The Mario Kart Tour 1.2.1 update is now live, bringing a few changes to Nintendo’s addictive smartphone racing experience. This is a small patch that the company announced via its official Twitter, but the release was anything but smooth. In fact, the Mario Kart Tour 1.2.1 patch works as an emergency hotfix for a previous patch that broke the game entirely. It looks like Nintendo slipped on its own banana peel.
Mario Kart Tour 1.2.1 Update Patch Notes | Highlights
A few hours before the 1.2.1 update, Nintendo released the 1.2.0 patch. However, some severe issues were preventing the app from launching on Android devices. The studio even advised players to skip the update altogether, but it was too late already for some players, as the damage was done.
Those who had updated Mario Kart Tour and were shocked to see that the game wasn’t launching anymore had to wait for the new 1.2.1 update. Some players suggested an obvious fix for this problem, which consisted of deleting the game and downloading it again. It’s a workaround that wasn’t sure to solve the issue for every player, but luckily the new patch is now live and apparently sound.
This update is said to adjust race controls, although it’s unclear what this means exactly. Did Nintendo adjust the steering, the drift mode, or something else entirely? The update also introduces a list of tickets showing your current collection, and the ability to earn bonus points in case you finish a race in Frenzy mode. The rest of the update addresses known issues, most likely the critical error caused by the previous failed attempt at a patch release.
Mario Kart Tour is finally getting true multiplayer in December, but it is coming first to Gold Pass subscribers. A limited multiplayer beta test will be held for these players, with the final release of this eagerly awaited feature most likely following in a week or two.
Mario Kart Tour 1.2.1 Update | Full Patch Notes
- Adjusted race controls.
- Added a list of tickets you currently have.
- You can now earn bonus points for finishing a race in Frenzy mode.
- Addressed known issues.