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Just ahead of the oncoming Splatfest, Splatoon 3 has updated to a new version: v. 3.1.0, which deals primarily with tweaks to both Splatfests in general and also a broad range of weapons. Details include the following:


  • In Splatfests, more points have been weighed for Tricolor Battle results, with less weighed towards the Splatfest Sneak Peek and the % of Votes.
  • Slight buffs to Splattershot Nova, Luna Blaster and Luna Blaster Neo, Big Swig Roller, Snipewriter 5H, Slosher and Slosher Deco, Mini Splatling, Dapple Dualies, Splat Dualies, and REEF-LUX 450.
  • Buff to Angle Shooter, Debuff to Burst Bomb
  • Buffs to Ink Vac, Tacticooler, Reefslider, Inkjet, and Ultra Stamp. Debuffs/Tweaks to Crab Tanks and Kraken Royale.
  • And more


Make sure to check out the full patch notes for all the info. The Nessie vs. Aliens vs. Bigfoot Splatfest kicks off tomorrow, March 31st, at 5 p.m. PT. 


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.