SplatNet 3 is an online service for Splatoon 3, which contains features like checking battle records and ordering special in-game gear from the SplatNet Gear Shop, as well as Wandercrust It is a sequel to SplatNet 2 and was announced in the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct on 10 August 2022. Like its predecessor, it was made available through the Nintendo Switch Online app when Splatoon 3 launched. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use this service.
There are four main tabs, which are always accessible on the bottom of SplatNet 3: Home, Schedule, Battles, and Salmon Run.
This is the home and start-up page after opening SplatNet 3. On the top of the page, a series of changing scrolling tabs advertises Exclusive SplatNet Gear, Freshest Fits, Battle Records, and Salmon Run as well as other tabs that are time specific like Splatfest or completion specific like Wandercrust. Directly underneath is an option labeled Online, which displays the Nintendo Switch Online User Icons of the player's currently online friends. Thirteen other labeled page icons appear underneath this, with SplatNet Shop, Freshest Fits, and History having larger icons than the other ten. 
The SplatNet Gear Shop is an online retail service that allows players to order special in-game gear not sold in shops using their in-game cash. This version of the gear shop hosts the The Daily Drop, and appears to have a daily stock themed after a particular gear brand. At the bottom of the page, the brand's favored ability is displayed.
After ordering from SplatNet, the player may meet Murch in Splatsville to pay for the ordered gear. Unlike ordering gear from another player, gear ordered from SplatNet can be bought immediately and is kept indefinitely until purchased or removed.
This feature allows players to view their Freshest Fits. Players can edit their Freshest Fits and create new ones if they have the space. While viewing a Fit, the player can see the total number of ability points granted by the gear in that Fit.
This page displays the player's Splashtag, equipped weapon and gear, the date they started playing, their all-time best rank, total wins, total badges, and favorite weapons.
- Main article: Wandercrust
|“||Crusty Sean's going on a journey, and the more you ink, the more points you'll get to cheer him along. Who knows, he might even bring you a souvenir!||”|
— SplatNet 3
|“||To all my best battered barnacles...||”|
Wandercrust is a new milestone system where the player can support Crusty Sean on a trip and earn rewards from inking turf during battles, including special wallpapers for their smart device. A similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2.
This page provides access to the current catalog and the player's progress in it.
This page is related to the in-game Photo Mode. 20 photos can be stored for up to 3 months.
This page shows the player's weapon stats, such as the number of wins, turf inked, and freshness, as well as the weapon's information, like its sub and special weapon. A similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2.
This page shows the player's stage stats, including recently played stages and win percentages. A similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2.
If a Splatfest was announced by Deep Cut, the SplatNet would showcase a Splatfest banner on the homepage. The player could view the teams for the current Splatfest, and plan to vote for a team. Players can also see what teams their friends had voted for or planned to vote for. Splatfest stats can be viewed after a Splatfest by going to the player's previous Splatfests.
This page shows the player's stats for Splatoon 3's Story Mode, including level clear times and percentage of missions cleared. A similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2. Special wallpapers can be earned as rewards for 100% exploration, and clearing the story.
This page is related to the battle replays accessed in-game at the Lobby Terminal. 50 replays can be stored for up to 30 days.
QR Code Reader
The QR Code Reader allows users to "scan specific real-world QR codes to get special rewards," and states that "detailed information about QR code locations will be announced in the future."
From within the QR Code Reader section, Splatoon 3 QR codes can be scanned with the "Use your smartphone's camera" option, or by saving the QR code to the phone and loading it with the "Scan a QR Code from a saved image" option.
This page provides access to app settings.
This tab shows the current and upcoming Regular Battle, Anarchy Battle, and Salmon Run Next Wave map and mode schedules for the next 24 hours. A similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2.
On this tab, detailed stats from the player's last fifty battles are displayed. At the top, the player's current win ratio and average splats, deaths, and specials are displayed. Further down is a detailed list of battles showing if the player won or lost, the stage, how many points they had, and what weapon they used, as well as the same match information for other players in the match. The list of battles is divided by what mode was played. Unlike in Splatoon 2, this information is also viewable in-game instead of exclusively available in SplatNet.
This tab shows the player's Salmon Run Next Wave stats and shift information, as well as detailed stats from the player's last fifty jobs. Similar functionality was present in SplatNet 2.
- Main article: List of SplatNet 3 staff
The credits are found in the Settings menu. SplatNet 3 was developed by Hatena and published by Nintendo. Every staff member is listed in the credits alongside the icon of their favourite weapon.
|“||SRL Web Team here! We stole the tweeting device from User Interface and paused our office foosball tourney to tell you this: SplatNet 3 is rad! You can see your rank history, support Crusty Sean's Wandercrust, and more. Check it out in the Nintendo Switch Online app! Woo!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
The home screen, as seen in the Splatoon 3 Direct
Names in other languages
|Squid Ring 3|
|鱿鱼 yóuyú ("squid"), 圈 quān ("ring") means one circle or a social network with friend zone and squid's moments. The compound 鱿鱼圈 yóuyúquān is also a culinary term for calamari.|
yóu yú cyuan 3
|魷魚 yóu yú ("squid"), 圈 cyuan ("ring") means one circle or a social network with friend zone and squid's moments. The compound 魷魚圈 yóu yú cyuanis also a culinary term for calamari.|