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Splatoon 3 | Beginner Guide & Tips

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Beginner Guide & Tips for Splatoon 3. Learn about different game modes and types, Tips and Tricks, Cosmetics, SplashTags, Starting Guide, Emotes, Battle Techniques, and more.

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3 Types Of Game Mode

Battle Against Other Players


Battle is a game mode wherein players will play a 4 vs 4 match. There are three types of battles. It'd be better to start with Turf War to learn how it plays, then try the ranked match Anarchy Battle once you get used to it.

Turf War・Basic battle mode that can be easily played.
・Only 1 Rule
└ The team with the larger area of paint wins.
Anarchy Battle・Competitive Mode
・Rank increases or decreases depending on wins and losses
・4 different modes on rotation
└ Splat Zone, Tower Control, Rainmaker, Clam Blitz
Private Battle・A mode wherein only friends can participate
・Up to 8 players and 2 spectators can join
・Able to set a Password for the room
・You can pick the Rule and Stage

Hero Mode To Learn The Basics


Hero Mode is a single player mode that can be played offline, like the story mode in other games. It is a mode that is highly recommended for beginners because it teaches the basics of battles and weapons while showing various tricks.

Hero Mode Story Walkthrough

4 Player Coop - Salmon Run


Salmon Run is a game mode wherein up to 4 players can cooperate to defeat salmons that spawn wave after wave to collect and deliver Golden Eggs from the powerful Boss Salmonid. As rewards, you can get useful items such as limited gears and additional currency.

Customization And Cosmetics



Gear is the clothing your character wears, there are three types gear that are available: Headgear, Shoes, and Clothing. Gears come with Gear Abilities which increase the speed of movement or ink recovery. You are free to customize your character's appearance and performance.

Keep using the same Gear to get new ability randomly


If you keep using the same Gear, you will obtain a new Gear Ability randomly. Also, you can remove the Gear Ability or add a new one by requesting Spyke in Splatsville.

Locker Customization


There is a locker room in the lobby where you can place your weapons, gears, and decorations. You can also add stickers to customize the appearance of the locker. Try to make your own wonderful locker!


SplashTag is the name tag displayed when you talk during battles or in the square. You can freely set three types of Banner, Badge, and Title. If you keep taking on Battles or pay to draw the lottery in the lobby, the options will increase.


Emote is a pose that you take after winning a battle. You can set this up by pressing the + button in the square or lobby. It is able to get new ones by using the points in the general shop.

Battle Techniques

Learn Basic Controls

learn the basics

Before trying difficult techniques, learn the basic controls. Since you couldn't learn all the controls from the tutorial, it is recommended to learn the basic controls while proceeding the single player system Hero Mode.

Get Used To Controling The Camera

In Splatoon 3, camera operation can be controlled in two different ways, "Stick Control" and "Motion Control (Gyro)". Both are difficult for a beginner, so try to get used to it while playing Hero Mode.

Improve Your Aim and Technique


In addition to basic controls, it is also important to practice your aim and learn techniques that can be used in battle. Practice is essential for getting better in battles, it can make a difference to your opponent, get prepared before you are taking on.

Techniques To Learn
How To Squid RollHow To Squid Surge
How To Do Super JumpHow To Improve Aim

Recommended Game Settings

Turn On Motion Controls

At first, you may struggle if you are not used to it, but it is highly recommended to turn on the Motion Controls. Motion Controls are not only easy to shoot accurately but also help you move the viewpoint while you're pressing other buttons and sticks with both hands, which allows more flexibility to operate.

Start Motion-Control Sensitivity with -1~1

If the sensitivity is too low or too high, it will take longer to get used to it. Gradually adjust your setting from -1~1 to get the perfect motion control.

Stick Sensitivity must be Higher or Same as Motion Control

High SensitivityYou can quickly do a 180° turn with your camera
Same As Motion ControlEasy to handle since there are no difference

Since the camera movement in Stick Control is mainly used when moving the viewpoint, there are two patterns: use a higher sensitivity to move quickly or emphasize on the ease of handling with the same sensitivity as the Motion Control. You can try both of them and choose which one you like better.

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