Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass speeds onto Switch on August 4
Eight new tracks are coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including a few fan-favorites
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🌊 Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass adds eight new tracks to the game
🤌 Enjoy classic tracks from the SNES, N64, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Wii, and Mario Kart Tour
🍦 A brand-new track is also included called Sky-High Sundae
The second wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course is zooming onto Nintendo Switch on August 4, bringing eight new tracks to the evergreen title.
Those who have purchased the expansion pass can look forward to racing through two new cups: the Turnip Cup and Propeller Cup.
Each cup contains a mix of classic courses series veterans will recognize and some remastered tracks from Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s mobile game. One brand-new track is also included called Sky-High Sundae.
Here’s the full tracklist:
🗽 New York Minute - (Mario Kart Tour, mobile)
🏁 Mario Circuit 3 - (Super Mario Kart, SNES)
🦑 Kalimari Desert - (Mario Kart 64, N64)
🎲 Waluigi Pinball - (Mario Kart DS, Nintendo DS)
🦘 Sydney Spring - (Mario Kart Tour, mobile)
❄️ Snow Land - (Mario Kart Super Circuit, Game Boy Advance)
🍄 Mushroom Gorge - (Mushroom Gorge, Wii)
🍦 Sky-High Sundae - 🆕
How to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass
There are two ways to get the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass. You can purchase the pass outright for $24.99, which provides 48 courses in total when they become available.
Alternatively, the Booster Course Pass is included as part of Nintendo’s premium subscription service. A 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $49.99, but it also comes with other perks that make it worthwhile. Subscribers can access classic N64 and Sega Genesis games and get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC and the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion for free.
If neither of these options appeals to you, but you still want to race around on the new courses, the tracks are available to play online, even if you don’t have the DLC. If your friend owns the DLC, you’ll also be able to access the Booster Course Pass. You will need a Nintendo Switch Online membership, however.
How long until the next wave?
The first wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass arrived on March 18. With the second wave launching on August 4, we’ll have to wait around four months for the next set of tracks to drop. Nintendo has said that all six waves will be released by the end of 2023, so prepare for another lengthy pitstop.
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