The Master Sword has arrived in Super Mario Maker 2 in Update 2.0. It is not just a cosmetic change either because it turns Mario into Link, who plays differently. He uses a bow and a shield, allowing you to design exceptionally complicated levels.
To use the Master Sword while you are building a level, you can only do it if you are making a Super Mario Bros. level, none of the other levels will be able to use a Master Sword.
To place the Master Sword in your level, follow these steps:
- Ensure the level type is Super Mario Bros
- Open the items menu by hitting Y
- Go to Items
- Select Super Mushroom
- Place the Super Mushroom in the level
- Scroll over the Super Mushroom and hold A
- Select the Master Sword
Picking up the Master Sword turns Mario into Link. You can fire arrows, block things with your shield, dash, and down-slash with your sword. For people who might be a little less familiar with the level making process, here’s a bit more detail about the process.
Set the level type on the left side of the screen to Super Mario Bros, then scroll to the magnifying glass icon, or hit Y to open the menu you need.
Navigate to Items, the section of the menu with the purple header. Select the Super Mushroom, as shown in the image above.
Place the Super Mushroom in your level by pressing A on an empty square, and then hold it with your cursor over the Super Mushroom to open the options. The Master Sword is the first option.