A recent update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe adds some new features that might help your favorite Master Cycle riders catch a break, or at least record a terrible wipe-out.
It’s not exactly a Mercedes-Benz or free track, but the new update does come with a few tweaks to help Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel more or less balanced — depending on which side of the shell you end up on.
According to Nintendo’s patch notes, the following items were addressed in the 1.3 patch:
- Now more difficult to float down using the glider when Smart Steering is ON.
- Blue Shells no longer hit the second place player when the first place player hasn’t yet crossed the finish line.
- Extended the invulnerability period after spinning out or crashing.
- Changes made to Online Play prior to Ver.1.2.1 now apply to Wireless Play and LAN Play as well:
- When further back in a race, will receive better items to help catch up to other players.
- No more than one Piranha Plant will appear at a time.
It’s a little light on features, although haters of carnivorous fauna will no doubt take great joy in this victory.
The last bit of news for this update revolves around an update we reported on for the Switch hardware a couple days ago. Updating both the game and the system allows players to record up to 30 seconds of gameplay by holding down the capture button on the left Joy-Con.
While we initially thought the recording feature was system-wide, it turns out to be on a game-by-game basis. The only games that support this feature currently are, as of an update, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, along with ARMS, Splatoon 2, Breath of the Wild, and the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey.