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You can try to ink the competition in Ranked Battle with the help of these tips for the Splatoon 2 game.


Are you ready to take your Splatoon 2 game up a notch?

If you’ve made it to level 10 in Turf War, you can go for the glory in Ranked Battle modes. In Ranked Battle, you’ll rank up from C- to A+ (and maybe even beyond that!) and get rewarded—but only if your team wins. And remember: You can press the (-) Button within the Ranked Battle menu to open the Rules menu. It may be helpful to read the rules before diving into battle!

There are three modes in Ranked Battle: Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Rainmaker. There are ranks for each mode. The rules of each mode are different, but these tips can apply to any mode. 


Tip 1: You can do your homework

You can explore the game’s maps with the “Recon” feature. Take some time to check out the current maps before jumping in.



Tip 2: You can try different weapons

Having the right weapon for the mode and map can mean all the difference. If you’re having a tough time getting to the next rank, try another weapon. For example, in Rainmaker mode, you could try taking a support role by using a Splat Roller to ink a path for your teammates to charge ahead.



Tip 3: You can be a team player

Try to keep track of where your teammates are and work together toward your common goal. For example, if you know a teammate is about to respawn, wait for them and head back into battle together.



Tip 4: You can dress for success

Remember, each piece of gear has abilities that can give you an edge, such as Ninja Squid. So pick items that will help you in battle—and look super fresh.



Tip 5: You can take a break

Defeats can put a crack in your Rank Meter, and if your meter gets enough cracks it will break, which might drop you a rank. In these cases, you could take a break from Ranked Battle and come back later if you find yourself getting frustrated. After all, it’s all about having fun!


Bonus Tip: Want to play Rank Battles but don’t want to risk your personal rank dropping? You can team up in League Battles, which become available once you reach B- Rank in any mode.  Your individual rank will not raise or lower in this mode, so it can be a more casual way to play Ranked Battles with friends while improving your individual skills.


For more information about the game, you can visit the official site

 Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.

Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence