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How to Get Sheldon Licenses in Splatoon 3

If you’re hoping to get some new weapons in Splatoon 3, you’ll need to find out how to get some Sheldon Licenses.

Trying out new weapons in Splatoon 3 can drastically change how you perform in matches. Choosing a weapon that suits your play style and using the best abilities in Splatoon 3 can help you rank up faster.

However, purchasing new weapons isn’t as simple as using your hard-earned Cash, as you’ll need a new currency called Sheldon Licenses.

Here’s how to get some more Sheldon Licenses in the latest Splatoon game.

How to Earn Sheldon Licenses in Splatoon 3

There are two ways to earn Sheldon Licenses in Splatoon 3:

  • Increasing your account level
  • Raising the Freshness of your weapons
four Inklings from Splatoon 3 lined up with various weapons

The first method is fairly simple. Leveling up your account will reward you with one Sheldon License per level, and if you’re desperate for new weapons, you can find out how to level up quickly in Splatoon 3.

For the second method, you’ll need to increase any weapon’s Freshness, up to five stars. For every star, you’ll get one Sheldon License, meaning you can repeat this up to five times for every weapon you own.

To raise the Freshness of your weapons, simply play some online matches and overtime, you’ll increase it.

Where to Find Your Weapon’s Freshness

  • Go to the ‘Lobby’ in Splatoon 3
  • Press ‘+’ to go to the equip menu
  • Press ‘A’ on the Weapons option
  • Highlight a weapon with the Squid pointer and press ‘ZL’ twice
  • You’ll find your Freshness rating for that weapon in the top right, rated with stars out of five
Box surrounding Weapon Freshness in Weapons menu for Splatoon 3

Now that you know how to get Sheldon Licenses, check out the best weapons for painting in Splatoon 3 to see what you should spend them on.

What are Gold Sheldon Licenses in Splatoon 3?

Gold Sheldon Licenses are used to purchase weapons that are above your current level in Splatoon 3. These can only be earned by transferring save data from Splatoon 2.

Players can use these to bypass the grind and get some high-end weapons straight away. However, there’s no other method currently to get these.

If you don’t want to waste your Sheldon Licenses, here’s how to test weapons before purchasing them!

How to Test Weapons in Splatoon 3

  • Press ‘X’ to open the Menu and select the Weapons shop
  • Scroll to the weapon you want to test
  • Press ‘Y’ and click Test to start a test

This way you can make sure you don’t lose any of your hard-earned Sheldon Licenses.

Weapons Test options in Splatoon 3

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