Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Platform Nintendo Switch
LAN Support Yes
Max. players 8
Max. consoles 8
Versus mode Yes
Official Website

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Have you set up your Nintendo Switch for XLink Kai? Read the guide: Nintendo Switch on PC/Mac

We also support the new course pass! If you have the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass, make sure the game is loaded up before connecting to XLink Kai!

When playing in LAN mode a maximum of 10 players are supported. In Local Wireless mode the limit is 8.

Accessing LAN Multiplayer

  1. Press L + R together. ButtonIcon-Switch-L.png + ButtonIcon-Switch-R.png
    NX MK8D 1 press L R.png
  2. Scroll down to Wireless Play
    NX MK8D 2 scroll down to wireless play.png
  3. Press L + R + Left Analog Stick at the same time. LAN Play will now appear. ButtonIcon-Switch-L.png + ButtonIcon-Switch-R.png + ButtonIcon-Switch-Left Stick Click.png
    NX MK8D 3 press L R Left stick.png
  4. Select the number of local players (1 or 2) and press A ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png
    NX MK8D 4 choose number of local players.png
  5. Any available matches will be listed here. Select one and press A ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png to join.
    To host a match select Create Room and press A ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png
    NX MK8D 5 join a match or create room.png
  6. Choose a character to race as and press A ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png
    NX MK8D 6 choose character.png
  7. Make changes to your kart then press A ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png
    NX MK8D 7 choose kart options.png
  8. If hosting, wait for other players to join.
    NX MK8D 8 wait for players.png
  9. Have fun!