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Splatoon 3

Original (11/30): Nintendo Switch Online previously offered users icons for Splatoon 3, but the game is now a featured title once again. There’ll be five sets that rotate weekly on every Wednesday until January 9, 2023.

As usual, there are characters, backgrounds, and frames to choose from. Each one costs 5 or 10 Platinum Points as earned through My Nintendo. Once you’ve claimed an icon, it’s yours to claim forever – even if your subscription to Nintendo Switch Online expires.

Splatoon 3 update 5.0.1

Splatoon 3 is set to receive another update today with the game moving up to version 5.0.1. Nintendo has already issued the patch notes.

The update adds an Off the Hook banner for those who purchase DLC content. It also includes an adjustment and several fixes.

An update was shared today on the next Splatoon 3 DLC, with Nintendo offering up a release date for Side Order. Wave 2 of the Expansion Pass, which will have players strengthening their character’s abilities as they ascend the Spire’s floors again and again, arrives in Spring 2024.

Side Order is the bigger portion of the Expansion Pass as it includes a brand new single-player campaign. Players can see what’s become of Inkopolis Square, the central area featured in Splatoon 2.

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Splatoon 3 Splatfest results 9 Shiver vs. Frye vs. Big Man

Splatoon 3 celebrated its first anniversary this weekend with a special Splatfest, and we now have the results from the Shiver vs. Frye vs. Big Man event.

The halftime report showed that things were extremely close. Shiver was in the lead, but you could almost say it was a three-way tie. It was 33.80% for Team Shiver, 33.11% for Team Frye, and 33.09% for Team Big Man.

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Deep Cut amiibo

Original (8/17): Splatoon 3 has unveiled the Drizzle Season as its next major event, and new amiibo for Deep Cut have been revealed.

Drizzle Season will introduce new content as usual. Players can expect Crableg Capital and Shipstage Cargo Co. as new stages. For Salmon Run, Salmonid Smokeyard is making a return and there’ll be new Slopsuits. That’s along with the Dread Wringer and Heavy Edit Splatling weapons, new Tableturf battle cards, and new challenges: Inkjets for Everyone, Swim It to Win It, and Modded Rainmaker Test-Fire.

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Splatoon 3 update 5.0.0

Nintendo just delivered the full, massive patch notes for the Splatoon 3 version 5.0.0 update.

The update will accompany Drizzle Season 2023, which will include new content and features. That means a new catalog, new stages, new weapons’, and more. You can read a bunch more about it here.

Outside of content, many changes are planned to multiplayer Splatfests, and more. Expect a bunch of bug fixes as well.

Here’s the full rundown of the update:

Splatoon 3 Splatfest results Money Fame Love

Nintendo has just revealed the final Splatoon 3 Splatfest results for the Money vs. Fame vs. Love event.

If you happened to check out the halftime report, you should have seen that Team Love had the lead – but barely. Team Love was at 33.85 percent, but Team Money had 33.32 percent, and Team Fame was just behind at 32.83 percent.

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Nintendo has shared details on the next Splatfest for Splatoon 3. This time around, it’s asking something a little more thought-provoking than usual.

Nintendo is asking players to consider what is most important to them of three things: the money, the fame, or the love? Players will be able to weigh in from August 12 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET to August 14 at the same time.

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Splatoon 3 Tournament Manager

Nintendo has revealed the Splatoon 3 Tournament Manager, a brand new feature in the works for the Switch shooter.

According to the official announcement, it will “help support the creation of private tournaments using the Private Battle feature”. Nintendo intends for it to link Splatoon 3 to the SplatNet 3 service “to help players create and manage tournaments on demand.”

Splatoon 3 update 4.1.0

Nintendo has announced another big update for Splatoon 3, with the game expected to move up to version 4.1.0. Per usual, we have the patch notes as well.

Once again, many adjustments are planned for weapons, sub weapons, and special weapons. Another slew of bug fixes are coming as well.

Note that players can look forward to the next update at the end of the current season, with Nintendo largely focusing on more weapon balance adjustments and adding features for the new season beginning in September.

Here’s the full rundown of the new update:

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