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Mario Kart 8 update now live – Free DLC available + Pre-purchase premium DLC

Posted on August 27, 2014 by (@gamrah) in News, Wii U

The first Mario Kart 8 update has now gone live featuring the free Mercedes Benz DLC as well as the ability to pre-purchase the new DLC (Zelda and Animal Crossing). The update is around 133mb. Here’s the change log:

 – Adds the ability to access the in-game shop and download three free Mercedes-Benz cars: Mercedes-Benz GLA, 300 SL Roadster, and Silver Arrow
 – Adds the ability to display the course map on the TV screen during races
 – Adds “Play Stats” option to the main menu, allowing users to see gameplay statistics such as total number of coins collected, win-loss record in online play, and more
 – Adds the ability to change options of others’ Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to a new character or event
 – Changes the default menu option after each race to “Next Race”, followed by “Watch Highlight Reel”
 – Improves the vehicle selection process and saves the most recent vehicle customisation settings that were selected, even if the Wii U console is powered down between play sessions
 – Improves stability of connection in online play to enhance the user experience
 – Increases the maximum attainable Player Rating and Battle Rating from 9999 to 99999
– Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment


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