What Returning Players Need to Know - Save Data Bonus, Mode Changes, and More

A lot of people would say that Splatoon 3 is "just more Splatoon 2," which is mostly true. Splatoon 3 is just the best and most polished version of the game.

Even though most of the differences between Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 are small, the quality-of-life features are so welcome and there are so many of them

that Splatoon 3 does feel like an improvement over the last game. This page of IGN's Splatoon 3 wiki guide is for people who have played the game before.

We'll talk about some of the most important and biggest changes we found in Splatoon 3. 

It's important to know that when you start Splatoon 3, you'll have a brand-new character at level 1 and none of the gear you had in Splatoon 2.

The Save Data Bonus doesn't carry over everything you had in the last game to the new one. It is actually a bonus,

an extra gift that lets you use some weapons and game modes in Splatoon 3 without needing to level up. 

If you're connected to the internet when you first go to Splatsville, you'll get a prompt that lets you bring your Splatoon 2 save data with you.

You have to choose, because if you don't import your save at this point, you won't be able to do it later. So, if you want to get the Save Data Bonus,

You have to choose, because if you don't import your save at this point, you won't be able to do it later. So, if you want to get the Save Data Bonus,

make sure your Splatoon 2 save data is on the same Switch (and tied to the same account) before you start Splatoon 3 for the first time.