These are the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire times for this weekend on Nintendo Switch

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The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire starts today! Your chance to preview Nintendo's second take on the ink-flinging shooter will arrive in six separate hour-long sessions rather than an entire uninterrupted weekend because a) Nintendo and b) that way you get a critical mass of players for each event (and presumably more useful testing data). The Global Testfire for the original Splatoon was the same way, if that helps.

Make sure you download the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire from the Switch eShop so you can start playing as soon as the event goes live. These are the US and UK times for all six sessions.

Splatoon Global Testfire US times

Friday, March 24
Noon to 12:59 pm PT
8 to 8:59 pm PT

Saturday, March 25
4 to 4:59 am PT
Noon to 12:59 pm PT
8 to 8:59 pm PT

Sunday, March 26
4 to 4:59 am PT

Splatoon Global Testfire UK times

Friday, March 24
19:00 to 19:59 GMT

Saturday, March 25
03:00 to 03:59 GMT
11:00 to 11:59 GMT
19:00 to 19:59 GMT

Sunday, March 26 (change your clocks to BST!)
04:00 to 04:59 BST
12:00 to 12:59 BST

Whether you missed out on the ink-flinging, multiplayer exploits of the first game or you're a veteran squid kid, you'll want to get in on at least one of the hour-long play sessions. I'm definitely going to participate in at least a few of them; I have a deep, abiding love for the Splattershot Jr., so I want to see how the Splat Dualies compare in terms of close-up mayhem and inking potential. See you out there!

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