Opening Gambit

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Opening Gambit
Ability Opening Gambit.svg
Applicable Gear Headgear
Likely Brand Neutral
Unlikely Brand Neutral
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The Opening Gambit boosts your run speed and swim speed for the first 30 seconds of the match, allowing you to move much faster. Ideal for reaching objectives before opponents during the start of the match. This Ability is restricted to headgear as a main ability.

In-Depth Ability

Run Movement Squid Movement
37.4% increase 18.7% increase

Open Gambit is especially useful to gain quick advance of terrain at the very few seconds of the match. Because the player using this ability is expected to arrive to the middle of the battle field before than other team members, an aggressive and planned strategy is expected.

This is not a useful ability in the latter portion of a ranked match when team strategy is much more valuable than area domination. However its ability to get you to the center of the map faster might provide some tactical advantages early in a match.

Use

Opening Gambit makes you run faster and swim faster for the first 30 seconds of the match. After 30 seconds have passed, the effect wears off for the rest of the match, effectively wasting an ability slot, which could be a Quick Respawn or Run Speed Up. It is used to grab an early start by getting towards points or behind them before they do.

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

List of Gear with Opening Gambit

Image Name Brand Unlock Main Ability Rarity
B-ball Headband B-ball Headband
link
300
Opening Gambit
Opening Gambit
1Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png
Special Forces Beret Special Forces Beret
link
9,700
Opening Gambit
Opening Gambit
3Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png
SQUID GIRL Hat SQUID GIRL Hat
link
1,600
Opening Gambit
Opening Gambit
2Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-empty.png
Squid-Stitch Cap Squid-Stitch Cap
link
8,500
Opening Gambit
Opening Gambit
3Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png
Striped Beanie Striped Beanie
link
1,500
Opening Gambit
Opening Gambit
2Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-empty.png

Version history

2.6.0


Mutual exclusivity

Since this ability is found as the main ability only on headgear, other abilities found only on headgear are mutually exclusive with it; in other words you cannot have them together. These abilities are Tenacity, Last-Ditch Effort, and Comeback.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スタートダッシュ
Sutāto Dassyu
Start Dash
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Acelerón de salida Starting speed up
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Départ toute allure Start with Full Speed
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Chapeaux de roue Flying Start


Abilities in Splatoon
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