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Does Splatoon 3 Require Nintendo Online?

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Splatoon 3 was exclusively released for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 9 and has become the fastest-selling game of all time domestically. Are you trying to figure out if Splatoon 3 requires Nintendo online? Then you are at the right place! Here is what you need to know about how to play Splatoon 3 online.

Does Splatoon 3 Require Nintendo Online?

Splatoon 3 is a single-player and multiplayer video game, but it is a multiplayer-focused game. Most of the time, you will be spending your time playing online, suggesting that you need a Nintendo Online service.

To play Splatoon 3's online modes, you will need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. There are local multiplayer modes and single-player modes where Nintendo Online is not necessary. You can play local battles or the Return of the Mammalians offline.

Players can choose to purchase a Nintendo Online membership for one to 12 months. The base service cost for a year is $20 for a single user. NSO members have the ability to play online, back up their game saves to the cloud, and access a library of games.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can receive a slick banner for their Splatoon 3 Splashtag. Members can redeem the exclusive Splashtag banner through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. To claim the banner, scan the QR code below and open the NSO app. Click on the Splatoon 3 icon to access SplatNet 3.