Splatoon 3 players are reporting that communication errors and disconnects are plaguing the Team Gear, Grub, and Fun Splatfest.

If you’re experiencing a series of connectivity issues when trying to take part in Splatoon 3’s first post-launch Splatfest, you’re not alone. Dozens of players seem to be taking to social media to voice their complaints about the game.

Something about the team-based nature of the Splatoon 3 Splatfest appears to be affecting matchmaking right now. And although Splatoon servers aren’t amazing at the best of times, this weekend’s Splatfest is causing players to experience more issues than ever.

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Already, Nintendo has suggested a fix for a bug that causes Splatoon 3 players’ conch shells to go missing. And fans report that’s the least of the Splatfest’s issues right now.

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Splatoon 3 Splatfest Communication Errors

Splatfest 3 players report game-ruining communication errors that disconnect them from their games during this weekend’s Splatfest.

Reports are flooding in all over Twitter, complaining about the title’s stability. And right now, with every game counting towards your team’s progress, it’s easy to understand player frustration.


What’s particularly annoying is when Splatoon decides that the disconnection is the players’ fault, and subsequently bans them from playing online for a while.

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And those players that restart their games in an effort to rid themselves of issues must then rewatch the opening news segment, which can’t be skipped while Splatfests are live.

Of course, Deep Cut’s news show can be handy to see who is winning in Splatoon 3’s Splatfest right now, but it’s not so fun to watch several times a day.

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We can only hope that Nintendo heeds player complaints and fixes the game’s servers in the near future. Although we’ve noticed a fair amount of issues in Splatoon 3 during regular online matches, this weekend’s Splatfest changes up matchmaking in a big way and connections seem worse than ever.

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