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It was revealed in the Chill Season 2022 trailer on 14 November 2022. It was released on 1 December, 2022.
The Snipewriter 5H is designed to look like an eraser pencil held in a drawing compass. A window cut into its side facing the user shows its internals are shaped like the points of a stacking-point pencil.
The Snipewriter 5H has a Sprinkler and the Tacticooler for its set. When is held, up to five charges of hardened ink are stored, which can be released in rapid succession by releasing the button. Each shot's power is low, making it more suited for suppression and support roles. Its range is comparable to that of the E-liter 4k, and it charges at about the same speed as the Splat Charger. It also does not have a charge hold. It was added along with Chill Season 2022 on 1 December 2022.
If you use chargers but wish they were a little more... prolific... enter the Snipewriter 5H! It's a charger-style weapon that can fire shots in quick succession. Hold down to charge, and then release to fire. Then you can press to fire again and again - up to five shots on a single charge! Now, there's always a catch, and here's the catch on this weapon - each shot is a bit less powerful than some other chargers, and you can't store a charge. But when you have the Sprinkler to help with coverage and a Tacticooler to power up your friends, those may be catches you can live with.
|“||SRL Ballistics again! We're done with Real Estate drama and here to talk about the Snipewriter 5H, a new charger that holds up to five shots. Its projectiles look like pencil lead but splat like ink - and the high-capacity mag can help YOU write the ending you want for your battle!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
- Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness
|Snipewriter 5H Badges|
|4★ Snipewriter 5H User|
|5★ Snipewriter 5H User|
An Octoling holding the Snipewriter 5H.
Promotional video (link to file)
The weapon's name is a portmanteau composed of the words "snipe" (as in "sniper") and "writer" (one who may use a pencil). It is also a play on the word "typewriter". "5H" refers to pencil grading, signifying a very hard graphite, and also is likely short for "5 hits", the number of shots the weapon can store.
Names in other languages
|Stacking Point Pencil 5 Bullets/Rocket Pencil 5 Shots[note 1]|
|Dutch||Schotlood 5H||From schot ("shot"), potlood ("pencil") and 5H|
|French (NOE)||Crayon X - 5H||Pencil X - 5H|
From патронташ patrontash (bandolier), карандаш karandash (pencil) and 5Т (5H, where T means твёрдый tvyordyy (hard))
|Spanish (NOA)||Cargaminas 5H||Mechanical pencil 5H|
|Chinese||R-PEN/5H||Rocket Pencil 5H|
- From ロケット鉛筆 roketto enpitsu ("stacking point pencil") + 5H. ロケット鉛筆 literally means "rocket pencil". "5H" is an abbreviation for 5発 go hatsu ("5 bullets"). 5H is also a hardness rating for pencil graphite.