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Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 3 Update: Release Date, Start Time, New Weapons, Maps & More

Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023 has officially been announced! Learn about the release date, new weapons, maps, challenges, and more in this update.
Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 3 Update: Release Date, Start Time, New Weapons, Maps & More

Splatoon 3, the popular third-person paint shooter game for Nintendo Switch, is preparing to launch its Sizzle Season 2023 update. As is tradition, the new season will bring various new weapons, stages, challenges, and emotes.

In fact, Nintendo has showcased the official trailer of the Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023 update. So without any further ado, let's dive into the details.

When Does Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023 Release?

The new Splatoon 3 season, called Sizzle Season 2023, will go live on June 1st and bring many new features and changes to the game.

You can watch the official announcement trailer here: 

Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season New Features and Changes

New Weapons

Sizzle Season 2023 will introduce two new main weapons, the S-Blast '92 and the Painbrush. The S-Blast '92 is a blaster-type weapon that fires explosive ink balls that can splat enemies from a distance. The Painbrush is a brush-type weapon that can swipe ink rapidly and create narrow trails for mobility.

New Maps

The new season will also add two new maps for multiplayer battles, Barnacle & Dime and Humpback Pump Track. Barnacle & Dime is a seaside resort with a lot of elevation changes and obstacles. Humpback Pump Track is a returning map from Splatoon 2 that features a skate park with ramps and rails.

New Salmon Run Map

For fans of the co-op mode Salmon Run, Sizzle Season 2023 will bring a new map called Jammin’ Salmon Junction.

Splatoon 3 Jammin' Salmon Junction map
A look at the new Salmon Run Map called Jammin' Salmon Junction

New Challenges Mode

Another new feature coming in Sizzle Season 2023 is the Challenges mode. This mode is similar to Turf War but with various modifiers that change the gameplay. For example, some matches may have fog conditions that limit visibility or moon gravity that affects movement and ink physics.

New Gear and Tableturf Cards

Sizzle Season 2023 will also update the catalog with new gear and Tableturf Cards. Tableturf Cards are collectible items that show information about different weapons and their kits. Some of the guns that are getting new kits in Sizzle Season 2023 are H-3 Nozzlenose, Rapid Blaster Pro, Tenta Brella, Dual Squelchers, Tetra Dualies, Heavy Splatling, Splatana Wiper, Splatershot Nova, and Big Swig Roller.

New Fistbump Emotes

Finally, the biggest news for Sizzle Season 2023 is the addition of fistbump emotes to the victory screen. Players can now celebrate their wins with their teammates by performing a friendly gesture.