How much data does Mario Kart 8: Deluxe use?

How much data does Mario Kart 8: Deluxe use

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe’s online multiplayer mode includes up to 8 players. These multiplayer races give players the opportunity to connect and compete with friends remotely, but they also eat through online data. Rural gamers will need a good internet connection to play multiplayer Mario.

Let’s take a closer look at how much data it takes to download, update, and play Mario Kart 8: Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. Want to make sure you never use too much data playing Mario Kart or any other game? Get a fixed wireless connection with unlimited 5G or 4G LTE data.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe download size

The initial Mario Kart 8: Deluxe download uses up much more data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that file size is larger than download size (which is usually compressed), and that the file size will increase over time as Nintendo releases patches and updates.

Console File size
Nintendo Switch 6.8 GB
How much data does Mario Kart 8: Deluxe use
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Mario Kart 8: Deluxe update size

The Mario Kart 8: Deluxe updates can be as small as 70 MB. See Nintendo Support for the game’s full update history. If you’re worried an update could push you over your data limit, turn off auto-updates in your game settings and only update when you have extra data.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe data use

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe can use as much as 250 MB of data per hour. The exact amount of data you’ll use depends on how many people you’re playing with, as well as the frame rate of your connection, and whether or not you use voice chat.

  • A game with more players uses more data, since your local network has to share more data – like the location and stats of each player – with other players. If you’re playing Mario Kart 8: Deluxe in online multiplayer mode with the maximum 8 players, you’ll use more data than if you were playing with just one other player.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it easier to react to what’s happening in the game in real time. A higher frame rate makes the game run faster, but uses more data. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in the game settings. To change the frame rate, disable V-Synch.
  • Voice chat can use up to 60 MB of data per hour. If you want to reduce your data use while you play Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, play multiplayer modes without voice chat.
How much data does Mario Kart 8: Deluxe use
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Unlimited internet options for rural gamers

To play online games, you need an internet connection with a download speed of at least 3 Mbps, an upload speed of 1 Mbps, and a latency of 100 milliseconds. Fixed wireless internet has an average rural download speed of up to 34 Mbps on 600 MHz 5G and 20 Mbps on 4G LTE, average upload speed of 5 Mbps, and an average latency of 35 milliseconds.

Fixed 5G or 4G LTE provides fast speeds, low latency, and – unlike cable internet – plenty of rural coverage.

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