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New Splatoon 3 Chill Season Dated, Adds Maps, Catalog, and X Battles

New Splatoon 3 Chill Season Starts in December Maps Weapons Equipment

Nintendo announced the new 2022 season for Splatoon 3 and, appropriately enough for winter months, it is called the Chill Season. Starting on December 1, 2022, an array of new content will be added to the game. A Splatoon 3 trailer appeared to show off some of it, with characters, maps, weapons, and a new catalog teased. X Battles will also show up after the update.

The Splatoon 3 Chill Season 2022 video begins by looking at one of the new maps. It is called Brinewater Springs and appears to be set outside of a temple of sorts. Two teams show up for Turf Wars, with the characters wearing new clothing and wielding new weapons. Among them will be 10 returning weapons and three new ones. The new ones will be a Charger, Roller, and Shooter.

After that, the Flounder Heights map set in an apartment complex returns. That transitions into a peek at X Battles. This is a new competitive mode. People at Anarchy Battle elite ranks can risk X Power in it. Big Run is teased after that. It brings Salmon Run-kinds of cooperative horde modes to standard maps. The Wahoo World map will be the first one “invaded” by the Salmonids.

As a reminder, the current Splatoon 3 catalog is for the 2022 Drizzle Season. This goes up to level 100, with rewards like equipment, Tableturf Battle card packs, Locker decorations titles, and emotes all offered if people play and level up. Those rewards are only available until November 30, 2022.

Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, and the new Chill Season will begin on December 1, 2022. As a reminder, the Splatoon 3 x Pokemon Splatfest ended on November 13, 2022, and Water (Big Man) won.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.