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Software update: June 26th 2018

A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 1.5.0.

Update contents

  • Now supports the use of the Toy-Con Motorbike from Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit.
    • You can now set whether or not to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Toy-Con settings in the top menu.
    • At the screen right before the game begins, please set the Joy-Con inside the Toy-Con Motorbike.
    • When using the Toy-Con Motorbike, the camera will look over the character’s shoulder, increasing immersion.
    • Press the downward directional button to play with normal view again.
  • Addressed an issue where, after setting up a tournament, the “Search by code” feature would stop functioning.
  • Addressed an issue that made it impossible for a player to proceed after colliding with a Star Thwomp.
  • The latest update data is needed to play matches online.
  • Once you have downloaded the latest update data, you will no longer be able to play “Local Wireless” and “LAN Play” matches with other players who have not downloaded this data.

Additional information

This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.

Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.

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