Splatoon 2 Datamine Reveals Possible New Ranked Mode

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Another round of datamining in Splatoon 2 uncovered new information on possible future updates to Ranked Mode, special weapons and even playable characters.

Over on the Splatoon subreddit, user OatmealDome lays out what was discovered in the new round of datamining, but wants to reiterate that none of what they found is official yet and can easily be changed or scrapped altogether.

There are three separate parts to the Splatoon 2 leak that possibly reveal major updates coming to the Nintendo Switch game.


Credit for this part of the leak goes out to redditor Lean, who discovered that there are five possible Ranked Modes. Currently, there are only four ranked modes in Splatoon 2 (Turf War, Splat Zones, Tower Control and Rainmaker) but a possible fifth mode was discovered called Rocket.

Rocket mode starts with the same internal name as the other modes, so it confirms that it is a Ranked Mode. What makes Rocket different from the others are three components that look to create a rocket: Rocket, Rocket Nozzle and Rocket Node.

The Rocket Nozzle seems to be a special weapon that can be used in the game mode and acts like the Sting Ray.

The reddit listing has images of game maps scattered with the rocket parts so be sure to check that out.


Playable Octolings were part of a past datamine, but OatmealDome couldn’t confirm if it was possible to play as the Inklings’ rivals. This new datamine finally confirms that Nintendo AT LEAST put a lot of effort into making them and may eventually add them to Splatoon 2.

Again, this doesn’t mean that Splatoon 2 players will be able to play as an Octoling but it’s a possibility.


In the internal types list, there is a new special weapon that is named Bazoonka. This isn’t the Inkzooka, which has an internal name of SuperShot, so this would indicate a brand new special weapon.

The coding actually includes the type names for all of the old special weapons from the first Splatoon but the coding has mostly been wiped so it’s unlikely they will make it to Splatoon 2.

So what do you think of this new round of data mining in Splatoon 2? Let us know which of the new features you’d want the most in the comments section below.

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