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    Splatoon 3 Version 7.2.0 Patch Notes Revealed

    Preparing for the start of Spring Fest.

    Nintendo have released the official patch notes for Splatoon 3 version 7.2.0, which releases on April 17. This new update focuses on making balance adjustments and changes to the game’s weapons for multiplayer.

    The latest Splatoon 3 update also prepares for the beginning of Spring Fest, which begins on April 19 and lasts through April 21. In addition, Nintendo confirms that a subsequent update will be released near the end of the current season. This new update will prepare Splatoon 3 for the start of Sizzle Season 2024.

    Splatoon 3 Version 7.2.0 Patch Notes

    Read up on the full patch notes for Splatoon 3 version 7.2.0 below, via Nintendo’s official support website

    Changes to Multiplayer

    • The terrain in Undertow Spillway has been changed in all modes.
    • Specifications for some main weapons have changed.
      Weapon
      Change Details
      Sploosh-o-matic
      Neo Sploosh-o-matic
      • Slightly expanded shots’ collision detection with players to make it easier to hit opponents.
      Splattershot Pro
      Forge Splattershot Pro
      • Maximum damage has been increased from 42.0 to 45.0.
      Splattershot Nova
      Annaki Splattershot Nova
      • Reduced the shot spread while on land by approximately 8%.
      H-3 Nozzlenose
      H-3 Nozzlenose D
      • Maximum damage has been increased from 41.0 to 44.0.
      Luna Blaster
      Luna Blaster Neo
      Order Blaster Replica
      • Increased the radius of the ink splatter at the point of impact with terrain or when detonated midair by approximately 20%.
      S-BLAST ’92
      S-BLAST ’91
      • Increased the radius of the 50.0-damage explosion for long flight-range shots by about 11%.
      Painbrush
      Painbrush Nouveau
      • Increased inking width when holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 18%.
      • Shortened the time before ink starts recovering after holding the ZR Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 1/6th of a second.
      Dapple Dualies
      Dapple Dualies Nouveau
      • Movement speed while firing is now about 5% faster.
    • Specifications for some special weapons have changed.
      Special Weapon
      Change Details
      Big Bubbler
      • Reduced damage dealt to the inner device and top section by approximately 22%.
      Splattercolor Screen
      • Increased the damage dealt to opponents who touch the screen from 30.0 to 40.0.
      Triple Splashdown
      • Reduced the amount of time it takes for the player and ink fist to start dropping after they rise up by about 1/6th of a second.
      • Decreased the radius of the 60.0-damage explosion by approximately 13%.
      Kraken Royale
      • Made it so that Super Jumping to an ally using Kraken Royale will Super Jump to the location where that ally started using Kraken Royale rather than the ally’s current position.
    • Points required for some special weapons have been changed.
      Weapon
      Before
      After
      Neo Splash-o-matic 210 200
      N-ZAP ’89 180 170
      Carbon Roller 170 160
      Gold Dynamo Roller 190 180
      Splat Charger
      Order Charger Replica
      200 190
      Splatterscope 200 190
      Dapple Dualies 180 170
      Splattershot
      Hero Shot Replica
      Order Shot Replica
      200 210
      Squeezer 210 220
      Range Blaster 200 210
      Snipewriter 5H 200 210
    This update focuses on making changes to multiplayer.
    For some main weapons, we’ve strengthened their unique characteristics or made them easier to handle.
    For the Big Bubbler, we’ve changed it to increase the amount of time you can safely act by making it harder to destroy, even from positions that make it easy to attack the weak points.
    For the Splattercolor Screen, we’ve changed it to make it easier to control opponents’ movements by increasing the risk of touching the screen.
    For the Triple Splashdown, while it is difficult to time its use when opponents actively attempt to shoot the player down, it is extremely powerful when opponents don’t shoot the player down. Therefore, we have simultaneously changed it to make it harder to shoot down and narrowed the area of effect.
    For the Kraken Royale, we changed it to ease an issue where, from the perspective of opposing players, it felt difficult to stop countdown progression when combining Kraken Royale with Super Jump in certain modes.
    We plan on releasing the next update at the end of the current season. It will focus primarily on weapon balance adjustments and adding features for Sizzle Season 2024.
    The next update is also planned to change it so that when a player’s rank in any mode is within rank 1,000 for the previous season’s X Rankings, the rank change due to the season switch will become S+0.
    This change is to alleviate a problem making matchmaking in X Battles difficult immediately after the season switch for players with particularly high X Power.
    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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