Splatoon’s Official Twitter account has revealed that it will be receiving a major update on August 6 that will be adding lots of new things.
Some of the addition content will be an increase level cap, 40 pieces of new gear, new weapon types, and 2 new matchmaking modes named Squad Battle and Private Battle. Nintendo of America later released the following details about the 2 matchmaking modes…
“The new update introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. In Squad Battle, players can participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends, rather than being teamed up with other players through a random selection. After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four Inklings. Friends will always play together on the same team and battle against other squads at random.”
“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.”