Winter is coming and the new year approaches in the newest Splatfest event for Splatoon 2. The Frosty Fest Splatfest will run for only 48 hours next weekend, January 4-6, 2019.

Like previous Splatfests, the Frosty Fest begins by having everyone choose between two sides and battle it out for supremacy. Since the holidays are about spending time with friends and family, the Frosty Fest will force you to choose between them!

The Frosty Fest will blanket Inkopolis in festive, wintry decor. Inklings will also be able to shoot glitter-filled ink, which as a parent fills me with anxiety and dread.

The event will also add special seasonal hats, distributed via the Splatoon 2 News channel, beginning later this week. You can also redeem your My Nintendo Points for a Splatoon 2 Frosty Fest themed wallpaper, which showcases the new gear.

Note that to participate in the Splatfest and play online you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online Membership. A free 7-day trial is available when you first sign up. Membership is $3.99 per month or $19.99 for a year. Discounted family memberships for up to eight accounts are also available. Membership provides access to online gameplay for all compatible games (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, etc), as well as cloud saves and the NES virtual console.

Frosty Fest begins at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern on January 4, 2019. It ends at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern on Jan. 6, 2019. Splatoon 2 is available only on the Nintendo Switch.

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