The Custom Range Blaster is this week’s Splatoon 2 weapon

JAMSTECH splatfest this weekend

It’s the weekend already, (How in the blue hell do these things keep coming so fast?) which means it’s time for another new weapon to grace the insanely expansive arsenal of Nintendo’s arena-shooter, Splatoon 2.

Today sees the return of the Custom Range Blaster from the original Splatoon. This heavy-duty device fires concentrated bursts of ink that detonate on impact. It chooses to sacrifice fire-rate and ink consumption for long-distance damage, and comes equipped with a Curling Bomb sub and Bubble Blower special.

The Custom Range Blaster goes live in North America this evening, with Europe and Japan to follow early tomorrow. Speaking of Japan, their latest splatfest kicks off tomorrow. Sponsored by technological institute JAMSTECH, this day-long battle will see players ink-it-out over whether their curiosity is piqued more by “Unknown Creatures” or by “Advanced Technology”.

Chris Moyse
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