Just when I thought about taking a break from playing, and get back into ARMS, they do this. Basically two big updates coming up this holiday season for Splatoon 2.
Update on 24th November
MakoMart stage (enters rotation on Saturday)
A new Salmon Run stage, Salmonid Smokeyard (available from Friday)
140 extra pieces of gear
New music from "the punk-flavoured Bottom Feeders (pictured) and classically-trained avant-garde-style Ink Theory"
New hair styles
Scan Splatoon amiibo to take in-game pictures
Max level raised to 99 (afterwards, you can “prestige” like Call of Duty to rank *1)
Swap gear between battles within the online lobbies
Second update in mid-December
Clam Blitz battle mode - "Competing Inklings are tasked with collecting clams scattered around the stage. After one is picked up, the clam weirdly follows you. Your objective is to throw the clam into the basket near your opponent’s base. The first team to score 100 points wins! The baskets are protected by a barrier, which must be destroyed first. After collecting 10 clams, you’ll earn a Power Clam. These super-powered clams are the key to breaking the barrier, so strategy will definitely be involved in deciding which clams are used to destroy the barrier and which are used to earn points. Not to mention the extra-satisfying opportunity to steal your opponents’ clams by splatting them."
New stage - Shellendorf Institute
Two more returning stages - Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall
The new ranked mode is welcome, that was definitely needed as well as being able to swap gear in the lobbies (really important as very often the rotation includes stages that are suited to very different weapon kits from each other. Also backing out is annoying). Really good FREE update just in time for the holiday gaming season.