Video games are fun by themselves, but they even get better when played with friends via online multiplayer. If you are one of the many new players or veterans asking for details on how to join a game in Splatoon 3, you are on the right page.
Before we dive into the details, it is important to note Splatoon 3 multiplayer requires all participants to have their individual Switch console and a copy of the game. With that being said, let’s get right into the details.
Splatoon 3: How To Join A Game
There are many modes one can play via online multiplayer in the game. We will discuss how to join a game for each of them. Before we dive into that, it should be noted most of the game modes have very similar ways of being accessed, except Private and Salmon Run.
1) Regular Battle and Anarchy Modes
To join a game in the Regular Battle, Anarchy Battle (series), and Anarchy Battle (open) modes, follow these steps.
- First, press X for the menu when you are in Splatsville Main Square, then roll over to the Map section and select Lobby.
- Then move to the Battle Lobby and switch the group settings to ‘With Friends’.
- Now select Regular Battle and then create a room using the Y button, or join a room created by your friend.
- The match will begin once all players including the additional ones from the lobby have joined and the room creator hits the ready button.
2) Private Battle
- Navigate to Splatsville Main Square and press X for the menu, then from the Map section, select Lobby.
- Next, walk into the battle pot and select Private Battle.
- The player who created the room will have ‘Joinable’ attached to his name. Click on the name.
- Join a room by inputting the 3-digit password set by whoever created the room.
- Now, select Yeah! to be part of the room and wait for Player 1 to begin the game.
3) Salmon Run
- Press X for the menu and then select Grizzco in the Map.
- Then press L for the Match Menu, and switch group settings to ‘With Friends’.
- Now select ‘Freelance’ to join other players, or select ‘Private Job’ to practice with friends.
- At this point, join a room set up by a friend, and wait for others to be ready.
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