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Super Mario Maker 2 update adds online multiplayer with friends

Nintendo rolls out a substantial online update

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A new update for Super Mario Maker 2 addresses a shortcoming in the game’s multiplayer mode: The game now lets people play online with friends in both multiplayer versus and multiplayer cooperative modes.

The Play With Friends feature is now available from the network play menu in Super Mario Maker 2. The feature will let players select courses from Course World and those save to Coursebot. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is now supported in Super Mario Maker 2 for voice chat.

Super Mario Maker 2 also now supports LAN Play and has new features for Nearby Play. From Nintendo:

  • 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.

Nintendo has also added a list of official course creators, namely those made in-house at Nintendo, to the game’s leaderboards menu.


The full patch notes for Super Mario Maker 2’s version 1.1.0 update can be seen at Nintendo’s support website.

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