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How to Unlock New Weapons in Splatoon 3

Unlock your new favorite weapon.

Getting a fresh new weapon in a video game sends the perfect amount of dopamine straight to the brain. Overcoming a challenge or long grind feels worth it once you have that shiny new toy in your hands to play with. Splatoon 3 is filled with them! So here’s how to unlock new weapons in Splatoon 3.

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How to Unlock New Weapons in Splatoon 3

If you’re looking to unlock new weapons, you’ll want to head over to the Amoo Knights store. Here is where the shopkeeper Sheldon will help outfit you with the latest and greatest ink splatting weapons in Splatsville.

You’ll need Sheldon licenses to purchase weapons in Splatoon 3, which are acquired from leveling up from battles. Every time you level up, you’ll be given a number of Sheldon licenses. You will also obtain them by using the same weapon in matches.

Depending on your level, one Sheldon license can be exchanged for one weapon. Your level in Splatoon 3 will dictate which weapons you have access to. The higher the level, the more weapons you have to choose from.

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However, you can exchange multiple Sheldon licenses for a weapon of a higher level if you want to unlock it early. This will require you to save up quite a few licenses to unlock the weapon but allows you to get your favorite earlier than expected.

Be sure to play a lot and use the same weapon often to bank a ton of Sheldon licenses for purchasing weapons in Splatoon 3.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about how to unlock new weapons in Splatoon 3. be sure to check out all of the weapons revealed so far and how to use Amiibo in Splatoon 3. We have plenty of other coverage you can look at by clicking the Splatoon 3 tag below.

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Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.