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Wave 4 is out now for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC

14 March 2023


Eight courses have been added to the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe game as part of Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC*. Highlights include a brand-new Yoshi’s Island course inspired by the Super Mario World™ 2: Yoshi’s Island™ game, the metropolitan streets of Tour Singapore Speedway, and the icy rush of Wii DK's Snowboard Cross.

The newly added tracks are:

Fruit Cup

  • Tour Amsterdam Drift

  • GBA Riverside Park

  • Wii DK's Snowboard Cross

  • Yoshi’s Island

Boomerang Cup

  • Tour Bangkok Rush

  • DS Mario Circuit

  • GCN Waluigi Stadium

  • Tour Singapore Speedway

(And yup, it’s true—Birdo is also joining the race! This marks the first time a character has been added via the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC.)

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.

9th March saw the release of Wave 4, which means we still have two more waves to go!

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 64™SEGA 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 NES™NES™, 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 as they are released by purchasing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC separately. If you don’t have the base game yet, you can also buy the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle (Game + Booster Course Pass).

*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.