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Does Splatoon 3 Have Splitscreen Multiplayer? Answered

Here's what you need to know about splitscreen multiplayer in Splatoon 3.

While Splatoon 3 does have a single-player story mode, let’s be real: the primary reason why anyone’s getting this game is so that they can play the multiplayer modes and participate in Splatfests. If you’re wondering whether Splatoon 3 has splitscreen multiplayer, here’s what you need to know.

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Does Splatoon 3 Have Splitscreen Multiplayer?

The sad truth is, no, Splatoon 3 does not have splitscreen multiplayer. There is online functionality, where you can drop in on your friends’ lobbies and play together (though you’re not guaranteed to be on the same team), but at the time of writing, there’s no way to engage in splitscreen co-op or multiplayer in the game.

In that same vein, there’s no couch co-op in the game either. So if you’re hoping to enjoy Splatoon 3 with your friends, you’ll all need to have your own Switch and your own copy of the game to play together in private or public matches.

It’s looking pretty unlikely that Nintendo will ever add splitscreen multiplayer to the game, but if that changes, we’ll make sure to update this article with any relevant info.

That’s all you need to know about whether Splatoon 3 has splitscreen multiplayer. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game, including a rundown of all catalog rewards, and how to import your Splatoon 2 save data.


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Zhiqing Wan
Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.