Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been updated to version 1.5.0, introducing support to the Nintendo Labo construction kit. This marks Switch’s first retail release to work with the DIY kit released this past April. You’ll be able to race with the Labo Motorbike kit via a newly-added menu option, with this new way to race adjusting the camera angle lower to increase your immersion.

Another fix has been added to online tournaments, correcting a “search by code” bug where the search option would stop working. Patch 1.5.0 will be required to race online. The full patch notes are below as follows:

Now supports the use of the Toy-Con Motorbike from Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 01 VARIETY KIT.

You can now set whether or not to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Toy-Con settings in the top menu.

At the screen right before the game begins, please set the Joy-Con inside the Toy-Con Motorbike.

When using the Toy-Con Motorbike, the camera will look over the character’s shoulder, increasing immersion.

Press the downward directional button to play with normal view again.

Addressed an issue where, after setting up a tournament, the “Search by code” feature would stop functioning.

Addressed an issue that made it impossible for a player to proceed after colliding with a Star Thwomp. 

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.