Free Super Mario Maker 2 update adds the ability to play directly with friends in online multiplayer modes
Call your friends! After downloading the free Version 1.1.0 update in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, you’ll now have the ability to play co-op and versus multiplayer with people on your Nintendo Switch friends list.
The update is available starting today, and lets you hop online* in Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op and play with friends, in addition to the previously available option to play with randomly selected players. While playing with friends, you will also be able to select the difficulty in Course World and choose which courses to play from your list of locally saved courses in Coursebot.
In addition to this multiplayer update, the free software update also adds a list of Official Makers in the Leaderboards section. Here, you’ll find new courses made by Official Makers, as well as ones created for collaborations or special events, like the courses played in last summer’s Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019. Other features added after downloading the update include the ability to use both touch-screen and button controls when creating courses in Handheld mode, among other upgrades to make for an even more seamless gaming experience.
In Super Mario Maker 2, you can play, create and share the side-scrolling Super Mario course of your dreams. Dive into the new single-player story mode to gain inspiration for creating your own special courses, alone or together with a friend. And with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can share your courses, access courses made by others, enjoy multiplayer and more.
For more information about this Super Mario Maker 2 update, visit https://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/news/super-mario-maker-2-multiplayer-update/. More updates to the game, including new course parts, are planned for the future.
*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online