Version 2.12.1 (Splatoon)

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Version 2.12.1
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Version history

Version 2.12.1 is a revision to Splatoon that came into effect on 3 August 2023 at 01:00 UTC,[1] five months after the servers for this game alongside Mario Kart 8 were taken down on 3 March 2023 for emergency maintenance. It is the latest version of Splatoon.[2]

Adjustments and fixes


In March 2023, Nintendo paused network services for the Wii U games Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 to address a vulnerability related to online play. The issue has now been fixed, and so we will resume online play for these games based on the schedule below. Please accept our sincere apologies for the extended waiting period.

3 August 2023 Resume service — To resume online play, downloading a new update will be necessary for each title per the release timing noted above.

If further issues occur which make it difficult to continue supporting online play, we may have to discontinue the online play service for the Wii U games Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 at short notice. Should this occur, please note that offline play would continue to function normally.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • This is the first update to Splatoon in nearly 7 years; the previous update, Version 2.12.0, released on 13 September 2016.
  • This is Splatoon's only update with a tertiary version number.
  • This will likely be the game's final end-of-life bug fix as Nintendo stated they may end both Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 online services should another exploit be found.
    • This is reinforced by Nintendo announcing that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS online play will end support in April 2024.[4]
  • This update is the game's first update since its sequel games Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 released.