With the launch of the Version 4.0.0 update in Splatoon 2, Nintendo has changed the way Splatfests work.
The new changes include two new modes called Splatfest Battle Pro and Splatfest Battle Normal, and a rare chance of entering what Nintendo calls Rare Battles. Results for Splatfests will also be computed in a different way. Rather than votes, solo wins, and team wins, the new measuring sticks are votes, Clout from Normal mode players, and clout from Pro mode players.
Have a look at the full details below.
The changes are actually quite significant, so buckle up and pay attention! Two new modes, Normal and Pro, have replaced the previous Solo and Friends modes.
In Normal mode, you can jump into a normal Splatfest Battle on your own, or join up with one to three friends from the same Splatfest team. If you join a match as a group of two or three, random solo players will be matched up to make a group of four.
In this mode, the amount of turf you ink is added to any win bonus you get to determine your Clout. If your team is on a win streak, the game will try to match you against teams in a similar vein of form.
Moreover, when weapons, gear, or general styles of four players in your team meet certain conditions, a nickname and a matching bonus will be given to your team.
Pro mode is for those who want to go solo and push themselves to the limit. In Pro mode, you’re judged on your Splatfest Power. Raise it high enough and you could make it into the Splatfest Top 100! In this mode, you increase your Clout by beating the opposing team. You get more Clout for beating teams with a higher Splatfest Power.
Whether you’re playing Normal or Pro, you may be lucky enough to join a rare 10x Battle. If you win one of these matches, your contribution points will be multiplied by 10! And believe it or not, there’s a rumour that a super rare 100x Battle could also occur!
The winners of 10x Battles and 100x Battles may even appear on the big screen in Inkopolis Square, and team nicknames can show up in Normal mode, too. Just think of the bragging rights!
The final Splatfest results are decided based on three factors: votes, Clout from Normal mode players, and clout from Pro mode players.
Even if your side loses the popularity contest, Normal and Pro mode victories can slowly but surely turn the tables! Of course, participants on the winning side will receive slightly more Super Sea Snails as a reward for their victory!