Want In On The Splatoon 2 Testfire? Here's What You Need To Know

by Matt Bertz on Mar 24, 2017 at 06:59 AM

Nintendo kicks of the Splatoon 2 global testfire today, which is your first chance to get your hands on the messy, paint-splattering shooter sequel. Want in? Here are the details you need to know.

The testfire pre-load has been available on the eShop for several days now, but if you haven't downloaded it yet log into your Switch and get the process started so you can hit the ground running when the event begins. One important detail to note: Rather than have the testfire run all weekend like a normal publisher, Nintendo is making things complicated by offering six discrete one-hour sessions. Here are the U.S. times the event is taking place:

Friday, March 24
Session 1: 12:00 to 12:59 pm PT
Session 2: 8:00 to 8:59 pm PT

Saturday, March 25
Session 3: 4:00 to 4:59 am PT
Session 4: 12:00 to 12:59 pm PT
Session 5: 8:00 to 8:59 pm PT

Sunday, March 26
Session 6: 4:00 to 4:59 am PT

Hardcore inklings should sure to clear their schedules if they want to participate in more than one event. You can read our early hands-on impressions of the game here. Happy painting!