In this article, you’ll learn how to receive in-game bonuses for transferring certain Splatoon 2 save data on your consoled to Splatoon 3.
If there's save data from Splatoon 2 on your console, part of it can be transferred to Splatoon 3. There are even some in-game rewards for doing so:
Receive three Gold Sheldon Licenses that you can exchange for main weapons, regardless of player level
Join Anarchy Battles from the beginning of the game, regardless of player level
Start the game with a higher rank, depending on your rank in Splatoon 2
Get matched against players with similar skill levels from Splatoon 2
Complete these steps
Confirm that your Splatoon 2 save data is on this console and user account by launching Splatoon 2 from the HOME menu.
If you no longer have access to the Splatoon 2 software, you can review whether you have save data on the console in System Settings > Data Management > Delete Save Data. (Do not select to delete any save data.)
If you do not see your save data in-game or in Data Management, please see our guidance for Game Save Data is Missing or Cannot Be Read.
Ensure your Splatoon 3 software has the latest updates.
Launch Splatoon 3 from the HOME Menu with the same user that has Splatoon 2 data.
After the software starts, you’ll be prompted to transfer your Splatoon 2 save data. Select Import! to transfer the save data.
If this is your first time starting the Splatoon 3 software, the prompt may occur a bit later in gameplay, but before you can start your first online battle.
Situation Not Resolved:
If you do not receive the prompt to transfer your Splatoon 2 save data before starting your first online battle, or you selected not to transfer, you will be unable to transfer Splatoon 2 save data to Splatoon 3 for this Nintendo Account. The option to transfer is only available once per Nintendo Account, even if you delete your Splatoon 3 save data and start over.All the benefits unlocked by transferring this save data can be achieved through regular gameplay.