Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it’s finished Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pack will contain 48 tracks taken from previous games in the series.
The tracks will be released in six waves — the first one launched in March 2022 and the final one is coming at the end of 2023. We’ve also listed all existing Mario Kart 8 tracks below.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Release Date
The first wave of circuits arrived on Friday March 18th, 2022.
Subsequent waves will take place all the way up until the end of 2023. Don’t expect Mario Kart 9 any time soon!
What Time Does The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Release?
Wave 1 is available now.
Nintendo’s Australian site was the first to give an exact time for that region: Friday 18/03/2022 10:00 AEDT.
Nintendo of Europe then confirmed that Wave 1 would be available at 00:00 CET on 18th March, and 23:00 GMT.
We’ll update this guide when a date for the Wave 2 courses is announced.
- Despite no official announcement, fans are speculating that Wave 2 could potentially drop around the time of a June 2022 Nintendo Direct, or soon after. However, at the time of writing Nintendo hasn’t even confirmed that there will be a Direct showcase in June, despite traditionally presenting one annually during E3 week (which was cancelled this year, of course). Watch this space.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Price
The DLC costs $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49 but comes at no additional cost if you own a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.
If you’re buying the pass, this is a one-off cost; once you’ve paid the cash, you’ll get access to every wave of tracks as they’re released until the end of 2023.
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Do I Need The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass To Play The New Tracks?
Nope! Nintendo has confirmed that only one player needs the Booster Course Pass to play online in Friends and Rivals races:
Courses from wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass can be played from March 18th locally or online in Friends and Rivals races, even if only one player owns the Booster Course Pass or has access to it as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. From March 22nd, courses from wave 1 will also appear in the Random selection when playing Global or Regional races with anyone online.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Confirmed Tracks
Here are the courses that are confirmed so far.
Wave One (Golden Dash Cup & Lucky Cat Cup) – March 18th, 2022
Golden Dash Cup
Lucky Cat Cup
Wave Two (Turnip Cup & Propeller Cup)
Wave Three (Rock Cup & Moon Cup)
Wave Four (Fruit Cup & Boomerang Cup)
Wave Five (Feather Cup & Cherry Cup)
Wave Six (Acorn Cup & Spiny Cup)
Datamined Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Courses – Officially Unconfirmed
With access to the Booster Pass, certin enterprising fans have been able to find references to the following courses which may be scheduled to appear in future Waves (via ‘MrNantendo‘ on Twitter):
– Sydney Sprint (Tour)
– LA Laps (Tour)
– New York Minute (Tour)
– Koopa Cape (Wii)
– Maple Treeway (Wii)
– Mario Circuit (SNES)
– Vanilla Lake (SNES)
– Rainbow Road (3DS)
The above courses are officially unconfirmed at present, although it seems likely they’ll form part of the remaining DLC tracks.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Existing Tracks – Complete List
Below is a full list of every course available in the base Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game on Switch, listed by Cup:
- Mario Kart Stadium
- Water Park
- Sweet Sweet Canyon
- Thwomp Ruins
- Moo Moo Meadows (Mario Kart Wii)
- Mario Circuit (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Cheep Cheep Beach (Mario Kart DS)
- Toad’s Turnpike (Mario Kart 64)
- Mario Circuit
- Toad Harbor
- Twisted Mansion
- Shy Guy Falls
- Sunshine Airport
- Dolphin Shoals
- Mount Wario
- Wario Stadium (Mario Kart DS)
- Sherbet Land (Mario Kart 64)
- Music Park (Mario Kart 7)
- Yoshi Valley (Mario Kart 64)
- Cloudtop Cruise
- Bone-Dry Dunes
- Bowser’s Castle
- Rainbow Road
- Tick-Tock Clock (Mario Kart DS)
- Piranha Plant Slide (Mario Kart 7)
- Grumble Volcano (Mario Kart Wii)
- Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 64)
- Yoshi Circuit (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
- Excitebike Arena
- Dragon Driftway
- Mute City
- Wario’s Goldmine (Mario Kart Wii)
- Rainbow Road (Super Mario Kart)
- Ice Ice Outpost
- Hyrule Circuit
- Baby Park (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
- Cheese Land (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Wild Woods
- Animal Crossing
- Neo Bowser City (Mario Kart 7)
- Ribbon Road (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Super Bell Subway
- Big Blue
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