Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere: Play Splatoon 3 Early

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The Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere is a chance to play Splatoon 3 early. For one day only, Splatoon 3 fanatics can hop on and try out Splatoon 3’s first-ever Splatfest first-hand. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity, so let’s go over everything you need to know about the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere: Dates And Times

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The Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere is scheduled for August 27 from 9am to 9pm BST. The Splatfest Main Event: First Half will run from 9am to 3pm on August 27, while the Splatfest Main Event: Second Half will occur from 3pm to 9pm. This is a one-time opportunity to check Splatoon 3 out early before its September 9 release date — so don’t miss it.

While August 27 is when the Splatfest action officially kicks off, Splatoon 3 fans can begin testing the game on August 25. During this period leading up to the Splatfest World Premiere, players can engage in the tutorial, wander Splatsville, and decide which team to support in the upcoming Splatfest.

How To Participate In The Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere

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To participate in the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere, you must download the demo from the Nintendo Switch eShop. You can pre-order the software too, and it will automatically begin downloading on August 18.

To play Splatoon 3, you need an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Conveniently, anyone that downloads the demo will get a free 7-day trial to Nintendo Switch Online. You can use this particular trial even if you have already redeemed a free trial in the past. Check your email for a trial code after downloading the demo but be aware you can’t redeem the code until August 25.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere: What’s A Splatfest?

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Splatfests are special events where Inklings duke it out to settle lighthearted questions such as “Cats or Dogs?” or “Rock, Paper, or Scissors?”.

For the first time, Splatfests in Splatoon 3 feature three teams. Prior to the start of a Splatfest, also known as the Sneak Peek period, you’ll cast your vote, effectively picking a team to support. You can also earn conch shells by battling during Sneak Peek, impacting the final results.

The Splatfest Main Event is split into two halves. The first half consists of regular Turf Battles against the opposing teams. The second half begins with a Halftime Report and the arrival of the Tricolour Turf War. This brand-new mode pits four players from the leading team against two players from each of the trailing teams in a 4v2v2 battle. Throughout both halves of the Splatfest Main Event, you’ll gain Clout based on wins, losses, and points.

At the conclusion of a Splatfest, the final results are announced, and points are awarded based on total votes, conch shells collected during Sneak Peek, and individual Clout earned via Splatfest Battles and Tricolour Turf Wars. When it’s all said and done, Splatfest participants are gifted Super Sea Snails based on their contributions, and the winning team will get some extra for their efforts.

Be one of the very first to try out Splatoon 3 when the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere goes live on August 27 at 9am BST.

There are all sorts of Splatoon 3 maps and modes to look forward to in this long-anticipated addition to the Splatoon series.

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