Salmon Run

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Salmon Run
Salmon Run logo.png
S2 Salmon Run 1.png


Type Online multiplayer mode
Players 1-4
Ranked
Weapons
Controllers Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with grip.png Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.png Nintendo Switch Pro controller
Release Date Launch

Salmon Run is a co-op multiplayer mode in Splatoon 2 for up to four players. It can be played via local multiplayer (local wireless or LAN) at The Shoal, or online via Grizzco Industries during certain time slots.

Description

Each Salmon Run consists of three waves; to complete waves, players must collect Power Eggs Power Eggs and Golden Eggs Golden Eggs by defeating Salmonids and depositing them at an egg basket. Each Boss Salmonid splatted yields three Golden Eggs Golden Eggs; if they are not picked up, a Snatcher will appear after a few seconds to retrieve them. Each player can carry one Golden Eggs Golden Egg at a time.

Each wave has a quota, which varies based on the number of players present. If the quota is not filled before the wave timer ends or if all players are splatted, they will fail the run. Completing a run will increase the player's pay grade, which also determines the difficulty of runs. If they fail, players are still paid for the Golden Eggs Golden Eggs they collected, but their pay grade may be reduced.

Inklings in this mode are equipped with special gear that allows them to be revived if they are splatted. When splatted, a lifesaver will appear at their last position after a few seconds. By Inking it, a teammate can save them and they come back with a short period of invulnerability. If they collected a Golden Eggs Golden Egg before being splatted, it will not be lost and they can deposit it after being revived.

Each player is provided a different main weapon for each wave, and two uses of a special weapon to last all three waves. These include the S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet, S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray, S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown or S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat Bomb Launcher. There are also various special waves called Known Occurrences, such as Fog and Rush.[1]

In Salmon Run, Inklings' Ink level and special weapon uses are displayed visually. The lifesaver on their back obscures their Ink Tank, but fills up to reflect their Ink level. Their special weapon stock appears as two silver packets strapped to their hat, which disappear as special weapons are used.

Rotations

Salmon Run is not always playable online, as the Grizzco Industries building is sometimes closed. It opens in an irregular pattern, but can be expected to be available every other day. Each Salmon Run rotation features one random stage and four random weapons to be assigned to players.

The stages menu shows the opening times of the next five Salmon Run rotations, with the stages and weapons shown for the next two. Due to the rotations being laid out in advance, newly-added stages and weapons may not appear for some time.

Loaned weapons

All main weapons aside from variants can appear in a Salmon Run rotation.

Stats

Main article: Salmon Run/Stats

Main weapons and some special weapons loaned to players have different stats than their standard multiplayer counterparts.

Notably, the Sting Ray does not have a shock wave around the beam like it does in a standard multiplayer match.

Stages

There are currently four stages available for Salmon Run:

Image Name Description Release Date
S2 Stage Spawning Grounds.png Spawning Grounds Spawning Grounds features a wide variety of terrain on each corner of the map. A multilayered slope leading to three small piers are located just behind the basket. To the right is a grated walkway overlooking the lower grounds. To the left are slopes down to small sandbar. During lowtide, the sandbar will expand exponentially revealing three protruding landmasses. Initial Release
S2 Stage Marooner's Bay.png Marooner's Bay Marooner's Bay features a large ship marooned on a sandbar with it's stern having three ramps down onto the beach where there are three piers on the starboard side. During low tide, a sandbar will rise behind the ship, revealing a large ring of land and one smaller protrusion. Initial Release
S2 Stage Lost Outpost.png Lost Outpost Lost Outpost features a walled off building surrounded by various docks. Directly in front of the building lies a completely netted area. To the right is an uneven slope down to the water. To the left, are three varying docks. During lowtide, the another dock behind the building will reveal itself, consisting of various walkways and grated paths. August 23, 2017
S2 Stage Salmonid Smokeyard.png Salmonid Smokeyard Salmonoid Smokeyard is a small island with two lone structures. Ramps on each structure will lead down to the sandbar while propeller platforms connect the two structures. During lowtide, a large docks will reveal itself to the side of the island. November 24, 2017

Wildcard rotation

A wildcard rotation as it appears in the schedule.

There are two types of wildcard rotation: During the first kind, the weapons loaned to all four players are random and not known until the start of a wave. During the second kind, three weapons are pre-set, and the fourth is a wildcard slot. Rare weapons appear only at the random slot(s). There are no limits as to how many players can be using the same weapon at once (including rare weapons and repeats of the pre-set weapons in a partially wildcard rotation), and the player can receive the same weapon multiple times in a game (again, including rare weapons).

Wildcard rotation history

Main article: Salmon Run/Stats
Start time Stage Weapons Rare weapon
September 16, 2017 at 00:00 UTC Spawning Grounds Random Random Random Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
October 15, 2016 at 00:00 UTC Marooner's Bay Random Random Random Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
October 22, 2017 at 12:00 UTC Lost Outpost S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
November 9, 2017 at 12:00 UTC Spawning Grounds S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
November 25, 2017 at 18:00 UTC Salmonid Smokeyard S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png S2 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png S2 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
December 3, 2017 at 00:00 UTC Lost Outpost S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png S2 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
December 28, 2017 at 12:00 UTC Spawning Grounds S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png S2 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
January 17, 2018 at 12:00 UTC Salmonid Smokeyard S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png S2 Weapon Main Slosher.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
February 17, 2018 at 8:00 UTC Salmonid Smokeyard Random Random Random Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
February 28, 2018 at 6:00 UTC Marooner's Bay S2 Weapon Main .96 Gal.png S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
March 13, 2018 at 0:00 UTC Spawning Grounds S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png S2 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
April 2, 2018 at 0:00 UTC Marooner's Bay S2 Weapon Main Squeezer.png S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png S2 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
April 19, 2018 at 22:00 UTC Lost Outpost S2 Weapon Main Squeezer.png S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Random S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster

Rare weapons

A rare weapon being loaned to a player during a rotation with randomized weapons.

During wildcard rotations, one of Mr. Grizz's personal weapons will be accidentally added to the mix. Grizzco weapons are tweaked versions of normal weapons with much more powerful stats. The following weapons have been available:

  • S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster - A rapid-fire Blaster with moderate damage. It appears to be an illegally modified S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster. The firing rate is much higher than even the S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster.
  • S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella - A rapid-fire Brella with moderate damage. It appears to be an illegally modified S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella. There is no canopy on this Brella, so it cannot open. Instead, holding down the trigger fires rapidly, similar to the S2 Weapon Main Undercover Brella.png Undercover Brella.

Events

Main article: Known Occurrence

There are currently 7 different events in Salmon Run, with some having variants.

Ranks

There are 6 possible ranks in Salmon Run, with Profreshional having 4 additional titles depending on the player's rank introduced in version 2.3.0:

  • Intern (2 tutorials)
  • Apprentice (0 - 99)
  • Part-Timer (0 - 99)
  • Go-Getter (0 - 99)
  • Overachiever (0 - 99)
  • Profreshional (0 - 99+)
    • Profreshional 100 (100 - 199)
    • Profreshional 200 (200 - 299)
    • Profreshional 300 (300 - 399)
    • Profreshional 400 (400 - 999)

Rewards

Completion of a round of Salmon Run grants players Grizzco Points, which they can redeem for bonus prizes at the window outside Grizzco. The reward amount is based on the number of Golden Eggs Golden Eggs and Power Eggs Power Eggs collected and the player's current pay grade. The player's Job Score is equal to one point per Golden Eggs Golden Egg plus one point for every Power Eggs 200 Power Eggs (rounded down), and the final reward is the Job Score times the player's Pay Grade (rounded down).

Pay Grade goes up by 20 points (not 20%) when a player makes quota for all three waves. Pay Grade goes down by 20 points if the first wave is failed, or by 10 points if the second wave is failed. As Pay Grade increases, players are awarded titles. Titles are retained across hiring periods, but pay grades are reset to the 40-point mark within the player's current title. Titles are: Intern (during the tutorials only), Apprentice, Part-Timer, Go-Getter, Overachiever, and Profreshional.

Every 100 Grizzco Points (200 after reaching 1200 points in a rotation) earns the player one bonus "capsule," which come in different colors representing the type of the contents, or a piece of Gear. The gear is selected from a list of items available only through Salmon Run, and is rotated every calendar month. The main ability of this item is randomly determined when the bonus is redeemed. It usually has three blank slots for sub abilities, but there is a random chance that the sub ability slots may come already filled. The pink capsule can contain any Grizzco gear that has been released, including gear from previous months. If the player receives gear they already have, they can either replace the old gear with the new version, or receive Cash Cash (if the new gear has no slots filled) or ability chunks (equal to the filled slots) instead.

The most unclaimed bonuses a player can have at a time is 99; once the limit has been reached, any new bonuses will be lost.

Bonus capsules can contain Cash Cash, meal or drink tickets, ability chunks, or Grizzco gear.

The question mark capsule seen in local multiplayer.
Reward Type 50% 40% 10%
S2 Salmon Run blue capsule.png Blue Capsule Cash 4,000. One drink ticket. Three drink tickets.
S2 Gear Clothing Anchor Life Vest.png Gear No slots. One slot. Three slots.
S2 Salmon Run green capsule.png Green Capsule Cash 4,000. Two ability chunks. Four ability chunks.
S2 Salmon Run orange capsule.png Orange Capsule Cash 4,000. One 2x ticket. One 2.5× ticket.
S2 Salmon Run pink capsule.png Pink Capsule (gear) No slots. One slot. Three slots.
S2 Salmon Run yellow capsule.png Yellow Capsule Cash 4,000. Cash 16,000. Cash 32,000.

At 600 and 1200 points the player will earn a superbonus, which always contains the 10% chance reward. The type of superbonus capsule is fixed for the length of a rotation. After 1200 points the player will only earn gear, alternating between the current monthly gear and gear from previous months, until the rotation ends.

Gear

Gear by the Grizzco Industries is obtained from rewards and new piece of gear arrives on the first of every month.

Gear Type Brand Availability Ability Rarity Release date
S2 Gear Clothing Squiddor Polo.png Squiddor Polo Clothing Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png Initial Release
S2 Gear Headgear Headlamp Helmet.png Headlamp Helmet Headgear Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png August 1, 2017
S2 Gear Clothing Anchor Life Vest.png Anchor Life Vest Clothing Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png September 1, 2017
S2 Gear Clothing Juice Parka.png Juice Parka Clothing Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png October 1, 2017
S2 Gear Headgear Dust Blocker 2000.png Dust Blocker 2000 Headgear Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png November 1, 2017
S2 Gear Shoes Angry Rain Boots.png Angry Rain Boots Shoes Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png December 1, 2017
S2 Gear Clothing Garden Gear.png Garden Gear Clothing Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png January 1, 2018
S2 Gear Headgear Welding Mask.png Welding Mask Headgear Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png February 1, 2018
S2 Gear Clothing Crustwear XXL.png Crustwear XXL Clothing Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png March 1, 2018
S2 Gear Headgear Oceanic Hard Hat.png Oceanic Hard Hat Headgear Grizzco Grizzco Salmon Run Salmon Run S2 Ability Locked.png Random Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png April 1, 2018

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese サーモンラン
sāmon ran
Salmon Run
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Salmon Run Salmon Run
FlagFrance.svg French Salmon Run Salmon Run
FlagGermany.svg German Salmon Run Salmon Run
FlagItaly.svg Italian Salmon Run Salmon Run
FlagRussia.svg Russian Salmon Run Salmon Run
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Salmon Run Salmon Run

Salmon Run Rank Names

English (NTSC/PAL) Japanese Dutch French (NTSC) French (PAL)
Intern けんしゅう
Kenshū (Trainee)
Stagiaire Apprenti
Apprentie
Apprentice かけだし
Kakedashi (Beginner)
Uitzendkracht Débutant
Débutante
Part-Timer はんにんまえ
Han'ninmae (Part-timer)
Parttimer Connaisseur
Connoisseuse
Go-Getter いちにんまえ
Ichininmae (Full-timer)
Vaste kracht Semi-pro
Overachiever じゅくれん
Jukuren (Skilled)
Leidinggevende Pro
Profreshional たつじん
Tatsujin (Expert)
Baas Prodige
German Italian Russian Spanish (NTSC) Spanish (PAL)
Aushilfe Principiante Стажер
Stazher
Becario
Becaria
Becario
Becaria
Praktikant
Praktikantin
Apprendista Сотрудник
Sotrudnik
Сотрудница
Sotrudnitsa
Aprendiz Aprendiz
Lehrling Tirocinante Бригадир
Brigadir
Subordinado
Subordinada
Subordinado
Subordinada
Mitarbeiter des Monats
Mitarbeiterin des Monats
Carrierista Старший бригадир
Starshiy brigadir
Supervisor Capataz
Führungskraft Promessa Зам. Начальника
Zam Nachal'nika
Gerente Gerente
Boss Professionista Начальник
Nachal'nik
Jefe
Jefa
Jefe
Jefa

Rare weapon

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese レアブキ
Rea buki
Rare weapon
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Zeldzaam wapen Rare weapon
FlagItaly.svg Italian Arma rara Rare weapon
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Arma poco común Uncommon weapon

References

  1. Nintendo Treehouse Log. Salmon in the Summer. 2017-06-14, retrieved 2017-06-15.


Modes in Splatoon 2
Online Regular Battle (Turf War) · Ranked Battle (Splat Zones · Tower Control · Rainmaker · Clam Blitz) · League Battle · Splatfest Battle · Private Battle · Recon · Salmon Run
Local Squid Beatz 2 · Octo Canyon · The Shoal (Private Battle · Salmon Run)