Mario Kart racers can’t wait to get their wheels on the 48 new tracks and courses coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe soon. But when exactly is the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC coming, and which tracks will be included?
In a recent Nintendo Direct, a Booster Course Pass DLC was announced for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Booster Course Pass DLC includes 48 tracks, which promises a ton of new gameplay for the most recent Mario Kart title.
During the Nintendo Direct, developers said that the 48 new tracks will be coming out in waves throughout 2022 and into early 2023. Each wave will include two cups with four tracks each, meaning eight tracks total.
When is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC coming out?
The first wave of new tracks in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC is coming on March 18. This wave includes the Golden Dash Cup and the Lucky Cat Cup. Here are the tracks you will be able to play on March 18:
Golden Dash Cup
- Paris Promenade (Tour)
- Toad Circuit (3DS)
- Choco Mountain (N64)
- Coconut Mall (Wii)
Lucky Cat Cup
- Tokyo Blur (Tour)
- Shroom Ridge (3DS)
- Sky Garden (GBA)
- Ninja Hideaway (Tour)
When is the next Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC wave releasing?
No official dates have been given just yet for the release of the rest of the waves of tracks in the Booster Course Pass DLC. Nintendo has also not given a specific timeframe for the waves launching for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, just that the first one comes out in March and the last comes out early 2023.
If we assume that Nintendo is planning to release each wave evenly for the next year with the releases eventually ending ending in January 2023, that means a new wave would come out every two months. This could lead to the assumption that wave 2 of the DLC is releasing in May.
We will share further dates and details as they are released. For now, it’s possible that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe developers could be planning to space out the waves even further apart than projected so that they conclude later in 2023. It’s also possible that an unexpected delay could happen, stringing the whole process along even further.