Tread Heavily

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02-04: Splitting Crosshairs
Return of the Mammalians missions
02-06: Getting Lost in Three Easy Steps

Tread Heavily
Reach the goal using the Crab Tank!
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Site Cozy & Safe Factory
Fee Power Eggs 30
Lives 3
Weapons and Rewards

S3 Weapon Special Crab Tank.png

Power Eggs 500

First-time Bonus Power Eggs 1200

Tread Heavily is the 20th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To pass this level, the player must use the Crab Tank and break target blocks to reach the goal.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


This mission's name is based on the phrase "tread lightly" or "tread carefully", which means to proceed with caution.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 美しの夜景に、匠の遊び心がそびえる。
Utsukushi no yakei ni, takumi no asobigokoro ga sobieru.
Over the beautiful night view, the playfulness of the craftsman stands.
Netherlands Dutch Krabbengang
Bereik het doel met behulp van de Krabbentank!
Crab's pace
Reach the goal with the aid of the Crab Tank!
France French (NOE) Tank à gagner[note 1]
Utilise le crabe d'assaut pour atteindre l'arrivée.
Tank to win
Use the Crab Tank to reach the goal.
Germany German Krabbenscherereien Crab shearings
Russia Russian Шагая твердо
Доберитесь до цели с помощью кработанка!

Shagaya tvyordo
Doberites' do tseli s pomoshch'yu krabotanka!
Walking firmly
Reach the goal using Crab Tank!
China Chinese (Simplified) 美丽的夜景,激起匠人的玩乐之心。

Měilì de yèjǐng, jīqǐ jiàngrén de wánlè zhī xīn.
Jiàshǐ pángxiè tǎnkè dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
The beautiful night view, arousing the playfulness of the craftsman.
Drive the Crab Tank to reach the goal.

Translation notes

  1. Pun of the saying "manque à gagner" which means "shortfall". It doesn't have anything to do with the level itself, it simply sounds very similar.