Super Mario Maker 2 Won’t Feature Online Play With Friends

Nintendo is hard at work on Super Mario Maker 2, and the title is shaping up to be a great experience, but there is a caveat.

The new four-player online co-op modes were showcased earlier in May, and many fans were disappointed by the fact that the ability to create an online lobby for friends appeared to be missing. There was hope that the feature will be announced before the game is released, but Nintendo has stated that players will not have the option to play online with their friends, as the matchmaking system is limited to teaming up with random players.

A reliable source released the information, adding that a Nintendo Treehouse representative shared the news during a press release which took place last week. Those who wish to play with their friends will have the option to do so through local co-op features.

Super Mario Maker 2 will not feature online play with friends

A statement offered by Nintendo to a YouTube gaming channel has confirmed that players will not have the option to create friends lobbies online. However, the local play feature is available, and up to four players can use the same Nintendo Switch system. Players will also have the chance to swap creations with their friends with Course IDs and the Maker profile.

The restriction is quite odd if we take into account that many of the multiplayer games released by Nintendo offer the ability to play online with your friends. For example, Splatoon 2 allows players to join matches started by their friend s or to create private battles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will allow you to enter a friend’s race instantly by selecting their name. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also will enable players to create personal arenas online, and your friends can join without problems.

The multiplayer aspect of title was advertised heavily by Nintendo, as a Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 was announced. It is thought that Nintendo decided to skip the feature because it would have allowed people to boost their friends on leaderboards, but the multiplayer mode doesn’t feature leaderboards. More information could surface in the future.

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