Posted May 18, 2017 by Joseph Rositano in Feature

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update brings more than stability improvements

Nintendo has released a patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, bringing the title to version 1.1.0.

The update brings several small fixes to the game, including showing Mii Driver facial expressions, some adjustments to Inkling Girl’s animations (she formerly made a gesture that’s considered offensive in parts of Europe), and increasing the invincibility period after a spin-out or crash online.

Here is the full list of patch notes:


  • Opponents’ names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches.
  • Invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches.
  • Up to two players can spectate a friend group while they wait to join.
  • “Worldwide” and “Regional” modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often.
  • Can now properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.
  • Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted.
  • Starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.
  • Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions.
  • Tournament clock now properly reflects real-world time.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on 28 April this year. Rocket Chainsaw’s Andrew Cathie spoke very fondly of the game in his review, citing that the improved battle mode, sheer amount of content on offer and portability made it a “must buy”.

Joseph Rositano

While Joseph's main hobby has always centered around video games, he's also taken an interest in movies, musicals and traveling around the world. No one quite knows what Joseph's true motivations are, but rest assured he is always planning his next grand adventure!


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