Nintendo UK says that the Splatoon 3 team has identified a potential bug related to the upcoming Splatfest which begins on Friday. The bug, which has recently been discovered, is related to players conch shells that they have acquired before they have voted for either Team Gear, Team Grub, or Team Fun in the Splatfest and some users have reported they have disappeared. To avoid this, the company says that fans should choose their Splatfest team as soon as possible as their vote may not count towards the final Splatfest results, which will be unveiled either on Sunday evening or Monday morning, depending on your time zone.
To avoid this issue, we recommend players vote in the Splatfest before collecting conch shells. We apologise for the inconvenience. This bug will be fixed in the future. [2/2]
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 21, 2022