Nintendo has indicated that it is working to fix the connectivity issues that plague Splatoon 3.
Multiple players have complained about connectivity issues since the game’s release last Friday. As a result, some players are kicked out of the game during online matches. In some cases, people even lose progression in the single player campaign.
On the Japanese Twitter account for the game, Nintendo says it is aware of the problems. “We’re going to release an update that should resolve connectivity issues.” It is not yet known when the update will be released.
Nintendo does have a solution for people who get a black screen when starting the game. Those players are advised to put the Switch in Airplane Mode, fire up the game, and then turn Airplane Mode off again when they arrive in Splatsville.
Splatoon 3 was released for Nintendo Switch last Friday. In the Splatoon games, Inklings and Octolings compete against each other in target shooting. Instead of bullets, the teams shoot with paint. For example, the goal could be to paint arenas in the team’s color as much as possible. Like Splatoon 2, Splatoon 3 has a single player campaign. This one is called ‘The Return of the Mammalians’. The game takes place in the new locations of Splatsville and Splatlands. The Salmon Run co-op has also returned.
Yesterday it emerged that the game had sold 3.45 million copies in its first three days in Japan alone. This makes Splatoon 3 the fastest-selling game ever in the country.
The game scored an 8 on Gamer.nl: “Splatoon 3 is an excellent sequel that mainly picks up on the best aspects of parts one and two. Everything works just that little bit more logically and runs as you would expect, from the signature gameplay to the menus. Other than a more extensive, fun single-player campaign, you don’t have to count on much news.”