Octo Canyon (mode)

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Octo Canyon
S2 Icon Octo Canyon.png
Type Single-player mode
Players 1
Ranked No
Weapons Hero weapons
Specific sub weapons (S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb, S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb, S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb)
Specific special weapons
Controllers Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with grip.png Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.png Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Release Date Launch
This article is about the mode. For the location by the same name, see Octo Canyon.
For the song, see Octo Canyon (song).

Octo Canyon (also known as Hero Mode) is a single-player game mode in Splatoon 2. It involves the player donning a Hero Suit and venturing into a hidden underground canyon where the Octarians have relocated to since the events of Splatoon, to rescue Inkopolis Square's stolen Great Zapfish and re-defeat the Octarian army.

Story

After the Great Zapfish is stolen a second time by the Octarians, Marie recruits Agent 4 to find the Great Zapfish and her missing cousin Callie. Agent 4 travels the underground lair known as Octo Canyon to recover the Great Zapfish. Eventually, Agent 4 confronts DJ Octavio, who has brainwashed Callie. With Marie's help, Agent 4 frees Callie from Octavio's hypnoshades and defeats him once more.

Gameplay

Octo Canyon functions in the almost exact same way as Octo Valley did, with the addition of new enemies and new mechanics. The player is given many different weapon choices as the story progresses. They are given to Agent 4 from Sheldon, and they include the S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot, S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Lv. 2.png Hero Roller, S2 Weapon Main Hero Charger Lv. 2.png Hero Charger, S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualies Lv. 2.png Hero Dualies, S2 Weapon Main Hero Brella Lv. 2.png Hero Brella, S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Lv. 2.png Hero Splatling, S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Lv. 2.png Hero Blaster, S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Lv. 2.png Hero Slosher, and S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Lv. 2.png Herobrush.

Mechanics

Many mechanics make a return in Octo Canyon that made their first appearance in Octo Valley, with the addition of various new ones. These include ride rails, Inkfurlers, and Bounce Pads.

Data

For equipment data, see Octo Canyon data.

Missions

Sector 1: Tentakeel Outpost

Sector 2: Suction-Cup Lookout

Sector 3: Beaker's Depot

Sector 4: Slimeskin Garrison

Sector 5: Cephalon HQ

Equipment

Similar to Octo Valley, players wear the Hero Suit and use a wide variety of weapons.

Hero Suit

A new Hero Suit is worn by Agent 4. It is primarily neon-yellow and has headphones similarly shaped to that of the first Hero Suit. This suit acts as an armor collectible in that it allows the player to take damage that would normally splat them once - then it needs to regenerate. While regenerating the suit, the player is slowed down. While in certain missions, Agent 4 can find armor. It comes in cases found in various parts of the level. The player can have up to two sets of armor on at a time and it allows them to take damage that would normally splat them. If a mission is finished with any amount of armour on, ten extra Power Eggs are rewarded.

Hero weapons

  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot - The default weapon and a P90-esque shooter-type weapon. It is similar to the S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot but fires slower than it when not upgraded. It can be upgraded twice using Power Eggs and Sardinium, increasing the fire rate.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Lv. 2.png Hero Roller - A modified S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller similar to the S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its damage and fling speed.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Charger Lv. 2.png Hero Charger - A modified S2 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its charge speed.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualies Lv. 2.png Hero Dualies - Modified S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its firing rate.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Lv. 2.png Hero Slosher - A modified S2 Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its firing speed and damage.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Lv. 2.png Hero Splatling - A modified S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its charge speed.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Lv. 2.png Hero Blaster - A modified S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its firing rate.
  • S2 Weapon Main Hero Brella Lv. 2.png Hero Brella - A modified S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its durability and brella recovery time.
  • S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Lv. 2.png Herobrush - A modified S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush. Can be upgraded once with Power Eggs and Sardinium to increase its swiping speed, damage, and mobility.

Ink tank

The ink tank contains the ink consumed when using main weapons or sub weapons. Its ink supply can be replenished by swimming in ink. It can be upgraded twice with Power Eggs and Sardinium, increasing its capacity.

Splat Bombs

Octo Canyon's S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs function like those found in Inkopolis. They are four-sided and look almost identical to those in Octo Valley. They explode a short while after hitting the ground.

Curling Bombs

S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bombs work similarly to the ones before Version 3.0.0. They travel across the ground, bouncing off walls, and explode after a set amount of time. Holding down Button1 R.png makes them travel for a shorter distance before exploding, though unlike the current Curling Bombs, it does not increase the blast radius. They can be unlocked with Sardinium and Power Eggs.

Autobombs

S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobombs work just like the ones in Inkopolis. After hitting the ground, they run towards any target they find in a certain radius, then start to explode. If they do not find a target, they start exploding right away. They can be unlocked using Sardinium and Power Eggs.

Special weapons

Special weapons can be found throughout Octo Canyon in the form of a canned special. Upon collecting a canned special, a certain special weapon is immediately fully charged.

Collectibles

Unlike Octo Valley, there are three types of collectibles.

Power Eggs

Power Eggs appear to be small, orange fish eggs that can be found throughout Octo Canyon. They can be collected by killing enemies, destroying crates, and shooting or running near individual ones scattered around the environment. They are used for upgrading equipment and weapons.

Sunken Scrolls

Sunken Scrolls are rolled up pieces of paper that can be found in Octo Canyon. They are long-lost drawings and other pieces of information that depict the history and lore of Inkopolis. One Sunken Scroll can be found in each level of Octo Canyon.

Sardinium

Sardinium is a new form of collectible in Octo Canyon. One can be found in each level, after each boss, and in each hub area. They are used to upgrade equipment and weapons with the Ammo Knights Enhancifier alongside Power Eggs.

Rewards

After watching the credits, the player unlocks the full set of Hero Suit replica gear pieces - the S2 Gear Headgear Hero Headphones Replica.png Hero Headphones Replica, S2 Gear Clothing Hero Hoodie Replica.png Hero Hoodie Replica, and S2 Gear Shoes Hero Snowboots Replicas.png Hero Snowboots Replicas - for use in online play. After completing all levels with a certain weapon, the player unlocks a replica of that weapon for use online.

As of Version 3.0.0, Callie also appears within Octo Canyon following the credits; when spoken to, she and Marie share a variety of statistics relating to the player's most recent multiplayer matches, weapon statistics, and Salmon Run jobs.

Trivia

  • If the player enters Octo Canyon as an Octoling, they revert to their latest customization of Inkling they used, and switch back to an Octoling once they return to Inkopolis.
  • The Hero Suit replica gear is not unlocked unless the credits are watched all the way through. Skipping the credits does not unlock the gear, forcing the player to re-watch them to unlock it.
  • The "Mission Failed" jingle that plays when Agent 4 fails a mission has high-pitched vocals resembling an Octoling laughing.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Octo Canyon
Language Name Meaning
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Octocanyon Octo canyon
Hero Mode
Language Name Meaning
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Verhaalstand Story mode