Some cool news from Nintendo today as the company just gave Super Mario Maker 2 a free update for both online and multiplayer modes. The Version 1.1.0 update will not give you the ability to play co-op and versus multiplayer with people on your Nintendo Switch friends list. This update works for both Multiplayer Versus and Multiplayer Co-op so you can play with friends, along with randomly selected players from Nintendo Switch Online. You can read more here as well as see screenshots of it in action.
While playing with friends, you will also be able to select the difficulty in Course World and choose which courses to play from your list of locally saved courses in Coursebot.
In addition to this multiplayer update, the free software update also adds a list of Official Makers in the Leaderboards section. Here, you'll find new courses made by Official Makers, as well as ones created for collaborations or special events, like the courses played in last summer's Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019. Other features added after downloading the update include the ability to use both touch-screen and button controls when creating courses in Handheld mode, among other upgrades to make for an even more seamless gaming experience.