In addition to online battle results, you can check out the weapons and gear that other Inklings you’ve played with have used. You can check out records for any weapons you’ve used or stages you’ve played on as well. It’ll come in handy when you want to analyse your strengths and weaknesses!
And it’s not just stats for online matches; you can also check out which stages in Hero Mode you’ve cleared and how quickly you got through them! Make sure you show off your freshest records to your friends via social media!
You might even get some special rewards based on how much ink you’ve sprayed in battles…
The stages in Splatoon 2 change every two hours and you can view all upcoming online stages for the next 24 hours in advance.
Annie is planning to open an online store called ‘SplatNet Shop’! When it does, you’ll be able to order gear using in-game money, and then pick up your purchases next time you play!
The store is still getting ready for its grand opening at the moment, but should be available in a future update so check back soon!
If you want to connect with other fresh players, then the Online Lounge feature is for you.
Use it to invite friends to battle online**, and enjoy voice chat with them through your smart device while you play.
Invite friends to join your online battles using your smart device. You can quickly invite them via social networks or messaging services, or by simply selecting someone you’ve registered as a friend on your Nintendo Switch.
You can enjoy voice chat with friends in the Online Lounge.
In a private battle, everyone can talk together before they split off into teams. Once the teams are formed, it’ll switch so you’ll only talk to other players on your team.
The system will automatically switch who you’ll chat with depending on the situation!
This service is free until the paid membership service launches in 2018.
A new weapon held with both hands that lets you dodge incoming attacks at high speeds while claiming your territory.
Build up power before firing ink at opponents from a distance. You can also change into squid form and move over a short distance while retaining the charge.
A powerful close-range weapon that allows you to move while covering the ground in ink. Waving the Splat Roller in mid-air fires a thin vertical jet of ink in a straight line.
This bucket-shaped weapon lets you splash a large volume of ink in a single direction. The handle and suspension have been modified too.
A weapon that lets you shoot ink continuously at high speed. It’s been redesigned to make it easier to handle, with the barrel now fitted at a different angle.
Take to the skies, spraying ink in your wake and take aim at distant enemies with the attached blob launcher. Attacking from above can be very effective, but it does leave you rather exposed.
Jump into the air and strike the ground to release an explosive wave of ink. Use it in combination with a Super Jump and the surrounding enemies won’t know what’s hit them!
Lock on to multiple enemies and then fire homing missiles at them. You can launch 16 missiles at the same time, firing up to four missiles at a single enemy!
The Sting Ray fires a pressurised jet of ink in a line, allowing you to hit enemies from a distance. You can change the direction of the jet while firing too!
Find gainful employment at Grizzco. Follow the instructions given to you by Mr. Grizz and team up with up to three other players to gather Power Eggs!
Your mission is to target the special Golden Eggs of the most dangerous large-scale Boss Salmonid. Gather them and bring them back to the containment unit at the centre of the site.
In order to gather Power Eggs, you’ll need to enter the dangerous terrain where the Salmonid live. It’s too dangerous to go alone, so you’ll first form a team of between two and four players.
You’ll earn Grizzco Points based on the amount of Power Eggs you collect. You can then exchange these for enhanced weapons and gear. If you’re really good at the job, you may get the chance to take on extra challenges…
With compatible amiibo (sold separately) you can acquire special designer gear which can give you the edge over your opponents.
You can store your favourite combinations of gear and weaponry so they’ll be ready to select with ease.
Why not take some photos together with your amiibo companions, then share them on social media via the Nintendo Switch Album**?