Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Latest Update Fixes Communication Errors, Online Adjustments

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Nintendo recently released the Version 1.2 update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch, and it brings a variety of online changes as well as communication error fixes and other adjustments.


Here are the full patch notes from Nintendo:

  • Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver.


  • Race rules and course name are now displayed on loading screens for online and wireless play, as well as Mario Kart TV.


  • Players who are behind in online matches will receive items geared toward catching up more frequently.


  • In online matches, no more than two Piranha Plants will be granted as items at the same time.


  • Controls are no longer unresponsive when the timer runs out when choosing a Mii racing suit for online matches.


  • When a player uses an item right after the Super Horn in online matches, that item will now remain available for other players.


  • Item wheel no longer spins continuously in online matches.


  • Online matches now end as intended 30 seconds after the first place racer finishes.


  • The Boomerang now returns to the first slot, if possible, after a player catches it.


  • Items shown in a player’s item slots now display correctly when holding an item behind them.


  • No longer possible to use an item after it has been used to block an attack.


  • Communication errors no longer occur frequently while spectating or after spectating online matches.



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available on Nintendo Switch.

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