Everyone who played the Splatoon 3 World Premiere demo got a taste of what a Splatfest is all about, hoping to ink their way to victory for their team. Now that the event is over, when is the next Splatfest coming to Splatoon 3?
When is the next Splatoon 3 Splatfest: start date and end date?
Nintendo has just announced the date of the next Splatfest event. Ink your way to victory in Friday, January 7th, 2023, and ending on Sunday, January 9, 2023.
The theme of this Splatfest will be a favorite taste sensation. Your team options are Spicy, Sweeteither Sour. Which will you choose? And remember, during a Splatfest, you can win Super Sea Snails!
What is Splatfest?
A Splatfest event in Splatoon 3 is a limited-time event where players must choose a side to participate in the event. The three teams in Splatoon 3 are Spicy, Sweet, and Sour. You must choose wisely as you only have one option. You cannot change the team in the middle of the Splatfest.
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Once you have chosen your team, you will fight for your team to win by playing online matches called Turf War. This new game mode replaces Anarchy Battles; the more you play, the more you win. You will rise higher in your team, and maybe your team will win Splatfest. By participating, you will also win Super Sea Snails.
Splatfest also introduces a new game mode called Tricolor Turf War, which occurs during the second half of this event. Tricolor Turf War is a 4v2v2 matchup. The winning team of Splatfest is placed in the center of the map and is flanked by the two losing teams on opposite ends of the field. The two losing teams must cooperate (in theory) to ink more than the four-player team, and the winning team must defend while trying to get the best ink percentage on the map.
However, the winning team must also defend the Ultra Signal, as whoever activates this device will have the Sprinker of Doom appear, spraying large amounts of the team’s color around the battlefield. This extra in-game item adds a lot of chaos, and three minutes is plenty of time for it to be undone.
If this new game mode interests you, you can only play it during a Splatfest, since after the event ends. The battles of anarchy will return.
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