Splatoon 3: How To Change Character? [SOLVED]

This guide details on how to change and customize your character in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3 How To Change Character
Splatoon 3 How To Change Character

Nintendo’s massively famous Splatoon 3 is finally released on September 9th, and fans are not having enough of it. The third addition to the Nintendo Switch exclusive third-person shooter took the world by storm with cute fashionable characters, gooey splattering battle arenas, weapons, and moves. At the same time, players are asking many questions, the most prominent being in Splatoon 3, how to change the character and become the ultimate warrior in the Turf Wars. 

As for beginner players, there is a lot to take in if you start with the latest Splatoon 3. The game is colorful and unique, with tons of features that can feel overwhelming at the start. However, considering Splatoon as the most sold Nintendo Switch game, players can still hop onto the ink adventure with a bit of guidance at the start. 

If you are also one of the players stuck with the existing character and would like to change, then you are at the right place. This guide entails all the details you need to know about changing characters in Splatoon 3 and progressing your game further. With that said, let’s get right into it. 

How To Change Character In Splatoon 3?

Before diving into the changing characters, let’s look at how characters’ mechanics works in Splatoon 3. As you start the game, players will receive two choices of roles. These include Inklings and Octolings, which means squids and octopuses, respectively.

In essence, Inklings can take the form of squids, while Octolings can turn into octopuses. Taking these forms can allow players to take advantage during battle. For instance, Inklings can turn into squids to swim in the pool of paint. 

Since you will create a massive mess of color with your gun, you will also create a pool of color to allow your character to swim through it. The main reason is that it is much faster and more efficient than sprinting your character across the map. 

Conversely, Octolings are opponent characters for Inklings and have their respective color for paint. They take shape from human to octopus, thus enabling players to maximize the performance of tentacles. 

Now that you know what type of characters you are after, you can select only one from both Inklings or Octolings. If you have made the wrong choice of selecting Octolings, you can quickly revert to Inklings and start over with your ideal playthrough in Splatoon 3. Let’s discuss step by step how to change character in Splatoon 3.

First, you will want to make sure you want to change your character from Inklings to Octolings and vice versa. Once you have decided, all you need to do is to head into your Player Settings option. You can find it in the Splatoon menu screen and by going into the Options. 

Go To Menu
Go To Menu
Select Options
Select Options

At this screen, find the Others tab, which will take you to four more settings options and Player Settings. Selecting this option will ask you with a confirmation message whether you would want to change the character. Meanwhile, changing the character will not cost you any money or will not result in losing all your performance or gear. 

Select Options
Select Options
Confirmation for Changing Character
Confirmation for Changing Character

Selecting Yeah will take you to a small cutscene. After that, you can see your existing Inkling character and other options to pick an Octoling. Now you can change your character from Octoling to Inkling and vice versa. Apart from that, you will also be able to customize your character, as you did at the start of the game. 

Customizing Your Character In Splatoon 3

Nintendo Entertainment has also added a wide array of customization options, so your character can look fashionable in the battle arena. After selecting your desired character from Octoling or Inkling, you can pick a tone. The skin tone of your character ranges from light to darker. 

You can also pick an eye color that further pushes character customization abilities. Next, you can select the cut and brows of the tentacles on your character’s head. Lastly, you can change the leg wear by choosing a variety of pants and shorts. 

Now, if everything looks good, you can confirm this character and proceed into your gameplay for Splatoon 3. We would recommend to always double-checking whether you have everything customized for your character because you would not want to come back again and go through each step. 

Not just your character, but you will also receive customization options for the Little Buddy that comes with your character. It is a Smallfry that can significantly assist your character during the storyline campaign of the game. Make sure to give him the best appearance to achieve a perfect gameplay experience. 

Final Words

Splatoon 3 is a straightforward game with all options available to players at the start of the game. Apart from changing appearance from the character menu, you can also visit Splatoons stores to purchase clothing and many gears for their characters. 

It is a great addition to enhance the customizability of your character rather than keep changing them and starting over again. You can also find different weapons you can get from the stores and use them to your advantage in the battle. 

That is about it on how to change character in Splatoon 3. Do you find this guide helpful for learning you can shift your character from Inkling to Octoling and vice versa? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below. 

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