Splatoon 3 Players Labeled “Cheaters” For Abusing Special Weapons

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Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes extra sweet, especially when you can take on players online, and it hasn’t taken players very long to discover exploits within the game. And in Japan, some players are being called “cheaters” for abusing the ‘Tenta Missiles’ special weapon.

Siliconera has reported on this issue which has been making the rounds on Twitter, where Japanese players are expressing their frustration at this exploit. The exploit itself has been around since the game’s launch, but there seems to be a specific strategy to getting the best out of this trick.

The Tenta Missiles are the usual choice of special for this given that they can continuously fire at opponents for a short period of time. But the issue stems from the fact that the players’ special seems to instantly recharge, meaning they can keep shooting barrages of ink at others.

Here are a couple of examples of the exploit in action, which show 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 along with Splatoon 3. It’s currently not clear whether this is a bug in the game that players have managed to use to their advantage, but we can’t imagine it will go unnoticed for much longer.

It’ll be interesting to see if this is used during this weekend’s Splatfest, which kicks off very soon in multiple territories. Make sure you let us know which team you’re joining!

Have you experienced this exploit online in Splatoon 3? Let us know!

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