Think of this as a beginner’s guide to Splatoon 2’s online multiplayer mode. How can you improve your playstyle? We list down 4 points that might be useful to you as an Inkling.
Tune in to Off the Hook
Pearl and Marina might not be the best hosts around Inkopolis Square but their show is definitely something to look forward to. This duo gives newly-logged in players updates on the current battle stages and the new weapons available.
You would want to pay attention to their ramblings because they give you an idea of what kind of area you will be playing in, along with the latest ammunition one can purchase.
Upgrade your equipment
Currently, the shop offers 67 different weapons, from gatling guns to umbrellas. Each main weapon offers a sub and a special, so the equipment really varies. For example the Dualie Squelchers come with a Point Sensor and lets you shoot Tenta Missiles, while an N-ZAP ’85 gives you a suction bomb and an Ink Armor that lets you absorb 30 points of damage.
In most regular battles, the roller types seem to be a popular choice among online Inklings. Rollers are more efficient in achieving the mode objective, which is to color the area with your own ink.
Upgrading your equipment does not only pertain to the ammo, but to your gear as well. Visit the row of shops in Inkopolis and check out the latest release of clothing, footwear, and headgear.
Play the single-player story campaign
Marie is one of the striking characters you’ll meet in the square. She wears a kimono paired with a parasol and guides you through the story of Splatoon 2. Playing through the single player mode will train you for your upcoming regular battles.
The real training starts at the Octo Canyon, Agent 4.
Do a Salmon Run!
It’s always fun to play with friends, right? Round up your best buddies to do a round or two of Salmon Run! Splatoon 2’s local wireless multiplayer mode preps you up for the regular battles. Salmon Run trains you to cooperate with your teammates which is essential for the online modes.