Free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire hits Nintendo Switch this weekend

Nintendo has released official times for the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire set to take place this weekend on Nintendo Switch.

The upcoming preview period is available worldwide, although you’ll have to plan around the select time periods to be within a chance to actually play it.

Billed as a “Global Testfire,” the preview will give comprehensive access to the inktastic shooter, complete with sneak peeks at new avatars, weapons and stages.

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You can find the full list of trial times below.

Friday 24th March

  • 19:00 – 19:59 GMT


Saturday 25th March

  • 03:00 – 03:59 GMT
  • 11:00 – 11:59 GMT
  • 19:00 – 19:59 GMT

Sunday 26th March

  • 04:00 – 04:59 BST
  • 12:00 – 12:59 BST

As well as letting gamers get to grips with the full game prior to launch, the Splatoon 2 preview will also showcase the title’s new spectator mode and LAN play mode that will allow up to 10 docked systems to play on a single, wired LAN.

According to Ninty, “Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it’s at when you want to organise a serious tournament event with your fellow players.”

Within the preview, those eager to try the paint-heavy game will be able to test four weapons, including revamped takes on the traditional Splat Roller and Splat Charger, as well as all new weapons including the Splat Dualies.

A full Splatoon 2 release date has yet to be confirmed.

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