Nintendo’s immensely popular shooter Splatoon 3 has just released a major update. Version 1.1.2 is now live, along with full patch notes for the new version in English. Splatoon 3 is one of Nintendo’s most popular first-party games for its unique take on the shooter genre, and this update looks to make it even better.
The main focus of this update is bug fixes and general quality-of-life improvements. Among the updated features are a new weapon, improved ranked play features, adjustments to map layouts, and more. The weapon in question is the Heavy Splatling Deco – a powerful variant of the standard Heavy Splatling guns that has been added to Salmon Run mode.
The update also introduces various changes to Ranked Battles such as Grand Prix points getting reset each season and changes to point calculation rules which should create more balanced matches between players of different skill levels.
In addition to bug fixes and feature updates, this patch also includes some minor balance adjustments to weapons and maps. For instance, some weapons have had their spawn rate adjusted so they appear less frequently within certain maps – something that should create more variety in battle types for players.
There are also some subtle changes to map layouts that improve flow and strategy – such as Shellendorf Institute getting adjusted so that it can be played from either side with relatively equal play styles.
“This latest update for Splatoon 3 looks set to further improve an already fantastic game,” says gaming expert Jeff Smith. “These kinds of regular updates give players something fresh each season while also keeping things balanced across all skill levels.”