Version 5.3.0 (Splatoon 2)

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Version 5.3.0
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Version 5.3.0 is an update for Splatoon 2 that was released on 19 August 2020 at 01:00 UTC. It was announced on social media on 21 July 2020.[1]

Balance changes

As a result of closely observing the changes in weapon choice after ver. 5.2.0 was released, we made adjustments to certain weapons that were still being used often or were often used by players of the highest rank, even after the changes in weapon choice evened out.

We've also made adjustments to improve those weapons that players started using a lot more often (and those with similar features) to give players more options.

We plan to perform a long-term analysis after this update is applied and make adjustments based on that.

— Nintendo

Main weapons

Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.[2]

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
  • Reduced the amount of time it takes for shot spread (which is the gradual distance shots spread away from the target when firing continuously) to return to normal.
    • Most Shooter-type weapons will have increased shot spread if you continuously fire.
    • When you stop firing, the shot spread gradually returns to normal, but with this fix, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to return.
S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal
S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal Deco.png .52 Gal Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa .52 Gal.png Kensa .52 Gal
  • Extended the amount of time when firing continuously until shot spread reaches its max.
  • Reduced the amount of time it takes for shot spread to return to normal.
    • Most Shooter-type weapons will have increased shot spread if you continuously fire.
    • When you stop firing, the shot spread gradually returns to normal, but with this fix, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to return.
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
  • Increased ink consumption by roughly 20%.
S2 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers
S2 Weapon Main Custom Dualie Squelchers.png Custom Dualie Squelchers
  • Increased the ink consumed by rolling from 5% to 8% of the Ink Tank.
  • Decreased the size of hit detection between normal shots and players by 20%, making it harder to hit opponents.
    • There are no changes to hit detection between players and shots after rolling.
S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella
S2 Weapon Main Sorella Brella.png Sorella Brella
S2 Weapon Main Hero Brella Replica.png Hero Brella Replica
  • Decreased maximum damage dealt by each ink droplet from 18.0 to 16.2.
    • Due to this change, the maximum damage dealt by a single shot has gone down from 90.0 to 81.0.
  • Decreased minimum damage dealt by each ink droplet from 12.0 to 10.8.

Special gauge

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

Weapon Adjustment
S2 Weapon Main Sorella Brella.png Sorella Brella 180 → 200

Trivia

  • Similarly to previous versions, there were multiple issues in the English translation of the patch notes.
    • The Sorella Brella's special gauge change was missing.
    • The North American website previously listed the update as releasing on 17 August 2020, the date the patch notes were released. This was later fixed to read 18 August 2020 - the actual patch date in North America when adjusted for time zones.
  • The Splat Brella family's minimum damage reduction was not catalogued in any version of the patch notes.

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