Update ver. 4.2.0 is coming to Splatoon 2! This update includes the third set of Kensa Collection weapons, the new Ultra Stamp and Torpedo weapons, and gameplay changes. This update is scheduled to arrive the evening of November 6.
When thrown near an enemy, the new sub weapon called the Torpedo changes shape and targets the foe, exploding on impact and splatting ink everywhere. Torpedoes thrown by opponents can be shot down with your attack.
The Ultra Stamp lets players attack with an enormous hammer. Pressing and holding the ZR Button allows you to advance while striking with the hammer. It looks like you can guard ink attacks coming from the front, but your back is exposed. If you press the ZR button while you're in the air, the Ultra Stamp will flip vertically so you can attack opponents mid-air. You can also throw the stamp with the R button to attack a distant opponent! Throwing away your special weapon will end your attack.
The latest Kensa Collection weapons have also arrived! The Kensa Splattershot Jr., Kensa Octobrush, Kensa Undercover Brella, and Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose all become available on Nov. 6.
And now a message from Grizzco Industries: An outbreak of Salmonids has appeared in the Ruins of Ark Polaris. We're currently preparing a part-time crew for deployment the evening of Tuesday, November 6. Part-timers looking to join this crew should take immediate action as soon as the work shift is ready.
Once the update is available, full details on other changes in the Ver. 4.2.0 update can be viewed at the Nintendo support site.