This sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but a player has been spotted online who has the ability to completely ruin your Splatoon save file. What happens is your character won’t load up when entering the main plaza. Basically if you quit before they have left the online match, or get stuck in the match as the offending player won’t quit, then you can lose your save file. Here’s the details which have appeared on Reddit and the Squidboards:
- They’re an octoling carrying the unreleased Hydra Splatling. In other words, they’re clearly a hacker who’s method has somehow screwed up the game RAM or something similar when trying to access an unreleased weapon early.
- You shouldn’t leave the room until they’ve gone, because returning to Booyah Base is what messes up the save file.
- Their name apparently begins with a K and has numbers in it. Unfortunately, no one recorded the full thing yet.
Thanks, Cheat-master30 Anon and Beatz7