Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 1.2 helps out players lagging behind in online matches.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has had a second patch this week, after May’s patch made a few tweaks and adjusted Inkling’s Girl’s celebratory animation so it was less offensive.

As well as general balancing changes, you can now use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin suit for your Mii driver.

And players lagging behind the pack have been given a helping hand, as they’ll “receive items geared toward catching up more frequently.”

You can check out the full patch notes for Version 1.2 below:

  • Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver
  • Race rules and course name are now displayed on loading screens for online and wireless play, as well as Mario Kart TV
  • Players who are behind in online matches will receive items geared toward catching up more frequently
  • In online matches, no more than two Piranha Plants will be granted as items at the same time
  • Controls are no longer unresponsive when the timer runs out when choosing a Mii racing suit for online matches
  • When a player uses an item right after the Super Horn in online matches, that item will now remain available for other players
  • Item wheel no longer spins continuously in online matches
  • Online matches now end as intended 30 seconds after the first place racer finishes
  • The Boomerang now returns to the first slot, if possible, after a player catches it
  • Items shown in a player’s item slots now display correctly when holding an item behind them
  • No longer possible to use an item after it has been used to block an attack
  • Communication errors no longer occur frequently while spectating or after spectating online matches

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