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How to Update Super Mario Maker 2

Instructions on installing the update for Super Mario Maker 2 on Nintendo Switch.

On 2 October 2019 a new software update for Super Mario Maker 2 became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 1.1.0 (Released 02/10/19)

Course World

Network Play

  • Added “Play with friends”
    • You can now play online with friends in either Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op modes.
    • You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
    • The Nintendo Switch Online smart device app is now supported.
      • You can be automatically matched online with people that you were matched with via the app, and can use voice chat with them.
  • Added features to “Nearby Play”
    • You can now play in Multiplayer Co-op mode as well as Multiplayer Versus mode.
    • You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
    • When playing a course saved to Coursebot, the host console doesn’t need to be connected to the internet.
  • Added “LAN Play”
    • Players connected to the same LAN (Local Area Network) can now play together wirelessly.
    • After selecting Network Play, you can switch to LAN Play mode by clicking in the Left Stick and pressing the L Button or R Button.
  • If the connection is unstable before Multiplayer Co-op or Multiplayer Versus starts, the match will be cancelled.
  • In Multiplayer Co-op, when everyone chooses “Let’s start over!”, the timer will now be reset.
  • Changed the look of the gauge for S+, the highest rank in Multiplayer Versus.
  • If a player places Builder Boxes after a warp point, other players will now be able to break them and proceed forward.
  • All players will take the same amount of time to move through a Warp Pipe, regardless of the state of their character.
  • After updating to Ver. 1.1.0, you will no longer be able to match with players using Ver. 1.0.1 or lower in Network Play.

Course Info

  • You can now select "Play Together" directly from any course uploaded to a player’s profile.
  • Simplified the display of comments containing stamps in “View comments”.

Maker Profile

  • Added a refresh/update button to “Courses uploaded”.
  • Added a list showing a user’s 100 most recent First Clears.
  • Now displays a user’s total number of First Clears.
  • Now displays a user’s total number of world-record times.

Official Makers

  • Added a list of Official Makers in Leaderboards.

Course Maker

  • You can now use touch controls with button controls in handheld mode.
    • You can also go back to touch-only controls from Settings in the main menu.

General

  • You can now play with a Joy-Con held horizontally in all game modes.
    • You can change your controller grip from Settings in the main menu.
  • Other issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Version 1.0.1 (Released 26/06/19)

  • Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.