Players in Splatoon 3 have been labeled "Cheaters" for abusing special weapons

Players in Splatoon 3 have been labeled "Cheaters" for abusing special weapons ...

Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes even more satisfying, especially when you can take on opponents online, and when players haven't been very long to discover flaws in the game, some players are being dubbed "cheaters" for exploiting the 'Tenta Missiles' special weapon.

Siliconera has reported on this issue, which has been making the rounds on Twitter, where Japanese players are expressing their displeasure at this exploit. The vulnerability itself has existed since the game's release, but there appears to be a specific strategy to maximizing the benefits of this technique.

The Tenta Missiles are the usual choice of specials for this, because they are able to continue to fire at opponents for a short period of time. The problem arises because the players' special seems to instantly recharge, meaning they may keep firing barrages of ink at others.

Here are a couple of examples of the exploit in action, which illustrate that a variety of specials were used to execute this technique:

The issue has become so prevalent on social media that the word "cheater" has been trending on Twitter along with Splatoon 3. It's not clear whether or not this is a bug in the game that players have managed to exploit to their advantage. However, we can't imagine that it would go unnoticed for much longer.

It'll be interesting to see if this will be used during this weekend's Splatfest, which will be held in several countries starting very soon. Make sure you tell us which team you'll be joining!

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