Splatoon 3 update fixes connectivity issues for online multiplayer
September 17, 2022
Nintendo released an update for Splatoon 3 that fixed a number of connection errors.
Ever since its incredibly successful launch, players have been complaining about the connectivity issues plaguing online multiplayer.
Yesterday, Nintendo released an update to the game that fixes several issues, hopefully providing a more stable gameplay experience.
This includes connection errors at the end of multiplayer battles, at the end of Salmon Run jobs, and when buying equipment or weapons from shops.
Another positive change concerns Splatfests. Nintendo tested its new three-way competitions with the game’s demo before release, but gamers felt it was a little unbalanced.
Now the occurrence rate of the battle tricolor has been adjusted, which means that for defending teams, they will trigger less frequently than before.
This is good news in view of the next Splatfest, announced during the recent Nintendo Direct: what would you bring to a desert island? Choose between equipment, food or fun.
“Because this update patch focuses on Splatfest-related changes and fixes bugs that can have a significant effect on game progress, we have prioritized its release,” Nintendo said.
“Please note that the changes to Tricolor Battle frequency should be considered temporary. For now, there will be a few more cases of players selecting Tricolor Battle but being placed in a Turf War battle instead. Going forward, Splatfest’s matchmaking specs will continue to be adjusted, and this issue will be fixed. We plan to implement these adjustments with the new season starting in December.
It is also confirmed that the next patch will mainly focus on balance adjustments.
Check out the full patch notes on Nintendo’s website.