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Nintendo’s put a little more fuel in the engine for the Switch’s best-selling title! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to get wave after wave of new courses from past titles, and we’re here to share the details. This’ll be the first time Mario Kart Tour tracks make their way into a console title, and some fan-favorites are back with a fresh coat of paint as well. 

Read on to see what’s included with Wave 1 of the ongoing DLC plan, and learn when and how you can add these tracks to your copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!


When does the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 1 release?


Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass will be available starting March 18th, 2022. 


How can I get the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass?


The Booster Course Pass is available in two different ways. You can either purchase it as a standalone download for $24.99, or gain access to it by being a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscriber. 

Whichever way you access the Booster Course Pass, you’ll be able to download the content to your Switch and access it within your copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. 


How many tracks and in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass?


The full Booster Course Pass will include 48 tracks spread across six waves of content. These will be released throughout 2022 and 2023. Be on the lookout for updates on when new waves are on the way! 


What tracks are in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 1?


Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pack includes two cups with four tracks each:


Golden Dash Cup


  • Paris Promenade – Mario Kart Tour
  • Toad Circuit – Mario Kart 7
  • Choco Mountain – Mario Kart 64
  • Coconut Mall – Mario Kart Wii


Lucky Cat Cup


  • Tokyo Blur – Mario Kart Tour
  • Shroom Ridge – Mario Kart DS
  • Sky Garden – Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Ninja Hideaway – Mario Kart Tour 



What are the Future Cups?


The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 2.0.0 update confirmed the future Cups coming to the game in future waves. Here’s the list:


  • Turnip Cup
  • Propeller Cup
  • Rock Cup
  • Moon Cup
  • Fruit Cup
  • Boomerang Cup
  • Feather Cup
  • Cherry Cup
  • Acorn Cup
  • Spiny Cup


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.