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When Does the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Begin?

Here's everything you need to know in order to be able to participate in the very first Splatfest of Splatoon 3 ahead of the game's launch.

Just like in both previous Splatoon games, there will be a free demo ahead of the launch of Splatoon 3 in which players can participate in a Global Splatfest to test the game. This will be your one chance to choose a team and battle for their side before buying the actual game. Here’s everything you need to know about when the Splatoon 3 Splatfest world premiere demo begins.

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When Does the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere Demo Begin?

The Splatoon 3 Splatfest demo begins on August 27. It will last for 12 hours, starting from 9 am PT / 12 pm ET.

For the first half of this Splatfest, from 9 am – 3 pm PT, it will be a standard Turf War mode with two rival teams battling it out.

For the second half, from 3 pm – 9 pm PT, the mode will change to Tricolor Turf War Battles. This is a brand new 4v2v2 mode in which four players leading team from the first half will be sandwiched between two players from each of the other two teams. Yes, this means three teams and three ink colors in one battle.

How to Play the Splatoon 3 Splatfest Demo

To participate, you need a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Luckily, if you download this Splatoon 3 demo, you will receive a free 7-day trial for Nintendo Switch Online. The demo and free trial membership can be played beginning on August 25, and you can pre-order the free demo right here.

Once the demo starts, you’ll be asked to pick a team. The options are Rock, Paper, and Scissors. It doesn’t matter which one you pick, but you can’t change it after selecting. Consider picking an option that your friends are also picking so that you can be on the same team.

You’ll be able to choose from 26 weapons in the Splatfest demo as well as try out the test range for practice.

This is the only 12-hour period in which you’ll be able to demo Splatoon 3 and participate in the Splatfest, so make sure to mark your calendar if you want to play. The full game will release on September 9.

That is everything you need to know about when the Splatoon 3 Splatfest world premiere demo begins. You can keep up with everything that was just announced during the Splatoon 3 Direct right here.


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