Splatoon 2 Version 5.1.0 Arrives in January 2020, Patch Notes Revealed

Main weapons and special weapons are seeing some slight changes.

Posted By | On 24th, Dec. 2019

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Despite Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 no longer seeing new events or content, the development continues to push out balance changes and patches. The next patch is version 5.1.0 and will release on January 8th 2020 for North America. It contains mostly weapon balance changes and not much else.

For instance, the Splattershot, Tentatek Splattershot and Kensa Splattershot have had their ink consumption reduced by about eight percent. The Luna Blaster and its Neo variant along with the Kensa Luna Blaster have received a rather odd change – after firing, the time needed to do something else has been reduced by “4/60 of a second”. Ink consumption on these weapons has also been reduced by roughly 17 percent.

Check out some of the patch notes below with the full notes here. You can also read our review for the base game here to see if it’s worth checking out. Now the real question is: Will Nintendo look to release a sequel in the near future, especially given how popular Splatoon 2 is? We’ll have to wait and see in the coming years.

Ver. 5.1.0 (Releasing January 8, 2020)

Changes to Multiplayer

Weapon Change

Splattershot, Tentatek Splattershot, Kensa Splattershot, Hero Shot Replica, Octo Shot Replica

  • Decreased ink consumption by roughly 8%.

Luna Blaster, Luna Blaster Neo, 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%.

L-3 Nozzlenose, L-3 Nozzlenose D, 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.

Splat Charger, Firefin Splat Charger, Kensa Charger, Hero Charger Replica

  • Slightly narrowed the area covered by ink droplets from fired shots.

Bamboozler 14 Mk I, Bamboozler 14 Mk II, 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.

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