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How to Get Food Tickets in Splatoon 3

Can't splat punks on an empty stomach.
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When you’re a rowdy pre-teen leading an active life, you can’t afford to be skipping lunch. A hearty meal, especially in Splatoon 3, will ensure you can perform at your absolute tip-top. If you want to eat, though, you gotta flash some currency. Here’s how to get Food Tickets in Splatoon 3.

How to Get Food Tickets in Splatoon 3

In Splatoon 3’s lobby, near the exit door, is the Crab-N-Go food stand, staffed by a friendly, yet nameless, worker. The food and drinks from this stand can enhance your abilities and increase your rewards and are super helpful before a long day of splatting. The two types of food increase either your battle XP or Cash, while the various drinks increase your Gear XP gain, as well as the likelihood that a piece of Gear will gain the drink’s corresponding ability.

However, for whatever reason, they don’t take Cash at this stand. The only way to get lunch is to offer up Food and Drink Tickets. These tickets can’t be obtained from playing in regular matches, but they can be found elsewhere. Specifically, in the following places:

  • Hero Mode
  • Fuzzy Ooze
  • Salmon Run
  • Shell-Out Machine
  • Hotlantis Catalog

As you progress through Splatoon 3’s Hero Mode campaign, you’ll occasionally uncover Tickets in the regular levels either from defeated Octarians or inside smashed crates. There are also optional levels that reward tickets upon completion. Additionally, while you’re playing Hero Mode, you can throw your Salmonid buddy, Smallfry, at the pools of Fuzzy Ooze to clean it up. Cleaning Fuzzy Ooze has a chance to yield Tickets, among other helpful items.

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If you don’t mind working for your meal, go work a few shifts of Salmon Run at GrizzCo. Food Tickets are one of the rewards you can receive from consistently-good performance on the job, and in fact, this will likely be one of your most reliable sources of Tickets after finishing Hero Mode.

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If you’ve got some cash to burn, try your luck at the Shell-Out Machine in the lobby. In addition to Locker cosmetics, Splashtag components, and other miscellanies, you can randomly receive Tickets from playing the Shell-Out Machine. Just don’t get carried away, cause that thing gets expensive.

Finally, if you’ve been playing a lot of regular and ranked matches, swing by Hotlantis to check out your Catalog level. As you play matches, you’ll earn Catalog Points, and if you’re lucky, one of the Catalog milestones for the month will be a pack of Tickets.

Remember, Tickets can be hard to come by, so try to save them for times when you know you’ll be playing a lot. I like to pop a Cash ticket when there’s a Splatfest going on, personally.

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