Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Version 1.7.0 Adds Voice Chat And Nintendo Labo Support

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Labo Artwork

Nintendo has released a new software update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, that sees the kart racer now on version 1.7.0.

This has made the Nintendo Switch exclusive compatible with the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit and the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, meaning that you can now use voice chat in online matches – whether that be in Worldwide, Regional, Friends or Tournaments.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Version 1.7.0 Patch Notes

  • 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.
Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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