Version 5.5.0 (Splatoon 2)

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Version 5.5.0
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Version history

Version 5.5.0 is an update for Splatoon 2 that was released on 29 September 2021 at 01:00 UTC. It was announced on social media on 24 September 2021.[1]

Balance changes

We observed changes after distribution of Ver 5.4.0 and made additional adjustments to slightly lower the fighting power of certain weapons that could hold the battle line from further away.

Also, we made adjustments to narrow the margins by which certain weapons were strengthened in Ver 5.4.0 while also lowering the frequency at which special weapons can be triggered. At the same time, we expanded weapon choice by increasing the abilities of certain weapons that excel at closer ranges.

In addition, we reviewed some of the weapons that previously had their capabilities lowered, and as a result we slightly reverted some of the lowered values and made some adjustments to points required for special weapons.

We will observe the changes after this update and make further adjustments to Splatoon 2 in the future.

Main weapons

Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.

Weapon Change
Tentatek Splattershot
Kensa Splattershot
Hero Shot Replica
Octo Shot Replica
  • Increased maximum damage that can be dealt from 35.0 to 36.0.
  • Slowed damage falloff speed relative to projectile travel time.
Splat Roller
Krak-On Splat Roller
Kensa Splat Roller
Hero Roller Replica
  • Reduced the ink consumption of horizontal and vertical swings by roughly 5%.
Octobrush Nouveau
Kensa Octobrush
  • Reduced ink consumption when moving while holding down the Button by roughly 10%.
Splat Dualies
Enperry Splat Dualies
Kensa Splat Dualies
Hero Dualie Replicas
  • Reduced ink consumption of rolling from 9% of the ink tank to 7% of the ink tank.
.52 Gal
.52 Gal Deco
Kensa .52 Gal
  • Reduced the radius of turf inked when a shot lands far away by roughly 5%.

Special gauge

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

Weapon Adjustment
Forge Splattershot Pro 200 → 190
Luna Blaster 180 → 170
Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose 190 → 180
Slosher Deco 220 → 210
Kensa Splat Dualies 210 → 200
Splat Brella
Hero Brella Replica
200 → 190
Kensa .52 Gal 180 → 190
Custom Jet Squelcher 180 → 190
Foil Squeezer 190 → 200
E-liter 4K 180 → 190
E-liter 4K Scope 180 → 190

Fixes and adjustments



  • Similarly to previous versions, the English translation of the patch notes lists the update as releasing on 24 September 2021, which was instead when it was announced.
  • This was the last update for Splatoon 2 that adjusted balance.

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