(Update) Super Mario Maker 2 gets one of its biggest patches yet, which includes Zelda content

Link is now in the game, tools and all

[Update: You can find the full version 2.0 patch notes below, or here.]

Super Mario Maker 2 is getting ready to host a massive 2.0 update that brings a ton of new stuff into the mix.

Highlights include a new Spike enemy (that throws snowballs in the winter theme!), Pokey (who is customizable), a Frozen Coin, the P Block, a Dash Block (to help create an auto-runner theme) and the granddaddy of them all: the Master Sword. The latter will actually transform your Mario into Link (only in the Super Mario Bros. theme, just like the first game), but it’s not just a skin! Link will sport his working sword, shield, dash, downthrust, arrow and bombs.

Version 2.0 also brings new “Ninji Speedruns” into the mix, which is a new mode that allows you to create courses specifically for the purpose of speedruns. Nintendo will also distribute courses on their own, which grant extra stamps and Mii costumes.

The update will arrive on December 5! After a short lapse I’m ready to dive back in.

Ver. 2.0.0 (Released December 4, 2019)

Course Maker

  • New course parts have been added.
    • Each new part can be used in the following game styles as shown below
      Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario World New Super Mario Bros. U Super Mario 3D World
      Master Sword YES NO NO NO NO
      Spike YES YES YES YES YES
      Pokey YES YES YES YES YES
      P Block YES YES YES YES YES
      Frozen Coin YES YES YES YES NO
      Dash Block NO NO NO NO YES
    • Select the Master Sword by first placing a Super Mushroom, then changing its type from the options available.
    • Select the Frozen Coin by first placing a Coin, then changing its type from the options available.

Course World

  • The Ninji Speedruns mode has been added.
  • New conditions have been added to Detailed Search when searching for courses.
    • Multiplayer Versus courses can now be displayed in order of popularity.
    • Course searches can now be further refined by applying the “Date Uploaded” condition.
    • Course searches can now be further refined by applying the “Number of Plays” condition.
  • The number of likes a maker has received will now be displayed in the Overview section of their Maker Profile.
  • Makers are now less likely to lose Maker Points when uploading a new course.
    • As part of this change, Maker Points may revert to their value prior to installing this update.

General

  • Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

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