How To Get CQ Points Fast in Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

Published on June 30th, 2018 by Jay C.

Are you ready to make the big bucks? This guide will help teach you how to easily get a good amount of CQ points fast in the new Octo Expansion of Splatoon 2.

The level we will be challenging is the One-Shot Station on Route B-2. This level is ideal as it takes 5 seconds to complete if done correctly, and only 17 seconds if you make a mistake. It also has a payout of 600 QC points.

To complete this test chamber as effectively as possible, choose the E-Liter 4K (not scoped).

As you enter the test chamber, hold down the fire button. This allows your charger to begin charging as soon as possible. If you hit the bottom balloon right as the E-Liter is fully charged, you will beat the level in 5 seconds.


With practice getting the first shot every time is difficult, but when you do miss that first shot’s timing, it is good to know how to quickly recover. As you are re-spawning, you will miss the window to hit the balloon right away, so wait for it to begin moving right. You want to hit the balloon right as it overlaps with the middle of the third box from the left.

This way, beating the level is faster than entering it. To speed up entering the level again after beating it, press ‘X’ then continuously press A and you will be put right back in after the loading screen. Performing this perfectly takes 5 seconds, though if you add in load times and victory animation it takes about 30 seconds per run, profiting 1200 CQ points per minute.

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About Jay C.

A Nintendo fan his entire life, he has much experience in platformer games but more recently has expanded his gaming to all genres. His first system was the Nintendo 64 and still thinks star fox 64 is a masterpiece.