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How to Start the Single Player Campaign in Splatoon 3

How to Start the Single Player Campaign in Splatoon 3?

Into the sewers!

Splatoon 3 is finally here! The popular Nintendo ink-shooter in its best version so far contains a huge number of modes and maps for online competitive matches, but also a lot of additional fun content. Similar to the previous entries in the series, in Splatoon 3 we have a single-player mode in which players use their skills to finish the levels full of challenges and even bosses in the style of classic single-player games. If you wonder how to access a single-player campaign in Splatoon 3, check out the guide below.

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How to Start the Single Player Campaign in Splatoon 3?

Like most things in Splatoon 3, you can’t simply select the single-player campaign from the menus, you have to find the entrance in the Splatsville hub town first. Go to the main square – Splatsville main square, marked “Square” on the map you open with the X button. Once there, while facing the big double stairs, on the left side in the corner you will spot a manhole cover, position yourself right above it and press ZL to enter. By entering the sewers you will find yourself in Alterna Crater where the introduction to the single-player story begins.

That one right there!

Return of the Mammalians is a single-player mode in Splatoon 3 where players explore a crater in Alterna while fighting an Octarian army, wearing an upgradeable Hero Suit. The campaign begins with four introductory stages that serve as a kind of tutorial, with a boss battle at the end, after which the real campaign begins with the title screen after which players are transferred to the icy Alterna region, where they will go through many challenging single-player levels split into 6 sites.

For more Splatoon 3 guides here on PRIMA Games check out How to Earn Clout in Splatoon 3, Splatoon 3: How to Increase Your Rank, and How to Play With Friends in Splatoon 3.

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Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.