Earlier today, reports broke out that you can’t play with friends in Super Mario Maker 2, only with random people in match making. Nintendo reached out to GameXplain and confirmed to them that is indeed the case.
“This is true. As the game is now, you cannot create friend lobbies online. You can only play online with randoms. You can still get friends together and play with local play, and you’re free to play with four players on one Nintendo Switch system. You can also still challenge your friends to your creations and take on their designs through Course IDs and having them follow your Maker profile.”Nintendo spokesperson
It is unfortunate it has come down to this as now you can’t play with people you want to. Super Mario Maker 2 launches excluisvely on Nintendo Switch on June 28th.