Splatoon 3 has a brand-new event for fans to enjoy that will arrive every few months – here’s everything you need to know about Big Run.

If you’re a fan of Salmon Run in Splatoon 3, chances are you’ll enjoy this new event. Unlike Splatfests, which mainly offer PVP action, Big Run is an entirely PVE-focused mode.

When a Big Run rolls around, Splatoon 3 players will face off against Salmonids in an effort to stop a full-scale invasion.

Be sure you know what the best weapons in Splatoon 3 are, so you can help fight back the oncoming hordes.

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When Is the Next Big Run Event in Splatoon 3?

We’re expecting Splatoon 3 to get its next Big Run event in March 2023. Although Nintendo has not revealed when the next Big Run will be taking place, the events are said to drop every few months.

Given that it was 3 months after launch that Big Run first debuted, it’s likely that the event will return in March.

We’ll update this article as soon as a new Big Run event gets announced (or leaked) for Splatoon 3.

When Was the Last Big Run Event?

The first-ever Big Run event arrived on Friday, December 9, and took place on Wahoo World from Dec 9 – Dec 12.

During the weekend-long event, Salmonids invaded and attacked Wahoo World, similar to their presence in Splatoon 3’s PVE mode Salmon Run.

What Is Big Run in Splatoon 3?

Big Run is a Splatoon 3 event that features Salmonids invading Splatsville, the area that Inklings and Octolings have made their home.

Players battle the incoming invasion on Splatoon 3 multiplayer stages, rather than in Salmon Run arenas. In a new PVE mode, stages will become flooded, and the sky will turn red as Salmonids arrive in the city.

As ever, players will need to take down Salmonid bosses which drop Golden Eggs, and carry those to the nearby Egg Baskets.

Players who take part in defending the Splatoon 3 multiplayer maps during such events will earn exclusive rewards, so don’t miss out!

No matter where you are in the world, Big Run will be taking place at the same time, and players will have just 48 hours to take part!

How Often Does Big Run Arrive?

Big Run events occur ‘every few months’ in Splatoon 3, so don’t expect them regularly. Be sure to take part in the event while you can to earn exclusive rewards and save the city!

Be sure to prepare for the event, by learning how to boost star power on your Splatoon 3 gear – and if it’s worth doing.

Plus, did you know that you can find a secret Sheldon Drone in Splatoon 3 which helps you track down rare items?

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