Opening Gambit

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Opening Gambit

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Opening Gambit is an ability in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Opening Gambit gives the user Run Speed Up and Swim Speed Up (and in Splatoon 2, Ink Resistance Up) for the first 30 seconds of the battle. In Splatoon 2, that time is extended by 7.5 seconds for each splat and assist the user gets while the ability is still active.

Tactics

The ability is ideal for reaching objectives before opponents during the start of the match.

Splatoon

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

Mechanics

When active, the ability provides 30 AP each of the following:

The ability is active when any of the following conditions are met:

  • The elapsed time indicated by the timer is 30 seconds or less.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.6.0

Splatoon 2

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

Mechanics

When active, the ability provides 30 AP each of the following:

The ability is active when any of the following conditions are met:

  • The elapsed time indicated by the timer is 30 seconds or less.
    • Only while the ability is active, that amount of time is extended by 7.5 seconds for each splat and assist the user gets.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.4.0
  • During its active period, Opening Gambit now also grants the effects of the Ink Resistance Up gear ability.
3.0.0
  • While active, Opening Gambit's duration will be extended by 7.5 seconds for each opponent splatted by the player or assist they are credited with.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スタートダッシュ
Sutāto Dassyu
Start Dash
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Vliegende start Flying start
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Départ toute allure Start with full speed
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Chapeaux de roue Flying start
FlagGermany.svg German Startvorteil Head start
FlagItaly.svg Italian Partenza a razzo Rocket launch
FlagRussia.svg Russian Стартовый спурт
Stortovyy spurt
Start spurt
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Acelerón de salida Starting speed up