Splatoon 3: New & Returning Maps [Explained]

In This Guide We Entail A List Of All The New Maps That Are Being Included In The New Splatoon 3.

Finally, the long wait for the latest Splatoon installation is over as Nintendo releases the Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch. The third-person shooter game features 12 maps with room for more. These are just the maps that have been confirmed for the game up until now. And among these maps, brand new maps and maps are coming back from the previous Splatoon titles. In our guide, we will be listing all of the Splatoon 3 New Maps as well as the maps that are coming back.

Now, if you are a beginner in the new Splatoon 3, then try reading our Splatoon 3 Beginners Guide for a better grip on the game. Also, it is best to know about your weapons in a game like this, so we recommend that you know about How To Unlock Weapons, Best PvP Weapons, Best Weapons, and also which weapon stands in which position which can be inquired about in our Splatoon 3 Weapons Tier List.

Furthermore, we also have gone to the length of covering How Long To Beat Splatoon 3, How To Change Appearance, and which are the Best Characters Of Splatoon 3. And with this, let us get back to our topic at hand of the Splatoon 3 Maps.

Splatoon 3 Map Rotation

Splatoon 3 Maps
All Of The Splatoon 3 Maps

Now, what we have found is that the map rotation of the new Splatoon 3 will be very similar to the map rotation of Splatoon 2. So the maps will be available in two groups which will be swapped. These groups will be swapped every 2 hours. However, it is worth noting that the map selection will vary according to the mode you are playing. This even applies to the different versions of Turf War Battles and Anarchy Battles.

Also, we would like to inform you that the Tri-color Turf War Battle will be taking place on a single map for now, as this could change during the future Splahfests. Furthermore, Nintendo is kind enough to let you know about the next group of maps as well as current maps through the online mobile SplatNet3 app.

Touring Maps

Yes, you heard us right. In the new Splatoon 3, the developers allow the players to explore each map for up to 60 minutes. However, to be able to do it, you will have to use the new Recon Guide feature. This can be done by interacting with the pink-orange fish-like character that is located in Splatsville Hub right in front of the Hotlantis, which is signified with a blue banner.

List Of All Splatoon 3 Maps

Now, we will proceed to list every map of the new Splatoon 3 that has been confirmed up until now. Also, we would like you to know that we will list the maps in two categories that are divided into two sections which are new maps and maps that are making a comeback from the previous Splatoon titles. But first, let us give you a small list of all the maps:

  • Scorch Gorge 
  • Eeltail Alley 
  • Hagglefish Market 
  • Undertow Spillway 
  • Mincemeat Metalworks 
  • Hammerhead Bridge 
  • Museum d’Alfonsino 
  • Mahi-Mahi Resort 
  • Inkblot Art Academy 
  • Sturgeon Shipyard 
  • MakoMart 
  • Wahoo World 

New Maps In Splatoon 3

Now, we will be mentioning the new maps that have been added to the game. Also, the new game will partially be taking place in Splatland. Furthermore, Splatoon 3 has received five new maps up until now, which are:

  • Scorch Gorge 
  • Eeltail Alley 
  • Hagglefish Market 
  • Undertow Spillway 
  • Mincemeat Metalworks

Scorch Gorge

Scorch Gorge
The Scorch Gorge Map In Splatoon 3

Now, the first map that is new to Splatoon 3 is the Scorch Gorge which is set in the new Splatlands area. The map looks like a classic Splatoon map with a variety of high points that can be used by players to throw down ink on their opponents.

Also, the map has plenty of alleyways and back routes that can be used to sneak up on a player who is camping at a specific spot.

Eeltail Alley

Eeltail Alley
The New Eeltail Alley Map In Splatoon 3

First of all, we would like to point out the map’s similarity to some of the maps from Splatoon 2. However, rest assured that it is a brand-new exhilarating map that has a tremendous variety of pathways and maze-like walkways which go under and above each other. Due to these features of the map, it will support the vertical encounters a lot.

Hagglefish Market

Hagglefish MArket
The Hagglefish Market Map In Splatooon 3

The Hagglefish Market is a very colorful new map for Splatoon 3, and one of the big additions to the map is that you can see some of the locals of the area carrying out their usual tasks. This can also be observed during your fierce battles.

Also, remember not to take a dip in the water that is running on the sides and through the map, as it will send you straight to the start menu.

Undertown Spillway

Undertown Spillway
The Undertown Spillway Map In Splatoon 3

Now, one of the new, more industrial-looking maps for the Splatoon 3 is the Undertown Spillway. The map features bright colors with gated walls that are mostly used to ink the foes and dive through them to either escape an enemy or sneak up on another foe.

Furthermore, due to the bright colors, players forget that the map has an undertone of an industrial building.

Mincemeat Metalworks

Mincemeat Metalworks
The Mincemeat Metalworks Map

Now, the Mincemeat Metalworks is a very unique and interesting map that is essentially based on a scrapyard with all sorts of scraps and equipment that ranges from cranes, discarded vehicles, scrap metal cubes, and a massive rusted ship that is in the background.

Returning Maps In Splatoon 3

Now, we will be listing the variety of maps that are making a return in the latest Splatoon 3 from the various Splatoon titles. In total, seven maps are making a return. And the maps that fall under this category are as the following:

  • Hammerhead Bridge 
  • Museum d’Alfonsino 
  • Mahi-Mahi Resort 
  • Inkblot Art Academy 
  • Sturgeon Shipyard 
  • MakoMart 
  • Wahoo World 

Hammerhead Bridge

Hammerhead Bridge
The Hammerhead Bridge Map

Now, one of the oldest maps in the Splatoon franchise is making a return in the new game. The Hammerhead Bridge map was first introduced on the first Splatoon game, which was available on the Wii U.

Also, if the map is similar to the original one, then we can expect close-quarter flights along the walkways and in between the cars. Furthermore, a worthy tip is that do not fall off through any of the grated pathways when you are in your ink form.

Museum d’Alfonsino

Musem D Alfonsi
The Museum D Alfonsino Map

Another iconic map that is making a comeback is the Museum d’Alfonsino which is a lot fancier than the other maps of Splatoon 3. Also, according to the pre-launch footage, we can confirm that the map will be inheriting much of its traits from the original map meaning that we could experience a similar fighting strategy.

Mahi Mahi Resort

Mahi Mahi Resort
The Mahi Mahi Resort Map In Splatoon

Next up is the Mahi Mahi Resort, which has some challenging pathways and areas that change according to the set timer. Also, every 90 seconds, the map moves up and down, making the map that much more enjoyable. According to us, the map is an astounding piece of art, and it also has a lot of replay value as the map keeps changing.

Inkblot Art Academy

Inkblot Art Acadmey
Inkblot Art Academy Map

Another one of the maps that are coming back from Splatoon 2 is the Inkblot Art Academy. Also, the battle area is actually located right in between two campus buildings. And as you might have suspected, it does feature a tarmac road, a bunch of cars, and a pond that belongs to the campus.

Sturgeon Shipyard

Next on the list is another one of the Splatoon 2 maps that are coming back in Splatoon 3. The Sturgeon Shipyard is similar to the Mahi Mahi Resort, which has changing pathways and much more.

Also, this map is set on a ship that is under construction, due to which has many cranes that can be utilized freely. However, these cranes move up and down whenever they like.

Makomart

Makomart
The Makomart Map

Furthermore, the next map is the Makomart which is designed after a supermarket. However, in the game, the supermarket is not used for grocery shopping but rather for battle. The map features various shelves and grocery items in the background.

Wahoo World

Wahoo World
The Wahoo World Map

Finally, the last map on our returning maps list is the Wahoo World which is another type of map that has areas that keep changing in the middle of the battle. The map is based on a fun theme park that has a rotating platform in the center while also having to retract and extend bridges on the side.

Lastly, we would like to mention that these maps can change over time. And also, the maps that return will not exactly be the same as they will have some changes in styling and maybe some structures, so do not be surprised. 

And with this, we brought our guide to an end where we discussed thoroughly each of the Splatoon 3 maps that will be featured in the game up until now. However, if you believe that we left something out, then please do let us know through the comment section down below.

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Atik Younus


Atik is a Game Guides Writer at eXputer with plenty of experience under his belt. He has a knack for well-written stories and amazing combat mechanics. When not found going on adventures with Nathan Drake, he's usually found creating 3D artwork and writing code.