The Likely Final Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Is Here
Nintendo has released Update 3.0 for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch in what is likely the final major update for the game.
This new update, which brings players the final eight courses for the Booster Course Pass, sees several new features and fixes added to the game.
You can check out the full update notes below:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update 3.0
Support for DLC
Added paid DLC: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Wave 6 (two cups, eight courses, four characters, 17 Mii racing suits).
Added “Music” button to the top menu.
This is a feature where you can listen to the background music that plays during the game, as you like.
Even players who don’t own the Booster Course Pass can listen to the background music of the DLC courses.
Added feature where other players who aren’t friends can join in a Room.
After creating a room, press the + Button or – Button to display the Room ID on the Room screen, and tell your fellow racers the Room ID.
The other racers can join by entering the Room ID in “Search by Room ID.”
Made it so that you can create a Room even if you have 0 friends registered.
Added staff credits for the Booster Couse Pass.
Conditions for seeing the credits
If you have the Booster Course Pass: Clear all DLC cups in Grand Prix mode ranked third or higher (for the second time and later, clear Moon Cup or Spiny Cup ranked third or higher).
If you don’t have the Booster Course Pass: After racing in the DLC courses in Online Play or Wireless Play 100 times or more, clear a random cup in Grand Prix mode ranked third or higher (for the second time and later, clear Bell Cup ranked third or higher).
Increased the invincibility time of a portion of characters and vehicle customizations.
Made it so that you can’t acquire strong items when taking an Item Box by stopping or driving in reverse, or taking an Item Box that is in same location multiple times during a race.
Shortened the time between when an Item Box is acquired by someone until it is restored.
Lowered the appearance rate of Mirror and 200cc in “Worldwide” and “Regional.”
Made it so you can acquire the “Varia Suit” when using a Metroid series amiibo.
Made it so you can acquire the “Hylian Suit” when using a Legend of Zelda series amiibo.
Made it so you can acquire the “Kirby Suit” when using a Kirby series amiibo.
Made it so you can acquire the “Daisy Suit” when using a Daisy amiibo.
Fixed an issue where no Bob-omb car blows up in Wii Moonview Highway, but a Bob-omb car blows up for someone you are playing with online.
Fixed an issue where, when racing against a Ghost in Time Trials on Yoshi’s Island, the red road would not appear even though the Ghost touched the Winged Cloud.
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