Nintendo has released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patch and it is now available on the Switch. This version 1.2 update will implement several changes. It will also include a special free DLC for the Mii character.
Here Are Some Of The Significant Changes
In this Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patch, gamers can use the Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin costume for the Mii characters. Version 1.2 update will no longer allow gamers to use an item after it was used to prevent an attack. This latest update will also change the Boomerang item. Now, it will return to the first slot after it is caught.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patch also makes it easier for lagging gamers to catch up with the leaders. They will receive even items to help them catch up with leading players more frequently. The patch also presents the race rules and course names on loading screens. With this patch, no more than two Piranha Plants can go out as items at one time on any course of online races.
There Are Improvements And Smaller Changes As Well
As in any update, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patch comes with online item tweaks and various bug fixes. But these are not all. The full patch notes of this update list other changes and improvements that it brings to the game. For instance, controls will be more responsive now especially when the timer is running out when a gamer chooses a Mii racing suit for online matches.
With the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patch, online racing matches will now end 30 seconds after the winner reaches the finish line. The item wheel will not spin continuously during online matches. Communication errors will no longer occur frequently as before while spectating online matches and even after. During online matches, if a player uses an item after the Super Horn, that item will now be made available to other players.