Super Mario Maker 2 has received its first update since launch, which has increased the number of courses that the player can upload to sixty-four.
One of the major complaints about Super Mario Maker 2 at launch was that the player could only upload thirty-two courses at any one time, while the original Super Mario Maker allowed the player to upload one hundred courses. If a player had created a lot of stages that they like, then there might have come a time when they would have to download older ones in order to make room for their newer creations.
Super Mario Maker 2 players received a notification today that revealed that the upload limit for stages had doubled, going from thirty-two to sixty-four. The notification also said that the course limit would be increased again in the future, though it didn't specify by how much. It's likely that the number will at least match that of the original Super Mario Maker, if not improve upon it.
Super Mario Maker 2 was criticized at launch for the limitations regarding the number of stages that could be uploaded, as the main gimmick of the game is the ability to create stages and share them with people online. The increase in the stage upload limit will be good news to those who enjoy the game for its creative aspects.
The more exciting aspect of this update is that Nintendo is adding more content to the game post-launch. Nintendo has been silent since release regarding the numerous issues with the game, including an online mode that barely works. The fact that Nintendo is releasing updates for the game means that there is a chance that more content will be added later on. It's strange that Nintendo wouldn't advertise this fact, especially as they did so with Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The prospect of more updates means that there might also be new stage themes added to the game, as there is a conspicuous space next to the Super Mario 3D World tab in the menu.
Super Mario Maker 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.