Nintendo Switch Latest Update: How To Download 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Version 1.1

By LJ Joseph, Posted: 05/19/17 01:15AM EDT
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's latest update is out now, and it makes a rather intriguing changed. Here are the details(Photo : Nintendo/ Youtube Screenshot)

Nintendo has released "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" update 1.1 for the Nintendo Switch as the update includes fixes and improvements. Here are the details of the latest version of "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe".

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" Update Removes Offensive Hand Gesture

According to Games Spot, the expression in the "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" involves in raising a clenched fist while the other arm holds the raised bicep. It was used by Inkling Girl as a celebratory sign.
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However, the "Italian salute" is considered offensive in some territories, including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and much of Latin America. Hence, the gesture has been replaced by a simple fist pump, and photos from NeoGAF user Neiteio show the difference between the pre- and post-patch versions.

Meanwhile, a few other minor changes were also included in the update, such as starting positions in online races. It also changes the invincibility periods after a spin-out and Mii facial expressions, according to WCCF Tech.

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" V1.1 Patch Notes Details

As of now, the game's first major update can be downloaded, bringing with it a myriad of little changes to improve the experience. Here are the full patch notes:

- Opponents' names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches.

- Invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches.

- Up to two players can spectate a friend group while they wait to join.

- "Worldwide" and "Regional" modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often.

- Can now properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.

- Inkling Girl's animation has been adjusted.

- Starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.

- Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions.

- Tournament clock now properly reflects real-world time.



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