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New free content for the Splatoon 2 game includes more weapons like the Rapid Blaster Pro and new stages like Snapper Canal.

Here’s a handy list of recent updates to the Splatoon 2 game:

The weapons


Custom E-liter 4K and Custom E-liter 4K Scope – Both these charger weapons are similar to the original Custom E-liter. However, the version with the scope has a bit longer range…the tradeoff is that you can’t store a charged shot as a squid. It all depends on what is more important to you: range or flexibility.


Bamboozler 14 Mk I –The Bamboozler 14 Mk I has a biodegradable look to it: we hear that it’s a tribute to a legendary squid squad leader (a leader who must have been very fearsome indeed!). Because of its special design, this weapon can’t actually store a charge…but it does have a good rate of fire and decent mobility when fully charged.


Rapid Blaster Pro – The Rapid Blaster Pro uses a chamber system that delays oxidization to the last possible instance. So what does this mean exactly? An incredible range, that’s what! Overall, it’s a kit for the more technically minded Inklings out there.


Heavy Splatling Deco – The Heavy Splatling Deco has the same stats as the Heavy Splatling, but comes with a snazzy new look. The main difference has to do with its Sub and Special weapons: this set comes with the protective Splash Wall and the fearsome Bubble Blower.


Tenta Brella – Compared to the Splat Brella, the Tenta Brella has stronger shot power and can splat opponents with just one shot at point-blank range. The Shield is wider and has more resistance (hello, Tower Control!). The Shield launch moves slower, but is wider; effective for moving with teammates or blocking narrow paths.


Custom Splattershop Jr. – This weapon offers the same functions as the Splattershot Jr. but comes with different supporting weapons. Thanks to its Autobomb sub and Ink Storm special, it has an advantage in assisting teammates from aside or maintaining turf.


Forge Splattershot Pro – This custom Splattershot Pro weapon set put together by the gear brand Forge, this main weapon functions identically to the Splattershot Pro, but can keep opponents at arm’s length with Suction Bombs. 


Sloshing Machine – This appliance is basically your normal everyday washing machine…except it fires twisting volleys of beautiful, messy ink! You can use the Autobomb sub to track down campers and splat faraway foes with the Sting Ray special!


The stages


Snapper Canal – A new stage named Snapper Canal has been added to the rotation! Battles will take place on a riverbed that’s under construction. The ground is lower near the water, so you may want to watch out for foes with long range weapons on the platforms above. The key will be finding out how to successfully cross the water and continue the fight on the other side.


Kelp Dome – Do you have the sudden urge to fight under a large glass dome? The popular Kelp Dome stage from the original Splatoon game is back! Our researchers have discovered some fresh twists from the first game, such as extra grates to slip through and a bit of added turf on each side. Be careful on the catwalks – there’s no place to hide up there!


For more information about the update, you can visit the official site.

Full version of game required to use DLC.

Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence