Huge holiday updates!

New hairstyles, clothing, battle stages, and more! Here's the scoop on what’s included in the two free software updates for the Splatoon 2 game for the Nintendo Switch system.

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The first free update for Splatoon 2 is available now and adds a new stage for Salmon Run, new gear and new hairstyles for Inklings, as well as many other features, with additional new battle stages rolling out beginning November 24.

 

 

The two free updates include the following content:

 

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When customizing an Inkling, four new hairstyles will be available to choose from – two each for female and male characters.

 

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Approximately 140 pieces of gear are being added to Splatoon 2. These include shoes, headgear and clothes, like a motocross mask, and additional winter clothing (perfect for the cold weather!), as well as returning items from the original Splatoon game.

 

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While four new battle stages are coming to Splatoon 2, they won’t all be available immediately after downloading the update. Like with previous additions, the stages will roll out over the subsequent weeks, giving players new surprises as they play throughout the holiday season and beyond. The first new battle stage, MakoMart, will be available to play the evening of November 24. The new MakoMart stage is a giant superstore!

 

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Fan-favorite multiplayer mode* Salmon Run is getting a new stage. After downloading the update, Salmonid Smokeyard will be added to the stage rotation. In Salmonid Smokeyard, a wide gap on the beach divides two upper platforms, with fan lifts being the quickest way to traverse the two platforms. Teamwork is required to use the fan lifts effectively.

 

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Tapping a compatible amiibo figure after the update will let players take and share in-game photos in preset locations in Battle Stages, in addition to being able to take photos in Inkopolis Square. Players can also add fun filters to their images.

 

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Players that want to change gear between battles in Regular Battle, Ranked Battle and Splatfest Battle (Solo) won’t have to exit to the lobby anymore! After downloading the update, gear can be swapped out without leaving the match room, making it quicker to get back to splatting. For Regular Battle, this also means players can play the next battle with the same players.

 

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Two new bands have been gaining popularity in Inkopolis! The punk-flavored Bottom Feeders and classically trained avant-garde-style Ink Theory are contributing new songs to the already music-rich game.

 

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 Mid-December Update:

 

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The second free update introduces a frantic new Ranked Battle mode called Clam Blitz, which involves picking up clams around the stage and trying to throw them into your opponent’s basket. More details will be available soon!

 

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For more information about the update, you can visit this page.

 

*Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode.

Full version of game required to use DLC.

Games, systems, and amiibo sold separately.  Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game.  Visit amiibo.com for specific details on how each amiibo works.

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