Opening Gambit

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Opening Gambit
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Applicable gear

Opening Gambit is an ability in the Splatoon series.

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.
    • When 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.

Splatoon 3

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

Mechanics

The mechanics in Splatoon 3 have been indicated to be similar to those of Splatoon 2. 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.
    • When the ability is active, that amount of time is extended by 7.5 seconds for each splat and assist the user gets.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スタートダッシュ
Sutāto Dassyu
Start Dash
Netherlands Dutch Vliegende start Flying start
Quebec French (NOA) Départ toute allure Start with full speed
France French (NOE) Chapeaux de roue Flying start
Germany German Startvorteil Head start
Italy Italian Partenza a razzo Rocket launch
Russia Russian Стартовый спурт
Stortovyy spurt
Start spurt
Spain Spanish Acelerón de salida Starting speed up
China Chinese (Simplified) 最初冲刺
zuìchū chōngcì (Mandarin)
Initial Sprint
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 最初衝刺
zuìchū chōngcì (Mandarin)
Initial Sprint
South Korea Korean 스타트 대시
seutateu daesi
Start Dash