Splatoon will be getting a major update August 6.
The free update will give players new content like two new matchmaking modes: Squad Battle and Private Battle. Squad Battle will allow players to play with friends with the Ranked Battle rules instead of strangers after making a squad. They can then play other randomly selected squads. Private Battle lets friends fire against each other in their own private matches. Two to eight people can be in their own Private Battle and can choose the team sizes like 4 vs. 4 or 1 vs. 2.
There will also be new gear and weapons to choose from. A bucket that can be used to hit enemies directly in front of the user or high up on walls. There’s also a Gatling, which is used to blast ink at opponents.
There will also be new gear and the ability to reach level 50.
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In Private Battle, friends can splat it up in private, customizable matches. Two to eight friends can battle together by selecting their favorite map, mode and weapons. The number of participants ranges from 1v1 to 4v4, but teams don’t have to be even: If the host chooses, he or she can select a 1v4, 1v2, or any other combination of players.
For more information about Splatoon, visit splatoon.nintendo.com.