In Splatoon and Splatoon 2, there is Downloadable Content (DLC) for the game including new stages, new equipment, and new gamemodes. However, most of the weapon, gear, and stage content is free DLC, with no purchase needed.

Splatoon Available DLC Stages

Name Picture Release date
Port Mackerel
June 1, 2015
Kelp Dome
June 10, 2015
Bluefin Depot
June 19, 2015
Moray Towers
July 10, 2015
Camp Triggerfish
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July 24, 2015
Urchin Underpass
Urchin Underpass
August 5, 2015
Flounder Heights
August 20, 2015
Hammerhead Bridge
September 17, 2015
Museum D'Alfonsino
Museum D'Alfonsino
November 13, 2015
Mahi-Mahi Resort
Mahi-Mahi Resort
December 3, 2015
Piranha Pit
Piranha Pit
December 28, 2015
Ancho-V Games
Ancho-V Games
January 21, 2016

Splatoon 2 Available DLC Stages

Name Picture Release date
Manta Maria
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August 25, 2017
Kelp Dome
September 15, 2017
Snapper Canal
October 6, 2017
Blackbelly Skatepark
October 27, 2017
November 24, 2017
Walleye Warehouse
December 14, 2017
Shellendorf Institute
January 11, 2018
Arowana Mall
February 1, 2018
Goby Arena
March 1, 2018
Piranha Pit
March 30, 2018
Camp Triggerfish
April 24, 2018
Wahoo World
May 31, 2018
New Albacore Hotel
June 30, 2018
Ancho-V Games
July 31, 2018
Skipper Pavilion
October 2, 2018

Available DLC Weapons

name type sub special image release date
N-Zap '85 Shooter Splat Bomb Echolocator
N-Zap '85
June 1, 2015
Inkbrush Roller Sprinkler Inkstrike
June 5, 2015
Splash-o-matic Shooter Suction Bomb Bomb Rush
June 13, 2015
Luna Blaster Shooter Ink Mine Inkzooka
Luna Blaster
June 13, 2015
Custom E-liter 3K Charger Squid Beakon Kraken
Custom E-liter 3K
June 17, 2015
L-3 Nozzlenose Shooter Disruptor Killer Wail
L-3 Nozzlenose
June 17, 2015
Carbon Roller Roller Burst Bomb Inkzooka
Carbon Roller
June 27, 2015
Custom Dual Squelcher Shooter Squid Beakon Killer Wail
Custom Dual Squelcher
June 27, 2015
Sploosh-o-matic Shooter Squid Beakon Killer Wail

July 7, 2015

.96 Gal Deco Shooter Splash Wall Kraken
96. Gal Deco
July 7, 2015
N-Zap '89 Shooter Sprinkler Inkstrike
N-Zap '89
July 18, 2015
Octobrush Roller Squid Beakon Kraken
July 18, 2015
Neo Splash-o-matic Shooter Burst Bomb Inkzooka
Neo Splash-o-matic
July 22, 2015
E-liter 3K Scope Charger Burst Bomb Echolocator
E-liter 3K Scope
July 22, 2015
Range Blaster Shooter Splash Wall Inkstrike
Range Blaster
August 1, 2015
Inkbrush Nouveau Roller Ink Mine Bubbler
Inkbrush nouveau
August 1, 2015
Heavy Splatling Splatling Splash Wall Inkstrike
Heavy Splatling
August 6, 2015
Slosher Slosher Burst Bomb Inkstrike
August 6, 2015
L-3 Nozzlenose D Shooter Burst Bomb Kraken
L-3 Nozzlenose D
August 28, 2015
Bamboozler 14 MK I Charger Splash Wall Killer Wail
Bamboozler I
August 28, 2015
Mini Splatling Splatling Suction Bomb Inkzooka
Mini Splatling
September 4, 2015
H-3 Nozzlenose Shooter Suction Bomb Echolocator
H-3 Nozzlenose
September 11, 2015
Tri-Slosher Slosher Disruptor Bubbler
September 25, 2015
Carbon Roller Deco Roller Seeker Bomb Rush
Carbon deco
October 3, 2015
Custom Range Blaster Shooter Splat Bomb Kraken
Custom Range Blaster
October 10, 2015
Custom E-liter 3K Scope Charger Squid Beakon Kraken
Custom E-liter 3K Scope
October 10, 2015
Rapid Blaster Pro Shooter Seeker Inkzooka
Rapid pro
October 17, 2015
Luna Blaster Neo Shooter Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Luna neo
October 30, 2015
H-3 Nozzlenose D Shooter Point Sensor Inkzooka
H-3 Nozzlenose D
October 30, 2015
Heavy Splatling Deco Splatling Point Sensor Kraken
Heavy Splatling Deco
November 7, 2015

Upcoming DLC Weapons

name type sub special image release date
Slosher Deco Slosher Splash Wall Kraken
Slosher Deco
Tri-Slosher Nouveau Slosher Seeker Echolocator
Tri-Slosher Nouveau
Zink Mini Splatling Splatling Disruptor Bubbler
Zink Mini Splatling
Hydra Splatling Splatling Splat Bomb Echolocator
Hydra Splatling
Custom Hydra Splatling Splatling Bubbler Sprinkler
Custom Hydra Splatling
Neo Sploosh-o-matic Shooter Point Sensor Kraken
Neo sploosh
Rapid Blaster Pro Deco Shooter Disruptor Killer Wail
Rapid Pro Deco
Octobrush Nouveau Roller Splat Bomb Inkzooka
Octobrush Nouveau
Bamboozler 14 MK II Charger Disruptor Echolocator
Bamboozler II

Available Gamemodes

Other DLC

August Big Update

On August 5, 2015 (NA)/August 6, 2015 (AU/EU), a huge matchmaking update was released. The following is part of the update:

  • Private Battle – Players are able to create custom online or LAN lobbies of 2–8 players and choose the stage and the mode that will be used.
  • Squad Battle – Players are able to form squads of friends and play online Ranked Battles with other squads.
  • Level cap increase – New cap is Level 50 (from Level 20).
  • Two new Ranks – S and S+ (both higher than A+, the previous max Rank).
  • Change in the calculation method for Rank Points based on the results in Ranked Battle.
  • Users will be sent back to the Battle Lobby when their ranks change in Ranked Battle.
  • Splatfest winning percentage will be multiplied by 4 rather than 2.
  • Stage changes
    • Urchin Underpass – Overall layout has been adjusted in all modes.
    • Saltspray Rig – Adjusted layout in Tower Control.
    • Arowana Mall – Adjusted layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
    • Kelp Dome – Adjusted layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
    • Moray Towers – Adjusted layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
  • Special Weapon/Special Gauge changes.
  • Minor adjustments/corrections.
  • Slosher weapon type – Bucket-like weapons that hurl ink straight ahead with a high range.
  • Splatling weapon type - Gatling-type weapons capable of firing many small blasts of ink at once in rapid succession after being charged up.
  • Over 40 new pieces of gear, including:
    • Sushi-chef costume (Famitsu Squid Fashion Contest)
    • Splatoon x Squid Girl crossover gear
  • New music from new bands, Hightide Era and The Chirpy Chips

Nintendo has stated that the August update is not the end of the free content coming to Splatoon, and that more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and into autumn.

Wii U - Splatoon - Stay Fresh Trailer

Wii U - Splatoon - Stay Fresh Trailer

Squid Girl DLC

Along with the big update a Splatoon x Squid Girl crossover DLC has released. Revealed on Masahiro Anbe's official Twitter, the DLC is to feature costumes, from the manga/anime. Official art was also released with the tweet, and the following issue of Weekly Shōnen Champion also featured an ad to further confirm the crossover. The DLC is confirmed to come to other countries.

Famitsu Squid Fashion Contest

In their May 20th issue, Famitsu offered a Splatoon costume design submission contest, with the winning entry being added to the game. The selected winner was The Festival Octopus Chef. The DLC will be added alongside the big update and Squid Girl DLC.

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