For this session of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, I decided to focus on using the newest weapon type: The Splat Dualies!
The Splat Dualies are a rapid-fire weapon similar to the Splattershot, but has a faster rate of fire and, since you're wielding 2 guns, you have 2 reticles on-screen. While shooting, you can press B and hold a direction and you'll do a quick dodge in the direction you're holding. This can be done up to 2 times in succession. After each dodge, your rate of fire is increased for a couple seconds, but you're only shooting with one of the pistols to compensate. These dodges can also be done in midair to help cross small gaps or boost forward a bit to get a jump on an enemy. Each dodge also consumes ink so pay attention to your ink gauge so you aren't left vulnerable.
The sub weapon is the Curling Bomb. This bomb travels across the ground for a short time and bounces off of any walls it hits and explodes after a short time. You can also hold the button to "cook" the bomb and release so it explodes sooner. The curling bombs can be dropped off of cliffs to take out an enemy below you. Because of the nature of the bombs, you can get them around cover to take out anyone hiding behind it. Think of them like the spiritual successor to the Seekers.
The Splat Dualies' Special is the Inkjet. For a set amount of time you take to the air from an ink jetpack and can fire blasts of ink at enemies that detonate when they hit a surface, wall, or another player. While you're in the air, you can still be taken out just in case you though you were impervious to weaponry. You're also not able to stay in the air if there's nothing below you; you can still fall off the map. After the timer expires, you jump back to where you first activated the Inkjet, ready to fight on-foot again. Note: while you're in the air, a marker appears on the ground where you first used it and EVERYONE can see it so it's easy to be ambushed when you're launched back.
All in all, I had a very fun time with the Dualies and can't wait to try them out when the full game is released.
[If there are any changes to my notes that I need to make, let me know.]
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