Splatoon 2 Ver.5.1.0 goes live in January but you can read the patch notes now

Nintendo Japan have released the patch notes for Splatoon 2 Ver.5.1.0 which is set to be released on 6th January 2020. Unfortunately they are in Japanese but Google Translate seems to have done a good job, check them out.

Ver.5.1.0 [Scheduled to be released on 2020.1.6]

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 Match-related changes

  • Changed the performance of some main weapons.
    Buki name Changes
    • Splash shooter
    • Splash Shooter Collaboration
    • Splash Shooter Betchu
    • Hero Shooter Replica
    • Octa Shooter Replica
    • Ink consumption has been reduced by about 8%.
    • Nova blaster
    • Nova Blaster Neo
    • Nova Blaster Betchu
    • After firing, the time limit for actions has been reduced by about 4/60 seconds.
    • Ink consumption has been reduced by about 17%.
    • L3 reel gun
    • L3 reel gun D
    • L3 reel gun Betchu
    • Increased ink consumption by about 15%.
    • Reduced the effect of gear power on “Main Performance Up”.
      •  The number of gear powers required to reach 33.3 damage has been changed from 1.8 base gear power to 2.4 base gear power.
        • One additional gear power is equivalent to 0.3 basic gear power.
    • Splat charger
    • Splat Charger Collaboration
    • Splatcher Betchu
    • Hero Charger Replica
    • The width of the paint that the bullet drops is slightly reduced.
    • Sprascope
    • Suprascope collaboration
    • Suprascope Betchu
    • The width of the paint that the bullet drops is slightly reduced.
    • Type 14 bamboo cannon, shell
    • Type 14 bamboo cannon
    • Type 14 bamboo cannon, Hei
    • Reduced the effect of gear power on “Main Performance Up”.
      •  The number of gear required to reach 99.9 full charge damage has been changed from 4.1 base gear power to 4.4 base gear power.
      •  One additional gear power is equivalent to 0.3 basic gear power.
  • Changed the performance of some special weapons.
    Special Weapon Name Changes
    • Super Chukchi
    • The range of damage has been extended in the sky direction.
      •  With this change, it is easier to do heavy damage to opponents in the air, even if you are a little away.
      •  The range of damage to opponents at or below the center of the explosion remains the same.
    • Increased damage to opponent’s Ikasphere by about 21%.
    • Ikasphere
    • Duration has been reduced from about 7 seconds to about 6 seconds.
  • Changed special required points for some buki.
    Buki name Change before After change
    • Splash Shooter Collaboration
    • Octa Shooter Replica
    210 200
    • Hokusai
    • Hero brush replica
    180 170
    • Suprama New Bar Collaboration
    210 200
    • L3 reel gun
    190 210
    • L3 reel gun D
    180 200
    • Type 14 bamboo cannon, shell
    180 200
    • Bucket slosher soda
    200 210
    • Camping shelter camo
    200 210
  •  If you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to communicate with those who have used the previous update data.

In this updated data, we adjusted the power to continue the front and the spreading performance from a distance for some buds, but the value is within the range where the significance of selecting the buddy does not change significantly for players who are using it. I stopped.

In addition to considering gradually adjusting more buki than this time for future update data, carefully analyze the buki that has few weaknesses and has an advantage over all buki on the data intend to do something.

We are considering the next update data distribution around the end of April 2020.

Source: Nintendo

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