It didn't take very long for Super Mario Maker 2 to become a million-seller. Within a month of its release there were over 4 million custom courses in the game, but the rate of uploads has slowed some. Still, Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Maker 2 just crossed the 10 million course threshold, and to help keep the creativity flowing, the individual upload limit has been raised from 64 to 100 courses.
Thanks to the creativity of Makers around the world, there are now over 10 million playable courses in #SuperMarioMaker2! To celebrate, you can now upload up to 100 courses to Course World! pic.twitter.com/v23ALxyVAS— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 7, 2020
That's just over three times the limit it launched with back in June, which had veteran Super Mario Maker creators concerned about the sequel's longevity as they had to make tough decisions about which courses to keep in rotation. When Nintendo doubled the limit a month later, it promised that another raise would come in the future. Now Super Mario Maker 2's maximum upload number matches that of the original game, with the added benefit that you don't need to unlock new slots by having other people play your courses.
Yup: if you want to upload 100 intentionally awful courses, popular tastes won't tamp down your output. Quality aside, though, you could still run into trouble if people mass report your levels, as popular Mario Maker streamer GrandPOOBear did shortly after launch.
Though the rate of creator output has slowed since Super Mario Maker 2's buzzy debut, last month's update has breathed new life into the game with all sorts of Master Sword-centric courses. The future of support for Super Mario Maker 2 is up in the air, but hopefully the community's embrace of the new power-up, course parts, and enemies shows Nintendo that there's good reason to keep adding to the toolset.
For more on Super Mario Maker 2, check out the courses Mike highlighted in our Man vs. Mario Maker 2 series and read our interview with the creator of "the most improbable" level devised in the game to-date.