Splatoon 2 gets a major update which adds 100 pieces of new gear and more

Nintendo has confirmed a new update coming to Splatoon 2 later today which is set to add new items, weapons and music to the popular shooter.

Available exclusively on Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2 has received a number of updates since its release in the form of new equipment and its celebrated Splatfest events.

Now, it’s about to receive yet another major update which includes over 100 pieces of new gear including new weapons, clothes and hairstyles, many of which look pretty fabulous.

Players will be able to unlock these as they appear across Inkopolis shops or request them from other players wearing them across the world.

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This update will also see the introduction of Rank X. Intended as a more challenging method of Ranked Battle, this is intended for only the best players from across the globe.

Players ranking S+10 or above will automatically be drafted into Rank X once this new update is downloaded, meaning you can immediately jump in and prove your mettle.

You can check out some of the new equipment coming your way below in some new screens:

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Splatoon 2 is a fun and charming shooter suitable for all ages thanks to its beautiful visuals and lack of of any realistic violence. Here’s a snippet from our review:

“Consider Splatoon 2 the definitive version of the original game and this is an excellent proposition. Its multiplayer action is still some of the best and most creative around, and for fans who plowed plenty of hours into the original game, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.”

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