'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Update 1.2 Patch Notes: Pikmin Suit, online fixes, item tweaks and more

Mario battling Bowser Jr. in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting its first big update. Version 1.2 of the Nintendo Switch racing game introduces some exciting new features and useful fixes. You can grab the latest update now, but read on for the full patch notes below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update 1.2 patch notes: Everything it includes

The biggest news here is a fancy Pikmin Suit for your Mii driver, though you'll need a Pikmin amiibo to unlock it. Otherwise, Nintendo is mostly focusing on various smaller fixes and improvements that should make for an overall better experience.

Here's the full patch notes via Nintendo:

• Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update 1.2 patch notes: How to install it

You should be able to grab the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update now on your Switch. Just follow these instructions (again, via Nintendo):

1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.

More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe news, tips and tricks

If you're anxious to get racing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, check out our video gameplay of the first 20 minutes of the game and find out the eight characters the game needs ASAP. Check out the best techniques to race with and learn how you can buy the game bundled with the console, including one bundle from Nintendo. Find out if we're expecting DLC and our initial impressions of the new console it's on from back in January. Or you can play Mario Kart 64 on a newer console instead, if you're looking for some nostalgic throwback. And when all else fails, back that thang up.