Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event taking place this week-end

Update: Nintendo Treehouse play livestream on Friday!

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Before Splatoon was released, Nintendo held several Splatoon Global Testire events. It was basically a playable demo for the game, that players could try online ahead of the game’s release. It was also a way for Nintendo to do a stress test of their servers, to see if they would be able to hold out once the full game was available.

And if you thought it would be great for Splatoon 2 to get a similar demo, you’re in luck! Nintendo just announced the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event, that will take place from March 24th to March 26th. Just like the previous one, players will only be able to play during specific sessions, listed below. It’s unclear whether there will be other play sessions later down the line, since the game will be released this Summer after all.

Just like the first one, players will need to download the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo from the Nintendo eShop in order to participate, and battle against Inklings from all over the world.

Nintendo specifies that this demo is the exact same one that’s been demoed at the various Nintendo Switch hands-on events. It features four different main weapons, including the new Splat Duellies, and remixed versions of the Splat Roller and the Splat Charger.

Here’s a trailer and a TV Commercial for the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-riWQkTkgw

Two stages will be playable during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event (and will be chosen at random):

  • The Reef
  • Musselforge Fitness

And players will be able to use the following weapons:

  • Splat Dualies
  • Splattershot
  • Splat Roller
  • Splat Charger
  • Curling Bomb (sub-weapon)

For video of those weapons (along with the list of sub-weapon and special weapons they come with), as well as details about the controls, click here!

Here’s when each one of the 6 play sessions for the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will take place (they all last 1 hour)

Session #1

  • Europe: March 24th from 8PM
  • UK: March 24th from 7PM
  • North America (EST): March 24th from 3PM
  • North America (PST): March 24th from 12PM
  • Japan: March 25th from 4AM

Session #2

  • Europe: March 25th from 4AM
  • UK: March 25th from 3AM
  • North America (EST): March 24th from 11PM
  • North America (PST): March 24th from 8PM
  • Japan: March 25th from 12PM

Session #3

  • Europe: March 25th from 12PM
  • UK: March 25th from 11AM
  • North America (EST): March 25th from 7AM
  • North America (PST): March 25th from 4AM
  • Japan: March 25th from 8PM

Session #4

  • Europe: March 25th from 8PM
  • UK: March 25th from 7PM
  • North America (EST): March 25th from 3PM
  • North America (PST): March 25th from 12PM
  • Japan: March 26th from 4AM

Session #5

  • Europe: March 26th from 5AM
  • UK: March 26th from 4AM
  • North America (EST): March 25th from 11PM
  • North America (PST): March 25th from 8PM
  • Japan: March 26th from 12PM

Session #6

  • Europe: March 26th from 1PM
  • UK: March 26th from 12PM
  • North America (EST): March 26th from 7AM
  • North America (PST): March 26th from 4AM
  • Japan: March 26th from 8PM

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo is now available from the Nintendo eShop. If you’re planning to download it, you will need 408MB of free space on your Nintendo Switch or microSD Card.

Don’t have a Nintendo Switch yet, but still want to see what the game looks like? If yes, tune in to Twitch or YouTube during the first play session: some members of the Nintendo Treehouse will be playing against other players, and will livestream the whole thing.

Splatoon 2 (Switch) launches this Summer, worldwide.


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