The second round of Mario Kart Tour multiplayer testing is “on the way,” and this time it won’t require a gold pass to play.
Nintendo has announced a second round of multiplayer testing for the popular mobile title that will be open to all players. The first round of testing began in December, which was considered an important step towards a full multiplayer mode that is considered vital to the title’s long-term success.
That first round of testing was only open to players with a $4.99 per month Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription (which offers various extra in-game items and badges, and also unlocks the faster 200cc mode.)
The new beta test will allow players to race against other players “in your immediate vicinity,” so long as they’ve enabled location data on their devices.
Nintendo announced the second multiplayer test early thins morning, via Twitter:
A second multiplayer test is on the way, and this time all players can join in, not just #MarioKartTour Gold Pass subscribers. Further details will be posted here and in-game soon, so buckle up and start your engines! pic.twitter.com/8l3YVEabll
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) January 21, 2020
Nintendo didn’t announce an exact date for the second test, but said further details will be posted on Twitter and in-game soon, “so buckle up and start your engines!”
Mario Kart Tour is a free download (with in-app purchases), it requires a Nintendo account to play the game. An iPhone 5s or iPad Air and later device running iOS 10 or later is required to play. [GET IT HERE]