Nintendo has released a new update for Mario Kart Tour, introducing Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer matches.
Team Races will allow players nearby and online to compete against each other for the high score with up to 4 separate teams of 2 racers. Room Code allows hosts to set up a room for up to 8 players to race against each other.
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Fire off the warp pipe! A new update for the Mario Kart Tour game has drifted onto smartphone devices, bringing with it new updates that jump-start the competition, including Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer matches.In Team Races, teammates, whether they’re friends nearby, friends online or other racers online, compete for the high score in a blistering race for racetrack dominance with up to four separate teams of two racers. In this mode, teammates remain immune from friendly fire, so fling those Red Shells with abandon and take out your competitors!The new Room Code feature makes multiplayer more flexible for fun with friends and family. Create your own custom room and share the code with friends and family for a match for up to eight players comprised of your hand-selected Mario Kart Tour companions.You can access these new features by downloading the latest update for Mario Kart Tour via the App Store or Google Play. From white-knuckle turns on the windy roads of Choco Island to the zippy ricochets of Waluigi’s Pinball track, there’s always something new to discover in Mario Kart Tour. With a selection of drivers from throughout Nintendo’s rich history of characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach and Yoshi, Mario Kart Tour delivers the high-octane, kart-racing action the series is known for to the palm of your hand. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start and is currently available to download for iOS and Androiddevices, so you can join in on the fast-paced fun whenever you want.To take your experience on the tracks to the next level, you can unlock 200cc mode in single player and Gold Race in multiplayer with a Mario Kart TourGold Pass subscription for faster speeds and even tougher opponents. TheMario Kart Tour Gold Pass is a $4.99-per-month subscription service that also provides subscribers with exclusive in-game gold gifts for racing in tours and special in-game badges from gold challenges.A Nintendo Account, a persistent online connection and a compatible smartphone are required to play Mario Kart Tour. You can obtain your in-game registration card by linking your Nintendo Account. If you don’t already have a Nintendo Account, you can create one at https://accounts.nintendo.com/register.