Splatoon 3: How To Join Turf War [Explained]

Know about your wars before you fight them.

Splatoon 3 gameplay mostly revolves around its multiplayer, similar to its predecessors. Turf Wars is one of the multiplayer game modes in Splatoon 3, and we have prepared this guide to inform you how to join Turf Wars in the game.


Key Highlights

  • Splatoon 3 brings many features and game modes from their previous game and one game mode being Turf War.
  • A Turf War match lasts around 3 minutes, and there is a team of 4 players against 4 other players, and the objective is to cover the area with your ink as much as possible.
  • The players can play Turf Wars by going to the lobby and then choosing whether they want to play regular battles or private.

What Are Turf Wars In Splatoon 3?

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Turf War match

Turf War is a 3-minute 4v4 online game mode in Splatoon 3 that players can enjoy with random players online or with friends. The rules of the match are simple: whichever team covers most of the arena with their ink wins. Therefore always be sure to have your best weapons and gear equipped.

A few tips we can give about this game mode is to stay on high ground so you can cover the most amount of the arena with your ranged weapon in as little time as possible. Aside from this, always be sure to utilize your Squid Roll and Squid Surge, as they can help you travel from one part of the arena to the other more efficiently.

Another thing is not to waste your time covering vertical walls with your ink, as those walls do not count in the final score. If you are interested, then why not read our BEST Splatoon 3 Tricolor Turf Wars Tips and Tricks guide, in which we will provide all the best tips for the game mode so you can win your next Turf War.

How To Join Turf Wars

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Turf War team

Joining Turf Wars is incredibly simple; players need to go to the lobby by either the menu or by the lobby located in Splatville. Then players have to choose whether they wish to play Regular Battles or Private Battles.

In Regular Battles, you will be paired with random people, while in Private Battles, you can invite other people like your friends and play with them. It is recommended always to have a unique look in Splatoon 3 to make your character stand out; consider reading our guide on character appearance and how to change it.

Aside from regular Turf Wars, this game mode is also available during events like Splatfests.

Wrap Up

That wraps up our guide on Turf Wars and how to join them in Splatoon 3. The game mode has seen a lot of success as almost every fan of the Splatoon franchise seems to love it, and the Turf War game mode shows no sign of dying anytime soon.

Splatoon as a franchise focuses more on multiplayer rather than the single player because of its addictive gameplay, but that is no reason for players to ignore the story mode at all, as it is quite rich and well-written.

Splatoon 3 is available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. In this guide, we have explained in detail what exactly is the Turf War game mode and all the different ways to join it. We hope our guide helped you, and if we missed something, please let us know in the comment section below.

Since Splatoon 3 mainly revolves around multiplayer and PvP, having the right weapons is paramount if you want to win in different game modes; therefore, consider reading our Best PvP Weapons in Splatoon 3 guide. 

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A veteran writer passionate about gaming and rarely ever spotted in the streets, Rabiya is either cooped up gaming or watching anime all the time. Striving to be a competitive gaming-based writer, she currently employs her writing skills working for eXputer.

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