There might be another good reason to pick up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe -- no more obnoxious post-boost hopping. According to a video from GameXplain, the contentious "fire-hopping" technique apparently didn't make the trip from Wii U to Switch.
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Ever since Mario Kart 8's second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render "fire hopping," the game's most controversial exploit, effectively inert.
Discussions around Mario Kart 8 are getting heated as the moment, as players have discovered a new technique some are calling "Fire Hopping". While you can see Fire Hopping in action in the footage below by MK8 Records, basically, it's something that allows players to maintain a speed boost via hopping. Fire Hopping is possible to pull off with everything but inner drifting bikes.