Opening Gambit

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Opening Gambit

Opening Gambit Opening Gambit

Applicable Gear Headgear
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Opening Gambit is an ability in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Opening Gambit boosts run speed and swim speed for the first 30 seconds of the match, allowing players to move much faster. The ability is ideal for reaching objectives before opponents during the start of the match, and gaining a tactical advantage. After 30 seconds have passed, the effect wears off for the rest of the match. Players may prefer to use Swim Speed Up Swim Speed Up or Run Speed Up Run Speed Up, which last the entire match, however one main slot of each of these abilities does not have the same strength as Opening Gambit. This ability is restricted to headgear as a main ability, and cannot be rolled as a sub ability.

Mutual exclusivity

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

Splatoon

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

Data

Opening Gambit has an effect equal to three mains of Swim Speed Up Swim Speed Up and Run Speed Up Run Speed Up.

Version history

2.6.0

Splatoon 2

Gear

Opening Gambit is the main ability of:

Data

Opening Gambit has an effect equal to five subs of Swim Speed Up Swim Speed Up and Run Speed Up Run Speed Up.

Version history

1.4.0

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


Abilities in Splatoon
Death Abilities Comeback Comeback · Haunt Haunt · Quick Respawn Quick Respawn · Special Saver Special Saver
Ink Usage Abilities Ink Recovery Up Ink Recovery Up · Ink Saver (Main) Ink Saver (Main) · Ink Saver (Sub) Ink Saver (Sub) · Last-Ditch Effort Last-Ditch Effort
Inkling Abilities Bomb Sniffer Bomb Sniffer · Cold Blooded Cold Blooded · Defense Up Defense Up · Ink Resistance Up Ink Resistance Up · Ninja Squid Ninja Squid · Opening Gambit Opening Gambit · Quick Super Jump Quick Super Jump · Recon Recon · Run Speed Up Run Speed Up · Stealth Jump Stealth Jump · Swim Speed Up Swim Speed Up
Weapon Abilities Bomb Range Up Bomb Range Up · Damage Up Damage Up · Special Charge Up Special Charge Up · Special Duration Up Special Duration Up · Tenacity Tenacity