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‘Splatoon 2’ “Global Testfire” Launches Next Month

Splatoon‘s Nintendo Switch sequel will get a three-day multiplayer online beta, but there’s a slight caveat involving the schedule.

Nintendo is giving Splatoon fans a chance at ink-based warfare with a new “Global Testfire” event for Splatoon 2. Akin to the event of the same name for Splatoon on the Wii U, the Global Testfire will be a three-day event for anyone to participate, so long as they own a Nintendo Switch. There is a slight catch to the “three day” detail of the open beta; the Global Testfire will only be active for a total of six hours across the weekend- two on Friday, three Saturday, and just one on Sunday.

Splatoon 2‘s online beta will include the same content found in the version present at Nintendo Switch Preview Tour events; players will have access to four weapons, including the new “Splat Dualies” and the updated versions of the “Splat Roller” and “Splat Charger”. To participate in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Nintendo Switch owners simply need to download the demo on launch day. The schedule is as follows:

March 24:

  • 12-1pm PT
  • 8-9pm PT

March 25: 

  • 4-5am PT
  • 12-1pm PT
  • 8-9pm PT

March 26:

  • 4-5am PT

Splatoon 2 will release sometime this Summer exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo
Image courtesy of Nintendo

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