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Super Mario Maker 2 adds ability to play online with friends

Nintendo promised months ago that the feature would come to the Switch game.

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Super Mario Maker 2 has more multiplayer options now.
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Months after the release of Super Mario Maker 2 on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo added the ability to play online with friends in an update -- a feature it promised during E3 back in June.

"You can now play online with friends in either multiplayer versus or multiplayer co-op modes," the patch notes read.

The update also adds the ability to use Joy-Cons in a horizontal position, support for the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app (used for matchmaking and voice chat), and "Nearby Play" and "LAN Play" options.

Super Mario Maker 2 sold 2.42 million copies within three days of its June 28 release, so plenty of people are no doubt eager to play online with their buddies.

First published at 6:10 a.m. PT.
Updated at 6:20 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.

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