Splatoon 3 how to transfer save data from Splatoon 2

Are you a veteran of the Splatoon series on Switch? Here’s what you need to know about transferring your Splatoon 2 save data to the newly-released Splatoon 3

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Alright, Squid kids. If you’re a Splatoon series veteran looking to make your mark on the Splatlands as soon as you can, you’re in luck. Why? Well, there’s something you can do in-game that will make set-up simple – and bag you three Golden Sheldon Licences, too. Like the sound of that? Well, here’s everything you need to know about how to transfer your save data from Splatoon 2 to Splatoon 3 on Nintendo Switch.

If you’re sitting there wondering what a Golden Sheldon Licence even is, allow us to explain. You can use these items in-game to get new Splatoon 3 weapons, no matter your level. So, having a few of them to hand when you boot up the new game is far from a bad thing. As you might imagine, there are quite a few ways for you to get your hands on these things, but one easy way to do that is by knowing how to transfer your save data from Splatoon 2 to Splatoon 3.

You will also be pleased to know that doing all of this isn’t actually that hard at all. So, without further ado, here’s the process.

How to transfer Splatoon 2 save data to Splatoon 3

If you want to transfer your old save data to your new Splatoon 3 game, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Launch Splatoon 3
  • Enter the Splatoon 3 lobby while connected to the internet
  • Follow on-screen instructions to transfer your save data

It’s important to note that this is only going to work if you have a Splatoon 2 save on the same Nintendo Switch console you want to transfer it to Splatoon 3. You can’t just start downloading anything over the cloud, or anything like that. You need to have the save data in the same storage.

We know this sounds a little simple, but that’s because it is. You can only do this once per Nintendo Account, though – so, make sure you’re signed in to the right one when you boot up Splatoon 3 for the first time.

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