A new software update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has become available for download, bringing the Nintendo Switch racing title to version 1.7.0. Once the latest patch has been applied, the game will be compatible with Toy-Con Car in Nintendo Labo and the Nintendo Switch Online app. Official release notes from the development team at Nintendo are as follows:
- Now compatible with Toy-Con Car in Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit
- You can select which Toy-Con to use from “Toy-Con” settings in the main menu.
- Now compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.
- If the application is running on your device when you enter an online match, you will automatically receive a prompt on your smartphone asking if you would like to join a voice chat with your opponent.
- Worldwide, Regional, Friends, and Tournaments allow you to use this function.