Nintendo showed off Splatoon 3's new Expansion Pass earlier today. It's made up of two waves - including an all-new single-player campaign.
The game's now received an update - bumping it up to Version 2.1.1. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's support page:
Ver. 2.1.1 (Released February 8, 2023)
Expansion Pass Order Bonus Available
- Players who order the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Inkopolis & Side Order DLC will receive an in-game battle-boosting bonus.
- To collect your battle-boosting bonus, you must first purchase and download the DLC content. Then start the Splatoon 3 game, visit the lobby terminal, and select Get Stuff.
Fixes to Player Controls
- Fixed an issue that caused communication to be interrupted while performing certain actions with the Splattershot Jr. or Custom Splattershot Jr. weapons, even if those actions can usually be performed.
- Fixed an issue that caused ink to be displayed incorrectly if a Slosher and a Tri-Slosher both attacked at the same time.
- Fixed an issue where there could be a delay in recovering from existing damage if you were within range of an attack from a Wave Breaker or Big Shot and avoided taking damage by jumping or other means.
Fixes to Multiplayer
- Fixed an issue where players between terrain and a Tacticooler could clip inside the terrain if the Tacticooler was set up in the corner of the terrain.
- Due to this change, you will now be able to pass through the Tacticooler—even in Inkling or Octoling form—while performing an action that causes you to move quickly, such as a Dodge Roll while using a dualie weapon.
- Fixed an issue in Brinewater Springs where players could get onto rocks outside the stage.
- Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying Tricolor Turf War battles where the cheers from Deep Cut would sometimes be for teams other than the ones in the battle.
- Fixed an issue that occurred while replaying job scenarios in the Shoal. If the replay contained weapons labeled with a question mark, it could cause the screen to go black and prevent the game from starting.
Note: Compatible with Ver. 2.1.0 battle replays. Not compatible with Ver. 2.0.1 or earlier battle replays.
Have you downloaded this update yet? Noticed anything else? Leave a comment below.
"in-game battle-boosting bonus"
What does that mean?
@nukatha It gives you 123,000 cash and a bunch of drink tickets
@StarPoint Thank you.
@nukatha Sounds like "pay to win" to me, but I'm sure the Nintendo faithful won't see it that way b/c it isn't a free to start game, it's $60 to start.🤷
@rjejr Yes because that extra money will definitely make me a better player, mhm yeah sure
@rjejr Igt's not exactly pay to win. These are items that are completely free to get hold of in game you're just getting offered a few extra if you pre-order the DLC.
@rjejr Same case with Fire Emblem Engage's DLC. Purchasing it's DLC rewards you with "pay to win" resources like stat boosters, weapons, and hefty amount of gold. No option to reject it or to claim later; the game just hurls it onto you. At least in Fire Emblem Fates, you could manually claim the DLC taint rewards. Here, it's automatically sent to your convoy.
Awww I guess we’re not getting an exclusive piece of gear like we did for Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion
I still get a lot of disconnects, don’t think I’ve ever had so many in any other game. I wish they’d do something about that.
I'm just very confused as to the point of wave 1 on that expansion pass. Basically just the original hub area as a cosmetic DLC. The 2nd Single player part looked really cool though.
@GogGogGogGog we might get that for completing/doing something in side order, kinda how iso padre gave you gear for getting mem cakes
@rjejr Extra cash to buy clothes and weapons…if you don’t already have everything. One of each ability drink ticket, for a chance to unlock that ability on an open ability slot on a piece of gear. 3 XP up tickets, which basically has no value unless you’re below level 30 and are still trying to unlock weapons or you REALLY need a free roll at the shell-out machine when you level up.
Now, if they gave out ability chunks straight out instead of drink tickets (for a chance to unlock that ability on an open ability slot), then ok that may be slightly pay to win. But trust, the bonus is more like a “gee, thanks” kind of bonus unless you’ve just started playing or don’t play a lot.
@CoolMicrowave very true - the outfit that Octoling wore in the trailer looked amazing
@GogGogGogGog id still probably never use it outside of private battles though lmao
range blaster is very specific with the gear it needs
@masterLEON Thanks for the detailed explanation, appreciate it. Wish you had written the article. And I wish I had read your reply first instead of last. Half this thread is just like replies to me isn't it? 😂
@twadebarcelona Oh, you mean like those food tickets that give you extra experience? I don't think I've ever used mine, didn't think they did all that much, so yeah ok if it's just that then not a big deal. The way it's worded - probably on purpose to make people pay for it - as "battle-boosting bonus" made me think it was something more that you wouldn't normally get in game. Why not just say "tickets" like it's called in game? Why go w/ "battle-boosting bonus"? 🤷♂️
OK finally found it on another site: "Once purchased, players will receive bonus in-game currency, plus food and drink tickets."
@Booples "make me a better player"
The $ doesn't make you a better player, it makes the same player do better than their own skill allows. That's the problem w/ multiplayer games, giving someone who pays an advantage over someone who doesn't.
@AlexanderDaniels I could be wrong, but isn't FE Fates a single player game, so you aren't paying to beat another human player, just put the game on easy mode? I don't think people have a problem w/ paying for an advantage in your own game, it's when 1 person pays to get an advantage over another human player that people have a problem with it, and derisively call it pay-to-win.
@rjejr Yeah, it's just a case of them wording things in a way that makes it seem like it's something else. I think they're implying that because drinks lead to getting more likely odds of certain chunks, with the chunks allowong you to get abilities, then the tokens give you extra abilities.
@twadebarcelona I bought Splatoon 3 day 1, and I played 1 a lot, but I guess I'm really not competitive enough where I got into any of that. Thanks for the explanation though. They really should have just said whatever it is: 1,000 coins, 5 food tickets, 5 drink tickets. Course I'm not even sure why adding the Inkopolis hub from the 1st game into the 3rd is even that big of a deal. I'll pay it when the story mode releases if it looks good. And it doesn't go on the Expansion pass again. Devs are weird.
@rjejr Fire Emblem Fates you can battle players across the world on pre-selected maps with a team of 5 units.
That's A LOT of coins
I actually found out what the bonuses are from a YouTube short, Lol! Someone should have just bought it and then write the article. It’s still pertinent info for whoever’s going to buy the pass. Y’know, investigative reporting and all that.
@StarPoint as if we dont get enough drink tickets already, i have like 9 of each
@AlexanderDaniels "Fire Emblem Fates"
Well that's kind of cool, honestly did not know that. Like, I can't recall anyone here or on twitter mention playing that online. Thnaks.
Ah, now I see the problem, that's an 8 year old 3DS game, not one of the newer Switch ones. I wouldn't have paid any attention to that. And even if I had I wouldn't remember anything from 8 years ago, my short term memory is non-functional.
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