Splatoon 3: How To Unlock The Hero Shot Replica

Inklings with the Hero Shot, the Replica of which they can unlock in Splatoon 3
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The Splatoon 3 Hero Shot Replica is perhaps one of the trickiest weapons for players to obtain. It is the only weapon in Splatoon 3 that players cannot simply purchase from Ammo Knights with Sheldon Licenses after reaching a certain level. As a result, here’s what players need to know about the Splatoon 3 weapon unlock method for the Hero Shot Replica.

What Is the Hero Shot Replica?

An Inkling wields the Hero Shot Replica

As its name suggests, the Splatoon 3 Hero Shot Replica is a replicated version of the Hero Shot. The Hero Shot is the only weapon available in the single-player modes of every Splatoon game. Unlike in online multiplayer battles, players don’t have the option to pick their weapon set in single-player. As a result, anyone who spends a significant amount of time in the solo campaign will get a lot of hands-on experience with the Hero Shot.

This experience will transfer nicely once players unlock the Hero Shot Replica to use in multiplayer battles. It is a Shooter that is similar to the Splattershot Jr. in terms of its stats. However, the Hero Shot Replica does not have the same sub-weapon or special weapon that the Splattershot Jr. does. Instead, it comes with Suction Bombs and the Trizooka.

How To Unlock The Hero Shot Replica In Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 Hero Shot Replica unlock screen

Players will have to put in a bit of time to unlock the Hero Shot Replica, since they can’t simply trade in a Gold Sheldon License to immediately get one from Sheldon. Instead, players will have to beat Splatoon 3 Return of the Mammalians to get this weapon for personal use.

While there are some optional levels within this single-player campaign, players don’t need to worry about those. Players simply have to focus on beating the game’s five core bosses. Afterward, they will be able to use the Hero Shot Replica in multiplayer battles.