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Guide: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC release dates, tracks

Posted on August 1, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC release dates tracks

Five years after launch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting new content with its Booster Course Pass DLC, and we’ve putting together a guide that will cover all release dates and tracks going forward.

Rather than bringing brand new courses to the Switch racer, Nintendo has instead opted to remaster previous tracks. Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, and Mario Kart Tour should all eventually have representation.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC release dates

Wave 1

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is set to release in a few separate rounds. Nintendo has confirmed that the first wave will drop on March 18, 2022.

Wave 2

The second wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass will be available on August 4, 2022.

Wave 3 and beyond

Players can look forward to six more waves throughout 2022 and 2023 – specific dates will be provided in the future, and we’ll update this guide as additional information in shared.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass tracks

Each wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC will contain two cups with four tracks each. We have the full lineup in terms of what has been officially announced below. 

Wave 1, Golden Dash Cup

The following tracks will be included in the Golden Dash Cup:

– Paris Promenade (Tour)
– Toad Circuit (3DS)
– Choco Mountain (N64)
– Coconut Mall (Wii)

Wave 1, Lucky Cat Cup

The following tracks will be included in the Lucky Cat Cup:

– Tokyo Blur (Tour)
– Shroom Ridge (DS)
– Sky Garden (GBA)
– Ninja Hideaway (Tour)

Wave 2, Turnip Cup

The following tracks will be included in the Turnip Cup:

– New York Minute (Tour)
– Mario Circuit 3 (SNES)
– Kalimari Desert (N64)
– Waluigi Pinball (DS)

Wave 2, Propeller Cup

The following tracks will be included in the Propeller Cup:

– Sydney Sprint (Tour)
– Snow Land (GBA)
– Mushroom Gorge (Wii)
– Sky-High Sundae (new, coming to Tour later)

Further information and trailers can be found for wave 1 here and wave 2 here. A bit of rumored information about future tracks is located here.

Future Cups

These cups will be made available in future waves:

– Rock Cup
– Moon Cup
– Fruit Cup
– Boomerang Cup
– Feather Cup
– Cherry Cup
– Acorn Cup
– Spiny Cup

Pricing

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC will be sold for $24.99. If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass member, you’ll be able to access all of the new content at no extra cost. An individual membership costs $49.99 while a Family Membership is $79.99 per year.

Nintendo has also confirmed that the tracks can be played locally or online without a purchase – we have more information about that here. We also recommend checking out an official, extensive FAQ here.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently available on Switch, and you can find our review of the game here. Amazon has physical copies that can be ordered here.

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