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How to Use the Local Wireless Play Feature of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Information:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports wireless play, allowing up to 8 players to connect multiple Nintendo Switch consoles together via a local wireless connection.

Important:

Each Nintendo Switch console that will be used for local wireless play requires a copy of Mario Mart 8 Deluxe (physical or download).

Additional Information:

If two players are playing on the same Nintendo Switch console, each player will use either one Joy-Con controller (left or right) or one Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Complete These Steps:

Step 1. Have a player create a room and act as a lobby host.

  1. Start Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  2. From the menu, select either the 1- or 2-player option next to "Wireless Play".
    switch-ss-mk8-menu-wireless.jpg
  3. Select "Create Room".

Step 2. Have the other players join the room.

  1. Start Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  2. From the menu, select either the 1- or 2-player option next to "Wireless Play".
    switch-ss-mk8-menu-wireless.jpg
  3. Select the name of the host player, displayed under "Lobby".

Step 3. Have the host select the game type and settings, and then start the match.

  1. After selecting their character and kart and while viewing the garage, have the host player press the A Button to bring up the game settings.
    switch-ss-mk8-menu-gametype.jpg
  2. Use the first option to select the race or battle type (e.g. 150cc, Balloon Battle, etc.)
  3. Use the following options to select the race settings, such as the Team, Item, and Race Count settings.
  4. Once the appropriate settings have been selected, and all the players have joined the lobby, press the A Button again to confirm the settings.
  5. After the players in the room have selected their characters and karts, players will be asked the select their preferred track, and then the match will start.