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Splatoon 3 communication error: Quick Fix

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Nintendo is known for making some of the most popular consoles on the planet alongside the games with said consoles. However, they aren’t perfect as a company and sometimes, these bugs and glitches trickle down to their consoles and games.

In this article, we’re talking about Splatoon 3 communication error, its causes, and how you can fix the problem. 

What causes Splatoon 3 communication error?

The error can be triggered by several things. The most common causes include the following:

  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Intrusive third-party firewall or antivirus.
  • Server issues on Nintendo’s end.

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How to fix Splatoon 3 communication error?

Here are five fixes you can try out.

Restart your router

Restarting your router can help eliminate any unseen network or connectivity issues you may face. You have to turn off your router, wait a bit, and then turn it back on again. 

Try ethernet

As convenient as it might be, WiFi can be unstable at times, especially when playing online games. Try a wired connection between your router and PC or console to see if that solves your problem.

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Check Nintendo’s server status

As mentioned, the error can also be triggered by an outage on Nintendo’s end. Check Nintendo’s server status page to see if the game and related multiplayer services are online. If they aren’t, you’ll have to wait until Nintendo can get the services up and running again. 

Restart the game

Restarting Splatoon 3 can also fix some issues with the game. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press the home button on the Switch to return to the home screen and highlight Splatoon 3. Press the X button once you’re there.

Step 2: Press A to close the same.

Now start the game again, and it should work just fine. 

Reinstall the game

Reinstalling will fix most if not all issues on your end with Splatoon 3. Make sure to remove the game card from your console before proceeding. 

Step 1: Press the home button on the Switch to return to the home screen and highlight Splatoon 3. Press the + button once you’re there.

Step 2: Head over to Data Management followed by Delete Software. Press A to confirm.

Wait for the game to uninstall completely before reinstalling it again, which should fix the error. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: