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Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2 New Update Introduces Multiplayer Improvements And More

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Super Mario Maker 2 has been released for Nintendo Switch a couple of months back, but the game hasn’t received any new feature, which is odd, considering how many Nintendo added to the original game shortly after release. Things have changed today, however, thanks to a new update which adds quite a bit to the game.

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The biggest addition included in the new Super Mario Maker 2 update is the ability to play with friends online in both co-op and versus modes, something that was mysteriously absent at launch. Nearby Play and LAN Play have also been added today.

  • Added “Play with friends”
    • You can now play online with friends in either Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op modes.
    • You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
    • The Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is now supported.
      • You can automatically match online with people that you were matched with via the app, and can voice chat with them.
  • Added features to “Nearby Play”
    • You can now play in Multiplayer Co-op mode as well as Multiplayer Versus mode.
    • You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
    • When playing a course saved to Coursebot, the host system doesn’t need to be connected to the internet.
  • Added “LAN Play”
    • Players connected to the same LAN (Local Area Network) can now wirelessly play together.
    • After selecting Network Play, you can switch to LAN Play mode by clicking in the L Stick and pressing the L or R buttons.

The new update also introduces some tweaks and quality of life improvements across the board.

The biggest change is the ability to use the Joy-Con controllers in Course Maker while playing the game in handheld mode, so you are not forced to use touch controls while playing the game on the go.

Support for horizontal Joy-Con for all modes has been added, so local co-op is much more convenient.

The update introduces many more tweaks beyond what we described. For the full list of changes, you can head over here.

Super Mario Maker 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.