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Splatoon 3 update - new stages, weapons, and more

Chill Season is upon us – Splatoon 3’s update for winter 2023 brings weapons, stages, gear, and more to Nintendo’s colorful shooter.

Splatoon 3 update: a close-up of a characters face wearing sunglasses

The latest Splatoon 3 update came to the game on December 1, bringing plenty of new content to their ink-based multiplayer Nintendo Switch shooter. It’s this year’s Chill Season, ushering in a new wave of catalog rewards, weapons, stages, and songs.

If you want to check out the nitty gritty, take a look at the latest Splatoon 3 patch notes right here. Plus, you can see all of the Splatoon characters in case you missed a new addition.

When is the next Splatoon 3 update?

The Splatoon 3 update is here and brings with it a bunch of new stuff for the Chill Season. Check out the trailer below.

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What is in the Chill Season 2023 update?

Hold on to your hats, squids, there’s plenty in the new season. There’s a new stage, new weapons, plenty of fresh clothing, and even brand-new music from the band Chirpy Chips.

Two new special weapons are in the game – Triple Splashdown and the Splattercolor Screen. The Tripe Splashdown is a rejuvenated special as seen in Splatoon 2, and the Splattercolor Screen is new to Splatoon 3.

There are of course new weapons that have these specials, but the best are the Enperry Splat Dualies, equipped with the Splashdown special and curling bombs.

Are there any new stages coming in the Splatoon update?

There are two new stages in Chill Season 2023 – Bluefin Depot, and Robo ROM-en. Bluefin Depot returns from previous Splatoon games, whereas Robo ROM-en is brand new.

Splatoon 3 Salmon Run updates

Mr Grizz has updated Salmon Run for us in this latest update, which is nice of him. Workers can now use the Kraken Royale and Triple Splashdown specials to beat back the salmonids. There’s also a horrifying new King Salmonid called Megalodontia, too, so beware of that.

That’s all we’ve got on the latest Splatoon 3 update. Check out the Splatoon patch notes here for a full rundown of what’s in the update, including any changes to weapons and specials. For more, check out our Splatoon 3 soundtrack feature to hear me gush about the music.