Splatoon 2 version 5.0 is now live, bringing weapon balancing, map tweaks and more


It ain't over 'til it's over

The splatfests and content drops may have come to an end, but that fortunately hasn't stopped the team from poking about under the hood of Splatoon 2. In fact, the Nintendo Switch title has just received its latest update, ensuring that the community can still wring colourful warfare out of the popular arena shooter.

Version 5.0
, which is already available in game, brings changes to various multiplayer modes, adding Turf War to the Private Battle playlist as well as altering the terrain on certain maps, including the Shellendorf Institute and the New Albacore Hotel. Splatoon's arsenal has been rebalanced across the board and a commemorative Splatfest Replica shirt can be found in Inkopolis Square. Alongside all of the above, several bugs and glitches have been eradicated.

You can find the full patch notes over at the official Nintendo site. Splatoon 2 is a community-driven game that brings a lot of folks together, it's good to know that, even if things are winding down, that there's still plenty of fun to be had in Inkpolis with your fellow squid kids.

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch.

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