When Does Mario Kart Dlc Come Out


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When Does Mario Kart DLC Come Out

Nintendo has announced that the final wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s DLC will be available for download on November 9th, 2023. This eagerly anticipated release will introduce eight additional tracks to the 2017 game, along with new playable characters Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Pauline, and Peachette. The DLC will mark the conclusion of an ambitious program of extra content for the game, effectively doubling its total track list from 48 to 96 tracks in total.

The eight new tracks are divided between two cups: the Acorn Cup and the Spiny Cup. These include iconic tracks such as Mario Kart Wii’s Rainbow Road and Daisy Circuit, DK Mountain from Double Dash, Rosalina’s Ice World from the 3DS, Bowser Castle 3 from the SNES, and Madrid Drive, Rome Avanti, and Piranha Plant Cove from Mario Kart Tour. In addition to the new courses and characters, the update will also include new racing outfits for Mii characters, a new Music Player feature, and more.

Release Date and Time

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 6 DLC release date is set for November 9th, 2023. Players in the UK can expect the new tracks and characters to become available at 12 midday GMT on the same day.

How to Access the DLC

To access the new tracks, players will need to purchase the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass for $24.99 or subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass. Once the necessary content has been acquired, players can access the new tracks by opening the game and allowing it to connect to the internet. After the game has completed the check, the new tracks will be available on the course select menu in the desired game mode.

Full List of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Tracks

The complete list of confirmed new tracks in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC includes the following:

  • Wave 6: New playable characters – Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Pauline, and Peachette
  • Acorn Cup: Rome Avanti, DK Mountain, Daisy Circuit, Piranha Plant Cove
  • Spiny Cup: Madrid Drive, Rosalina’s Ice World, Bowser’s Castle 3, Rainbow Road

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Pricing

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC is priced at $24.99. Alternatively, players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership can access all the new content at no additional cost. The individual membership for the Expansion Pass is $49.99, while a Family Membership is $79.99 per year.


1. Can I access the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC without purchasing it?

Yes, Nintendo has confirmed that the tracks can be played locally or online without a purchase.

2. What is included in the physical box set of the Booster Course Pass DLC?

The physical box set includes a download code for the Booster Course and some physical bonuses, including cards, stickers, and pins. However, it does not come with the base game.

3. How many tracks have been added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe through the DLC?

The total track list has been doubled from 48 to 96 tracks in total through the six waves of DLC.

4. Can I listen to music from the game with the new update?

Yes, the update includes a new Music Player feature that allows players to listen to music from the game.

5. Are there any new racing outfits for Mii characters?

Yes, the update includes new racing outfits for Mii characters, such as a Daisy racing suit that can be unlocked with a Daisy Amiibo.

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