Earlier this week, Nintendo released the Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch. The patch notes specifically mentioned how version 2.3.0 improved the performance of some character and vehicle customizations and now we know what exactly has been updated.
Here’s the summary courtesy of the Japanese website Mario Kart Blog via Meester_Tweester on the Mario Kart subreddit) – explaining how most racers have increased their land, water, air and anti-gravity speed stats. Other characters, vehicles and tires have also seen their mini-turbo values increased.
Another thing to note is that the “timer bug” in time trials has been fixed, making recordings more accurate.
You can see the original patch notes story at the link below. The main content update for version 2.3.0, as noted, was the Wave 4 DLC, which includes 2 new cups, eight tracks (including Yoshi’s Island), and the classic character Birdo, who originally appeared as a racer in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! on the GameCube.
Interestingly, there are now five additional slots in the character selection menu, with Nintendo previously confirming that more racers from previous Mario Kart series entries would be returning.