Online multiplayer was left behind by Super Mario Maker 2, because Nintendo didn't want dream teams of friends to dominate the leaderboards. Random matchmaking seemed like the best option, but plenty of players were sad that the Mario Maker community wouldn’t have a new opportunity to compete with each other.
Now, the new update allows for friends to duke it out through online versus and co-op modes. The ‘Nearby Play’ and ‘LAN Play’ selections let players pick a room to join or create their own, and a locally saved list of courses will be compatible with the new modes. The courses held by the Coursebot will be accessible even if the host system isn’t connected to the internet.
The Official Makers list has been added and features courses made by Nintendo developers for players to try out. Voice chat will now be possible via Switch Online smartphone app, and finally, you will be able to play with a horizontal Joy-Con controller in all modes.
Super Mario Maker 2 is out now on Nintendo Switch.