Splatoon 3 Tips And Tricks

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With a Splatoon 3 tips and tricks guide, anyone can splat their way to the top of the leaderboards in the game’s various online modes. While the game has plenty to offer in its Splatoon 3 Return of the Mammalians single-player mode, this guide will teach players how to excel in multiplayer battles. Here’s a rundown of some of the best tips and tricks Splatoon 3 players need to keep in mind.

Splatoon 3 Tips And Tricks: Learn Your Movement Options

Squid Roll in Splatoon 3

While much of the gameplay in Splatoon 3 is very similar to past entries in the series, this game introduced a handful of new movement options. Mastering these techniques will not only allow players to move around each map more fluidly but also to better defend themselves from enemy onslaughts.

Players can perform a Squid Roll by flicking their control sticks to the side or backward while their character is moving forward with a bit of momentum. This can allow the player to dodge an attack or quickly change course. In addition, jumping into an ink-covered wall and then holding the B button will allow the player to charge a Squid Surge. This will cause them to rocket above the wall, potentially surprising an enemy opponent and going in for a kill.

Players also need to keep in mind that there are certain weapon-specific advanced techniques. For example, pressing the jump button while inking turf on the ground with Dualies will cause the character to roll to the side. This kind of quick repositioning can be crucial in the midst of a heated battle.

Splatoon 3 Tips And Tricks: Find A Weapon Type That Suits You

Inkling with a Shooter in Splatoon 3

Another one of the Splatoon 3 tips and tricks has to do with the game’s 11 weapon classes: Shooters, Rollers, Chargers, Sloshers, Splatlings, Dualies, Brellas, Blasters, Brushes, Stringers, and Splatanas. While there are differences among the weapons in each class, weapons in the same class will generally have a similar feel. 

As a result, many players may find that certain weapon classes fit with their playstyle more than others. Focusing in on these types of weapons can help players improve and pick their main weapon more efficiently.

In addition, if you have Splatoon 2 save data on your Switch, you will automatically receive three Golden Sheldon Licenses, which can be exchanged for any weapon regardless of level. If you already know which weapon class suits you best, then you can simply spend your Golden Sheldon Licenses on high-level weapons within your preferred class.

The final step in this process is to figure out which sub-weapon and special suit you best. For example, if you prefer to play with Shooters and like the Splattershot Jr., but don’t like the Splat Bomb sub-weapon or Big Bubbler special, then you may want to acquire another Shooter that has a different set.

Splatoon 3 Tips And Tricks: Take Centre In Competitive Battles

Splatoon 3 Tower Control tower

In the standard Turf War mode, inking turf is the number one priority. As a result, it can be valuable to hang back and ink your home base before moving into the centre. However, in competitive battle modes like Splat Zones, Clam Blitz, Tower Control, and Rainmaker, it is crucial to get to the centre of the map as quickly as possible.

In these modes, players only need to ink turf to the extent that it improves their movement. Otherwise, they should focus on completing other objectives. In addition, players should strive to secure a positional advantage before jumping haphazardly into those objectives.

For example, if you are the first person to reach the tower in Tower Control, it can be tempting to immediately hop onto the tower. But, if your team isn’t in a good position to back you up, the opposing team may knock you out and start making their own push. Conversely, if you spend some time jockeying for position by inking turf in the centre and getting kills, then your team will be in a better position to make a push of its own.

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