Software update: July 20th 2018

Applies to: Nintendo Switch


A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 1.6.0.

Update contents

  • New character added: Link (Champion's Tunic)
  • New vehicle added: Master Cycle Zero
  • New tires added: Ancient Tires
  • New glider added: Paraglider

Additional information

After updating to this version you will not be able to engage in Local Play or LAN Play with players using an earlier version.

This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.

Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.