Splatoon 3 Beginners Guide, Tips and Tricks

Splatoon 3 is the second installment in the series for Nintendo Switch, and along with it comes new features, weapons, and quality of life customization options.

The game has a platform story mode with funny bosses and good music, but the essence of the game is in the multiplayer Turf War mode. Players engage in a four-on-four battle to see who can cover the most of the stage in colored ink. With all the different weapon types and customization options, it’s always chaos.

If you’ve never played a Splatoon game before, or maybe you’ve been rusty since the last release five years ago, here are some tips to help you win your Turf War games.

Do you feel stuck or stale? Switch it on

Whether you’re stuck in a story mode level or on a losing streak in Turf Wars, changing your weapon can help you snap out of your slump.

While many story mode levels will require you to use the basic hero weapon, some allow you to choose between specific weapons, and the “recommended” weapon isn’t always the easiest to get through the level.

Three different Splatoon weapons to choose from: Jet Squelcher, Slosher and Nautilus 47

Image: Nintendo via Polygon

Stores reset at 8 p.m. EDT

Based on our experience, all stores would get new loot at 8pm EDT. In addition to the new stock in stores, you can make a discounted gachapon draw per day in the “Payment Machine” in the lobby, which is also reset at this time. However, we’re not sure if it’s a local time or global time reset, and we’ll update this post when we find out.

It’s about painting the horizontal, not the vertical

Painting walls is important for climbing, but doing so does not contribute to your score. Focus on painting the floors, as that’s what counts in Turf Wars.

Use your ultimate abilities to also refill your ink tank

You should take advantage of using your ult shortly after the gauge fills up, but you can also use it to fully refill your ink tank, which can help you get out of some sticky situations.

Remember to tint your base

You don’t have to ink it all right away at the start of the map, but every time you respawn and go through the base, you should ink it some more until it’s completely covered. There are times when you’ll beat the other team just because their base isn’t painted right, and you don’t want to be on the losing end of that.

A purple-headed Octoling begins spraying paint forward immediately as the match begins.

Image: Nintendo via Polygon

Learning the maps is an important part of the game.

Knowing the Turf War maps you are playing on will give you a huge advantage. Knowing where to infiltrate the enemy base and where the common bottlenecks are will help a lot. You’ll also want to know various routes to take when fighting bottlenecks and where you can go to flank your enemies.

Source: www.polygon.com