Latest Mario Kart 8 Update Gives More Help to Players Lagging Behind in Races

Expect to see more Golden Mushrooms and Bullet Bills instead of bananas and coins.

By Angela Marrujo. Posted 07/02/2017 16:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Tired of getting green shells and bananas and coins while you’re trying to catch up in online Mario Kart 8 matches? Fret not, as the game’s latest update will give a greater boost to players fighting their way to the front of the pack. Expect item boxes to be more generous with items meant to help racers close the gap between first and last place, which will of course mean that races are about to get even more competitive than they already are (I’m preparing myself for even greater amounts of rage as we speak).

The new patch brings with it a number of other updates, including a new Pikmin suit for the Mii Driver (unlockable by scanning a Pikmin-themed Amiibo), fixing a bug that caused the item wheel to spin constantly, and more. A complete list of the new updates is below:

Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver.

Race rules and course name are now displayed on loading screens for online and wireless play, as well as Mario Kart TV.

Players who are behind in online matches will receive items geared toward catching up more frequently.

In online matches, no more than two Piranha Plants will be granted as items at the same time.

Controls are no longer unresponsive when the timer runs out when choosing a Mii racing suit for online matches.

When a player uses an item right after the Super Horn in online matches, that item will now remain available for other players.

Item wheel no longer spins continuously in online matches.

Online matches now end as intended 30 seconds after the first place racer finishes.

The Boomerang now returns to the first slot, if possible, after a player catches it.

Items shown in a player’s item slots now display correctly when holding an item behind them.

No longer possible to use an item after it has been used to block an attack.

Communication errors no longer occur frequently while spectating or after spectating online matches.

Happy racing!

Source: Polygon

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