First Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update For Nintendo Switch Available Now; Patch Notes Inside

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May 18
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Nintendo has released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update 1.1 for the Nintendo Switch. The update includes fixes and improvements.

Unlike previous updates released by Nintendo in general, actual release notes have been provided for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s first update. One of the changes is the removal of one of Inkling Girl’s animations. You’ll find the full release notes below:

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Version 1.1

  • Opponents’ names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches.
  • Invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches.
  • Up to two players can spectate a friend group while they wait to join.
  • “Worldwide” and “Regional” modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often.
  • Can now properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.
  • Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted.
  • Starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.
  • Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions.
  • Tournament clock now properly reflects real-world time.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released for the Nintendo Switch last month, and the racer became the best-selling game in the US for the month of April.

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You can read our very own review of the game right here.

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