Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass Now Includes Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion DLC


Posted on April 25, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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When it came to Nintendo Switch Online, it was a difficult decision for many fans initially with the introduction for the Expansion Pack tier. In one aspect, the subscription grows with the beloved Nintendo 64 alongside the Sega Genesis which is still surprising to say out loud. But, the other hand does nod that it is ridiculous for a $30 price bump for a fairly lacking service when propped next to its competitors. 

Despite that, Nintendo has truly increased the value of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack with new additions as time progressed. Originally, it started with Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise. It was later introduced to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass this past winter as well.

Not over the weekend, Nintendo announced that Splatoon 3 is primed for release this coming September. The company added that Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion will also be added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. “Members can access the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. With the Splatoon 3 game on the horizon, this single-player DLC is the perfect way to get in some practice before you take on the Splatlands!” the firm writes.

“In this single-player campaign DLC for the Splatoon 2 game, you play as Agent 8—an amnesiac Octoling—who’s trying to escape a mysterious underground facility with the help Pearl,” the overview for the expansion shares. “Marina, and Cap’n Cuttlefish. Will Agent 8 reach the surface of Inkopolis? What odd-yet-charming characters will they meet? Why does this paragraph have so many question marks??”

Noted, players interested in Octo Expansion must also own the base game for Splatoon 2. “If you’re already a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack member and own the full version of Splatoon 2, you can download the DLC now and start playing.” This applies to the previous DLC expansions as well available on the service tier.

And likely like Happy Home Paradise, using Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack does not directly suggest you own the DLC. In the past, Nintendo Support did clarify that if you fail to pay for your subscription before it expires, you will lose access to the expansions offered. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you planning to play Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack?

Splatoon 2 is out now for Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo

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