Nintendo has released a brand new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update version 1.7.1. You can read the full patch notes for this update below.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched alongside the Nintendo Switch and it is a port from the Wii U version. Despite this, Nintendo has continued to support the game with free updates including adding a new vehicle to the game’s playable character with Zelda’s bike from Breath of the Wild making it into the game as a free update.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update version 1.7.1 patch notes can be viewed below.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Version 1.7.1 Patch Notes For Nintendo Switch
Fixed an issue that caused the game to become unresponsive to any input except for the HOME Button.
- You will need to download this update to play with others online.
- After you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to play over local wireless or LAN with others until they download the update as well.
So this is more of a hotfix that addresses an issue with the HOME button. It is a mandatory update which is needed in order to continue playing the game online, which will require a Nintendo Switch subscription.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for the Nintendo Switch.