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Splatoon 2 Update, August 22nd patch notes and Discussion

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Mr.HawK, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Mr.HawK

    Mr.HawK The Artist
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    A new Update will hit the servers today so i'd like to go over all of the patch notes given to us by Nintendo.

    First up are the weapon changes

    main weapon rebalances:
    - Sploosh: Increase runspeed while shooting by 11%
    - Luna: Jump RNG reduced by 17%, 15 frames faster shot after jumping
    - Blaster: 15 frames faster shot after jumping
    - Clash Blaster: Inks the ground more, reduces ink consumption by around 20%
    - Carbon: Decreased amount of ink consumed by a horizontal or vertical swing by 25%
    - Splat Roller: Decreased amount of ink consumed by a horizontal or vertical swing by 10%
    - Dynamo: Extended range for dealing maximum damage to an opponent by 14%
    - Splat Charger: 4 frames faster charge (Same as Splatoon 1 now)
    - E-Liter: 4 frames faster charge time (Same as Splatoon 1 now)
    - Goo Tuber: 5 frames faster charge time, 5 frames faster shot release after holding
    - Splatling: Movement speed +20% when charging, +3% while shooting
    - Splat Dualies: 9% more range, special 170->190
    - Enperry: 9% more range, special charge 170 -> 200

    Special weapon rebalances:
    - Baller: During use, reduced amount of damage received from opponent Shooters (excluding Blasters), Splatlings, and Dualies by 40%.

    Next are the multiplayer, salmon run, and Q.o.L. (quality of life) fixes to the game.

    Multiplayer fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where player rank would change slightly despite a message displaying that stated player rank would not change when other players disconnected early on in a match.
    • Fixed an issue where, when taking damage continuously over a short time, the number of sound effects indicating damage did not match the number of times the player took damage.
    • Stopped a sound effect that indicated damage dealt when hitting invulnerable opponents descending to the ground after activating their Splashdown special.
    • Fixed an issue causing players hiding behind a Splat Brella to not appear when being targeted by a Sting Ray special or the Thermal Ink or Haunt abilities.
    • Fixed an issue where opponents were not being damaged when run into with Roller or Brush weapons while standing on uninkable sloping surfaces.
    • Inking the trees growing in The Reef and Inkblot Art Academy stages will no longer earn points or fill the special gauge.
    • Fixed an issue occurring at specific points in Inkblot Art Academy where players returning to the point of activation after using the Inkjet special or landing after executing a Super Jump would occasionally fall through the stage.
    • Fixed an issue occurring in Starfish Mainstage where specific areas would not appear to be inked on the turf map after they had been inked during play.
    • Fixed an issue occurring in Sturgeon Shipyard where players would occasionally fall through the stage.
    • Fixed an issue occurring in Port Mackerel where inking the top of an uninkable container near the center of the map earned a small amount of points and filled the special gauge slightly.
    • Changed the movement range of the forklifts in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where players caught between the forklift and a sponge were occoasionally pushed inside the forklift.
    • Adjusted the path of the tower in Tower Control mode in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where players caught between the tower’s pillar and a stage object when the tower entered a narrow space appeared to be shaking.
    • Adjusted the size of the sponge near the spawn points in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where a slight discrepancy existed between the height of the sponge when fully expanded and the height of the platform on the tower.
    Salmon run fixes:
    • The new stage “Lost Outpost” is now available when playing Salmon Run via local wireless at The Shoal.
    • 21 weapons have been added to the selection of those available when playing Salmon Run at The Shoal.
    • Flyfish can now be defeated by using a Splashdown special on their launchers.
    • Fixed an issue where direct hits on a Stinger Boss Salmonid from either a Blaster or shots fired while using the Ink Jet special did not deal the added damage of their shots exploding, and only destroyed one level of the towering enemy.
    • Fixed an issue where Steelhead Boss Salmonids were not exploding with the player team’s ink color after being defeated by a Stingray special.
    • Fixed an issue where destroying one of the Mothership Boss Salmonid’s coolers immediately after it appeared would cause an invulnerable cooler to appear on the enemy on the screens of other players.
    • Fixed an issue causing players to occasionally clip into stage objects in Marooner’s Bay.
    • Fixed an issue where playing “With Friends” repeatedly would allow random players to join the group before selecting “Recruit crew members”.

    Spectator mode fixes:
    • When spectating from a player’s viewpoint, opposing team player names will no longer display unless ZL is pressed.
    • When spectating from a player’s viewpoint in Rainmaker mode, the on-screen warnings “DON’T RETREAT!” and “Rainmaker-Free Zone!” will now be displayed.
    • When spectating from a player’s viewpoint, the on-screen ink border that indicates the player is taking damage will now be displayed.
    • Fixed an issue where, when a matches ended while spectating from a Bravo team player’s viewpoint the turf map results were mistakenly displayed from Bravo team’s perspective, despite other results being displayed from Alpha team’s perspective.
    • Fixed a graphical issue affecting player appearance when standing in the zones in Splat Zones mode.

    Misc.:
    • Players who were in your last played Splatfest Battle will now appear in Inkopolis Square.
    • Fixed an issue where attempting to open the League Battle “Records” section caused the game to crash.
    • Fixed an issue where content could not be drawn on the edges of the screen when zoomed in while creating a post for display in Inkopolis Square.
    • Fixed an issue where following a multiplayer match, a long animation played appearing to award the player far more experience points than they had actually earned.
     
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    So... this was a sound effect issue and not a tickrate issue? I'm suspicious, but I guess we'll see how it plays out.

    Salmon Run additions are welcome for sure, though. New map, another option to attack Flyfish, and Blasters work better on Stingers.
     
  3. Mr.HawK

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    At first I thought it was latency or tick rate related but this actually makes a bit of sense, i'd be damaged by certain shooter weapons but i would sometimes never hear the actual hurt sound from my inkling.
     
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    It's kind of curing one symptom of a larger problem. The sounds may match up better now but the issues inherent to the tickrate remain.
     
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    Pretty big buffs for the rollers, they really needed them. Hopefully they'll become a bit more commonplace in games now.
    Interesting buffs to the Splatling, though it doesn't say on what type of Splatling it'll buff or if it will buff both of them.
    Kinda odd that they did buff chargers very slightly, but they did not remove that exploit that allows you to hold charge infinitely. Maybe it's intentional?

    No changes to the Stingray, it seems. I'm taking a guess they're still trying to figure out that one.
     
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    My favorite rollers are getting Buffs....

    I'm very happy about this. Especially regarding Dynamo.
     
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    I really hope either one or both these apply to the Flingza Roller as well, or else it'll be the only Roller that didn't get a buff this patch and I think it's already one of the weakest rollers in the game...
     
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    I personally started trying out the Flingza and really do like it..I agree that it may need a slight buff though of some kind. Seeing the carbon get a buff though among others, has me hopeful that it will in the future.
     
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    It's a little funny how I thought they would up the dynamo horizontal turfing but keep the damage range unchanged, but it turns out the opposite is the case.
     
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    Wonder if this'll fix my TV Motion control issue.
     
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    Where are the 'new' turf war stages? These are okay but really Nintendo give us the old stages, this is a sequel :-(

    Excited for salmon run though.

    Also really dualies needed a buff...and the chargers? Basically added the damage up ability for 'scrubs.' Okay lmao
     
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    ...We're getting a new stage this weekend.
     
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    The Dualies I'll give you, but how does reducing the chargers' charge time equate to Damage Up cheese? It's not like you'll be able to splat foes in one hit without a full charge, like before.
     
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    So a sequel should have more old than new. Got it.
     
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    A sequel should have adequate content. My personal opinion is there could be more stages. Got it?

    Damage up essentially reduced charge time....this is reducing charge time. The only one that truly needed a buff was the goo tuber IMO. The others are perfectly viable.

    I am aware. :)
    Just salty that they added the worst possible old stages, well that's part of the reason.
     
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    The most exciting part of this update is being able to destroy the flyfish with a splashdown. Literally my face when I found out.

    excitment.jpg
     
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    I saw it as them knowing they weren't the most liked stages and trying to improve upon them. A lot of maps could just be ported as-is, and to be honest that isn't very exciting.
     
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    Dang I didn't think a mere 9% would put the Dualies at Splattershot/.52 Gal/N-Zap range, that's pretty sweet, well worth the points for special trade!
     
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    The clash blaster buff is very nice. I wonder if it could use a tinnnny bit more coverage buff, but that's nitpicking at this point. I'm excited to play around with it again.
     
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    After looking over and testing the changes i can say for certain that this patch did allow for more weapon clases to function much better than they used to by a small margin

    Take the Carbon for instance, it used to be able to do 16 flicks per ink tank and now does 22. It could only do 3 flicks after using autobomb and now does 6. over much better quality of life change, im glad to see they brought attention to that.

    The blasters feel much better to use, disregarding people's hate for jump shooting, something that is so necessary to do made it much harder to function and actually affected the weapon in a poor way. Im glad they focused on that aspect since making something harder to use by adding an RNG effect is not the right course of action. it's a minor tweek but they do feel much better because of it, glad they touched on it.

    The only way to land a complete one shot kill with a charger in splatoon 2 is to fully charge, a non full charge caps at around 70-80 damage, so it does not work like damage up at all.

    Chargers charge rate is now as it used to be from Splat 1 (charger mains rejoice!), overall they should feel much better, but there is still some work to be done...

    both splatling and sploosh gained a nice run speed buff, they arent soooo noticeable but it's a welcoming change nonetheless

    dynamo and clash blaster barely seem any different from pre-patch, the kill range on dynamo is barely noticeable to the point where it was almost unneeded, clash blaster does seem to pain more consistently, but again barely noticeable.

    Overall, small update, but things are definitely feeling much better to use in light of the current shooter/tri slosher meta we're seeing online. I know some of you might not welcome buffs to some of these weapons, but let's be honest it can't get any worse than what we've already experienced...

    adapt and overcome,
    -HawK
     

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