Splatoon 2 to get Splatfest stages in private matches for version 5.0


The Splatfest will never die

When the original Splatoon ended its weekly Splatfests, there was no way to experience those festivities again until the eventual launch of the sequel. With Splatoon 2, Nintendo is taking a different approach. Since the world has been plunged into chaos with Pearl's glorious victory this past weekend, it looks like she demanded that the people have a way to replay those intense firefights. While they won't be accessible to the general public with thousands of people queueing up, Splatoon 2's version 5.0 update will allow players the opportunity to create private matches on the Splatfest levels.

In another cool move, players will even able to select the colors for the Splatfest maps. If you're sick of seeing the default Pink and Green, why not go for Orange and Blue? Additionally, all players will be receiving a special Splatfest T-shirt for battle that will unlock the "Ability Doubler" attribute. Since the special shirts available during each Splatfest were limited-time deals, this one will be a permanent addition to your wardrobe.

The version 5.0 update for Splatoon 2 will be landing sometime within the next week. This will likely be the final update before any announcement of Splatoon 3, which Nintendo is being awfully quiet about.

Splatoon 2: Nintendo posts 'Thank You' video following final Splatfest [Video Games Chronicle]

Splatoon 2 Thanks The Players With Splatfest Flashback And Ver. 5.0 Details [Siliconera]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Peter Glagowski
Peter Glagowski   gamer profile

Former Dtoid staff member. more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Splatoon 2   (135)   From our database:

  • All I got out of today was giant Pearl, but I'll take it - Chris Moyse
  • Not sure I can justify buying myself these Pearl & Marina Splatoon 2 Figmas, but they are pretty ace - Chris Moyse
  • Where has Goth Marina been all my life? - Chris Moyse
  • Splatoon 2's free Halloween gear is available to download if you missed it the first time around - Chris Moyse
  • Splatoon 2 set to re-run the fun with Halloween splatfest - Chris Moyse
  • Splatoon 2 gets a Splatfest themed around Mario power-ups - Brett Makedonski
  • Splatoon's 2's Chicken vs. Egg splatfest returns this weekend - Chris Moyse
  • Splatoon 2 players have to duke it out in three more Splatfests - Jordan Devore
  • Splatoon Pearl & Marina Figma prototypes look off the hook - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #DLC #Nintendo Switch #splatoon #third-person shooter #Updates



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!