Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: Funky Kong, Pauline, and more join the race!

16 November 2023

It's been a long race to the finish line, but we've finally crossed it, y'all.

The sixth and final wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game is out now. Eight courses and four characters have now been added, which means that the DLC is finally complete with a grand total of 48 additional courses and eight characters. That means that if you play all 48 additional courses from start to finish... you will have played a total of 48 courses!

(We really need to work on our fun facts.)

In the meantime, let's learn more about Wave 6.

What's Wave 6 all about?

Newly added characters:

  • Funky Kong

  • Diddy Kong

  • Pauline

  • Peachette

Newly added courses:

  • Acorn Cup

    • Tour Rome Avanti

    • GCN DK Mountain

    • Wii Daisy Circuit

    • Piranha Plant Cove

  • Spiny Cup

    • Tour Madrid Drive

    • 3DS Rosalina's Ice World

    • SNES Bowser Castle 3

    • Wii Rainbow Road

Newly added Mii racing suits:

Wait, what's this? Eighteen Mii racing suits have also been added?! We'll keep these as surprises for now, so please check the game to learn more.

How do I get the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass?

There are two ways to get access.

  1. Folks who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership** already have access to this content—there is no additional cost on top of the membership price.

    Members also get access to a selection of Nintendo 64SEGA Mega Drive, and Game Boy Advance games, access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC* and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion*, and all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership (online play, access to a library of classic Super NESNES, and Game Boy games, access to the Save Data Cloud, exclusive games, and more).

    You can learn more about Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack by finding the Nintendo Switch Online icon on your HOME Menu (it's the red icon at the far left).

  2. Non-members can access the courses by purchasing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC separately.

    OK, that about sums it up. But before we head out, we'd also like to thank all the fans who have taken this ride with us from start to finish—we hope you enjoyed this content. And, of course, a big welcome to all the newcomers.

*Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online, and Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games, and to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless cancelled. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.