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Video games. Do you know this hidden menu in “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”?

Will play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe twelve in the same living room? It is possible, if you have the equipment and the space to do it, of course. As the first and second waves of new content have just been released to flesh out the number of circuits available, Twitter is on fire after the rediscovery of the hidden LAN option in the main menu.

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If this menu is actually “hidden” in the sense that you have to perform a small manipulation on the controller to make it appear, it is nonetheless known since the game was released, ie for five years. Not enough to join the little secrets of the saga Mario Kart

All the information needed to set up a LAN with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch are also available on Nintendo’s online support. However, it would seem that many players were still unaware of it, hence the frenzy around user Mankalor’s initial tweet.

What is a LAN?

If you don’t know it yet, a LAN party, more simply called LAN, is an event in which players play together by physically linking their machines. LAN indeed comes from English local area networkor simply “local network”, and designates this mode of information exchange between different terminals (computers, consoles, etc.) without going through the Internet.

For Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this therefore translates into the possibility of meeting up to twelve locally, since the races are limited to twelve participants. This option is therefore particularly useful for the organization of tournaments.

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Obviously, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers other multiplayer game modes, such as a classic local mode on a single console, which can bring together up to four players, but also an online mode for furious matches with competitors from all over the world.

How to make hidden LAN menu appear in “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”?

To bring up the hidden LAN option in the main menu of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, simply hold the L and R buttons on the controller and press the left stick. The local wireless mode is then replaced by the LAN mode.

Thanks to the manipulation, LAN mode has replaced the local wireless game mode in the main menu of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. © Nintendo

To organize your LAN, you will then need a lot of material: for each participant (or pair of participants, since it is still possible to be two per console during a LAN of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), you need a Nintendo Switch console with its docking station, a game card Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a LAN adapter, an Ethernet cable and a TV. Good luck !