Bluefin Depot is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon and Splatoon 3. It is an abandoned coal mine with railway track above it. A river splits the stage down the middle, with the spawn areas connecting the left and right paths.
Bluefin Depot is an abandoned coal mine consisting of four different levels, the two uppermost of which can only be accessed by the enemy team by grated walkways. The lowest level is divided by a body of water and requires traversing the third level to switch sides. It consists of two platforms that are separated from each other by a small body of water that cannot be jumped over. The level allows players to travel between both sides of the stage. Each team's base is comprised of two levels. The spawn point is located on the top level; it can only be reached via a grated walkway in the middle. The bottom level is where players can get to the different sides of the stage and can only be reached by a grated walkway on the opposing team's right.
Ranked Battle terrain
In Ranked Battles, specifications for the terrain or placement of objects are different between the modes; these changes create new paths or new objects to take cover behind.
The Splat Zone in Bluefin Depot can be found on the side that is closest to the ocean. Two ramps leading towards the Splat Zone are located on the other side of the stage. Walls have also been added on both sides of the stage. Blocks have also been added to the bottom level of the bases and to the lower level to even the ramp located on each side.
In Splatoon 3 the Splat Zone is located on a newly added platform in the center of the stage. Once the zone is claimed, the platform will move to the side closest to the opponents. The walls on each side now come up when the zone is on the opposite side and retract when the zone is on that side. The left side of each team's raised platform now expands further along with an inkable wall for opponents as another way to enter their side.
In Tower Control, the Tower starts in the center, above the water and can be accessed by an added bridge. Once claimed, it moves to the right and up the walls. Then, it crosses over to the left side and continues up until it reaches the goal. Inkable blocks are added to the uninkable block on the left of the spawn point.
In Splatoon 3 the Tower starts on a newly added bridge in the center of the stage. When traveling, it goes left, then up towards the very left of the stage. It then goes forward to the goal. The ramps in the middle of the stage has been reversed to drop off to the right side and grates are also added to make accessing the tower from the center easier.
The Rainmaker is located in the middle of the stage. The control points are directly in front of the spawn points on each side. In this mode, there have been a few changes to the map, most notably the middle where the weapon is located. There are pathways, as well as a platform where the Rainmaker sits and ramps that allow players to easily move between the two sides of the stage. A box and grated walkway leading up to this section are added on the left.
Bluefin Depot in an Octo Valley mission.
A lone jellyfish seen across the water.
Jellyfish at the wall of Miiverse posts.
The added bridge in Rainmaker mode.
Promo for Firefin at Bluefin Depot.
- Red Kitsune Udon vs. Green Tanuki Soba (July 2015)
- Roller Coasters vs. Water Slides
- Eating vs. Sleeping
- Art vs. Science
- Messy vs. Tidy
- Squid vs. Octopus
- SpongeBob vs. Patrick
Promotional Video (link to file)
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- Evening and night variants of this map exist in Octo Valley, in the missions Octoling Uprising and Undeniable Flying Object, respectively.
- At the end of Undeniable Flying Object, after the Octostriker has been defeated and the music stops, some unusual sounds can be heard: an erratic clanking and a faint moan, which are slightly louder towards the edge of the UFO. These sounds could also be heard when using Recon to explore Bluefin Depot during a Splatfest. Given Callie's comments on the stage, they may be the result of paranormal happenings or simply the deterioration of old structures.
- Bluefin Depot is one of two stages to have appeared in an Octo Valley mission yet not be available to play multiplayer battles on at launch, alongside Kelp Dome.
- In the Octo Expansion, Cap'n Cuttlefish refers to Bluefin Depot in Bust & Run Station.
The map's name is a reference to the bluefin tuna.
Names in other languages
|Negitoro (tuna with green onion) Coal Mine|
|French (NOA)||Mine Marine (Splatoon 3)
Ruines marines (Splatoon)
|French (NOE)||Mine Marine||Naval Mine|
|Italian||Molo Mollusco||Mollusk Wharf|
|Spanish||Mina costera||Coastal Mine|
cōng wěiyú méikuàngchǎng
|Tuna with Green Onion (Negitoro) Coal Mine|
cōng wěiyú méikuàngchǎng (Mandarin)
cung1 fui2[a] jyu2 mui4 kwong3 coeng4 (Cantonese)
|Tuna with Green Onion (Negitoro) Coal Mine|
|Tuna Coal Mine|
- The word "鮪" is rarely used in Cantonese, therefore people tend to mispronounce the word. In Cantonese, tuna is typically called 吞拿魚 (tan1 naa4 jyu2).