The Kraken Royale is back in Splatoon 3, bringing back a classic super weapon used in the original game. Like other powerful weapons, you will need to increase your meter before unleashing it on the arena. This unique element has its uses, but it can go to waste if you’re not careful when implementing it. Here’s how to use Kraken Royale in Splatoon 3.
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How to Unlock Kraken Royale in Splatoon 3
To get the Kraken Royale in Splatoon 3, you’ll need to equip a weapon kit that includes it. As of this writing, at the start of Fresh Season 2023, the only two to have it are the Krak-on Splat Roller and the .96 Gal Deco, but more may be implemented in the future.
How to get Splats with Kraken Royale in Splatoon 3
After equipping a weapon kit with Kraken Royale, you can use it after filling your special meter. When activated, he will transform into a larger version of his squid or octopus form. When you start, your special meter will begin to deteriorate rapidly. During this time, you will be able to aim in a direction and hold ZR to charge your attack. This will spin your character forward. Any enemies caught in its path will be instantly crushed as it is a one-hit kill.
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You definitely want to activate your Kraken Royale when there are enemies near you. The charge does not have much range and the duration is quite short. Additionally, he does not travel faster through the ink as he would normal squid or octopus forms, thus leaving him open to a counterattack. That being said, it can be a deadly attack on a bunched up team, making up for the little ink that’s spilled.