Splatoon 2’s Roller Has Two Speeds

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Information has gradually trickling out regarding Splatoon 2, and today’s newest tidbit has to do with a returning weapon. People who prefer to paint the town red with a Roller will have another new feature to look forward to. The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account reveals the weapon now has two speeds. There is a standard walking, as well as as a slightly brisker run triggered by holding down the ZR button on the Switch’s right Joy-Con. Even though the difference in speed is noted to be rather minor, it can have an effect on a Turf War as people will have an option that allow them to cover a bit more ground.

 

In the actual tweet, there’s a brief video showing the difference between standard walking and the ZR jog.

This is the second adjustment to the Roller weapon. Shortly after Splatoon 2 was announced, we learned that swinging a Roller while on the ground would send out a horizontal line of paint and swinging it in the middle of a jump would release a vertical line.

Splatoon 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017. Its Global Testfire demo will run from March 24-26, 2017.


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