Splatoon 3 Update 5.1.0 Patch Notes, Splatoon 3 update

Splatoon 3 Latest Updates

Changes to Splatfest

  • Added data related to Splatoween Splatfest.

Multiplayer changes

  • Mahi-Mahi Resort’s terrain changes in all modes.
  • The specifications of some major weapons have changed.


Change details

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Custom Splattershot Jr.

  • Movement speed while shooting is now approximately 6% faster.

L-3 nozzle

L-3 nozzle D

  • Damage reduction based on the time it takes for a shot to reach its target is now more gradual.

H-3 nozzle

H-3 nozzle D

  • Damage reduction based on the time it takes for a shot to reach its target is now more gradual.


  • Ink consumption reduced by approximately 15%
  • The jump shot dispersion reduction in the enhanced action equip ability can be more easily activated even with a smaller number of gear abilities (which brings it closer to the level of dispersion when shooting from land).
    • The effects obtained by equipping the maximum number of enhanced action equipment abilities will not change.

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Carbon roller decoration

  • Expanded the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.

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Krak-On Splash Roller

  • Expanded the angle at which horizontal swings deal maximum damage.


  • Reduced the time it takes for ink to start recovering after swiping the pen by about 1/6 second.
  • The damage reduction based on the distance before the shot hits an enemy has been adjusted, allowing the weapon to deal 50.0 damage / 33.4 damage from further away than before.

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zinc mini splash

  • Ink consumption is reduced by approximately 13%.

hydra splash

  • Movement speed while charging is now approximately 10% faster.
  • Shot duration increased by approximately 8%.

Groga Double

  • Damage reduction based on the time it takes for a shot to reach its target is now more gradual.
  • The specifications of some secondary weapons have changed.

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Change details

curling bomb

  • Ink consumption is reduced from 70% to 65% when using standard ink tanks.
  • The specifications of some special weapons have changed.

special weapons

Change details

Killer Howl 5.1

  • Damage dealt increased by approximately 17%.

Siren Royal

  • Movement speed when uncharged is now approximately 11% faster.


  • Reduced explosion damage from 60.0 to 53.0.

tanta missile

  • The radius of the explosion area that deals 30.0 damage has been reduced by approximately 15%.
  • The points required for some special weapons have been changed.




Aerosol spray RG



rapid shock wave



Large mouth roller






Three new styles



Custom Dualie Squelch



Splatana Stamp



This update focuses on adding special Splatfest data and making adjustments to multiplayer.

We’ve made it easier to leverage the strengths of some primary weapons, and added options for other primary weapons that serve a similar purpose.

Additionally, we’ve made combat easier with the primary weapon paired with the Curling Bomb.

We’ve also made adjustments to some special weapons. We’ve adjusted the amount of damage Killer’s Cry 5.1 does to compensate for the fact that many players are now used to avoiding it. For Kraken Royale, we’ve made adjustments to give players more options beyond charge attacks. With Trizooka, we made it more difficult to accidentally hit an opponent while retaining the player’s ability to hit an opponent by aiming well and shooting twice in a row. For Tenta missiles, we’ve made adjustments to reduce the number of instances where players are still taking damage even if they take steps to avoid enemy missiles.

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Splatoon 3 Update 5.1.0 Patch Notes

Fix player controls

  • Fixed an issue where the sound effect indicating that the Special Gauge was full would not play when the player closed the Turf map while the Special Gauge was full.
  • Fixed an issue where the Brera would sometimes not recover if the player activated the special weapon before the Brera was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Angle Shooter would occasionally bounce incorrectly when shooting on terrain that was not exactly level.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented enemy sprinklers from being destroyed with bombs when bombs and sprinklers overlapped.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when the Crab Tank effect ended, such as players being in a slightly elevated position and being able to climb terrain at unexpected heights, or not being able to use Squid Surge smoothly immediately after the effect ended.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would jump lower than normal and then jump immediately after extending their Zipcaster arm to attach to a wall while their feet were covered in enemy ink.
  • Fixed an issue where another player’s Wave Breaker would sometimes appear on their own screen even if they used the Ink Vac to suck up and extinguish an enemy’s Wave Breaker.
  • Fixed an issue where the Armor of the Bua Bomb would sometimes not be applied correctly when the player used the Bua Bomb while simultaneously using Squid Roll, Squid Surge, or Squid-generated armor to block enemy attacks.

Fix multiplayer

  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker mode where “They had the Rainmaker!” and “They lost the Rainmaker!” would sometimes not show up when a player was defeated immediately after another player got the Rainmaker announcement.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz mode where when a clam or power clam that bounced off terrain entered the opponent’s basket while contacting a teammate, the teammate would receive the clam or power clam that was supposed to go into the basket, despite the fact that it counted as one Fraction.
  • Fixed an issue in Wahoo World where players could clip into some terrain and become stuck when using the Reef Slider facing the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue in Flounder Heights in tower control mode where players could sometimes get stuck in the terrain and get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue in the Humpback Pump track in Rainmaker mode where the countdown would not become faster in some places when the player returned the Rainmaker to their base.
  • Fixed an issue in Manta Maria where performing a dodge roll towards the mast on top of the grating in the center of the stage immediately after entering swimming form would sometimes cause the player to clip into the mast and become stuck.
  • Fixed an issue in Krabug Capital that prevented players from inking certain walls.
  • Fixed an issue in Krabug’s capital where certain bombs would sometimes get stuck and not explode when thrown at certain locations on top of railings.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. where player’s Tenta Brella would sometimes disappear immediately after being launched.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. in Rainmaker mode where the countdown would not get faster in certain places, even in areas where Rainmaker was not allowed.
  • Fixed an issue in Shipshape Cargo Co. in Rainmaker mode where the countdown would not speed up in some places when the player returned the Rainmaker to his base.

Fix salmon run

  • Fixed an issue where players who delivered a golden egg without throwing it, then immediately picked up another golden egg and delivered it by throwing it, would occasionally be unable to pick up the new golden egg until the end of the wave.
  • Fixed an issue where the Wavebreaker would sometimes remain instead of disappearing when the player threw it into the Exocet cockpit.
  • Measures were taken to address an issue in special dash waves where players would sometimes take damage from salmon if they were traveling at high speed while splashing salmon with a roller.
  • Fixed an issue in the Special Grill Wave where attacking an exposed weak point with a charger would sometimes not do any damage when the grill was rotated into place.
  • Fixed an issue in the Salmon Smokehouse where the game would slow down when players were swimming on certain walls while being targeted by a salmon.
  • Fixed an issue in the Salmon Smokehouse where fish would sometimes pass through the interior of the terrain and suddenly appear at the player’s feet.
  • Fixed an issue in Salmon Smokehouse where scrappers were sometimes unable to exit the elevator after boarding.

Fix Splatfests

  • Fixed an issue where certain animations did not match the rhythm of the music during Splatfests in Inkopolis.

Other fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a player’s locker might not display correctly and if they started editing their locker at the same time as Splatcast ended, they would not be able to return to the edit screen.
  • Fixed lobby and Grizzco issues, Fresh! When a player’s own notifications were displayed continuously, the count for their notifications was sometimes not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with lockers where stickers stuck to lockers would sometimes appear in a confusing manner when certain decorations were selected.


Splatoon 3

“Splatoon 3” is a popular third-person shooter game developed and published by Nintendo exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It was released on September 9, 2022. As the third work in the Splatoon series, it succeeds “Splatoon 2”. The game maintains its signature ink-based combat while introducing online multiplayer (player versus player and player versus environment) and an engaging single-player campaign. The initial trailer was released on February 17, 2021, creating huge anticipation ahead of its release.

Critics praised its rich gameplay mechanics, customization options, additional maps, and single-player campaign. However, some criticism has been directed at the game’s matchmaking and disconnection issues, as well as its lack of fresh content. Splatoon 3 has been a huge success, selling a staggering 10.67 million copies worldwide as of March 31, 2023, establishing it as the fastest-selling game in the series and one of the best-selling games on Nintendo Switch.

Splatoon 3 gameplay

Splatoon 3 is a game where you play as characters named Inklings or Octolings. You can use different weapons like a paint roller or a sniper rifle to fire colored ink to cover the ground or hit your opponents. In the game, you can transform into a squid or squid-octopus form to move faster and climb ink walls. Weapons are divided into three types: primary weapons, secondary weapons, and special weapons. The primary weapon is what you choose to use, the secondary weapons are additional tools to the primary weapon, and the special weapons require you to use ink to cover the ground. You need to manage your ink levels, and swimming in the ink will help replenish it. The game has a lot of weapons, some are new and some are weapons from earlier Splatoon games.

Splatoon 3 plot

In the game, players follow an old squid named Craig Cuttlefish into a dangerous place filled with furry ooze. They were recruited by Cuttlefish to join the new Squidward Jet Squad as Agent 3. They also have a pet salmon named “Buddy.” Little Buddy helps kill the ooze and clear the roads. Players fight against mutated Octarian enemies alongside Cuttlefish, who believes he has stolen the giant Zap that powers Spratsville.

The adventure takes them to an underground city called Altena, where they meet familiar faces and discover Mr. Grizz’s plot to use plush ooze to transform living beings into mammals. They teamed up with a group called Deep Cut to stop this plan, ultimately saving the world and returning to Earth with the big Zapfish. Mr. Grizzi faces the consequences of his actions.

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