The spawner drone was first shown in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer.
The spawner drone bears a strong resemblance to a cappuccino machine, continuing the theme of the spawn points in Splatoon 2. The symbol on the bottom resembles the spawn point from Splatoon and Splatoon 2. Each Inkling and Octoling spawns on the drone with a different animation depending on which weapon they are using.
The player is able to aim for a landing spot before being launched into battle by the drone. A squidlike arrow symbol is placed on the ground to show where the player will land, and where teammates will land if they launch at the same time. The player is able to aim upwards to a limited degree as well.
When starting the match, the position can be locked using , and the drones fire automatically. The drones also serve as spawn points when players are splatted; the player may aim for an indefinite amount of time and fire at will with .
Players are given temporary armor, indicated by a white glow, after landing at the start of a match and after the player respawns.
- Unlike Spawn points, spawner drones don't have a spot that is uninkable for the enemy team. This means that theoretically, a team can ink 100% of a stage in Splatoon 3.
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