If you’re trying to grind your way to level 30 and unlock all the game’s weapons, here’s how to level up fast in Splatoon 3.

If you’re just getting started with Splatoon 3, the grind to the level cap might look a little daunting. After all, some of the game’s best weapons are only available to high level players.

But with progress often seeming a little on the slower side in Nintendo’s latest shooter, what’s the best way to speed up the grind?

We’ve got a few tips that should help get you to the level cap in no time.

Splatoon 3: How to Level Up & Unlock All Guns

Use Food to Boost Your XP

Right next to the lobby elevator, you’ll see a canteen area that allows Inklings and Octolings to exchange food tickets for various items. One such item, the Pescatariat, gives you an additional 50% XP gain in your next 20 matches, while The Pescatariat Royale doubles all XP earned.

Playing with a pre-made squad? The Marigold’en Garden Greens will double the XP for ALL party members!

Splatoon 3 Canteen

Taking advantage of the incredible food bonuses on offer will be a necessary step for those looking to reach Level 30 in no time.

Here’s how to get food and drink tickets for the Crab-N-Go in Splatoon 3!

Win Your Matches

Although there’s no way to guarantee a win in Splatoon matchmaking, you do get more XP for a victory than a defeat. You might consider grouping up with some friends in Splatoon 3 to give yourself a better chance at winning those games.

Splatoon 3 Multiplayer

Also check out our beginner tips to help you win in Splatoon 3 to help you win every Turf War.

Anarchy Battles

If you can handle the pressure of a ranked match, Anarchy Battles will net you far more XP than standard Turf Wars games. You’ll unlock this playlist once you hit Level 10 and it offers a significant boost to your XP grind.

Splatoon 3 Anarchy Battles

What’s more, fighting off against players in ranked modes will only increase your skill level, leading to more wins and more XP in the process!

Once you’ve hit level 30, every gun in Splatoon 3 will be available at the Ammo Knights weapon store! Just make sure you’re using the best ones:

Looking to make sure you’re a step ahead of the competition? Here are the best settings you need to be using in Splatoon 3!

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