How to Customize Your Locker in Splatoon 3

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Splatoon 3 is a game that encourages players to express themselves in a variety of ways during their gaming sessions. There’s heaps of cool gear to wear, plenty of interesting ways to customize your Splatoon 3 Splashtag, and a unique feature known as the locker room.

The locker room is home to (unsurprisingly) lockers that players can customize and use to show off collectibles that they’ve discovered while exploring various parts of the game, like stickers, posters or miniature figurines.

It can be a little tricky to find the locker room at first, though, especially if you’ve never played the game before. To help you unlock the locker room and show off your in-game cosmetics, here’s a quick and easy guide on how to customize your locker in Splatoon 3.

Make Sure You’re the Right Level

If you’re brand new to the game, you won’t be able to customize your Splatoon 3 locker immediately. There’s a few things you’ll need to finish up first, but they don’t take long.

First, you’ll need to make sure that you’re level 4. Leveling up to 4 doesn’t take too long, and you can do it by winning regular turf battles in the main lobby.

To get an extra kick to your leveling process, try purchasing some food items at the Crab-N-Go vendor. You’ll need to look at how to get food tickets in order to buy them, but the XP boosts can make the leveling process go by in a flash.

Once you’re level 4, head over to the Hotlantis general store.

After you’ve done these two things, you’ll be able to access the locker room and start creating your ideal locker set-up.

Head to the Main Lobby

The locker room can be found in the main terminal, and you’ll need to go there to unlock it.

It’s between the starting pod for battles and the Shell-Out gumball machine.

Your locker is part of the block directly in front of you as you walk into the locker room, and it’s the furthest one on the left.

Edit Your Locker Layout Using the Editor

To open up your locker, simply press A when standing in front of it. Press the plus button to open up the locker editor.

The first time that you use the locker editor, you’ll get a pre-made layout to start off with.

I find it easier to completely clear out the locker when I want to change things around. You can move everything in the locker and put it all away too, other than the main shelf.

To move an item, hit A, and to hide it, press the Y button. You can bring up the item menu using X, and you’ll be able to tab between the different categories. Every item can be spun, adjusted, and flipped as needed with L, R, ZL, ZR, and the R stick respectively.

Something that I found great when I started looking at how to customize my Splatoon 3 locker is that they give you a few extra hooks and a shelf to start off with. This makes putting together a unique display a lot easier.

Show Off Your Items and Collectibles

Once you’ve got a layout sorted that you like, it’s time to get creative. Take a look through the list of items that you’ve collected so far, and see whether you can come up with any interesting themes.

You can place any items on the shelves and hooks in your locker, and you can paste flyers and use stickers on the inside of your locker.

If you hit ZL, you can close your locker and place stickers and flyers on the outside, too.

Check Out Other Player’s Lockers

If you want to see what other players are doing with their lockers, you can exit your own locker and swipe along the row of other lockers to see people’s creations. It’ll show their Splashtag alongside their locker.

When looking at other player’s lockers, hit the Y button whenever you see a cool one to let the player know that you think their creation is fresh.