Oct 19th, 2017

Everyone is talking about the big new update to the Switch today, but Nintendo has also released an update to one of its best selling Switch games: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The new update, 1.3.0, adds a video capture option, coinciding with the Switch firmware update that also adds video capture ability. Just like other games, players can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay.

The patch also has some bug fixes and gameplay tweaks. Here are the full update notes for version 1.3.0:

  • Video capture compatibility added. Hold the Capture Button to capture up to 30 seconds of the previous footage.
    • The system must be updated to Ver 4.0.0 or higher to use this feature.
  • Now more difficult to float down using the glider when Smart Steering is ON.
  • Blue Shells no longer hit the second place player when the first place player hasn’t yet crossed the finish line.
  • Extended the invulnerability period after spinning out or crashing.
  • Changes made to Online Play prior to Ver.1.2.1 now apply to Wireless Play and LAN Play as well:
    • When further back in a race, will receive better items to help catch up to other players.
    • No more than one Piranha Plant will appear at a time.
    • Updating to Ver 1.3.0 will prevent users from Wireless Play or LAN Play with users on Ver.1.2.1 or lower.
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