Splatoon 3 Bids Farewell to League Battles; Welcomes New Challenge Mode

Too Many Trizookas! Nintendo

Sizzle Season 2023 for the fun third-person ink shooter Splatoon 3 arrives tomorrow on Nintendo Switch, and it will introduce a new mode that pits you against other players in a new event mode.

Challenge Mode is an upcoming multiplayer event mode in Splatoon 3 that will effectively replace League Battles. Unlike in League Battles where stages and modes rotate every two hours, Challenge Mode conditions only rotate at specific times during a season.

Here are the things that you need to know about Challenge Mode:

  • Players can participate solo or form a group with friends and join together.
  • Challenges can be broken up into as many as three time slots so that players from various regions can join. Each time slot will be two hours long.
  • As players battle, their Challenge Power will be calculated, which changes based on the player's wins and losses during the time slot.
  • Challenge Power will be calculated individually for players who participate solo and as a group for players joining as a group.
  • If a group's members change, the group will be considered new and Challenge Power will be recalculated.
  • Once a certain amount of time has passed since the end of the Challenge, players will be able to check the lobby terminal to see how high their Challenge Power power was overall.
  • Challenge Power distribution is measured in three divisions: solo, duos, and teams. Three-player groups are considered part of the teams division.

You can look forward to three different challenges as Challenge Mode opens tomorrow. The first is "Too Many Trizookas!" - a Tower Control mode where the only weapon you can use is a Trizooka.

Foggy Notion Nintendo

The second event challenge is known as Foggy Notion. This is a Turf War match where the entire stage is engulfed in thick fog, making it incredibly difficult for you to see. Do you have what it takes to cover the most ground despite the low visibility?

And finally, Extreme Jump Battle uses Tower Control rules, except in this challenge, you can jump much higher than usual. This allows you to reach parts of the stage that you normally wouldn't be able to.

Extreme Jump Battle Nintendo

Patch Notes

Tableturf Battle

  • Increased the Tableturf Rank limit to 999.
  • Adjusted the results announcement screen's animation to make the winner clearer.
  • Made it possible for players to check their own deck or give up after placing a card and waiting for their opponent to make a decision.
  • Made it easier to distinguish between cards in the deck and cards not in the deck while on the deck-editing screen.


  • Added 3 songs that will play in the lobby.
  • Supported the Room Creation feature of SplatNet 3.
    • Room Creation is a feature in SplatNet 3 for creating Private Battle rooms in advance.
    • When players create a room, they can generate an invitation URL and share it via social media, etc. to invite other players.
    • After creating a room with Room Creation or receiving an invitation to a room that another player created using Room Creation, players can join the room created with Room Creation by selecting Private Battle from the in-game lobby.

The full changelog can be found on the official website of Splatoon 3.

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