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There are a few rumors and leaks regarding Splatoon content. Some are created by the community with others being sparked by the developers themselves.

Ongoing

This is a list of rumors/leaks that have neither been confirmed true nor false.

OatmealDome leak on reddit

In August 2017, reddit user OatmealDome made two posts[1][2] with datamined information from Splatoon 2, which has not been officially revealed at the time. Many upcoming Splatoon 2 weapons and gear have been found in the game's files[3].

Already disproved / changed

So far, there are a few instances of the final in-game information being different from the datamined values, usually special gauge size. This is due to Nintendo continuing to make changes to weapon sets before unlocking them.

Already confirmed

Neither confirmed nor disproved yet

  • A new / scrapped special weapon, internally named "Bazooka"*.
  • Returning stage Flounder Heights.
  • New Ranked mode, codenamed "Rocket" with a unique object (vRocket) and weapon (vRocketNozzle). Hacking a work-in-progress version into the game shows a mode where a rocket object that is launched by shooting ink at it, and an ink pump weapon that can be used to continue advancing once control of the rocket is gained.[4]

Unconfirmed returning gear

Note: All returning gear in the leak has the same Ability, Brand and Rarity as their Splatoon incarnation. This is true for both the confirmed returning gear (none of which have changed since the leak) as well as the unconfirmed items.

15 March 2018 Update

On 15 March 2018, LeanYoshi, who performed the data mining for weapon stats, has updated the weapon loadouts for all previously leaked weapons[5]:

Weapon Sub Special Points
S2 Weapon Main Custom Range Blaster.png Custom Range Blaster S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Custom Dualie Squelchers.png Custom Dualie Squelchers S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher Nouveau.png Tri-Slosher Nouveau S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png 170p
S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose D.png H-3 Nozzlenose D S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png 190p
S2 Weapon Main Sorella Brella.png Sorella Brella S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main New Squiffer.png New Squiffer S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png S2 Weapon Special Baller.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png 200p
S2 Weapon Main Foil Squeezer.png Foil Squeezer S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk II.png Bamboozler 14 Mk II S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png S2 Weapon Special Burst-Bomb Launcher.png 160p
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Neo Splash-o-matic.png Neo Splash-o-matic S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Suction-Bomb Launcher.png 200p
Over the following weeks, LeanYoshi has updated the database with the two following weapons:
S2 Weapon Main Undercover Sorella Brella.png Undercover Sorella Brella S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png S2 Weapon Special Baller.png 180p
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Sorella Brella.png Tenta Sorella Brella
(Collaboration with Inkline Inkline)
S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png 180p

24 April 2018 Update

On 24 April 2018, LeanYoshi updated the data with a few more changes, as well as updating the database with the 3.0.0 changes:[6]

Weapon Change
Value From To
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco Sub weapon S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png
Special weapon S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png
Special points 170 190
S2 Weapon Main Custom Dualie Squelchers.png Custom Dualie Squelchers Special weapon S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png
Special points 180 190
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Sorella Brella.png Tenta Sorella Brella Special weapon S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png S2 Weapon Special Curling-Bomb Launcher.png
Updates to released content
S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Replica.png Hero Blaster Replica
Special points 170 190
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Replica.png Hero Splatling Replica
Special points 180 200
S2 Weapon Main Slosher Deco.png Slosher Deco Special points 200 220
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo Special points 180 170
S2 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling Special points 200 190
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo Special points 180 170

12 July 2018 Update

On 12 July 2018, LeanYoshi updated the data for the S2 Weapon Main Light Tetra Dualies.png Light Tetra Dualies from the 3.2.0 update which changed its Special from S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launcher to S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher [7]

"Mirror" and Ancho-V Games datamine

On June 30th OatmealDome posted on his blog about two upcoming datamined stages, a new one codenamed "Mirror" and Ancho-V Games [8]

  • "Mirror"
    • Similar to Saltspray Rig with Mirror symmetry
      • However it is not Saltspray Rig as its codename in Splatoon is "SeaPlant"
    • The map appears to be based on a theater due to the test object names.
    • The Splat Zone, Tower, and Rainmaker appear on the line of symmetry
  • Ancho-V Games
    • The beginning areas of the map have been redesigned
    • A Sponge was added

WemI0 3.0.0 datamine

On 26 April 2018, Twitter user WemI0 preformed a datamine of Version 3.0.0 in Splatoon 2 and found several models for Gear, Weapons, and more: [9]

Gear

Most gear does not have an icon in game but still has a model for them

Salmon Run Gear

These gear pieces will be part of the monthly Salmon Run gear rewards

  • The Octoling Set (S Gear Headgear Octoling Goggles.png Octoling Goggles, S Gear Clothing Octoling Armor.png Octoling Armor, S Gear Shoes Octoling Boots.png Octoling Boots)
  • New Salmon Run Headgear labeled "Hed_COP103". Has the appearance of a bee keeping mask
  • Two new Salmon Run Clothing labeled ""Clt_COP107" and "Clt_COP108". "Clt_COP107" appears to be a store clerks apron with a nametag while "Clt_COP108" has the appearance of a gym track suit with a card on a necklace and a name pin.

Other Gear

Weapons

Map

A new stage internally named "Nakasu"

Weapon details

Further datamining by twitter users WemI0, LeanYoshi, OatmealDome, Simonx22 and 0xRed, revealed a total of two new Sloshers and two new Splatlings [10]

Details

3.1.0 Update

On June 13, WemI0 datamined update 3.1.0 and found new details about gear, weapons, and maps.

  • 2 new Salmon Run Rewards. [11]
  • 4 new Weapons. [12]
  • The new Map: New Albacore Hotel (originally codenamed "Nakasu") [13]
  • An entirely new Sub Weapon, the S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb (originally codenamed "Wsb_Piyo") [14]
    • When thrown, it leaves a trail before quickly exploding once it hits the ground. It can be charged to add bombs which come after the initial explosion.
  • A new Special Weapon, the S2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb (originally codenamed "SuperBall")[15].
    • When used, a ball held by the inkling appears and it get bigger and bigger, when thrown it explode like the inkstrike damaging or splatting all the enemies in the explosion. Further information from Squid Research Lab revealed its ability to accelerate the charging sequence by using the "Booyah!" signal, which will also refill teammates' special meters when they "Booyah!".

Eight-Ball datamine

On June 9th, Twitter user Simonx22 datamined a new Ranked game mode codenamed "Eight-Ball" and posted a video showing it off. [16]

  • Rules:
    • Each team must move the Eight-Ball toward the opposing team's Eight-Ball Platform to win.
    • The Eight-Ball can be moved by the player's ink, similar to the 8-Balls now in Octo Expansion.
    • Points are gained by moving the ball towards the opponents goal.
    • A Knockout occurs when the team gets the Eight-Ball onto the opposing team's platform

Confirmed

This is a list of rumors/leaks that have been confirmed true.

Prima Strategy Guide "Coming Soon" section

Prima's guide showing then-upcoming maps and weapons

The Prima Strategy Guide for Splatoon includes a "Coming Soon" section which shows off weapon and stage DLC.[17] Weapons: Carbon Roller, Custom E-liter 3K, E-liter 3K Scope, Inkbrush, L-3 Nozzlenose, N-ZAP '85, N-ZAP '89, Rapid Blaster Deco and Splash-o-matic. Stages: Bluefin Depot, Kelp Dome, Camp Triggerfish, and Port Mackerel. There are also two images of Tower Control.

Datamine DLC leak

Twitter NWPlayer123 Datamined Splatoon and leaked information about upcoming DLC weapons, stages, and modes.[18] Also, some pictures and explanations about the new ranked mode games: Tower Control and Rainmaker.

The leaker also uploaded a video of the Sploosh-o-matic, one of the leaked unreleased weapons, after using live memory edits to add it in.[19]

The following content was revealed due to this datamine:

Weapons

Stages

Modes

  • Rainmaker's description and gameplay mechanics

Version 2.0.0 Datamining

After the release of Version 2.0.0, NWPlayer123 and Guy Perfect once again dug into the data and found more information regarding unreleased content, including weapons, stages, gear, character models and game modes.

Sloshing Machine Datamining

In a similar vein to the Version 2.0.0 datamining, NWPlayer123 posted photos and video of a new Slosher variety, the Sloshing Machine, as well as other minor additions in 2.2.0.

Squid Sisters amiibo

Squid Sisters's amiibo promo.

A Twitter post by Twitter NWPlayer123 on 30 January 2016, showed the results of continued datamining: there may be new amiibo coming for Splatoon, called "AmiiboIdolA" and "AmiiboIdolB" in the game's files. According to her, they could be Squid Sisters amiibo, hence the names.[20]

On 30 April 2016, Splatoon JP finally announced that Squid Sisters's Amiibo will be released at 7th July 2016.[21]

Busted

This is a list of rumors/leaks that have been confirmed false.

Cheat code

Arrows found in Inkopolis Plaza on top of Booyah Base.

Some days after the game's launch, players noticed that some Sunken Scrolls, as well as signs on Inkopolis Plaza, contain what appears to be arrows pointing up, down, left or right.[22]

On the 9th of June, 2015, the official Splatoon Facebook page made a joke post referencing how some Facebook users accidentally type Google search queries on their Facebook profiles.[23] This joke, however, sparked curiosity among fans, as the "search" was for "Squid Jump cheats". Naturally, Nintendo staff themselves would not be searching for cheat codes on a game made by their company, meaning the post was placed there on purpose, likely to hint players about the existence of a code hidden inside the game.

On top of this, the official Splatoon Tumblr account made a post about how players can press Button1 ZR.png on the Plaza to look around, and how this serves the additional purpose of getting information on Miiverse posts. It also mentioned that it "may also have another use", which remains unknown to this day. [24]

As of yet, no code has been found, and it is unknown if there is any relation between the arrows, the rumored code, and the rumored extra function of the Button1 ZR.png button, or if any secret exists to begin with. Players have since been attempting to figure something out by input the arrow's directions during different parts of the game, mostly the Squid Jump minigame, but without luck.[25]

However, Splatoon Ikasu Artbook definitely shows that it simply is a stylized spelling of "ブイヤベース" (Booyah Base) in Inkling.

Super Mario Sunshine DLC

The supposedly leaked image.

There was a "leak" on the internet that Super Mario Sunshine amiibo DLC was coming to Splatoon. Only a single image existed regarding this supposed leak. It has since been proven fake, with the author of the leak releasing the images they used to create it.[26]


(New) Super Mario Sunshine DLC

During July, a new Super Mario Sunshine amiibo DLC rumor with several images were found. These images supposedly depicted new Sunshine-related gear and Octo Valley missions. August 14th passed, and nothing like this was added, confirming it as false.

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