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Splatoon 2 Version 4.0 Now Available

September 14, 2018
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During the Nintendo Direct yesterday there was a short segment teasing version 4.0.  Shortly after the Direct I began playing Splatoon 2 only to realize that there was server maintenance going on.  I check back later to find there was an update for Splatoon 2.  After receiving the update I checked the versioning to find that it was, indeed, the version 4.0 update.

So without further ado, here are a few of the highlights of the update via the official Nintendo website:

Version 4.0.0

  • Changes to Splatfests
    • Splatfest battles will now be divided into two categories: Normal and Pro
  • Splatfest Battle (Normal)
    • This category can be played solo or as a team of up to 4 friends.
      • Playing with fewer than four friends will add the appropriate number of other players to your team.
      • When you select “Continue” or “Change gear and continue!”, you can continue onto the next battle with the same team.
    • Points for turf inked by individual players are added to the points earned by the team for winning a battle, resulting in a value known as “Clout,” and the side with the most Clout at the end of a Splatfest is the winner.
      • Clout is not added for battles between the same side.
    • If the combination of visual look and type of all 4 teammates’ gear/weapons meets certain conditions, a Synergy Bonus is triggered, and you can receive more Splatfest Points or Clout Points when you win.
      • Teams that meet these conditions are awarded a special team name, which is displayed at the start of a battle.
    • When you’re on a winning streak, you’re more likely to match with other teams on a winning streak.
      • When there are multiple teams with the same number of consecutive wins, you’ll be matched with a team as close to your skill level as possible.
  • Splatfest Battle (Pro)
    • This category is closer to what you’ve experienced when battling solo in previous Splatfests. Players join battles on their own, and seek to increase their Splatfest Power while putting their turf war skills to the test.
    • When you win a battle, you increase your own Splatfest Power and receive Clout equal to the opposing team’s approximate Splatfest Power. The side with the most Clout when the Splatfest concludes wins.
      • Clout is not added for battles between the same side.
    • Battle participants are chosen from players that are as close in Splatfest Power as possible.
    • The top 100 players in the Splatfest Power rankings on each side will be displayed on SplatNet 2 in the Splatfest Top 100 list.
  • Other Changes
    • Continuing to earn experience even after a Splatfest Tee is at max level will earn players a random ability chunk each time they pass a certain point threshold.
    • ’10x Battles’ and ‘100x Battles’ will now occur randomly, earning players on the winning team a huge boost of Clout for their side.
      • When a friend wins a 10x Battle, or someone somewhere wins a 100x Battle, that information will be displayed on the Lobby screen or the signboard in Inkopolis Square.
      • The amount of Splatfest Power does not increase in these battles.

For a full list (a very big list) please use the link above.

Are you guys still playing Splatoon 2?  Honestly, it is probably my most played game on the Switch currently.  Give us your thoughts in the comments below and while you’re at it, come visit us in our Community forums!

SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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