Splatoon 3 Weapons, Gear, And Customisation


Splatoon 3 weapons, gear, and customisation all play a vital role in an Inkling’s life. Weapons and gear are necessary tools to ink up the Splatlands, and as for customisation, fashion is of utmost importance in the world of Splatoon 3, so you’ll want to look your best before you set out to defend your turf. With that said, let’s dive into all of the Splatoon 3 weapons, gear, and customisation options.

All Splatoon 3 Weapons


Splatoon 3 features an enormous arsenal of weapons, split between main weapons, sub weapons, and special weapons. All the weapon types from the first two Splatoon games are back, plus a slew of new ones.

New Main Weapons

  • Stringers
  • Splatanas

New Sub Weapons

  • Angle Shooter

New Special Weapons

  • Big Bubbler
  • Crab Tank
  • Trizookaa
  • Killer Wail 5.1
  • Zipcasster
  • Ink Vac
  • Triple Inkstrike
  • Tacticooler
  • Wave Breaker
  • Reefslider

Returning Main Weapons

  • Shooters
  • Rollers
  • Chargers
  • Sloshers
  • Splatlings
  • Dualies
  • Brellas

Returning Sub Weapons

  • Splat Bomb
  • Suction Bomb
  • Burst Bomb
  • Curling Bomb
  • Auto Bomb
  • Ink Mine
  • Toxic Mist
  • Splash Wall
  • Sprinkler
  • Fizzy Bomb
  • Torpedo

Returning Special Weapons

  • Tenta Missiles
  • Inkjet
  • Splashdown
  • Ink Storm
  • Booyah Bomb
  • Ultra Stamp

Of course, the Splatoon series is known for its many weapon variants and the sheer amount of customisation available when designing a loadout. Details on these variants and sets are still up in the air, but rest assured, the base version of your favourite main weapons is back.

How To Get Weapons In Splatoon 3


To unlock main weapons, you must reach the appropriate player level and visit the Ammo Knights shop in Splatsville. If you haven’t hit the prerequisite level needed to use a particular weapon, Sheldon, the owner, might take a bribe in the form of four Sheldon Licences. You can earn Sheldon Licences by levelling up and raising a weapon’s Freshness. To increase a weapon’s Freshness, put it to use in the many Splatoon 3 maps and modes.

Note that if you have Splatoon 3 save data on your Nintendo Switch system, you’ll get a few bonuses, like Golden Sheldon Licences, that you can exchange for any main weapon — regardless of the level requirement.

Splatoon 3 Gear


Splatoon 3 gear goes hand in hand with weapons. Gear not only serves as a way to express yourself, but it comes with abilities that shape how you play. 

There are three types of gear that you can wear: headgear, clothing, and shoes. Every article of gear features a primary ability and up to three secondary abilities. Obtaining experience and levelling up while donning a piece of gear will allow you to eventually imbue it with additional secondary abilities, chosen at random.

Gear customisation in Splatoon 3 is off the charts. Along with brand-new abilities to experiment with, tinkering with your existing gear is easier than ever. Nothing is worse than crafting up some head-turning looks just to discover that the gear’s abilities are lacking. Thankfully, Murch the sea urchin in Splatsville can add secondary abilities to open slots, swap out primary abilities, and raise the star power of your gear. Keep in mind that Murch’s services can be costly, so save up those ability chunks and Super Sea Snails!

How To Get Gear In Splatoon 3


Gear is sold in shops around Splatsville for Cash. Naut Couture sells headgear, Man-o’Wardrobe stocks clothing, and Crush Station is where you can get footwear. The selection rotates often, so if you see something you like, be sure to grab it!

Splatoon 3 Customisation


Once you’re satisfied with your gear and weapon setup, you can show it all off in your personal locker for everyone to see. Take pictures in photo mode and use them to decorate your locker, or opt for seasonal cosmetics like stickers and signs from the catalogue available at Hotlandis.

Gear isn’t the only way to show off your style in Splatoon 3. Your Splashtag functions as a business card and can be customised with banners, titles, and badges. As you pull off impressive feats and accomplish difficult tasks, you’ll earn new badges to show off your Splatoon 3 prowess. You can even unlock victory emotes!

Now that you know what weapons, gear, and customisation options are available in Splatoon 3, you can plot your weapon loadout and gear ensemble ahead of the September 9 release date. If Nintendo stays true to its word, this is just the beginning, as future DLC will bring even more weapons, gear, and cosmetics to Splatoon 3.

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