Splatoon 2 Patch Coming Next Week, Makes Various Balance Changes

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Splatoon 3 is on the way next year, but Nintendo isn’t done supporting Splatoon 2 just yet. The company is releasing another patch for the colorful Switch shooter next week, on February 25, and it will make a swathe of weapon balance changes and other adjustments.

As detailed in the patch notes on Nintendo’s support website, a number of weapons are getting nerfs and buffs in the upcoming 5.4.0 patch. Among other tweaks, various Dualies will have ink consumption from their shots decreased by roughly 5%, while all three variants of the H-3 Nozzlenose will have their ink consumption increased by 25%.

Nintendo is also adjusting a handful of stages with the patch. Specifically, the company is addressing an issue in Starfish Mainstage, Manta Maria, Kelp Dome, and Skipper Pavilion that allowed players to reach the opposing team’s base by jumping from certain walls.

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