Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still going strong despite being available for nearly ten years if we count its initial release. Regardless, fans have continued to log in regularly to face others online, especially with the slew of new courses. Unfortunately, the last of the new courses have been added to the game, so whether that’s a sign that a new installment will be approaching soon is anyone’s guess. However, a new update was just pushed out to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you have been enjoying the game but found some of the latest maps or updates have created new bugs, well, you’re in luck.
This new update doesn’t take any strategies away like the last one but resolves several issues. The latest update will put the game up to version 3.0.1, and it comes with seven fixes. All of which should hopefully make the gameplay experience competitive without the annoying bugs that will cost you the race. We’ll list down all the issues below, but some of the highlights you will find are resolving gliders from now opening on the ramp past the suspension bridge in Tour Vancouver Velocity. Likewise, the bug that prevented players from getting a strong item from the Item Box has also been resolved.
Mario kart 8 Deluxe 3.0.1 Patch Notes
- Fixed an issue where the player was unable to acquire a strong item even though they did not take an Item Box by stopping or going in reverse during a race, or take an item countless times from an Item Box in same location, when the communication is unstable during an online match.
- Fixed an issue where the glider did not open when getting on a glide ramp that is past the suspension bridge in Tour Vancouver Velocity.
- Fixed an issue where the player might fall into a crevice in the cliff and not be able to move in Tour Rome Avanti.
- Fixed an issue where the player would be floating in mid-air after driving out of the course without being carried back in by Lakitu in GC DK Mountain.
- Fixed an issue where the player would sometimes not be able to move when riding on the statues in Wii Daisy Circuit.
- Fixed an issue where actions and expressions did not match for some characters that were added in the Booster Course Pass.
- Fixed an issue where a Mii’s head would get extremely large or small when playing the highlight reel.
As mentioned, these latest fixes are not taking away any strategies. If you recall, the last major update had removed the Bagging strategy that was present in the game since it was released. That strategy allowed players to purposely start the race slow or reverse to ensure that they get a strong item right out of the gate. From there, they could catch up to the players quickly and use the item to their advantage. Oddly enough, the issue was resolved years after it was present and commonly used.
Now, the real question some fans might have is just when we’ll see the next major installment of Mario Kart arrive. You can argue that we didn’t necessarily get a new mainline Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Switch, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was an enhanced version of the Nintendo Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. Fortunately, the slew of new courses added to the game helped keep fans engaged with the title without Nintendo having to make a completely new gameplay experience.
Now that we are approaching 2024, it’s speculated that Nintendo will be revealing their next console in the coming year. That could also mean we’ll see new game installments to franchises like Mario Kart. However, we’ll just have to wait for the official word to come out, hopefully, sooner rather than later.