Players from Splatoon 3 must download the Nintendo Switch Online app

Players from Splatoon 3 must download the Nintendo Switch Online app ...

Splatoon 3 has just finished its launch weekend, with players flooding into Inkopolis to live the life of a kid-squid. There''s a handy companion youe''ll need to bring along to the Turf War: the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Nintendo''s historically under-developed mobile app is primarily used as a means for players who want to use voice chat in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe games. However, for Splatoon 3, it has several other purposes, some of which allow players to acquire exclusive gear not found in the game itself.

When you load up Splatnet 3 in the Switch Online app, the first thing youll notice is a button that states "SplatNet Shop." This digital storefront allows players to spend their coins on a rotating set of gear. Specifically, the app includes a Takoroka gear, a set that includes a black and purple visor with four perk slots.

The Wandercrust option allows players to donate their ink points to him and get some Tableturf Battle card sleeves for their troubles. This is the first of many journeys, and you wont have to miss out on a chance to get Seans gear.

There are a few other reasons to use the app: it allows players to manage their freshest outfits, revisit match history, view replays, and the upcoming reset schedule. It''s also seemingly the only place to actually see what''s featured in the games battle pass-equivalent catalog. Did you know, for example, that tier 100 rewards you with three sunglasses stacked on top of one another?

The Nintendo Switch Online app has been a long-running joke for gamers, but this is the one time youll really want to use it. It is available for iOS and Android devices.