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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit now supports split-screen multiplayer

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Kart
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Kart (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a spinoff of the Mario Kart series, where players use their Nintendo Switch to steer a real-life toy racing kart.
  • A new update is available that allows players to connect two karts to one Nintendo Switch system and engage in split-screen local multiplayer.
  • The free update is available as of now for all Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit players.

If you're planning to play Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit this holiday season with the little ones, make sure to update your game! Nintendo announced today in a tweet that a new update is available.

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This update allows players to connect two karts to one Nintendo Switch system for split-screen multiplayer, reducing the amount of money needed to spend on hardware. Considering that each kart system costs around $100, it's a great update for those who only have one Switch in their household.

The update doesn't facilitate online multiplayer, seeing as race tracks are determined by how you set them up in your own home. Nevertheless, local multiplayer has never been boring when it comes to Mario Kart.

Nadine Dornieden
Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.