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Nintendo is detailing a new set of fixes for Splatoon, coming this Tuesday.
The fixes will balance a few new weapons as well as matchmaking changes and fix a few small stage glitches. It seems stages will also get a few tweaks for one of the newer ranked modes: Rainmaker. The biggest set of weapons that are balanced are rollers, which will be reducing its spread, making more like the shotgun type-range it always meant to deliver.
In other news, the Rapid Blaster will be unlocked tonight for Inklings to do battle with.
Here are the patch notes from Nintendo:
Adjustments will be made to Main Weapons, Sub Weapons, and Special Weapons.
Ranked Battle Adjustments
Adjustments will be made to the rules in Rainmaker and Tower Control modes. View details
Rank S users will be matched up with other rank S users more frequently, and rank S+ users will be matched up with other rank S+ users more frequently
To accommodate this change, the calculation method for ranks S and S+ users will be adjusted.
Walleye Warehouse: Adjustments will be made to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in Rainmaker Mode
Saltspray Rig: Adjustments will be made to prevent users from placing Splash Walls in certain places
Arowana Mall: Adjustments will be made to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes
Kelp Dome: Small adjustments will be made for Rainmaker mode
Flounder Heights: In addition to changing the stage layout in Rainmaker, other adjustments will be made to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes and to prevent the attachment of Suction Bombs in certain places
Hammerhead bridge: Adjustments will be made to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes
The visual effects of position-tracking for teammates will be less visible.
The launching sound effect of the Inkzooka will be more audible
Fixed the issue in which the ink refills slightly when beginning to charge an empty Splatling weapon
Fixed the issue in which the Point Sensors and Disruptors do not function when there is significant lag in the connectivity
Fixed the issue in which players are able to move the Tower even when they are not on the Tower by swimming in the area bordering the top and sides of the Tower
Fixed the issue in which the Rainmaker shield does not take damage when the shield is extremely close to a wall
Fixed the issue in which visual effects do not display when some of the ink hit the Rainmaker Barrier and Splash Walls
Fixed the issue in which some ink splats occasionally go through thin walls
Fixed the issue in which rollers occasionally inflict damage through thin walls
Fixed the issue in which Kraken occasionally inflicts damage against opponents hiding on the other side of a thin wall
Fixed the issue in which Shooter type main weapons shoot at a faster rate than usual when specific special weapons are activated
Bug Fixes in Battle Dojo:
Fixed the issue in which Splash Walls do not block opponents’ bombs and blasters
Fixed the issue in which the damage stats for Splattershot Jr., Custom Splattershot Jr., N-ZAP 85, and N-ZAP89 are displayed as higher than they actually are. This only changes the information displayed in the stats. The actual stats will remain the same.