E-liter 4K

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The E-liter 4K is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. It is a charger-type weapon that sacrifices mobility, ink consumption and charge time for extreme range.


The E-liter 4K, like most other Chargers, has an ink tank that changes color to match the user's ink at the back followed by a long barrel. The E-liter 4K's barrel is a long metal tube attached to the ink tank via a black tube and a yellow attachment. There is another yellow attachment about halfway up the barrel that serves as a handhold. There is a black metal sight at the very front end of the barrel.

Splatoon 2

E-liter 4K

E-liter 4K

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm
Level 20
Cost Cash 13,900
Base damage 40–80 (Partial charge)
180 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2.25% (No charge)
25% (Full charge)
Special points 190p
Special depletion
96 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
20 / 100
Ink speed
15 / 100
Other variant Custom E-liter 4K Custom E-liter 4K

The E-liter 4K comes with Ink Mines and Ink Storm. It can now store a charge for one second.

It appears in four Octo Expansion Stations:


  • The E-liter 4K is a heavyweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 310. Splatoon 2 matchmaking looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption scales from 2.25% to 25% depending on the charge level.
    • The full-charge ink consumption of 25% allows players to fire 4 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • The E-liter 4K can store its charge while submerged in ink.
    • A stored charge can be held for up to 1.25 seconds.
    • The E-liter 4K can only store its charge if the weapon is fully charged.
  • The delay between being submerged in ink with a stored charge and being able to fire the charge is 25 frames.
    • The delay between being submerged in ink with a stored charge and the laser appearing is 20 frames.
  • It takes 1.53 seconds to fully charge the weapon.
    • When charging a shot with an empty tank, the charge rate is 33.33%, permitting the player to fully charge a shot in 4.6 seconds.
    • When charging a shot while in the air, the charge rate is 33.33%, permitting the player to fully charge a shot in 4.6 seconds.
  • Fully charged shots will pierce opponents.
  • When charging while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.15 units per frame.
  • Damage scales from 40 to 80 depending on the charge level. At full charge, the damage is 180.
  • Shot velocity scales from 24 to 64 depending on the charge level. At full charge, the velocity is 96.
  • Shot distance scales from 90 to 291 depending on the charge level.


Differences from the E-liter 3K

  • Has the ability to store a full charge for one second in squid/octopus form.
  • Range when not fully charged is not reduced by about 20%.
  • Time taken to fully charge is 2/60 seconds faster.
  • Fully-charged ink consumption: 30% → 25%.
  • Movement speed while not charging or firing is reduced by 8.3%.
  • Range is decreased by about 15%.
    • Max range: 340 units → 290.5 units.
  • Maximum damage without full charge: 100 → 80.
  • There is a glow while charging and gets brighter the more the weapon is charged, increasing visibility for opponents.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Time taken to fully charge reduced by 4/60 seconds.
  • Increased radius of ink coverage when shots hit a wall by roughly 33%.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 30%.
  • When storing a charged shot with a Charger, swimming into enemy ink and being returned to kid form now allows you to maintain the charge you had stored.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players using a Charger from shooting when pressing Button1 ZR.png again after releasing the button once a stored charged shot had expired.
  • In Rainmaker mode, equipping weapons such as the E-liter 4K and Dynamo Roller will no longer lower movement and swim speed while holding the Rainmaker.
  • Increased the amount of ink splattered by each shot when it hits the ground.
  • Increased speed of fully-charged shots by roughly 50% without changing shot distance.
  • Area at player's feet will now always be inked when firing.
  • Increased damage dealt to the barrier around the Rainmaker by a fully-charged shot by roughly 15%.
  • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • The increase to shot range with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 3% to roughly 5%.
  • In addition to the existing effect, Main Power Up will now also improve ink coverage.
  • Reduced the time from releasing a charged shot to being ready to shoot by roughly 2/60 of a second.
  • Points to fill special gauge: 170 → 180.
  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 190.


Sheldon's Introduction

With its pressurized polymer construction, the E-liter 4K has a remarkably long range, even for a charger! This model offers a more compact design than the original, which has cut into its range slightly, but it still has plenty of reach! Use the accompanying Ink Mines to cover your tracks, and then bring the Ink Storm special to expose anyone who dares hide from you!




  • The E-liter 4K is designed to look like a gas pump.
  • Its name is a pun between elite and liter (the metric measurement), as it has the best-capacity tank.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese リッター4K
rittā 4K
Liter 4K
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch E-liter 4K E-liter 4K
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) X-traceur + X-tracer +
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Extraceur + Ex-tracer +
FlagGermany.svg German E-liter 4K E-liter 4K
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tinter a carica 4K Inker Charger 4K
FlagRussia.svg Russian Э-литр 95
E-litr 95
E-liter 95
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Entintador 4K Inker 4K