The E-liter 4K is a main weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, a successor to Splatoon's E-liter 3K. It is a charger-type weapon that sacrifices mobility, ink consumption and charge time for extreme range that is only outclassed by its scoped variant.
Like most chargers, this weapon can store a fully charged shot in swim form for a short amount of time, and a fully charged shot will pierce through opponents.
In general, the E-liter 4K is based on a plastic gas pump handle with a metallic ink tank on the back and an elongated metallic spout with a plastic attachment and a black sight which acts as the barrel.
In Splatoon 2, the plastic parts are yellow and the ink tank changes color to match the user's ink.
In Splatoon 3, the plastic parts are blue, the handle also has a seven-segment LCD display, and the tube connecting the handle to the ink tank and a spring on the barrel change color to match the user's ink.
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.
- After firing, there is a 20 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
- 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.
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!
It appears in two missions in Alterna:
With its pressurized polymer construction, the E-liter 4K has a remarkably long range, even for a charger! To get the most out of it, you can set Ink Mines for opponents who get too close, then use the Wave Breaker special to reveal those who are slinking around in the ink. Still, this set is all about long-range accuracy, and in the right hands, it will definitely hit the target. I hope it goes to a good home!
|“||Finally, we have the E-liter 4k.[sic] This is the granddaddy of the chargers - a weapon with massive range that takes a long time to charge and consumes tremendous amounts of ink. It's not for everyone, but in the right hands, it can be devastating.||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
|“||The E-liter 4k[sic] is the granddaddy of the chargers - a weapon with massive range that takes a long time to charge and consumes tremendous amounts of ink. It's not for everyone, but it can be scary in the right hands.||”|
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter
- Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness
|E-liter 4K Badges|
|4★ E-liter 4K User|
|5★ E-liter 4K User|
Tableturf Battle card art
The E-liter 4K model rotating (Link to file)
- The E-liter 4K is designed to look like a gas pump.
- The E-liter 4K and its variant are created by Custom.
"E-liter" is a pun between elite and liter (the metric unit of volume by which gasoline is sold in many countries).
Names in other languages
|Dutch||E-liter 4K||E-liter 4K|
|French (NOA)||X-traceur +||X-tracer +|
|French (NOE)||Extraceur +||Ex-tracer +|
|German||E-liter 4K||E-liter 4K|
|Italian||Tinter a carica 4K||Inker Charger 4K|
|Spanish||Entintador 4K||Inker 4K|
gōngshēng 4K (Mandarin)