Splatoon 2 Update Changes Special Gauge For Some Weapons

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Splatoon 2 has inked its way onto Nintendo Switch consoles and Nintendo has rolled out the first update for the shooting game.

The new Splatoon 2 update (version 1.1.2) fixes the SplatNet Gear Shop and how abilities are distributed on the gear. It also fixes an issue where records can’t be properly viewed when players go to “Past Records” for League Battle.

But the biggest change in the first Splatoon 2 update adjusts how many points certain weapons need to fill up their special gauge.

Check out the official Splatoon 2 patch notes from Nintendo below:

  • An occasionally occurring issue allowed players to receive gear from the SplatNet Gear Shop with an unintended combination of gear abilities. The combination of abilities for this type of gear has been changed to match those of gear available for purchase in the Inkopolis Square shops.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented ranking information from displaying properly when viewing “Past Records” for League Battle.
  • Adjusted the number of points required to fill the special gauge for the following weapons:



Before After

Splat Dualies

180 ⇒ 170

Hero Dualie Replicas

180 ⇒ 170

Enperry Splat Dualies

180 ⇒ 170

Tentatek Splattershot

190 ⇒ 210

N-ZAP '85

180 ⇒ 200

.96 Gal

180 ⇒ 210


180 ⇒ 190

Hero Slosher Replica

180 ⇒ 190


180 ⇒ 210

Mini Splatling

180 ⇒ 190

In Splatoon 2, several different types of weapons perform different specials and offer different strategies on the battlefield. Nintendo announced during the special Splatoon 2 Direct that there will be updates for at least a year that, adding plenty of new weapons.

The first new weapon, post-launch, was released the Sunday after Splatoon 2 debuted and there will be plenty to come as the weeks go on. We’ll update you whenever a new weapon is revealed.

Splatoon 2 is available now for Nintendo Switch.

What do you think of the new updates to certain weapons in Splatoon 2? What weapon are you currently maining? Let us know in the comments section below.

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