Splatoon 3 Version 7.0.0 Arrives This Week, Here Are The Full Patch Notes


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Latest update: Ver. 7.0.0 (Releasing February 21, 2024)

Nintendo has announced it will be rolling out Version 7.0.0 of Splatoon 3 for Switch this week. It will include changes to DLC as part of the Side Order launch, Season and Catalog changes, changes to gear, multiplayer adjustments and much more. Here’s the full rundown, courtesy of Nintendo’s support page:

Changes to DLC

  • Added support for Side Order DLC.
    • Players who have purchased the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC can start the Side Order story by heading to Inkopolis Square from the train station in the square.

Season and Catalog Changes

  • On March 1, 2024, data relating to Fresh Season 2024 is added to the game. This includes:
    • A new catalog, including new gear, titles, banners, decorations, stickers, and emotes.
    • 153 pieces of gear added to store product lineups.
    • 1 new battle stage: Marlin Airport.
    • 2 new main weapons.
    • 9 new sets of existing main weapons paired with different sub and special weapons.
    • A new Salmon Run stage: Bonerattle Arena.
    • 20 new Tableturf Battle cards.

Changes to Gear

  • Added new ways to Adjust Gear.
    • This applies to certain glasses, visors, hoodies, sweaters, layered T-shirts, and shoes with socks. Select any supported gear from the Equip screen and press the Y Button to adjust it.
  • Made it possible to Adjust Gear for certain caps as well as T-shirts that previously did not Adjust Gear, such as Splatfest Tees.

Changes to Multiplayer

  • Added 2 songs that will play during battles.
    • These songs will play starting from the beginning of Fresh Season 2024.
  • New main weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2024.
    • WeaponDetails
      Douser Dualies FF
      • Normal shots from these dualies have a long flight range.
      • The Dodge Roll moves a long distance, but in exchange it can only be performed once at a time.
      • When shooting after a Dodge Roll, the flight range of shots decreases, but the rate of fire increases dramatically.
      Recycled Brella 24 Mk I
      • This brella can deal high amounts of damage to even distant opponents due to the low scatter of its shots.
      • The canopy has a low durability, but it can launch quickly and has a short recovery time.
  • New and returning weapons have been added.
    • These weapons will be available in the shops at the start of Fresh Season 2024.
    • WeaponSub WeaponSpecial Weapon.52 Gal DecoCurling BombSplattercolor ScreenFoil Flingza RollerSuction BombSplattercolor ScreenNew SquifferAutobombZipcasterCustom E-liter 4KSquid BeakonKraken RoyaleCustom E-liter 4K ScopeSquid BeakonKraken RoyaleCustom ExplosherSplash WallTriple SplashdownDread Wringer DSquid BeakonWave BreakerNautilus 79Suction BombTriple SplashdownGlooga Dualies DecoPoint SensorTrizookaDouser Dualies FFInk MineKiller Wail 5.1Recycled Brella 24 Mk IAngle ShooterBig Bubbler
  • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
    WeaponChange Details
    Big Swig Roller Big Swig Roller Express
    • Reduced the amount of ink consumed for horizontal swings and vertical swings by approximately 10%.
    • Decreased the impact radius of the brush’s splatter for some weapons.
    • Ink splatter is now more likely to fall around the player’s feet.

Changes to Salmon Run

  • Added items that can be exchanged for fish scales.
  • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
    Special WeaponChange Details
    Loaned Reefslider
    • Increased the damage dealt by the charge attack from 400.0 to 500.0.
    • Increased the effective radius of the area of the charge attack by approximately 50%.

Changes to Tableturf Battle

  • Added more characters who can be invited to Tableturf Battle Dojo.
    • To invite new characters, players must download the Side Order DLC and progress the story.
  • Added seven stages that can be selected for battles against other players.
  • Added a Random feature which will move the cursor to a random stage when selecting a stage for battles against other players.
    • You can use it by pressing the Y Button on the stage selection screen.
  • Changed the stage used by Spyke in Tableturf Battle Dojo.
  • Increased the number of decks players can save from 16 to 32.

Changes to SplatNet 3

  • Added a Side Order Stats feature.
  • Added Journey 5 to Wandercrust.
    • Players will be able to support Journey 5 after completing Journeys 1 through 4.
    • Journey 5 can only be supported with points earned by inking turf from Fresh Season 2024 onward.

Changes to Tournament Manager

  • From Fresh Season 2024 onward, players will be able to get a food ticket when participating in tournaments held with Tournament Manager.
    • Players can receive their ticket from the lobby terminal after participating in a tournament.
    • Players who withdraw from the tournament or are disqualified will not be able to receive the ticket.
    • Players may receive one ticket per season.
  • Added badges that directors and codirectors who complete tournaments using Tournament Manager will be able to receive based on the total number of tournament participants.
    • Participation in tournaments completed before applying this update data will also be counted.
  • Added a Prevent Stage Reuse option to Battle Settings.
    • When this option is enabled, randomly chosen stages will automatically be removed from the pool of random stages after finishing a battle on that stage.
    • Stages will not be removed if the battle is interrupted.

This update focuses on support for the Side Order DLC as well as feature additions, Splatfest changes, and tweaks to multiplayer for Fresh Season 2024, which releases in March.

For multiplayer, we’ve added new main weapons and adjusted some main weapons to make them easier to handle for players who use them frequently.

Our next update is planned for the middle of Fresh Season 2024 and should focus on balance adjustments.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes to Player Controls
    • Changed the connection points for inkrails in multiplayer battle modes to be transparent when close to the camera, making it easier to target opponents.
    • Fixed an issue where unintended coloring displayed for the part of the Nautilus 47 that shows the ink color.
    • Fixed an issue with stringers where, when fired vertically from a height close to the ground at an angle that is nearly straight upward, some arrows would sometimes land at the player’s feet immediately after firing.
  • Fixes to Multiplayer
    • Fixed an issue in Eeltail Alley in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
    • Fixed an issue in Hammerhead Bridge in Tower Control mode where players who used the tower and Triple Splashdown in certain spots were able to get into and stay inside terrain.
  • Fixes to Salmon Run
    • Fixed an issue where the damage dealt to Salmonids using the loaned N-ZAP ‘85 was lower than the damage dealt to enemies with N-ZAP ‘85 in multiplayer battles.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented dealing damage to Grillers with the Reefslider’s charge attack.
  • Fixes to Splatfests
    • Slightly adjusted ink color during mirror matches in Splatfest Battles and Tricolor Battles to address an issue where, depending on the stage, ink color felt too bright.
    • Fixed an issue where, when a player ended the previous Splatfest with festival shells, immediately after starting the next Splatfest festival shells would display in the match menu even if the player did not actually have festival shells.
  • Other Fixes
    • Fixed an issue in the square where, when a player disconnected from the internet by putting the console to sleep then ended sleep mode and resumed the game, the player would be returned to the offline square even if it was possible to return to the online state.
    • Fixed an issue where, when a player zoomed in on a battle replay before restarting the replay from the beginning and switching to Top-Down Camera, the camera remained zoomed.

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