Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 Will Have Plenty of New Multiplayer Content, Changes to Splatfests [UPDATED]

Spiffy new weapons sets from the "Kensa Collection" and more are coming to Splatoon 2 tonight, through the game's new Ver. 4 update.

After a short drought of new content, Nintendo announced during today’s Direct that version 4 of Splatoon 2 is coming tonight. In the official Tumblr blog for the game, Nintendo detailed the new weapon sets, changes to Splatfests, and exclusive in-game content for Nintendo Switch Online 12-month subscribers.

Part of the “Kensa Collection,” these new weapons will begin to roll out to Splatoon 2 players starting tonight—these are familiar weapons with a monochromatic finish, with red laundry clips attached. A second Kensa Collection and a new stage will come to the game in October in version 4.1.

Nintendo also states that the game’s regular Splatfests will go through some changes: the Solo and Team modes will be replaced with “Normal” and “Pro” modes. Normal mode will allow players to join one to three friends to form a team, and your combined points will determine your “clout.” Depending on your team’s loadouts, you can earn a team nickname and matching bonus.

Pro mode will have players jump into matches solo, being instead judged on their “Splatfest Power.” Defeat teams with a higher Splatfest Power and earn more clout, with players competing to make it to the Splatfest Top 100. Every once in a while, 10x Battles and even 100x Battles will multiply your points. Splatfests will be determined by votes, clout from Normal matches, and clout from Pro matches.

Additionally, subscribers to the 12-month plan for the Nintendo Switch Online service will receive exclusive in-game gear. Right now, you can participate in a Splatoon 2-themed event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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