Splatoon 2 Gets L-3 Nozzlenose D Weapon Tonight With New Special

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Splatoon 2 L-3 Nozzlenose D
Splatoon 2 is getting the L-3 Nozzlenose D in an update later tonight. This unique gun is great against Rollers. Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo

Splatoon 2 ’s weapon roster grows by one with a new update dispatching later tonight. The L-3 Nozzlenose D from the original Splatoon returns, and it’s got a different Special this time. A post from the game’s official Tumblr page, Squid Research Lab, relayed the news Friday morning.

According to the post, Splatoon 2’s L-3 Nozzlenose D has the exact same base stats as the regular L-3 Nozzlenose, but it’s got a slightly different logo design. As in the original Splatoon, the Nozzlenose D has Burst Bombs as its subweapon. Its special is the Inkjet, which makes this new incarnation slightly different from the first.

Since this is a cosmetic change rather than a gameplay-focused one, the strategy for the L-3 Nozzlenose D remains the same as the traditional L-3 Nozzlenose. The weapon fires bullets in bursts of three, so it requires an exceptionally fast trigger finger to make the most of its unique design. It can outrange plenty of Rollers without issue, but taking down Chargers and other Shooters mandates pin-point accuracy.

Like most DLC weapons, we expect you’ll need to be at level 9 to unlock it. Nintendo has yet to mention an exact release time for the L-3 Nozzlenose D’s debut, but most updates of this kind typically make their way to servers around 10 p.m. EST.

Despite being only a few days into 2018, tonight’s Splatoon 2 weapon update isn’t even the first of the new year. As of Jan. 1, the Octobrush Nouveau returned to follow up its New Year’s Day 2016 debut in the first game. These variants may not have all the glitz and glamour of a totally new weapon type, but it’s still good to see Nintendo keeping its promise to maintain Splatoon 2’s freshness in the year ahead.

While there might be something more substantial to discuss after Nintendo’s rumored January 2018 Direct, it’s been a busy few weeks for this stylish shooter platform. An update at the end of November introduced four new battle stages, an additional Salmon Run stage and much more. The new Clam Blitz mode was offered to players in mid-December.

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch.

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