Season and Catalog Changes

Chill Season 2022 began on 1st December 2022 at 00:00 UTC, and thereby added the following:

  • A new catalog, and with it the new gear, titles, Splashtags, decorations, stickers, and emotes included therein.
    • 75 pieces of gear (16 new, 59 returning).
    • 9 new titles and 3 new Splashtag banners.
    • 48 new locker customization items (10 decorations and 38 stickers).
    • 6 new emotes were added.
  • Two new battle stages: Brinewater Springs and Flounder Heights.
  • A new Salmon Run stage: Marooner's Bay.
  • Three new main-weapon types: Splattershot Nova, Big Swig Roller, and Snipewriter 5H.
  • Ten new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
  • Thirteen new Tableturf Battle cards.
  • Ability to look at the content of the season's catalog. Players can check this by opening the main menu with X, going to the Status tab, and selecting Catalog.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
Main Weapon Change Details
Tri-Stringer The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased.
The number of spray droplets generated when firing a distantly aimed shot has been increased.
Splatana Wiper The width of the ink launched by horizontal slashes has been increased by about 27%.
The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased, and it is easier to connect ink in an uninterrupted straight line.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
Sub-Weapon Change Details
Angle Shooter Initial velocity is about 20% faster, and flight range has been extended.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
Special Weapon Change Details
Zipcaster Ink consumption when using a main weapon while the Zipcaster is active has been decreased to about 67% of previous.
Ink Vac Damage of the return shot has been increased from 120.0 to 220.0.
  • This change is intended to increase the damage done to Big Bubbler and Rainmaker shields and to allow players to defeat opponents armored due to Squid Roll or Squid Surge.
Reefslider Damage from the rush attack and from being caught up in the explosion at short range has been increased from 180.0 to 220.0.
  • This change is intended to increase the damage done to Big Bubbler and Rainmaker shields and to allow players to defeat opponents armored due to Squid Roll or Squid Surge.
Tenta Missiles After launch is confirmed, the special gauge will now slowly decrease, and the special gauge will not be able to begin charging again until the gauge has completely drained from the previous use.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
Weapon Name Before After
Aerospray MG 200 190
N-ZAP ‘85 200 190
Splattershot Pro 200 190
Jet Squelcher 200 190
H-3 Nozzlenose 200 190
E-liter 4K 200 210
E-liter 4K Scope 200 210
  • The terrain of some stages has been changed.
Stage Change(s)
Undertow Spillway
  • Changed some parts of the Turf War mode terrain.
    • Deleted part of the terrain on the left-hand side when looking from the player start areas.
    • Added ramps to allow for invading opponent areas.
  • The sound effect when hitting an opponent with a charger's nonpiercing shot is now easier to hear.
  • The sound effects when the Splat Bomb, Torpedo, or Fizzy Bomb roll on the ground are now easier to hear.
  • The direct-hit sound effects for when an Angle Shooter hits an opponent and when it hits another physical object are now different.
  • The Angle Shooter's direct-hit sound effect is now easier to hear from a distance.
  • The sound effect when wielding the Trizooka is now harder for allies to hear and easier for opponents to hear.
  • The sound effect when an opponent is charging a Booyah Bomb is now easier to hear.
  • The flight and impact sound effects for a Booyah Bomb thrown by an opponent are now easier to hear.

Changes to X Battles

  • X Battle, a new battle mode, has been added.
    • X Battle is a battle mode where players of ranks S+0 and up can compete in battle for X Power.
    • X Power is calculated separately for each battle mode like Splat Zones or Tower Control.
    • Players battle until reaching three wins or three losses, whereupon X Power is gained or lost based on the results.
    • The world is divided into two divisions in which X Battles are held to compete for the highest X Power: Takoroka Division, comprising Japan, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Australia, and New Zealand; and Tentatek Division, comprising the Americas and Europe.
    • The division a player is affiliated with is determined the first time they play in an X Battle each season. Once this is determined, the division cannot be changed during that season.
    • X Battles will become available to play on November 30th at the same time as Chill Season 2022 begins.

Changes to Ranked

  • Added a feature allowing players to purposely reset their rank.
    • This feature can only be used once per season by players of rank B or higher.
    • What rank a player is reset to is determined automatically by their estimated ability based on their battles up to that point.
    • Players can use this feature by opening up the Lobby menu, moving their cursors to Anarchy Battle, and pressing ZL.
  • Some values of the initial cost in Rank Points spent to enter an Anarchy Battle (Series) have increased.
Rank Cost Before Cost After
A- 100 110
A 110 120
A+ 120 130
S 150 170
S+0 and up 160 180

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Data relating to the Big Run event has been added.
    • Big Runs are limited-time events in which the Salmonids invade the stages used by Inklings and Octolings for Turf War and Anarchy Battles, allowing players to partake in Salmon Run on those stages. Whenever a Big Run is happening, the affected stage will be unavailable in other rotations until the Big Run ends, though it's still playable in Private Battles.
    • At the end of each Big Run event, exclusive locker decorations are awarded based on the highest team-wide Golden Egg total the player achieved in any one shift. This score is ranked relative to the high scores of all participating players, with different decorations awarded to players whose high score is in the top 5%, top 20%, or top 50% of scores. Players not in the top 50% still receive a basic version of the decoration.
    • The same bonuses are granted, with additional bonuses and superbonuses added to the bar. Additionally, a 1.2x multiplier is applied to Catalog Points earned from shifts during the event.
  • Added a feature to save and replay job scenarios.
    • A job scenario is the collected overall data comprising elements of a single job shift like stage, weapon array, appearing Salmonids, and special events.
    • Players can save job scenarios from the Recent Jobs screen at the Grizzco terminal.
    • Players can reproduce a scenario and attempt it as many times as they like by creating a Private Job room, then pressing the ZL Button to select a scenario.
    • Job scenarios can be shared with other players via the code issued when the scenario is saved.
      Note: By entering a code at the Grizzco terminal, you can also download and save other players’ scenarios.
    • When a new update is released, job scenarios from previous versions may become unable to be used.
  • The conditions for using the Reset Rank feature have been changed to being above Go-Getter 40.
  • When a player with a rank higher than Eggsecutive VP 100 uses the Reset Rank feature, they are not reset all at once to rank value 40. They will be reset in stages of 100 points at a time.
    • When the stage changes, rank will be reset to Eggsecutive VP 40 as it has been before now.
  • Some Boss Salmonid abilities have been changed.
Boss Salmonid Change(s)
Big Shot
  • Movement speed is now about 30% slower than before.
    • In addition to lowering the Big Shot's attack frequency, this also lengthens the amount of time it spends walking on land, increasing the players' window of opportunity to attack.
  • The animation played as the Big Shot's shot comes flying in will be shown for longer than before, making it easier to determine where the shot was fired from.
  • The performance of some special weapons has been changed.
Special Weapon Change Details
Killer Wail 5.1 Increased the precision with which it tracks Boss Salmonids.
Damage dealt increased by about 25%.
Triple Inkstrike The guide devices will now trigger when touched by a Salmonid.
Damage dealt increased by about 25%.
Inkjet Player will no longer be a target for most Salmonid attacks when returning to their position after the use period has ended.
Booyah Bomb Player will no longer be a target for most Salmonid attacks while charging up the Booyah Bomb.
  • The number of Boss Salmonids that can appear at once has been capped at 15.
    • When defeating Boss Salmonids at a regular pace, even at high hazard levels, players will not reach this limit. This change was made because, in cases where players are chased down by bosses they cannot splat, the appearance of too many bosses can slow the game down and make it more difficult than necessary to get things back under control.

Changes to Splatfest

  • Tricolor Battles have been modified so that all players can play on the attacking or defending team regardless of the halftime results.
    • Players can join by themselves or in a pair with a friend. When playing by themselves, they will be paired with another solo player, same as before.
    • A group of eight will be created from four pairs, and a 2 vs. 4 vs. 2 Tricolor Battle will commence.
    • Players do not know whether they will be on an attacking team or the defending team until the battle begins.
    • Players have a fifty-fifty chance of being on an attacking team or the defending team, regardless of their Splatfest-team affiliation.
    • Depending on population ratios for Splatfest teams, there may be Tricolor Battles where all eight players are on the same Splatfest team. In these cases, Clout will not be calculated.
  • Clout earned in Tricolor Battles will now be calculated in the Final Results, and the points awarded for each category have been adjusted as seen in the table below.
Category Points
Sneak Peek 8p
Votes 10p
Open 12p
Pro 12p
Tricolor Battle 15p
  • Part of the way Clout is calculated for Tricolor Battles has changed.
    • Increased the victory bonus for the defending team (3000 → 9000).
    • When the team in first place at halftime is the defending team and the attacking teams are from the second- or third-place teams, 1.5 times more Clout will be awarded for a victory.
  • When you win a 10x, 100x, or 333x Battle, it will be shown at your Pledge Box.
  • After winning a 100x or 333x Battle, you can board your team's float from your Pledge Box to take commemorative pictures.
    • However, this was quite bugged as it would cause Octolings to incorrectly appear as Inklings with the Octoling hair and eyebrows, which was not fixed until version 3.0.0.

Changes to Lockers

  • T-shirt gear items can now be folded for storage by pressing the L Stick while placing the shirt.
  • When pressing B to cancel placement, the locker will now return to the immediately previous state before you grabbed anything.

Other Changes

  • Players can now enter Photo Mode from Recon Mode.
    • Players can use Photo Mode not only by themselves but also when entering Recon Mode with multiple people by way of Private Battles.
  • When walking a stage in recon by oneself, a player can call an amiibo to take pictures with.
  • Added a feature to temporarily use a different player name than usual when playing Private Battles over the internet.
    • The idea is, for one example, to be able to add a team name into one’s player name, only in Private Battles.
    • When creating or joining a group for a Private Battle, you can temporarily set a different name by pressing the L Button.
  • The song title and artist of the background music will now be shown at the beginning of battle on the bottom right corner of the screen. This also revealed the names of three battle songs that were not previously revealed by Nintendo, which included the following:
    • Headhammer - C-Side
    • Triple-Dip - C-Side
    • Sandy Side Up - Front Roe
  • In the Equip screen, when a player has a lot of weapons or gear, it will now be clear what page of items is being shown.
  • In the Equip screen, when sorting by gear ability, abilities that do not exist on the items being sorted will no longer appear as sorting options.
  • Added a feature for listening again to Sheldon’s weapon explanations in Ammo Knights.
    • Players can use this feature by putting their cursor over the weapon they want to hear the explanation for again and pressing the ZR Button.
  • Added a badge related to using the Shell-Out Machine.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue where standing on the edge of a sponge of the opponents’ color and jumping would let players do a jump of the same height as the regular ground.
  • Fixed an issue where a player being moved involuntarily by things like a Splash Wall or a Salmonid’s attack would cause them to not be shown in the proper position on another player’s screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players going into swim form on thin floors could allow some attacks to damage them from the opposite side of the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where swimming on a wall and quickly doing a Squid Surge would allow the player to jump higher than intended when wearing gear with a lot of Intensify Action abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where doing a Super Jump onto a sponge would cause the player to land in midair.
  • Fixed an issue with shooters, blasters, dualies, and the Crab Tank’s ZR Button shots where aiming above or below horizontal while firing would cause the shots’ left-right scatter to be less than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where a player with a roller would not be bounced backward when their roller’s ground-rolling attack hit but did not splat an opponent.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect of a player using a roller, brush, or slosher could be triggered twice on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect of a player doing a dualie Dodge Roll could be triggered twice on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bloblobber where lobbing blobs while touching certain terrain or while inputting certain controls could cause some of the blobs not to be lobbed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where performing a dualie Dodge Roll immediately after landing from a Super Jump could result in the roll’s trajectory looking different to other players than that of the actual roll.
  • Fixed an issue where using a sub weapon after doing a Squid Roll from a wall or a Squid Surge while having a brella equipped would cause the brella to be shown in an unnatural position.
  • Fixed an issue when firing a stringer while in close contact with a metal grate where the stringer’s shots would be obstructed by the grate.
  • Fixed an issue with splatanas’ horizontal slashes where there was a difference in the vertical position of the collision detection between the center and the edges, and they did not align with the visual appearance.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing the ZL Button while preparing a charged slash with a splatana, then releasing the ZR Button before going into swim form would result in a horizontal slash instead of a charged slash.
  • Fixed an issue where a player who activated the Zipcaster while holding the R Button and then immediately releasing R would result in a sub weapon being used despite the Zipcaster being in use, making the time of the Zipcaster’s continuous use shorter.
  • Fixed an issue where the Reefslider’s explosion animation would not be triggered on a player’s screen when another player used the Reefslider.
  • Fixed an issue where attacking the starting point of an inkrail with the Ultra Stamp would cause the game to slow down.
  • Fixed an issue where, when splatted while trying to charge the Rainmaker, the next time the player picks up the Rainmaker, it would fire a shot regardless of whether they were pressing the ZR Button or not.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue when using the directional buttons to pick a teammate to Super Jump to from the map where the target teammate would switch if even just a slight diagonal was input.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting the edge of a Splash Wall or brella shield with a blaster shot would deal damage to a player on the opposite side.
  • Fixed an issue when holding the ZR Button to roll ink along the ground with a roller where it would deal damage to a player behind a brella shield.
  • Fixed an issue when breaking an opponent’s brella shield while inking the ground with the ZR Button with a brush or roller where the player using the brush or roller would not be knocked back.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sloshing Machine’s spirals would deal damage to opponents on the opposite side of thin terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where an opponent’s bomb touching a brella shield at the same moment the brella closed would cause the brella not to take damage.
  • Fixed an issue where splatanas’ melee attacks could deal damage to an opponent on the other side of thin terrain.
  • Fixed issues where placing a Splash Wall at certain locations could cause it to move to a slightly different position, float above the terrain, or disappear instantly.
  • Fixed an issue where a thrown Splash Wall or Wave Breaker would disappear if it touched an ally’s Crab Tank before being set up.
  • Fixed an issue where a Big Bubbler’s drone device being touched by a Wave Breaker’s wave would cause an animation looking like the drone was taking damage, despite not actually taking any damage.
  • Adjusted the color of the Reefslider’s attack-area indicator to fix an issue where certain ink-color combinations made it easy to be mistaken for the enemy team’s color.
  • Fixed an issue where Tenta Missiles passing within inches of terrain before impact would cause the impact predicter’s position to be shown in a different position than the actual impact.
  • Fixed an issue with sending Booyah! to charge a Booyah Bomb where pressing the button quickly could exceed the intended limit and charge the bomb rapidly.
  • Fixed an issue when charging a Booyah Bomb where power would charge at the instant an ally pressed Booyah! and made it so that power is charged when the light animation sent from the ally is sucked into the bomb.
  • Fixed an issue where a thrown Ultra Stamp would disappear if touched by an opponent’s Booyah Bomb blast wave.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp’s collision detection would remain on the spot for a short while after the effect had ended.
  • Fixed an issue in the Splat Zones mode where the determination for the award “#1 Splat Zone Inker” was not being done correctly, resulting in the award being shown as though it had been obtained despite the player not actually being number one.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where, when there is an enemy Splash Wall on top of the checkpoint, the Rainmaker wouldn’t be placed on the checkpoint even though the animation was played.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where a player could earn the Record-Score Setter award even in cases where they headed for the opponents’ goal without the checkpoint having been broken through.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode when, in overtime, a checkpoint breakthrough and taking the lead happens at the same time, where if the player holding the Rainmaker is splatted by an opponent at the same instant they take the lead, the match would continue instead of end.
  • Fixed an issue in the Rainmaker mode where if a teammate picked up the Rainmaker immediately after throwing a Tacticooler, the Rainmaker icon would be shown at the Tacticooler’s position.
  • Fixed an issue in the Eeltail Alley stage in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in the Eeltail Alley in Tower Control, Clam Blitz, and Rainmaker modes where the underside of certain terrain could be inked to fill the special gauge.
  • Fixed an issue in the Undertow Spillway stage where certain walls, when inked by a bomb’s explosion, would be inked in locations that differed from the explosion.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway where players standing on the glass floor could be damaged from the other side.
  • Fixed an issue in Undertow Spillway in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Mincemeat Metalworks in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Hagglefish Market in Clam Blitz mode where clam placements at the start of battle were not symmetrical.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge where parts of players could clip into certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino where inking on top of the central spinning floor would cause points to increase by double.
  • Fixed an issue in Museum d’Alfonsino in Rainmaker mode where doing a Squid Surge on certain height differences would cause the count to go up as though you had climbed that distance despite not actually having been able to climb it.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where Tenta Missiles’ impact-area predictor indicators would disappear when the water level changed.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where players on top of certain platforms could be damaged from the other side.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort where walls at certain locations had a few parts that could not be inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart in Rainmaker mode where the DON’T RETREAT! warning would be shown at a shorter distance than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy where players could jump to boards outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where a certain location near the starting point would not allow players to swim even if it looked like it had been inked.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where the top of a certain pillar was treated as being outside the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where using a Booyah Bomb in a certain place could cause players to be pushed into certain terrain by a revolving element.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World in Rainmaker mode where jumping toward a certain different-height location could result in progress being counted as though the player had ascended it despite their not actually having done so.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where another player’s Golden Egg was not being displayed when they were in swim form.
  • Fixed an issue where it could look to other players as though a player had a different weapon equipped than they actually did.
  • Fixed an issue where, immediately before the Xtrawave begins, players could use up their special abilities left over from Wave 3.
  • Fixed an issue when making a room with friends where, when the player that joined later pressed “Ready!” the player that made the room would leave it, and the game would be put in a state of being unable to progress.
  • Fixed an issue where the number of eggs collected for each wave as shown on the screen for job results was not being properly displayed in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue with wipers where a horizontal slash’s melee attack would not deal damage to an enemy in contact with the player.
  • Fixed an issue where wipers could deal damage to Scrappers from the front.
  • Fixed an issue where a communications error would occur when hitting a Scrapper or a Gusher with multiple shots at the same time from a Grizzco Stringer.
  • Fixed an issue where explosions from the Reefslider or Splat Bombs could not deal damage to a Big Shot or a Cohock.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Inkjet right before the water rises would result in returning to a point beneath the water at the end of the jet-pack effect.

Made it so that if a player with a Golden Egg goes into swim form, the egg they have will show while using the Inkjet.

  • Implemented measures to prevent Snatchers from entering into terrain after collecting Golden Eggs.
  • Fixed an issue when a Steelhead is destroyed at the moment its bomb is thrown where the bomb would still be thrown despite the Steelhead’s defeat.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a Steelhead threw its bomb, a player in a location that a bomb was previously thrown to would be pushed out.
  • Fixed an issue where a Flyfish would suddenly close its container when the other container was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue when a Flyfish’s container is destroyed immediately after its first missile is fired where the marker around players that shows they’re being targeted would not be shown.
  • Fixed an issue where the Steel Eel would target the closest player by measuring in direct lines, ignoring its movement route.
  • Fixed an issue when multiple Steel Eels have appeared where they would target the same player even though there were other players that could be targeted.
  • Fixed an issue where players could damage a Drizzler while it was covered by its umbrella.
  • Fixed an issue where the Golden Eggs that appeared when a Slammin’ Lid was defeated would appear in midair.
  • Fixed an issue where the Golden Eggs that appeared when a Slammin’ Lid was defeated would appear on top of the egg basket.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lesser Salmonids that appeared from the Slammin’ Lid would attack before landing on the ground.
  • Implemented measures to make clipping happen less frequently in response to the issue where Grillers would clip into terrain and deal damage to players standing on top of higher elevations.
  • Fixed issues in the Goldie Seeking event where players could get an extreme number of eggs or be unable to obtain eggs when damaging the Goldie.
  • Fixed an issue where eggs sucked up by the Mothership were still being counted as collected eggs on the Grizzco terminal and SplatNet 3.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station where the game could slow down when swimming on certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Sockeye Station where, when throwing a Splat Bomb at a certain location, it would remain there without exploding for a long while.
  • Made it so that players cannot stand on top of the switchboards installed in the walls.

Fixes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 4’s boss stage where players would clip through terrain in rare cases and get a loss.
  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 6 Stage 1 where enemies would not appear if the player took a certain route.
  • Fixed an issue with Alterna Site 6’s boss stage where players could clip through the terrain in rare cases and get a loss.
  • Implemented measures to prevent the game from crashing when playing on stages with Octoling enemies for a long time.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue in Splatfest Turf War battles when using the Color Lock option where the ink-color combination would not turn to yellow and blue.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash at the end of a Splatfest Battle during the time period when Tricolor Battles would trigger.
  • Fixed an issue where changes to Splatfest Power immediately after starting a Splatfest Battle (Pro) would be too small.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Hotlantis’s product lineup would change when the player’s catalog level went up and the player received their reward.
  • Fixed an issue where, after opening your friends list in the lobby or Grizzco and immediately switching to the Shoal, rooms created by nearby players would not be shown correctly.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to place a decoration against the inner wall of the locker where it would be judged as being outside the locker and its placement deleted.
  • Fixed an issue when placing a decoration in your locker where using the cancel option at a certain moment could result in the item being placed at an unnatural angle or placed in a position without enough space.
  • Fixed an issue when ordering gear from other players where “Already Ordered” would show erroneously when ordering gear from the same slot on the same player as a previously ordered item, even if the new item was different.
  • Fixed an issue where, when leaving gear ordered through Murch unpurchased and trying to order a different item the next day, the order list would be the same as it was on the previous day.
  • Fixed an issue with battling while using the “Primary Gear Abilities Only” option in private matches where it could appear on the results screen as though secondary gear abilities had been active.
  • Fixed an issue when viewing a battle replay on Mahi-Mahi Resort where the inking of the ground would not be reproduced correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in some languages where title options were not properly being displayed in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to have more gear ability chunks than the intended maximum of 999.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to have more card bits than the intended maximum of 999.

Unlisted Changes

  • Two new Tricolor Turf War stages were added to be used for both of Chill Season 2022's Splatfests: Undertow Spillway and Mincemeat Metalworks.
  • New Salmon Run rare weapon: Grizzco Splatana.
    • It's an illegally modified Splatana Stamper that has the least range of any weapon, but does extreme damage with each swing. The uncharged attack deals 200 damage and can be used to repeatedly hit a wide swath in front of the user. The charged swing takes around 2.5 seconds to fully power up, but is devastatingly strong, dealing 1200 damage while piercing armor, making it capable of destroying any Boss Salmonid in one hit whether or not they are in a normally vulnerable state.
  • The defending team will no longer earn a Synergy Bonus in Tricolor Turf War battles if they win, likely due to the new change.
  • When matchmaking is cancelled due to player(s) disconnecting, the game will display a message saying, "One or more players disconnected."
  • Fixed the Salmon Run communication error crash bug that was introduced in version 1.1.2.
  • The animation of unlocking a sub ability on a piece of gear was updated.
    • When gear gets enough EXP to level up, the whole part of the UI containing the gear will now pulsate and a sound will play.
    • After the animation of the sub ability cycling through random icons finishes, the sub ability will now pulsate with an arrow pattern breifly appearing in the ability's circle icon.

2.0.1 (9 December 2022)

Minor bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

Changes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that caused ink levels to immediately decrease when using a roller or brush close to the ground.
    • This strangely-worded patch note does not describe what was fixed well. The bug fixed in this note was that using a using a roller or brush with your back against a wall would cause some of the projectiles of the attack to not appear.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to force quit when the Equip menu is opened.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to force quit during Photo Mode in recon if the player tried to close Photo Mode after using an amiibo.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed temporary aliases set in Private Battles to be used in other modes.

2.1.0 (18 January 2023)

Balance adjustments, bug fixes, and general improvements.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
Weapon Change(s)
Aerospray MG
Aerospray RG
The size of terrain area inked by falling spray has been increased by about 10%.
Jet Squelcher Reduced ink scatter when shooting above ground by 17%.
Splattershot Nova The size of terrain area inked by shots has been increased by about 19%.
Dynamo Roller The damage-rate reduction caused by distance has been adjusted. You can now cause 50.0 damage / 100.0 damage from farther away than before.
Big Swig Roller The minimum damage from horizontal slashes has increased from 30.0 to 35.0.
Bamboozler 14 Mk l Reduced ink consumption by about 17%.
Nautilus 47 Increased firing duration by about 15%.
Sloshing Machine Increased ink consumption by about 10%.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
Sub Weapon Change(s)
Angle Shooter
  • Damage has been increased from 30.0 to 35.0.
  • The radius of ink coverage when striking terrain or opponents has been roughly doubled.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
Special Weapon Change(s)
Tacticooler
  • Tacticooler’s Quick Respawn and Special Saver effects will no longer be totally negated by gear abilities Respawn Punisher and Haunt.
    • The increase in respawn time/special-gauge spawn penalty effects from Respawn Punisher and Haunt will still occur, to a degree.
Reefslider Adjusted the amount of time for the invulnerability window, which occurs after exploding until you are able to move, to about 28/60 of a second.
Triple Inkstrike
  • Increased the radius of the area damaged by about 10%.
  • Increased damage inflicted by about 50%.
Crab Tank
  • Shortened the duration of the Crab Tank when not using the Special Power Up gear ability from about 9 seconds to about 8 seconds.
  • Increased the extension rate of the duration of the Crab Tank when using the Special Power Up gear ability.
    • As a result of these changes, the duration of the Crab Tank when maximizing use of the Special Power Up gear ability remains the same as before.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
Weapon Before After
Splattershot
Hero Shot Replica
200 190
.52 Gal 200 190
.96 Gal 200 190
Splattershot Pro 190 180
Splattershot Nova 200 190
Splat Dualies 200 190
Custom Splattershot Jr. 180 190
Sloshing Machine 210 220
Splatana Wiper 180 190
  • The performance of some gear abilities has been changed.
Ability Change(s)
Ninja Squid
  • The invisibility feature will not go into effect for 0.5 seconds immediately after transforming into swim form.
  • The gear ability Swim Speed Up can now be used at the same time as Ninja Squid without negating part of either ability.
    • The swim speed reduction for Ninja Squid will still occur, to a degree.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that allows players to climb through unclimbable walls when using Squid Surge and Squid Roll at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where if you are submerged in ink on a wall and move to any ground of a certain angle and continue to move while submerged, your movement speed is reduced.
  • Fixed an issue where shots fired from a Bloblobber at a tower or other moving terrain features would hit and disappear rather than hit and rebound.
  • Fixed an issue where when a player is moving or jumping with an open umbrella, the area being protected from incoming ink is about 1/60 of a second behind where it appears to be.
  • Fixed an issue where when a player lands with an open umbrella, they are stunned and the umbrella seems to sink into the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where the area being protected from incoming ink by an open umbrella is slightly to the left or right of where it appears to be.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of opening an umbrella to protect from attacks happens slower than the actual defensive effect begins.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation of closing an umbrella during the umbrella-opening animation was not displaying smoothly.
  • Fixed an issue where attacks to the rear of the Crab Tank, like Ink Storm, bounce off when the tank is in walking mode even when directly striking the player.
  • Fixed an issue where after having used the Inkjet or Zipcaster without once touching the ground, the player lands in an unintended location.
  • Fixed an issue where the Wave Breaker immediately vanishes from other players’ screens if the elevation of its placement is close to the waterline.
  • Fixed an issue where if the Wave Breaker is placed at a specific elevation, its waves do not display in adjacent lower spaces within the area of effect.
  • Fixed an issue where if the Wave Breaker is placed at a specific elevation, adjacent lower spaces may or may not come within the area of effect due to slight differences in position by slightly increasing the area of effect in the lower area.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where if you ink certain parts of the terrain in Eeltail Alley with a roller, it causes a slowdown in the game.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Hagglefish Market that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Undertow Spillway that prevented you from being able to submerge in ink in certain areas, regardless of whether they were inked or not.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Museum d'Alfonsino that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to climb unintended walls in Inkblot Art Academy.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones mode in Mahi-Mahi Resort that prevented players from properly placing a Tacticooler in certain areas and prevented the player who tried to place it from being able to properly stand on the stage’s terrain.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in Sturgeon Shipyard that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode in MakoMart that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to climb unintended walls in Wahoo World.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that allowed you to jump from an inkrail onto a spotlight.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs that caused trees in front of you to not display as transparent.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Brinewater Springs that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas and “DON'T RETREAT!” to be displayed even if you weren’t retreating very much.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs and Flounder Heights that caused ink fired from up high to disappear before hitting the ground.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Splat Zones/Tower Control/Rainmaker/Clam Blitz modes in Flounder Heights that allowed you to jump from an inkrail onto a water tank.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue where if a communication error occurred at a certain time while the Big Run results were being announced, you would be able to get a decoration but not the corresponding badge.
    • Players affected by the issue will be able to receive their Big Run badge(s) after applying this update data and restarting the game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ammo stocked up in the Snipewriter 5H to vanish after depositing Golden Eggs or shooting them from a Big Shot launcher.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented bombs launched by a Steelhead to disappear properly when the Steelhead was defeated by dealing damage to its torso.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner's Bay during low tide that made it difficult to ink over a Flipper-Flopper’s area of attack if it tried to dive close to the water’s surface.
  • Fixed an issue in Marooner's Bay that caused a slowdown to occur if players or Salmonids came into contact with certain terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where if you saved a job scenario with Grizzco weapons and played it again as a Private Job, different Grizzco weapons would be supplied instead.

Changes to Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue where when selecting weapons on a stage and switching from a brella to another weapon, the brella will not work properly. It may not launch, or it may not protect from enemy attacks.

Other Changes

  • Fixed an issue in recon where game controls would not work after trying to start Turf War and Photo Mode at the same time when playing with multiple people.
  • Fixed an issue in recon where when playing with a timer and the player was splatted, the photo pose would remain as the player pose if specific procedures were performed.
  • Fixed an issue in recon where when playing with a timer and the player was splatted, the countdown number would not display.
  • Fixed an issue where after having failed to save job history at the Grizzco terminal, the list of completed jobs would not properly display.
  • Fixed an issue in shops where after pressing certain buttons at the same time, some controls would not work.

2.1.1 (9 February 2023)

Bug fixes, and added support for the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass DLC; players who ordered it will receive an in-game battle boosting bonus of 123,000 cash, three double XP tickets, one of each drink ticket, and a banner of the Squid Sisters. These bonuses were added to the game when pre-orders were made available in this, though the banner was not added until Wave 1 released in Version 3.0.0.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that caused communication to be interrupted while performing certain actions with the Splattershot Jr. or Custom Splattershot Jr. weapons, even if those actions can usually be performed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ink to be displayed incorrectly if a Slosher and a Tri-Slosher both attacked at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where there could be a delay in recovering from existing damage if you were within range of an attack from a Wave Breaker or Big Shot and avoided taking damage by jumping or other means.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue where players between terrain and a Tacticooler could clip inside the terrain if the Tacticooler was set up in the corner of the terrain.
    • Due to this change, you will now be able to pass through the Tacticooler—even in Inkling or Octoling form—while performing an action that causes you to move quickly, such as a Dodge Roll while using a dualie weapon.
  • Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs where players could get onto rocks outside the stage.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying Tricolor Turf War battles where the cheers from Deep Cut would sometimes be for teams other than the ones in the battle.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying job scenarios in the Shoal. If the replay contained weapons labeled with a question mark, it could cause the screen to go black and prevent the game from starting.

Unlisted Changes

For some unknown reason, the Tricolor Turf War layout of Mincemeat Metalworks had a bug in version 2.1.0 where the line-of-sight blocking car poles would be invisible, despite the collision still being there. This update fixed this bug in preparation for the upcoming Splatfest (Dark Chocolate vs. Milk Chocolate vs. White Chocolate), even though said Tricolor stage was not yet playable in-game before then.

3.0.0 (28 February 2023)

Released to coincide with Fresh Season 2023 and Wave 1 of the Expansion Pass.

Added Features, Feature Improvements, and Adjustments

Changes to DLC

  • Added support for Inkopolis DLC. When this update data is downloaded, Deep Cut will announce that the train station has reopened.
    • Players who have purchased the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass can now travel between Inkopolis and Splatsville using the train station in the square.
    • Inkopolis has the same shops and features as Splatsville, with the same lineup of products. If you buy something in one location, it will be sold out for the day in both locations.

Season and Catalog Changes

Fresh Season 2023 began on 1st March 2023 at 00:00 UTC, and thereby added the following:

  • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, Splashtags, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
  • A new gear brand, Z+F.
  • About 126 new items added to store product lineups.
  • Two new battle stages: Um'ami Ruins and Manta Maria.
  • Two new special weapons, one new and one returning from the original Splatoon game:
    • Kraken Royale — transform into a huge squid or octopus and attack by pressing the B Button to jump or by holding and releasing the ZR Button to do a charge attack. The user is vulnerable for a moment before and after transforming but will not take damage from attacks while transformed.
    • Super Chump — aim and launch destructible decoys that Super Jump to a specified area and explode a short time after landing.
  • 12 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
  • 23 new Tableturf Battle cards.
  • Salmon Run gear items that can be obtained by trading fish scales at Grizzco.
  • Ability to earn more Catalog Points than usual during the week before the end of the season thanks to a special Closeout Bonus.

Changes to the Notifications Feature

  • Added the Pool feature.
    • The Pool feature allows players to send and receive notifications with other players in the same Pool.
    • Players can enter a phrase to join a Pool by opening the Lobby menu, selecting the Notifications tab, and pressing the + Button.
    • For example, if you enter “Turf War Fans,” you’ll be able to send and receive notifications with players who have also entered “Turf War Fans,” and you will be able to join or drop in on each other’s games using notifications.
    • While there isn’t a limit on how many people can join the same Pool, there may be cases in which notifications won’t be sent to all members if a large number of players are connected to the same Pool simultaneously.
  • When you receive an invitation to play or a “Fresh!” notification, it will be displayed on the screen.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
Weapon Change(s)
Big Swig Roller Roughly doubled the amount of damage dealt to nonplayer objects (Splash Walls, brellas, etc.) when striking them with ink.
  • Specifications for some sub weapons have changed.
Sub Weapon Change(s)
Burst Bomb Increased the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after being used by about 0.16 seconds.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
Special Weapon Change(s)
Trizooka Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 20%.
Killer Wail 5.1
  • Made it easier to activate the effect from the Special Power Up gear ability, even when the player only has a few items with that gear ability equipped.
    • The effect gained from equipping the maximum number of Special Power Up gear abilities will not change.
Inkjet Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 2.5x.
Ultra Stamp Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 3x.
  • Points required for some weapon specials have been changed.
Weapon Before After
Aerospray MG 190 180
N-ZAP '85 190 180
Tri-Slosher 190 180
Ballpoint Splatling 200 100
Tri-Stringer 200 190
  • Changed the terrain in some stages for some modes and reduced the impact of weapons shooting from far away.
Stage Mode(s)
Eeltail Alley
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Tower Control
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
Hagglefish Market
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Clam Blitz
Mincemeat Metalworks
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
Hammerhead Bridge
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Tower Control
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
Museum d'Alfonsino
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
Mahi-Mahi Resort
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
MakoMart
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Tower Control
  • Clam Blitz
Wahoo World
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Clam Blitz

Changes to Salmon Run

  • A new King Salmonid called Horrorboros may appear.
    • Whether a Cohozuna or a Horrorboros appears will depend on the schedule at the time.
  • Data relating to the upcoming Big Run event has been added, with Inkblot Art Academy as the Big Run stage.
  • Data relating to the limited-time Eggstra Work event has been added.
    • In Eggstra Work, players can assemble a group of two to four friends or members from the same Pool and then compete against other teams—all using the same job scenario—to collect as many Golden Eggs as possible during five waves.
    • Both the initial hazard level and the job scenario for Eggstra Work are fixed, which means that every team will face off against the same Salmonids under the same conditions every time. However, if your team manages to exceed the Golden Eggs quota by enough, your hazard level will go up, making it possible to get a higher score.
  • You will now be able to preview items when exchanging fish scales, similar to how you can preview items at Hotlantis, etc.

Changes to Connectivity

  • Made it so that players will be notified when their connection is unstable. If the connection continues to be unstable, player controls will temporarily be disabled.

Changes to Splatfests

  • Changed the amount of XP required to level up a Splatfest Tee; the XP requirement to level up the Splatfest Tee has been fixed at 7,500 XP, just like in the previous game.
  • Winners of 10x Battles, etc., will be announced during the Anarchy Splatcast.
    • This announcement will display automatically when in the lobby. It is not related to the timing of stage changes that happen every two hours.
  • Slightly adjusted ink colors during Tricolor Turf War battles when Color Lock is turned ON.
  • When you win a 10x Battle, a notification will be sent to your friends and members from the same Pool.

Changes to Lockers

  • Added a feature to store all items placed in your locker at once.
    • Press the – (Minus) Button while editing your locker to use this feature.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • It is now possible to play Tableturf Battle against friends and players in the same Pool.
    • You can create a room for Tableturf Battle in the lobby.
    • Up to 10 players can join a room for Tableturf Battle.
    • If two players in the same room take a seat at the Tableturf Battle tables on the second floor of the lobby, a game between the two will commence.
    • You can watch a game between two players by approaching them and pressing the A Button.
    • You can also play with nearby friends via the same process at the Shoal. Up to eight players can join a room for Tableturf Battle at the Shoal.
  • Increased the responsiveness to quick inputs made on the Edit Deck screen.

Changes to the Lobby

  • Added a jukebox to the lobby.
    • You can use 100 cash to temporarily change the music playing in the lobby to a song of your choosing.
    • You’ll gain more songs to choose from as you progress in the game.
    • When using the jukebox in a Private Battle room, the music you choose will also play in the lobbies of other players in that room.

Other Changes

  • Increased the number of badges that can be obtained based on player level; each at levels 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, and 999, respectively.
  • Increased the number of items on display in the gear shop at once to nine.
  • Any titles, banners, decorations, badges, or emotes from previous catalogs that haven’t been obtained will now be available in the Shell-Out Machine.
  • Increased the image quality on some screens in Photo Mode.
  • Increased the amount of time before screen burn-in reduction activates in certain modes, such as while playing Story Mode or viewing replays.
  • To improve the matchmaking efficiency in Open Anarchy Battles, teams will be disbanded and new players will be added if only a few current players select Keep Going.
    • As before, when playing in a group with friends, the team will stay together regardless of the number of players remaining.

Bug Fixes

Fixes to Player Controls

  • Fixed an issue that caused some players who changed direction quickly to look unstable for a short while on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to do a Squid Roll for a brief time when jumping from an inked floor onto an un-inked floor while touching a wall.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being able to submerge themselves in ink on the ground if landing on the ground while touching an un-inked wall.
  • Fixed an issue where players who held the R button after doing a Squid Roll off a wall could end up in the pose for using a Curling Bomb, Fizzy Bomb, or Smallfry.
  • Fixed an issue where players who did a horizontal swing with a roller and made contact with a Torpedo after it changed shape could sometimes be pushed back slightly.
  • Fixed an issue where players who attacked an enemy with a roller by rolling into them—but did not splat them—could sometimes be pushed in an unintended direction.
  • Fixed an issue where, if certain special weapons were activated while a roller was being lifted up, ink would still fly forward, even if the roller’s movement was cut off by the activation of the special.
  • Fixed an issue that made the ink from a Carbon Roller, Carbon Roller Deco, or Flingza Roller look like a different texture than that of the ink from other rollers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the barrel of a charger to move a lot when standing still and firing with low charge, causing the aim and trajectory to greatly differ from what was intended.
  • Fixed an issue where, if another player did a Dodge Roll as they slipped through a grate, that player would appear on other players’ screens in a different place than they actually were for a longer time than expected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a delay of up to one second before damage to a brella began to recover if the brella was closed directly after blocking damage from a foe.
  • Fixed an issue that caused brellas fired on a slanted surface to tilt up and down more than usual.
  • Fixed an issue that caused brellas to be able to climb up steep inclines that they normally wouldn’t be able to climb.
  • Fixed an issue where, if your brella was broken the moment you launched it, it would appear broken on your screen but continue moving on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that made other players using a Splatana Wiper appear to have ink in their weapon to everyone else, even if they were out of ink.
  • Fixed an issue that enabled players to climb to otherwise unreachable high terrain in rare cases when getting pushed back after touching an enemy’s Splash Wall.
  • Fixed an issue that enabled players to climb otherwise unreachable high walls in certain stages while in Crab Tank’s mobile mode.
  • Fixed an issue where assists were incorrectly assigned when players who were moving slowly due to being sucked in by an Ink Vac were splatted.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes sent a player’s Wave Breaker far away when they tried placing it on an edge.
  • Fixed an issue where players may not be returned to the spot where they activated a Zipcaster or Inkjet special if they activated it right after landing on a grate in swim form after a Super Jump and subsequently fell off the stage.
  • Fixed an issue where players would still appear to be taking ink damage if they took damage from an enemy’s Ink Storm while submerged in ink, even if they swam around in ink.

Fixes to Multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue that caused the point at which a player is considered to have fallen off the stage to be lower than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where ink from an enemy’s Sprinkler that hit a wall wouldn’t drip on other players’ screens.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Fizzy Bombs thrown a certain way to damage players within a Big Bubbler when the Big Bubbler was on moving terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed certain Zipcaster, Crab Tank, and Reefslider attacks to deal damage to opponents behind thin terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a Crab Tank's armor from taking damage if it touched the Rainmaker shield while in mobile mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a Tacticooler to sometimes appear in a different location on the screen of the player who placed it than on the screens of other players.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the ZR Button to be used to stop a Reefslider even after a battle ended.
  • Fixed an issue where players who tried to use Ink Storm while the rain cloud from their last Ink Storm was still on the stage would have their special gauge freeze for that battle.
  • Fixed an issue where, if you splatted a player who had a gear ability enabling them to see through terrain equipped (like Thermal Ink or Haunt, etc.) using a special weapon that has an ink tank (like Inkjet, etc.), sometimes the ink tank would be the only thing the splatted player could see through terrain when they respawned.
  • Adjusted the density of the border of Splat Zones when displayed through terrain and addressed an issue with visibility depending on ink color.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control where using a Crab Tank on terrain around the tower would sometimes cause the Crab Tank to take control of the tower even if it wasn’t on the tower.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused players to sometimes clip into the terrain if they got caught between the terrain and the Rainmaker shield.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where performing a Super Jump onto checkpoints or the goal at a particular moment as they rose sometimes made players clip into them.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where the splash of ink that displays when throwing a power clam looked different than intended.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where, if an enemy’s power clam was sitting on top of a closed basket, it would automatically count as the power clam going into the basket when the basket reappeared.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where, if you repeatedly throw and pick up clams for a short time, clams you picked up would sometimes not display or follow you.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where breaking an opponent’s barrier as time ran out in a special three-minute overtime after a scoreless regular match would not count.
  • Fixed an issue in Turf War and Splat Zones modes that allowed you to climb over certain obstacles and cross terrain in unintended ways on the Scorch Gorge stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley that caused ink to fly up above a bridge if a player splatted an enemy while they were jumping under the bridge.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker that caused the goal distance in Undertow Spillway to change significantly if you jumped on an enemy sponge of a certain size while holding the Rainmaker.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where clams were not placed symmetrically at the start of a battle on the Mincemeat Metalworks stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control that allowed you to unintentionally climb walls from above certain fences on the Museum d’Alfonsino stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Mahi-Mahi Resort that caused the water level to not change if participants disconnected at certain times.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker where the announcement that your team had broken through the checkpoint wasn’t displayed when you broke through a checkpoint first on the Mahi-Mahi Resort stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Sturgeon Shipyard where, if another player Super Jumped onto a moving drawbridge, they would appear on other players’ screens as having landed on the ground regardless of whether or not they actually landed on the drawbridge.
  • Fixed an issue in MakoMart that sometimes caused players to become stuck in the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that allowed players to unintentionally climb certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World that sometimes caused players to clip into the terrain when Super Jumping to certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where clams were placed at the start of battle in such a way that they got stuck inside sponges on the Brinewater Springs stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control, Clam Blitz, Turf War, and Splat Zones modes where you could climb up certain unclimbable walls on the Flounder Heights stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Tower Control and Rainmaker modes that allowed you to climb unclimbable walls and terrain on the Flounder Heights stage using methods not intended to be used.

Fixes to Salmon Run

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from escaping a Flyfish’s container if they entered while in life-ring form.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from moving while on top of a gusher in life-ring form.
  • Addressed an issue that caused the timing of each player’s Super Jump to be off.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Salmonids to deviate from their set movement path and become stuck in the terrain under certain conditions.
  • Addressed an issue where players could be considered inactive and have communication cut when performing a ground-rolling attack with a roller at a very slow speed, despite this being an action one can usually perform.
  • Adjusted the animation of the Grizzco Brella when being launched and reduced its brightness.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to sometimes clip into the terrain if they touched the lower part of a Maws after it attacked.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Triple Inkstrike guide to not follow the movement of a Flyfish when it hit the Flyfish’s cockpit.
  • Fixed an issue where the Grizzco Splatana couldn’t damage a Stinger.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multiple Big Shots to spawn from the same spot.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to land on top of the egg basket if a player defeated a Snatcher flying over it.
  • Addressed an issue that caused slowdown to occur when players are in certain places on the Marooner's Bay stage.
  • Fixed an issue during Cohock Charge mode that made a cannon unusable if a player got splatted while in it.
  • Fixed an issue during Goldie Seeking mode where, if a gusher was activated just before the wave ended, the gusher would stay active in the next wave as well.
  • Made it so that if the Mothership comes to steal Golden Eggs from the egg basket when it has no eggs inside during Mothership waves, Chinooks will not come out of the Mothership.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Slammin' Lids to rise unnaturally high in certain areas on the Spawning Grounds stage.
  • Fixed an issue on the Marooner's Bay stage that sometimes caused Golden Eggs to fall and stick onto the side of the boat when the Snatcher carrying them got splatted.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Stingers and Drizzlers to greatly overlap in certain areas on the Marooner's Bay stage.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s friends that they had just worked a shift with didn’t appear in front of Grizzco afterward.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting a Big Run badge if a communication error occurred at a specific time.
  • Fixed an issue that affected a player’s lesson progress if they did “Lesson One: On-the-Job Basics” after a special wave occurred in their prior shift.

Fixes to Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue that caused some of the floats being set up during the Splatfest Sneak Peek to not display; more specifically, it was Big Man's Splatfest float.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to look different than usual when taking photos on a Splatfest Float.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player avatars to not do poses designated by the player when taking photos on a Splatfest Float.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented stickers from the Splash Mob gear brand from showing up.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the line indicating how many Rank Points were needed until the next rank to be displayed in the wrong position, giving the impression that the player had skipped a level. This occurred when players earned Rank Points equal to the amount needed to rank up.
  • Fixed an issue where gear with ★★★★ star power would sometimes earn one fewer XP than it should.
  • Fixed an issue with replays that caused the battle action to differ from the original battle while navigating through a video. For example, a player who should be on the stage could appear to have been splatted, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where watching certain battle replays would cause the game to crash or cause part of the game display to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting Start Over in the menu to replay a battle sometimes resulted in brellas being in a different state than in the first replay.
  • Fixed an issue with Private Battles in the Shoal where only camera options and no player settings would be reset even if Reset Options was turned ON.
  • Fixed an issue where, after a player turned Reset Options ON in the Shoal, the setting would remain ON when they started a Private Battle or Private Job in the lobby or at Grizzco.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the sort feature on the Equip menu from working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in Ammo Knights and Hotlantis where, even if players tried to change their equipped gear, the changes would not be applied to some parts.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player was trying something on in a shop and then moved to another shop from the main menu, they would start out in the Trying On state in the other shop.
  • Fixed an issue in Ammo Knights where dualie weapons appeared smaller than usual while players tried them out.
  • Fixed an issue where performing certain actions after talking to Murch would cause the A Button to stop working on the menu screen, preventing the player from proceeding.
  • Fixed an issue where, if the player switched from Listen to Splatcast to Watch Splatcast, the X Battle stages wouldn’t be shown on the Anarchy Splatcast when multiplayer maps and modes were updated.
  • Fixed an issue in the match menu where performing certain actions would cause the battle-stats display to be duplicated in Notifications.
  • Fixed an issue during recon where players who touched the Rainmaker shield while in swim form on an inkrail would continue to take damage until they got splatted instead of falling.
  • Fixed an issue where applying certain filters during a photo shoot would cause the coloring of the stage to change after ending the photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player used the timer during a photo shoot and then placed the Rainmaker on a checkpoint before picking it up again, the amount of time that player held the Rainmaker wouldn’t be reset.
  • Fixed an issue where sub weapons held in a player’s hands wouldn’t show up correctly in photos if they used the timer during a photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where the effect that indicates when a charger or stringer is fully charged wouldn’t show up in photos if a player used the timer during a photo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where applying certain filters during a photo shoot on certain stages would make it extremely difficult to see the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the ink color of an amiibo’s weapon would sometimes appear to be a different color than the amiibo if certain weapons (Splat Roller, etc.) were equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where, if a player chose Change Gear, Then Go! and then changed their gear, the gear that they changed into would sometimes be applied to the battle result screen for the previous battle.
  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused slowdowns to occur when players regained control of their characters after finishing a battle and returning to the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the shoulder part of certain clothing placed in a locker to stretch out unnaturally.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to enter the locker room if a communication error occurred at a certain time after they edited their locker for the first time.

Unlisted Changes

Various changes were made to text in the Italian and Russian languages.

  • Italian:
    • Names for the Beachcomber, the Blu-Shift Moto Boots, the Enchanted Robe B and the Moby Knit were changed.
  • Russian:
    • Names for the Fashion Splash Shirt and the Zekko Baseball LS were changed.
  • Two new Tricolor Turf War stages were added: MakoMart and Eeltail Alley. The latter was not used in Fresh Season 2023 due to the Zelda Splatfest (Power vs. Wisdom vs. Courage) using its exclusive Zelda-themed Tricolor Turf War stage, Scorch Gorge, which was not added until version 3.1.1.
  • New Inkling and Octoling voice clips were added.
  • When getting stickers from the Shell-Out Machine, there is now a white background displayed.
  • In the Salmon Run results screen breaking down the number of Golden Eggs gathered in each wave, the size of the font used for the number of Golden Eggs collected out of the quota was reduced.
  • In the Salmon Run results screen, gold fish scales earned after a King Salmonid encounter now have animated gold sparkles around the icon.
  • A line of text was changed in the menu to quickly travel around Splatsville and now Inkopolis.
Version 2.1.1 Version 3.0.0
Square City
  • Text for exiting The Crater and Alterna was changed. This was done because exiting these areas can now send the player to either Splatsville or Inkopolis.
Version 2.1.1 Version 3.0.0
Manhole text Back to Splatsville Back to Surface
Menu text Back to Splatsville? Back to the surface?
Unreleased Salmon Run content for Sizzle Season 2023.
  • Starting from this update onwards, any unreleased stages will be hidden from the stage schedule in SplatNet 3 until said season begins. This includes any supplied Salmon Run weapons whose main weapon has not yet been released for multiplayer.

Due to the addition of the Neo Sploosh-o-matic and Neo Splash-o-matic in this update, the original Sploosh-o-matic and Splash-o-matic had their designs graphically updated, with the formerly silver parts of the design now being black. The 2D icons of the Rapid Blaster and Rapid Blaster Pro were fixed to better match their in-game counterparts. Interestingly, the existing Tableturf card for the Sploosh-o-matic matches the new coloring, while the cards for the Rapid Blaster and Rapid Blaster Pro don't, suggesting the golden components of the former two comprise the weapons' early designs.

Weapon Before After Notes
Sploosh-o-matic S3 Weapon Main OldSploosh-o-matic Flat.png S3 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic Flat.png The weapon's nozzle was originally a lighter grey.
Splash-o-matic S3 Weapon Main OldSplash-o-matic Flat.png S3 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic Flat.png Similar to the Sploosh-o-matic, the nozzle's light grey was darkened.
Rapid Blaster S3 Weapon Main OldRapid Blaster Flat.png S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Flat.png Two of the weapon's golden components were changed to white.
Rapid Blaster Pro S3 Weapon Main OldRapid Blaster Pro Flat.png S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Flat.png Similar to the Rapid Blaster, the golden components were whitened.

3.0.1 (9 March 2023)

Minor bug fix related to notifications.

  • Fixed an issue where notifications that a player was online could sometimes be sent to a user's friends regardless of the player's settings.
    • These settings are disregarded when playing with friends in the same Pool.

4.0.0 (1 June 2023)

Unlisted changes

  • The Rootin' Tootin', Who's Next? and Wave 'Em Off emote icons were changed.
3.0.0 4.0.0 Notes
SPL3 SittingCrossedLegs 3.0.0.png SPL3 SittingCrossedLegs 4.0.0.png The icon was resized to fit to scale better.
SPL3 Win26 3.0.0.png SPL3 Win26 4.0.0.png One of the Inkling's hair tentacles was slightly straightened out. The change is miniscule.
SPL3 WaveHands 3.0.0.png SPL3 WaveHands 4.0.0.png The icon's pose was drastically changed to fit its equivalent animation better for clarity's sake.
  • Text for exiting The Crater and Alterna was changed again. This change was likely done because "Back to Surface" was unusual to say in The Crater, which is already the surface.
Version 3.1.1 Version 4.0.0
Manhole text Back to Surface Back to City
Menu text Back to the surface? Back to the city?
  • The name of the Tower Control Tableturf Battle card was changed.
Version 3.1.1 Version 4.0.0
Tower Control Tower Control Tower
(Source: Tableturf Battle Server on Twitter)