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Two to four players can team up for co-op fun in the Splatoon 2 game’s new Salmon Run mode. Here are a few basics that will come in handy as your team works together to collect Golden Eggs and fend off waves of enemy Salmonids!



If you want to be a true team player in the Splatoon 2 game’s Salmon Run mode, you can try your best to...


Be prepared

The Salmon Run mode kicks off when you and your teammates super-jump onto an island on the other side of the ocean from Inkopolis. Ink as much ground as possible during the 10-second countdown before each wave begins to give yourself and your team more maneuverability. Sure, the Salmonids are just going to make a mess when they arrive, but nevertheless it really helps to be prepared.



Revive a teammate

If a teammate goes down, don’t panic. You can revive another player on your team by inking them. Just splat ‘em with a bunch of ink to bring ‘em back to life—and back into the game! The whole thing sounds pretty wild, but it actually makes perfect sense once you think about it…kinda. By the way, if all Inklings fall in battle, it’s game over for the whole team.



Call for help

Everyone makes mistakes, especially when the pressure’s on. If you get splatted by an enemy or fall in the water, press up on the +Control Pad to send out distress signal for help. You’ll toss out a life preserver, which allows you to be revived if a teammate hits it with ink. You might also discover landmarks in the distance that make it easier to identify specific locations of the island to your team; this is useful when you’re really being rushed by enemies.



Save your special

Each weapon set in the Splatoon 2 game consists of a main weapon, a sub weapon, and a special weapon. When you fill up your special meter, you can activate a powerful move! You only get two chances to use a special weapon in Salmon Run, and your special is randomly determined prior to each run. Try to use those opportunities wisely. Each run includes three waves of enemy Salmonids, so sometimes it’s best to try to save your special weapons for Wave 3!



Keep moving

The goal in Salmon Run is to collect as many Golden Eggs as you can. When Golden Eggs drop from bosses, Salmonids will take them back into the water if you’re not quick enough. You're going to want to get the eggs to the basket as fast as you can.


You can learn more about the game at the official site.

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

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

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence