Mario Kart 8 Deluxe v 1.3.0 adds balance tweaks and video capture

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe v 1.3.0 is quite a significant update for Nintendo’s famed racer, adding the video capture we previously documented.

In addition, there’s some tweaks to Smart Steering, increased invulnerability periods when spinning out, and changes to online and wireless play.

It’s a pretty sizeable patch, with some welcome tweaks and additions.


We loved Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in our review earlier this year, saying it’s definitely worth a double dip.


Here’s the full details

+ Video capture compatibility added. Hold the Capture Button to capture up to 30 seconds of the previous footage. (The system must be updated to Ver 4.0.0 or higher to use this feature.)
+ Now more difficult to float down using the glider when Smart Steering is ON.
+ Blue Shells no longer hit the second place player when the first place player hasn’t yet crossed the finish line.
+ Extended the invulnerability period after spinning out or crashing.
+ Changes made to Online Play prior to Ver.1.2.1 now apply to Wireless Play and LAN Play as well:
– Updating to Ver 1.3.0 will prevent users from Wireless Play or LAN Play with users on Ver.1.2.1 or lower)
– No more than one Piranha Plant will appear at a time.
– When further back in a race, will receive better items to help catch up to other players.

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