Super Mario Maker 2's Final Update Snuck in a Few Quality-of-Life Fixes

Super Mario Maker 2's Final Update Snuck in a Few Quality-of-Life Fixes

Some new tags and course options are neat little additions.

The seemingly final big update for Super Mario Maker 2 arrived today, after a surprise reveal just a few days ago. Version 3.0 adds a few big ticket items, most notably the World Maker, but there are a few quality-of-life touch-ups that weren't mentioned in Monday's announcement.

On Nintendo's support site, you can find full patch notes for the update, and users have been sharing their own findings on the Mario Maker subreddit. Some of these specify exactly how Super Worlds will work in Super Mario Maker 2: every player can save up to six Super Worlds, and can upload one Super World to the Course World. Each Super World consists of up to 40 courses split among up to eight worlds.

But some smaller quality-of-life changes are looking to tune up the online systems. Both the Ninji Speedruns and Leaderboards now have options to see friends, so you can compare your times to your friend circle rather than the Kaizo runners of the world. You can set your visibility on these lists through the Options menu.

Speaking of Kaizo, courses can now be tagged with a few more descriptors: Art, Technical, Shooter, Boss battle, Single player, and Link. While the last one will be helpful for sorting through (or out) all of the levels built around the Master Sword, the "Single player" tag will help the system itself sort levels. Any course tagged with Single player won't get selected in Network play, so no more playing group matches on levels intended for solo play.

There are a few other small additions, like being able to download courses that have been uploaded to My Courses in Coursebot, in case someone accidentally deletes a level. You can also unlock a few new outfit pieces for your in-game avatar through the Endless mode (thankfully, the rewards are retroactive). These include a Frog Mario raincoat, a Phanto hoodie, and a Koopaling Hawaiian shirt, which I haven't seen yet but sounds fantastic.

The big additions to Super Mario Maker 2 are nice, but if this truly is the "final major update" for the creative suite, it's nice to see some little touches were included in the fine print.

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