Maps are navigational tools used in the Splatoon series.
In matches, the map shows a comprehensive, top-down map of the current playing field. It is constantly updated to show every splatter of ink and the locations of all teammates, represented by small icons. When an enemy is under attack or tracked using a weapon or ability, their icon can also be seen on the map temporarily. Players can select the location of an ally or Squid Beakon to Super Jump to that location.
When not in battle, the map shows all accessible locations in Inkopolis. The player can instantly go to the desired location by selecting the applicable button near the map.
During missions in Octo Valley, the map over the level is displayed on the Wii U GamePad, where keys are shown on the map and enemies appear as white dots. In Splatoon 2 there is no map for Salmon Run stages, Octo Canyon missions, or Octo Expansion missions.
In Splatoon, the map is viewable only on the Wii U GamePad. Interaction with the map is done using the GamePad touch screen.
In Splatoon 2, the map is accessed by pressing . The or motion-controlled pointer are used to select Super Jump locations, and is used to start the Super Jump. The player can also use the to jump to Squid Beakons.
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