Splatoon 3 Cheats and Tips
DON’T SHY AWAY FROM MOTION CONTROLS
Motion controls aren’t every person’s cup of tea, but in Splatoon, they can be a vital asset! They’re enabled by default and can be disabled in the settings.
Once enabled, you can simply tilt the controller to aim! Use motion controls to fine-tune your movements, aim better when throwing bombs, and look around you — though you will need to use the R Stick to widen your view when looking around. If you’ve tilted too much, simply reset the camera with the Y button.
SWIM IN INK
wimming in ink with your Swim Form helps you move around much faster than walking on the ground in Kid Form. Pressing the ZL button gets you swimming, which can help you move through grates and reloads your ink tank to boot! If you move slowly enough, you can sneak past enemies and other players — even slower if you have the Ninja Squid ability.
One of the new movement mechanics in Splatoon 3 is the Squid Roll mechanic. This is activated by quickly flicking the Left Stick in the opposite direction of where you’re moving while in Swim Form and pressing the B button. You receive a brief period of invulnerability as well, so it’s useful for escaping enemy fire.
STICKING TO THE RIGHT IS ALWAYS RIGHT
Playing Splatoon 3 requires you to use almost every button on your Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. If you ever get confused about how attacking works, remember to stick to the right. Press the ZR button to shoot from your main weapon to spray your ink! Keep an eye on your ink tank by going into Swim Form with ZL.
Your main weapon isn’t the only thing you’ve got in your arsenal, however: press the R button to throw your sub-weapon, and press in the Right Stick to activate your special weapon!
AVOID ENEMY INK
While swimming in ink greatly enhances your mobility options, you can only swim in your ink or your team’s ink. Moving around or swimming in enemy ink will slow you down, making you vulnerable to enemy attacks.
If you have enough ink to throw a bomb, try lobbing it in front of you to make a quick dash through enemy turf! Curling bombs, for example, move in front of you in a straight line before exploding, which you can use to your advantage as a shield that drives enemies away.
RECOVER YOUR HEALTH
Sometimes, you can’t escape every shot that comes your way, or you accidentally step into enemy ink. Your movement will slow, and dark splotches will begin to cloud your vision. If you’re not careful, an enemy can use this vulnerable state to splat you.
Luckily, we have a fix for that! Simply submerging yourself in ink will recover your health, preventing you from being splatted. Be aware of your surroundings, as there’s almost always a way to get yourself out of a tough situation.