Mario Strikers: Battle League got two new free DLC/update characters and they are Pauline and Diddy Kong.

Originally confirmed in the recent Nintendo Direct, this is a full-blown update for Battle League. Other than adding brand new content (Pauline, Diddy Kong, additional gear, and the Planetoid stadium), it also serves as an adjustment patch. We can see that charge times for perfect passes have been tweaked, you can earn more coins in general, CPU teammates are now snappier, and clubs will also now be banned from participating in a season for 30 days instead of 90 days if no one comes online during that time.

You can see the full patch notes below.

Additional Content

  • Added “Pauline” as a playable character.

  • Added “Diddy Kong” as a playable character.

  • Added the “Planetoid” stadium.

  • Added the “Barrel” gear set.

Added Features

  • Added “Striker Rankings” to the Main Menu. Compete by comparing your individual ability over a fixed period of time with “Skill Score”, which varies with your performance in online matches (excluding Battle Friends).

  • Added the following content to “Strikers Club”.

    • You can now customize supporters in the stadium. Access this by going to “Club Management” → “Stadium” → “Supporters”.

    • You can now use Coins to view fireworks and confetti when you score a goal or when you win a match. Access this by going to “Club Management” → “Match Celebration”.


  • Adjusted the behavior so that CPU teammates mark opponents more quickly.

  • Adjusted the order of characters when you switch characters.

  • Adjusted the charge time of Perfect Free Passes and Perfect Free Lob Passes.

  • Increased the number of Coins and tokens you earn depending on the results of a match.

  • Changed the period of time for a rule in Strikers Club, which states that a Club will not be allowed to join a season if no member of a Club has been online within a certain amount of time, from 90 days to 30 days.

  • Changed the number of ? Blocks that are thrown to the losing team at kickoff from 2 to 1 when the difference in score is 2 points.

  • Adjusted the match-making system in online matches.

  • Made several other adjustments to game balance and fixed several other issues to improve the gameplay experience.