In the old days, when a glitch caused problems in multiplayer games, that was just how it was. Some players would consistently exploit them, and it would often be to the detriment of fair play. In this era of gaming, however, developers and publishers can keep a watchful eye on what works and doesn’t, and even adjust things based on fan feedback.
While Splatoon has had a number of updates that have added new stages and weapons, the latest update will instead focus on fine-tuning the title’s gameplay. Below, we’ve mirrored a list of the changes fans can expect in the game’s latest patch!
- Arowana Mall and Camp Triggerfish will both see changes. Unexpected shortcuts for squids will be eliminated from Arrowana Mall, while players in Camp Triggerfish can no longer jump directly to the opposing team’s respawn point.
- Bombs released when the opposing player is close by will no longer affect shielded players.
- Fix to camera issues regarding rollers.
- Fix to issues regarding Tower Control results not being displayed correctly.
- Other bug fixes.
Nintendo will implement these changes on September 2, starting at 7PM PT. Unsurprisingly, online gameplay will not be available while Nintendo makes the necessary changes.