Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch was just updated to version 1.2 and it actually brings some significant changes. Firstly, those with Pikmin Amiibo will be able to get a Pikmin suit. The other major issue is the fact that whilst playing online, those who aren’t doing so well will now get better items to allow them to catchup.
I guess that this could be seen as both a positive and negative. It’s great that races will be more even but it even further increases rubber banding, which experienced players definitely don’t like.
The full patch notes are below: