Nintendo has released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update 1.2.1 for the Nintendo Switch which seems to address only one issue.
The patch appears to be rather small and only fixes an issue that prolonged the time to return to the lobby after races. You’ll find the official release notes from Nintendo for update 1.2.1 below:
Corrected an issue that prolonged the time to return to the lobby after races near the start and end times of online tournaments.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released for Nintendo’s new platform back in April of this year. The game contains every character, track, and kart from the original Wii U version – including all the previously released DLC – with the addition of new karts, tracks, modes, and enhanced graphics for the Switch. You can watch the game’s overview trailer below:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is overflowing with new content. The five new characters (Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.) bring the total number of racers to 42, a record for the beloved series. New karts inspired by Splatoon, the ability to hold two items at once, returning items like the item-stealing Boo and jumping Feather, a new Smart Steering control option, and even more awesome features truly make this the definitive version of an already classic game.
One of the most robust new features in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the addition of a revamped Battle mode that can be played both locally and online*. The multiplayer Battle modes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offer a variety of fun options across eight colorful and well-designed Battle courses.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available globally now for the Switch.