Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update 1.2 Brings Some More Significant Changes

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:

  • 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.

I must say, it’s great to see Nintendo consistently updating their titles with meaningful things.

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