Jul 31, 2023

Splatoon 3's Fresh Season Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

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Update [Tue 28th Feb, 2023 02:00 GMT]: This update is now officially live - so you can download and play Version 3.0.0 today!

It's a big time of change for Splatoon 3. The February Direct brought with it the announcement of two DLC waves that will be heading to the game (the first of which launches tomorrow, 28th February) and the next huge update is right around the corner in the shape of Fresh Season 2023.

This new season is set to kick off in just a few days on 1st March, so Nintendo is releasing the relevant update now so that all of our systems can be inked up and ready to go for the big day. The update will be available today (27th February) for those in North America and it looks like it will be coming tomorrow for players in Europe and Japan.

Worry not! The actual season itself is still set to start on 1st March, so we'll all get our hands on the new content at the same time. For a reminder of everything that is set to come to the game with the new season, be sure to check out our handy guide below.

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With the latest update rolling out in some parts of the world today, Nintendo has now published the full patch notes so that we can see all of the planned additions and tweaks that will be heading to Splatsville over the next few days. You can find all of the details in the following rundown.

This update focuses on adding support for the Inkopolis portion of the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC, as well as adding data and features relating to Fresh Season 2023 and making adjustments to battles.

For battles, changes are primarily focused on ensuring special-weapon balance.

We’ve made other changes with the intent of curtailing strategies that employed repetitive use of certain sub weapons.

By analyzing data in this state at an early stage, we hope to release update data that includes main-weapon adjustments before long.

For Salmon Run, we have introduced the limited-time Eggstra Work event in addition to a new King Salmonid enemy.

There will be one or two Eggstra Work events during Fresh Season 2023.

For now, you’ll need a group of players to participate in Eggstra Work, but we will consider adding the option to join as a solo player in the future.

In addition to this, we have implemented various features, improvements large and small, and bug fixes.

We plan on releasing the next update sometime around the end of March or the first half of April, and it will focus primarily on balance adjustments.

Fixes to Player Controls

Fixes to Multiplayer

Fixes to Salmon Run

Fixes to Splatfests

Other Fixes

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What are you the most excited to see this time around? Ink your way down to the comments and let us know.


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