Massive August Splatoon Update Adds Private And Squad Squid Battles

Massive August Splatoon Update Adds Private And Squad Squid Battles

Form up Squid Kids, it's nearly time to build squads and play without those horrible strangers. Two new matchmaking modes arrive in Splatoon on August 5, plus 30 more player levels, more than 40 pieces of gear and a pair of new weapons.

Squad Battles allow for organised groups of friends to form up into teams of two or four to play together against other teams in Ranked Mode.

Massive August Splatoon Update Adds Private And Squad Squid Battles

I'm much more excited about the Private Battle, in which players can create custom matches between friends. Pick a map, select teams — 1v1 to 4v4 — and start drawing dicks uninterrupted strangers. The teams can even be uneven, so if you just want one player on the other side — say for shading purposes — while the rest handle drawing duties, it can be done. Sure, some people will use it for normal play between friends, but the creative types are going to create such beautiful horrors. I can't wait.

Massive August Splatoon Update Adds Private And Squad Squid Battles

All this while folks playing the regular modes are busy levelling from 20 to 50 and collecting new articles of clothing, like a sushi chef uniform, which doesn't seem cruel at all. All this while learning to wield the new bucket-like Slosher weapon and the Splatling Gun, which sounds beautiful.

All of this mayhem arrives on August 5, but it's not the end — Nintendo has updates — including new weapons, modes and maps — planned through through fall.

It's a good time to be a squid. Or a kid. Or a squid. Or a kid.


Comments

    I was just talking to my mates about how it sucked that we couldn't play ranked together. We had a full boat on Saturday in turf war and it was great, but ranked mode is so much more hectic.

    Now we're going to be kids, squids, and squads. Awww yeah.

    I am so excited for this!

      This is like Splatoon christmas! Still playing the game just about every day too, so this is just a whole tonne of icing on that glorious cake. So so rad.

        I haven't even finished single player yet because I'm so busy levelling up my gear!

    I had no idea squad battles were going to be a thing. Now every day can be splatfest!

    Now this is cool. Best online console shooter, and for me its up there with TF2 on PC.

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