Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the biggest roster of characters yet, ensuring a lot of playability for completionists and inspiring an abundance of racer and kart combinations. But who exactly is in the newest Mario Kart game?
Not counting variations, there are actually 41 racers to pick from in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Here are all the characters available to play as.
Very heavy characters
Very light characters
Mii – All weight categories
There is currently no DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. All of the above characters are in the base roster except for Gold Mario. Gold Mario must be unlocked with some very skilled driving. Once you unlock Gold Mario, he replaces Metal Mario on the roster.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe meta is ever-changing. However, there are some standout characters that will give you an edge in competitive races. Most of the best racers in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are on the heavier side, allowing for faster top speeds.