[UPDATE] Nintendo confirms Super Mario Maker 2's online mode will be restricted to randoms only

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, May 28, 2019.



    On May 15th, we got to see a wealth of new information about one of the most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch; Super Mario Maker 2. During the Nintendo Direct, details such as the co-op mode, which lets players experience crazy levels together with their friends both online and offline was revealed. At least, that's what many thought it to be, until an embargoed press event took place. During the event, publications were invited to play an early build of the game, and try out some of the new features of Mario Maker 2. According to one of the websites in attendance, Nintendo World Report, a Nintendo representative explained that online co-op play is limited to randoms-only, and that players will not be able to join up with their friends over the internet. The Nintendo rep stated that the reasoning behind the decision was because the competitive global leaderboards would be "compromised". Oddly enough, it wouldn't impact the co-op function, as those do not have a leaderboard, but the representative said that simple co-op would not be playable with friends online either.

    If this is true, then you'll only be able to play co-op with friends over local wireless or through a single docked console, while the online mode is limited to lobbies of randomly picked players. Of course, Nintendo's track record for online games wouldn't make such a choice outside the realm of possibility, but it does seem an odd thing to exclude, especially for a flagship title that will help represent the Nintendo Switch Online service.

    As this was a comment made by a media representative of Nintendo, and not from a Nintendo Direct, or straight from a press release, it's hard to judge the credibility of the statement. Other outlets that got to try Super Mario Maker 2 hands-on appear to make no mention of being able to play online modes with friends, making this possible, but not official. Should this be addressed by Nintendo itself, an edit will be made to clarify the situation.

    :arrow: Nintendo World Report - "Online Play in Super Mario Maker 2 Limited to Randoms Only"


    Nintendo itself has confirmed this to be true. The company's official stance is, "This is true. As the game is now, you cannot create friend lobbies online. You can only play online with randoms. You can still get friends together and play with local play, and you're free to play with four players on one Switch system. You can also still challenge your friends to your creations, and take on their designs through Course UDs and having them follow your Maker Profile."
    Discussion (80 replies)
  1. Andrezin0692

    Andrezin0692 Member

    Jun 13, 2014
    Ilha Solteira
    Is that a switch mini icon? wut
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  2. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 20, 2010
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    Sounds like nintendo-level stupidity
    BastarB, Dark Ronin, Karones and 20 others like this.
  3. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    And don't forget sharing ur levels and multiplayer mode is restricted behind The Great Paywall of Nintendo!
    Last edited by leon315, May 28, 2019
  4. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

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    I'd say I wouldn't be surprised if this is true, but somehow Nintendo always manages to shock me with finding new dumb ways to mess up simple online features.
    BastarB, TiagoLima, mathew77 and 22 others like this.
  5. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

    Feb 20, 2010
    thats the normal switch..
    SCOTT0852, Xabring and DrHouse1337 like this.
  6. chartube12

    chartube12 Captain Chaz 86

    Mar 3, 2010
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    At this point the online service is a complete failure. Wouldn’t be surprised now, if the switch Pokémon bank ends up still requiring a separate fee. Nintendo will than justify it saying it’s cause the 3ds is still involved! Maybe Nintendo will screw it up a level higher by making trades wonder-trades only!
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  7. coppertj

    coppertj GBAtemp Regular

    May 26, 2017
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    Stupid, stupid, stupid... how many executive teams are gonna be cleaned house and replaced? They keep making the same damn mistakes as they did back in the day with these online party games. Enough... it's 2019 (almost 2020)! Give a GUI friend invite menu, enough of the random bullshit. Is it that hard to have it coded or are you ignoring the fucking guy who suggests this on your board of creators. If they are too incompetent to add a friend menu I'm scared to see the future of Nintendo online..
    Stupid, stupid, STUPID...

    This feature may work in a place like Japan where you can meet people all over the country then take a bullet train for a hour to meet up. In other parts of the world, countries are much bigger and spread out. What is wrong with these backwards idiots...
    Last edited by coppertj, May 29, 2019
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  8. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

    Apr 13, 2017
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    under your desk
    Why. Every time something good seems to happen, they fuck it up like this.
    VMM, Tony_93, Silent_Gunner and 4 others like this.
  9. guitarheroknight

    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

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    The good ol' homebrew community will manage to fix this.
  10. pLaYeR^^

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    Imo an excuse. Nintendo could simply allow players to play online together but don't impact the leaderboards with it. So there would be the following modes:
    1) Local Coop
    2) Online with random players (impact on the leaderboards)
    3) Online with friends (no impact on the leaderboards)
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  11. Issac

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    I agree ^
    Just have a random ranked online mode, and a random/friend un-ranked mode.

    Hopefully it's just some BS the rep pulled out of his butt :P
  12. NoNAND

    NoNAND GBAtemp's Official NAND multipurpose tool.

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    That's a dumb move from Nintendo. with that's said however, it's not so surprising of them to act like this.
    Last edited by NoNAND, May 28, 2019
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  13. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 16, 2016
    You had one job.
    Ra1d, D34DL1N3R and MarkDarkness like this.
  14. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

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    a fit of spasms and accidental black magic
    Everything was looking so good, of course Nintendo has to fuck it up somehow. =3=
    Reminds me of Mario Maker on the 3DS; they're apparently drawn to poor decisions compulsively.
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  15. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to connect this situation with their smartphone app somehow. I just smell something like that happening. :blink:
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  16. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    nintendo : fucking up online since the wii era!
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  17. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2012
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    ninty random multiplayer is cheating too...

    now we need only luck to find good player

    i qoute myself
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  18. Digs

    Digs Advanced Member

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    America's heart, she's a beaut.
    Gosh, I love Nintendo from the deepest bottom of my heart, but they do some of the dumbest shiz...
    They have this whole "It's more fun this way, trust us" thing going on and it sucks. Nintendo Online, nuff said. Still paid for it. =[ *pokes Switch*
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  19. reddragon105

    reddragon105 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 10, 2008
    Wii U Gamepad :D

    Yeah, I really thought they were going to get it right this time around, especially now they're asking for paid-for subscriptions to the online services.
    If you're charging people for something, give them what they want. Listen to their feedback and make changes. But Nintendo gotta Nintendo.
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