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Unlock All Hero Weapons in Splatoon 2

Grab all Hero weapons for use in the Splatoon 2 multiplayer.


While playing the campaign in Splatoon 2, you’re likely going to unlock some weapons that you like. Once you have them in the single-player campaign, you always will, but that doesn’t mean you have them in the game’s multiplayer mode. In fact, unlocking Hero weapons in Splatoon 2’s multiplayer mode is going to be quite the task, but we’ve got the details for how you can pull it off.

Unlock All Hero Weapons in Multiplayer

As you play through the Splatoon 2 campaign, Sheldon will ask you to test out various Hero weapons for him to help bring them up to code. If you then want to take this Hero weapon into multiplayer, you’ll have to use that specific weapon to beat the entire game. That means completing all 27 lairs and defeating all five bosses with the same weapon. After that, it’s unlocked in the Splatoon 2 multiplayer modes.

For example, gamers can unlock the Hero Shot in Lair 1. If they want to take that weapon to multiplayer, they will have to complete the entire game using that weapon. Speedy gamers could likely crush the campaign in only a couple of hours, but the average gamer is looking at five or more hours to beat it. If you want all nine Hero weapons in multiplayer, it means the average gamer is spending 45 hours in the campaign to make that happen. Those are ballpark figures, but still.

Splatoon 2 - All Hero Weapons

  • Hero Shot - Lair 1
  • Hero Roller - Lair 4
  • Hero Dualies - Lair 5
  • Hero Charge - Lair 6
  • Hero Slosher - Lair 10
  • Hero Splatling - Lair 13
  • Hero Blaster - Lair 19
  • Hero Brella - Lair 20
  • Hero Brush - Lair 22

Whether single-player or multiplayer, that’s how you go about unlocking all the Hero weapons in Splatoon 2. Keep in mind that Splatoon 2 Hero weapons can be upgraded, and if you’re looking for an unrelated guide, the Shacknews Splatoon 2 guide-hub will have you covered.


Bill, who is also known as Rumpo, is a lifelong gamer and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He is known for his guide writing and, unsettlingly enough, enjoys grinding out in-depth collectible articles. Tweet him @RumpoPlays if you have a question or comment about one of his guides.

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