Mario Kart 8 Deluxe split screen horizontally? Change split screen?

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch you can not only play online with friends and compete against each other in a race or battle mode, but you can also play MK8 Deluxe in split screen. The split screen mode can be easily activated by simply opening the 2-player multiplayer in the main menu and then connecting and registering the appropriate controllers such as the Joy-Con or a Pro Controller. Anyone who has driven one or two races in split-screen mode will perhaps ask themselves the same question that we recently asked ourselves. How to change the view in split screen? Can you split the screen horizontally in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch?

Switch split screen from vertical to horizontal?

In Mario Kart 8 Switch you get a vertical split screen by default. Or to put it another way, the image is simply split down the middle and each player has their own half of the television or monitor. Depending on which split-screen view you have played other games in and which television or monitor you are playing on, some people may like to split the image horizontally. While many games offer a setting option for this and you can switch the view from horizontal to vertical (and vice versa) at the push of a button, this is unfortunately not possible in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch.

A setting option for this has been “requested” for several years on Reddit and in some Nintendo forums, but Nintendo has not yet fulfilled and implemented the players’ wishes. If anything changes in the future, we will of course add the information here. But you probably shouldn’t have your highest hopes here.