When I first played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I quickly discovered that you can sound your horn by pressing L or ZL when you have no items available. I thought this was a great feature.
What's more hilarious than tooting your horn at someone as you zip into first place on the home stretch! Also, I loved seeing the annoyed looks of the other racers at I blared my obnoxious instrument right before a race would start.
However, during a match of renegade roundup I discovered that honking your horn when captured would send out a "Help!" message on the map. I observed that even though my teammates in the cage with me were sending out the "Help!" distress signal I could not see them honking their horn.
This leads me to my question. When you honk your horn in an online match (either a race or a battle) can anyone else actually hear it?
Note: In a local multiplayer online match (where two players use the same console), both player 1 and 2 can see, and react to a horn sounding.