Version 4.3.0 (Splatoon 2)

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Version 4.3.0 is an update to Splatoon 2 that was released on 5 December 2018 at 01:00 UTC. It is the last update for Splatoon 2 that will add new weapons.

Stages

The announcement image for the renovations to Blackbelly Skatepark.

Weapons

Promotional image for Kensa Collection 4.

Abilities

Balance changes

Main weapons

Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
S2 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling

S2 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling

  • Increased the effect of the Run Speed Up gear ability.
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling

S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco.png Heavy Splatling Deco
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Replica.png Hero Splatling Replica

  • Increased the effect of the Run Speed Up gear ability.
S2 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling

S2 Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling

  • Increased the effect of the Run Speed Up gear ability.
S2 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger

S2 Weapon Main Firefin Splat Charger.png Firefin Splat Charger
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Charger.png Kensa Charger
S2 Weapon Main Hero Charger Replica.png Hero Charger Replica

  • Slightly narrowed the spread of ink created by shots.
S2 Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope

S2 Weapon Main Firefin Splatterscope.png Firefin Splatterscope
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splatterscope.png Kensa Splatterscope

  • Slightly narrowed the spread of ink created by shots.
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Brella.png Tenta Brella

S2 Weapon Main Tenta Sorella Brella.png Tenta Sorella Brella

  • Decreased durability of the umbrella portion by roughly 13%.
  • Increased damage dealt to the umbrella portion after launching it by roughly 20%.

Sub weapons

The specifications for some sub weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb
  • Decreased time after use for the Autobomb to start walking in the direction of its target by roughly 20/60 of a second.
S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
  • Increased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability.
S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
  • Increased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability.
S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor
  • Decreased ink consumption from 60% to 55% of a standard ink tank.
  • Increased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability.
S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon
  • Increased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability.
S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb
  • Increased time after use before ink recovery begins by roughly 10/60 of a second.
  • Decreased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability.

Special weapons

The specifications for some sub weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles
  • Greatly increased the effect of the Special Power Up gear ability that increases ink coverage of missiles when they hit.
S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
  • Greatly increased damage dealt to opponent Brellas.
    • Increased damage to opponent Brellas varies from roughly 2 to 3.2 times the previous amount depending on the Brella.
  • Increased damage dealt to an opponent Baller by roughly 2.5 times.
S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller
  • Greatly increased damage dealt to opponent Brellas.
    • Increased damage to opponent Brellas varies from roughly 3 to 4.8 times the previous amount depending on the Brella.
S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp
  • When holding ZR to attack repeatedly, number of possible attacks has been increased by shortening the amount of time the stamp is cocked back, making it easier to block shots from directly in front of you.
  • Increased player movement and rotation speed when holding ZR to attack repeatedly.
S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray
  • Decreased duration by roughly 35/60 of a second.
  • Decreased effect granted by the Special Power Up gear ability.
  • Decreased damage dealt to opponents using Ink Armor by roughly 56%.
  • Decreased damage dealt to opponents using a Baller by roughly 25%.
  • Decreased ability to knock back opponents using a Baller.
S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet
  • Decreased damage dealt to opponents using a Baller by roughly 30%.

Special gauge

Points required for using specials have changed for certain main weapons.

Weapon Adjustment
S2 Weapon Main Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose.png Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose 190 → 180
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush 190 → 180
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot Jr..png Kensa Splattershot Jr. 190 → 200
S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella
S2 Weapon Main Hero Brella Replica.png Hero Brella Replica
190 → 200

Abilities

Specifications for some of the abilities have been changed.

Ability Change
S2 Ability Run Speed Up.png Run Speed Up
  • Previously, Run Speed Up only gave a significant boost to speed while firing a Splatling weapon, but will now also significantly boost speed while charging a Splatling as well.
S2 Ability Swim Speed Up.png Swim Speed Up
  • When using weapons that feature lower movement and swim speeds when not firing, such as the E-liter 4K or Dynamo Roller, Swim Speed Up will now grant a significant boost to swim speed, even when using fewer instances of the gear ability than in previous updates.
S2 Ability Ink Resistance Up.png Ink Resistance Up
  • When using this gear ability, players will avoid taking damage for a brief time after first stepping into an opponent’s ink.
    • The length of time before taking damage in this way will be increased in proportion to the number of Ink Resistance Up abilities being used.
S2 Ability Thermal Ink.png Thermal Ink
  • Extended duration of effect by roughly four seconds.

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