Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: More courses! More characters! More … giant toilets?!

13 July 2023

Wave 5 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game is out now. Let’s talk about it, shall we?

What’s Wave 5 all about?

Wave 5 includes three additional characters and eight new courses. And one of those courses (Squeaky Clean Sprint) is brand-new to the entire Mario Kart franchise!

Newly added characters

  • Kamek

  • Petey Piranha

  • Wiggler

Newly added courses

Feather Cup

  • Tour Athens Drift

  • GCN Daisy Cruiser

  • Wii Moonview Highway

  • Squeaky Clean Sprint

Cherry Cup

  • Tour Los Angeles Laps

  • GBA Sunset Wilds

  • Wii Koopa Cape

  • Tour Vancouver Velocity

What is the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC?

This paid DLC is your ticket to adding 48 more courses to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, doubling the course number when all the content is out. These courses are being released in six waves until the end of 2023 and each wave has eight courses. You can also race online** with them too.

Today sees the release of Wave 5, which means it’s the penultimate wave! (That means it’s the second to last one.)

What’s this about a toilet?

Ah, it’s not just a toilet—it’s a giant toilet.

In the Squeaky Clean Sprint course, you’ll get a pint-sized perspective on a Mario themed bathroom—including flying over a giant toilet and dropping down the drain of a giant bathtub. Keep an eye out for all the little details in the background of this course!

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 these waves of content as they are released—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 visiting the official site.

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

Happy racing!

*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 Mega Drive – 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. Online features and Save Data Cloud features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.