Version 5.1.0 (Splatoon 2)

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Version 5.1.0 is an update for Splatoon 2 that was released on 6 January 2020 at 02:00 UTC.[1]

Balance changes

Main weapons

Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot

S2 Weapon Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot.png Kensa Splattershot
S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica
S2 Weapon Main Octo Shot Replica.png Octo Shot Replica

  • Decreased ink consumption by roughly 8%.
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster

S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Luna Blaster.png Kensa Luna Blaster

  • Decreased amount of time after firing before being able to take further actions by roughly 4/60 of a second.
  • Decreased ink consumption by roughly 17%.
S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose

S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D.png L-3 Nozzlenose D
S2 Weapon Main Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose.png Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose

  • Increased ink consumption by roughly 15%.
  • Reduced the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
    • Changed the amount of gear ability required to deal up to 33.3 damage from 1.8 times to 2.4 times the amount of the primary gear ability.
    • Each secondary gear ability is worth 0.3 of the primary 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 area covered by ink droplets from fired 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 area covered by ink droplets from fired shots.
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I

S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk II.png Bamboozler 14 Mk II
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk III.png Bamboozler 14 Mk III

  • Reduced the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
    • Changed the amount of gear ability required to deal up to 99.9 damage from 4.1 times to 4.4 times the amount of the primary gear ability.
    • Each secondary gear ability is worth 0.3 of the primary gear ability.

Special weapons

Specifications for some of the special weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
  • Extended the area within which damage is dealt upward.
    • This change makes it easier to deal damage to mid-air opponents from even a moderate distance.
    • There is no change to the damage area for opponents standing near but lower than the epicenter of the blast.
  • Increased damage dealt to opponent Ballers by roughly 21%.
S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller
  • Decreased duration of active time from roughly 7 to roughly 6 seconds.

Special gauge

Points required to fill the special gauge for some weapons have been changed.

Weapon Adjustment
S2 Weapon Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot

S2 Weapon Main Octo Shot Replica.png Octo Shot Replica

210 → 200
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush

S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Replica.png Herobrush Replica

180 → 170
S2 Weapon Main Enperry Splat Dualies.png Enperry Splat Dualies 210 → 200
S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose 190 → 210
S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D.png L-3 Nozzlenose D 180 → 200
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I 180 → 200
S2 Weapon Main Soda Slosher.png Soda Slosher 200 → 210
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Camo Brella.png Tenta Camo Brella 200 → 210

Additional notes

With this update, we have made adjustments to the abilities of certain weapons to effectively hold the line of battle or to ink turf from afar. However, we have limited these adjustments in such a way that they should not affect weapon selection for players experienced with using these weapons.

Following this update, we plan to consider similar adjustments for many other weapons going forward. Additionally, we will continue to watch for and analyze weapons that appear to have few or no drawbacks, and that also perform well against all other weapons.

We plan to distribute the next update in late April 2020.

Trivia

  • There were multiple minor discrepancies between the original Japanese patch notes and the English translation.
    • The update information for the Splatterscope and its variants was missing.
    • The North American website incorrectly listed the update as releasing on 8 January 2020, when it actually released on 6 January 2020. This was later corrected.
  • A Japanese data miner found a string of text in this update (Msg_EndCalico) that hints at SplatNet 2's termination.[2]
    • The text reads: “The SplatNet 2 service has been discontinued” when translated[3] from Japanese.

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