During last month’s Nintendo Direct, we learned that Splatoon was going to continue receiving balancing updates, and that two new packs of weapons would also be released for free; now, we know that the first of these packs will be available next week.

Nintendo has announced that a new Splatoon update will be available for download on April 12th at 9:00 PM ET, bumping the game’s software to version 2.7; the update will add Sheldon’s Picks Volume 1, a set of eight new weapon combinations.

Here is the full description of the update:

New weapons

  • Eight new weapons added, available in the weapon shop Ammo Knights
    • Please note: the new weapons will appear in the shop following the release of the software update.

Splatfest adjustments

  • Changed the initial Splatfest Power value for rank S+

Weapon adjustments

  • Adjustments to main weapons, sub weapons and special weapons, as well as changes to attacks that reveal enemy positions. Click here for more information.

Stage adjustments

  • Saltspray Rig: Adjustments to prevent players from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.
  • Bluefin Depot: Fixed a problem where players could go inside a certain object in Rainmaker mode.
  • Flounder Heights: Adjustments to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in Tower Control mode.

Fixes for issues in battles

  • Fixes an issue wherein players could perform a Super Jump while holding the Rainmaker if their connection speed was exceptionally slow.
  • Fixes an issue wherein on rare occasions players near to a Splash Wall wouldn’t suffer damage, even before the Splash Wall is activated.
  • Fixes an issue wherein if a placed Suction Bomb comes into contact with a Splash Wall and explodes, sometimes the blast damage would go beyond the Splash Wall.
  • Fixes an issue wherein opponents completely hidden by obstacles in the way could be hit by an Inkzooka or Rainmaker attack fired upwards.
  • Fixes an issue wherein Splash Walls would sometimes not take damage when hit by an Inkzooka or Rainmaker attack.
  • Fixes an issue wherein players could hit opponents on the other side of a Splash Wall with a Rainmaker attack, depending on the position where it hits the Splash Wall.
  • Fixes an issue wherein if multiple players set an Ink Mine at the same time, they would sometimes explode on their own, despite not being painted in the opposing colour, no opposing players being close and their maximum time before automatically exploding not being reached.
  • Fixes an issue wherein players could take damage from a friendly Ink Mine, depending on their relative position.
  • Fixes an issue wherein when aiming at a Kraken on the ground the display wouldn’t change to a cross to indicate it would hit, despite the crosshairs being over the target, and where Seekers would not follow Krakens.

Other changes

  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Additional information

  • This update is required in order to play online.

Here is the are four of the eight weapons included in Sheldon’s Picks Volume 1:

  • Wasabi Splattershot
  • Berry Splattershot Pro
  • Fresh Squiffler
  • Permanent Inkbrush

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