Here’s what’s included in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire next weekend [Update – it’s live]

By Stephany Nunneley
16 March 2017 19:19 GMT

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire has gone live. Go nuts.

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If you plan to participate in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire next week, here’s a look at what you’ll be playing.

As previously reported, the client is now available to download on Switch and it will go live on March 24.

Once live, participants can partake in Splatoon 2’s 4v4 Turf War mode which includes four different weapons. Turf War is a carry over from the original game, so if you played the first Splatoon, you will be familiar with the mode. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colors and blasting your enemies.

There will be two maps available. One is called Musselforge Fitness which is a workout facility located in a large warehouse, containing a bouldering gym, swimming pool, treadmills and more. It’s the image you see above.


The other map is Reef which is close to Inkopolis Square. Located a few blocks away, this is a hangout area when it’s not being used for Turf War.

Splatoon 2 will release this summer on Switch.

The Global Testfire runs March 24-26. You can find the start times below. Each session lasts one hour.

North America

Friday, March 24

  • Noon to 12:59 pm PT/3pm -3:39pm ET
  • 8 to 8:59 pm PT/11 -11:59 pm ET

Saturday, March 25

  • 4 to 4:59 am PT/7 to 7:59 am ET
  • Noon to 12:59 pm PT/ 3pm -3:39pm ET
  • 8 to 8:59 pm PT/ 11 -11:59 pm ET

Sunday, March 26

  • 4 to 4:59 am PT/8 – 8:59am ET


Friday, March 24

  • 19:00 – 19:59 GMT

Saturday, March 25

  • 03:00 – 03:59 GMT
  • 11:00 – 11:59 GMT
  • 19:00 – 19:59 GMT

Sunday, March 26

  • 04:00 – 04:59 BST
  • 12:00 – 12:59 BST

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