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A QR code is a square black and white image that is designed to be scanned in order to visit websites, learn details about products, and more. In Splatoon 3, players can receive in-game content through scanning special QR codes via the QR Code Reader in SplatNet 3.
List of QR codes
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For the release of Splatoon 3 on 9 September 2022, the official @SplatoonJP Twitter account posted the first special QR code. By scanning it, players were awarded a special Splashtag banner.
The second QR code, released on 8 October 2022, was distributed in commemoration of Splatoon 3's appearance at Nintendo Live 2022 and the associated Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022, and featured a Nintendo Live and Deep Cut-themed banner design.
The third QR code was released on 30 November 2022 to celebrate the beginning of Chill Season 2022.
The fourth QR code was released on 2 March 2023 to mark the start of the registration period for Splatoon Koshien 2023.
On 23 July 2015, the Japanese Nintendo website posted nine QR codes for items in Animal Crossing: New Leaf that were based on Splatoon. The following year, on 7 July 2016, ten additional QR codes were posted with a focus on the Squid Sisters due to the then-upcoming Callie vs. Marie Splatfest.