Splatoon 3 is now available on Nintendo Switch. After several months of waiting full of teasers that were shown in different Nintendo Directs, the game has finally landed on Nintendo’s console, and it’s breaking all kinds of records. As we have already said, Splatoon 3 is a title that improves the entire game system, refining the mechanics and with a main mode that will give us hours of fun. If you started out in the franchise with this title, or if you played the second installment a long time ago and have already forgotten a lot, here are some tips and tricks to start this third title off on the right foot.
Use motion control
You are not the only one. It happened to all of us. You start the game, launch the tutorial and… having to move your arms to control the camera doesn’t quite convince you. You go into the settings and turn it off to have control with both joysticks. Well, you’re not getting the most out of the game.
The motion controls will take some getting used to, but in return you’ll get much more precision and speed when aiming. If your idea is to play online once you understand the mechanics you will start out at a disadvantage if you use the analog mechanics.
You can adjust the sensitivity to different weapons. Take your time to learn the motion controls and see what sensitivity works for you to get the best handling possible.
use the card
Respawning in Splatoon 3 can be a little unnerving. You were holding your console making moves, and suddenly you no longer have a good reference of where you are. Well, take a look at the map. You will be able to see where the enemy is pressing and what path you need to follow to return to the attack.
It’s also worth checking the map from time to time to see how the game is going from a less biased point of view than ours.
Choose your weapons wisely
When a new weapon appears in Splatoon, it’s okay to go for it and forget about the rest. Take your time to discover the game little by little and see what the advantages and disadvantages of each weapon are. Which weapon you use will entirely depend on your playstyle. Are you a lone wolf or do you generally do more teamwork? If you’re one of the latter, it’ll be best to use items that focus on being able to quickly move around the stage and revive your companions when needed. Let other team members get their hands dirty, never better said.
paint your base
This point is quite delicate, but beginners tend to forget it. As soon as you launch the game, quickly fill your base with ink. Smearing the opponent’s area with ink is cool, but before we go out to invade, we need to make sure what’s ours.
Try weapons before you buy them
Before you start buying a weapon, you can test it. So you can get an idea of whether it is worth investing in it or not.
While in the Armory, press the “Y” button on your controller to open the Shooting Range. There you can try out special and secondary weapons. Take the opportunity to observe the extent of each of them and the damage they cause. You can measure them using the darts as a reference. This way, you’ll know what types of weapons best suit your playstyle.