Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes extra sweet, especially when you can take on players online, and it hasn’t taken long for players to discover in-game feats. And in Japan, some players are being called “cheaters” for abusing the ‘Tenta Missiles’ special weapon.
Siliconera has reported this issue which has been doing the rounds on Twitter, where Japanese gamers are expressing their frustration over this exploit. The exploit itself has been around since the release of the game, but there seems to be a specific strategy to get the most out of this hack.
Tenta Missiles are the usual choice of special for this as they can continuously fire at opponents for a short period of time. But the problem stems from the fact that the players’ special seems to instantly recharge, meaning they can keep shooting ink blasts at each other.
Here are a couple of examples of the exploit in action, showing that a variety of specials have been used to execute this exploit:
The issue has become so prevalent on social media that “チーター” which translates to “cheater” has been trending on Twitter alongside Splatoon 3. It is currently unclear if this is a bug in the game that players they managed to use it to their advantage, but we can’t imagine it will go unnoticed for much longer.
It will be interesting to see if this is used during this weekend’s Splatfest, which starts very soon in various territories. Be sure to tell us which team you’ll be joining!
Have you experienced this online exploit in Splatoon 3? Let us know!