Splatoon 2, like its predecessor, feature exclusive events called Splatfests. These events last the course of a day and require players to choose a side to represent as they battle it out against one another.
Splatfests are a way to bring the community together in one big event so it’s important to have them pretty often. One of the common criticisms with Splatoon 1 was that the Splatfest support was cut too early into the game’s life. With Splatoon 2, Nintendo has promised to keep the Splatfest support going for at least two years. This gives players something to look forward to much more often.
Another thing unique about Splatfests, at least for the time being, is the exclusive map called Shifty Station. This map is special because it has the ability to transform its look from Splatfest to Splatfest. This means that the map you saw in the second Splatfest might be a totally different one than the one you see in the next one.
A problem that is currently plaguing the Splatfests is the lack of popularity for a certain side. Since ketchup was the overwhelming winner of the popular vote for the second Splatfest, many times players on the ketchup team found themselves ranked in matches against other members of team ketchup. We don’t know how this works exactly but since it looks at wins and losses for the algorithm, is it possible those games ended up cancelling each other out? It’s something to pay attention to going forward.
With this list, we’re going to be keeping track of the various Splatfests throughout the life of Splatoon 2. You will be able to check how many times you’ve been on winning team and see which categories your team won or lost in. Keep in mind that these will be the North American results so your victors may vary depending on the region. It will be updated as more Splatfests occur.