Splatoon 2 update 5.5.0 now live with balancing tweaks and bug fixes

Splatoon 2 update

While Splatoon 3 is currently the next hot thing in competitive squid-kid ink battles, Splatoon 2 is still slowly racking up one update after another, and it just hit version 5.5.0. This update, available now, is a fairly sizable one that tweaks a large assortment of weapons and squishes a whole bunch of bugs. You can read the full patch notes here, but here’s the gist: Nintendo made very slight tweaks to the damage output of several weapons, altered the points requirements for a few specials, and knocked out a glitch in two maps (Inkblot Art Academy and Skipper Pavillion) that allowed crafty players to navigate into the other side’s base.

Splatoon 2 is still a ton of fun to play, of course, and I am glad that Nintendo is still keeping it smooth with the occasional update, but I do long for the days of substantial updates that carried new maps and weapons to explore and battle with. Once Splatoon 3 hits, it will be wonderful to have a steady stream of Splatoon content once again.

Have you been playing any Splatoon 2 lately, since the update? Have you noticed any changes with its rollout? What sort? Let us know in the comment section below.

Nick Pearson
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras.