Splatoon 3 Nessie vs. Aliens vs. Bigfoot Splatfest: When Does It Start And What To Know

Splatoon 3 has already hosted many Splatfests over the short time the game has been released on the Nintendo Switch. In this game, the Splatfest is a three-way fight, which is a new fun feature that makes these Splatfest even more intense. In Splatoon 3, you won’t be choosing from just two teams, but instead three. Choosing one of those three teams will allow you fight in multiple online battles throughout the event. Each Splatfest takes place over the course of a few days, and afterward, the winning team will be revealed. 

Sometimes, understanding how this works can be a little confusing, but if you go and load up your Splatoon 3 game right now, you can pick a team for the coming Splatfest that starts the first weekend in April. From there, you don’t have to do anything else. You will just be able to choose your team and then you can join the battle once it begins! This guide will list out all the times you need to know so you can be on and ready to begin battling for your team!

When Does The Next Splatoon 3 Splatfest Start?

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The three teams for this Splatfest.

The Splatfest will be beginning on April 1st, this Saturday, and will run until Monday, April 3rd. You will have a total of three days to take part in the Splatfest. This means that you only have a short time to grind and try to help your team earn the victory. Below is a breakdown of the times the Splatfest will begin and end for different time zones.

The USA, Australia, and New Zealand

  • North America – 31st March 8:00 pm ET – 2nd April 8 pm ET
  • Australia – 1st April 11:00am AET – 3rd April 11:00am AET
  • New Zealand – 1st April 1:00 pm NZT – 3rd April 1:00 pm NZT


  • UK – 1st April 1:00am – 3rd April 1:00am BST
  • Europe – 1st April 2:00am – 3rd April 2:00am CEST


  • Japan – 1st April 9:00am – 3rd April 9:00am JST

If you haven’t already, be sure to log onto Splatoon 3 , and take a moment to choose your desired team between Aliens, Bigfoot, and Nessie. Which one do you think is real? Which team will you be joining? Comment below and let us know!

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