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All information on the booster pass, 48 ​​courses and release

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All information on the booster pass, 48 ​​courses and release







Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will have 48 new tracks by the end of 2023.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still hugely popular, and Nintendo is finally giving the kart racer some new DLC almost five years after its release. So we summarize for you what you can expect with the route booster pass until the end of 2023.

We will continue to update this article for you with information about the Booster Track Pass.

Last updated September 13: As part of the new Direct, Nintendo has announced the first two courses of the 3rd wave of Booster Pass

Two tracks and an exit window unveiled


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Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 3

Two tracks and an exit window unveiled

Here’s the latest Trail Pass trailer:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Trailer Features Booster Track Pass Wave 3






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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Trailer Features Booster Track Pass Wave 3

Everything you need to know about the road pass

The Booster Track Pass is a paid DLC that includes all courses.

  • Price: €24.99; is included in the Switch Online Expansion Pass at no additional cost
  • Available from: Wave 1 begins March 18, 2022, there are six waves until the end of 2023
  • Wave 3 release: The new wave is scheduled for winter 2022.

The pass can be purchased separately and is also part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass, but the price of this does not increase with the addition. You need the main Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game to play the DLC. It is not a standalone extension.

What routes are offered? These are not completely redesigned courses, but rather revised and graphically adapted slopes from previous parts of Mario Kart, including Mario Kart Wii or the mobile Mario Kart Tour branch.

Important to know: Courses are not released all at once, but in six waves with eight courses per wave.

All booster pass routes at a glance:

Wave 1 (March 18)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Track Pass DLC launch trailer shows traces of the first wave






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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Track Pass DLC launch trailer shows traces of the first wave

Gold Turbo Cup

  • Circuit of Paris (Mario Kart Tour)
  • The track of the toad (Mario Kart 7)
  • Chocolate Swamp (Mario Kart 64)
  • Coconut Walk (Mario Kart Wii)

Lucky Cat Mug

  • Tokyo Speed ​​Tour (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mushroom Pass (Mario Kart DS)
  • Cloud Track (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Ninja Dojo (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave 2 (04 August)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe presents the second wave of the Booster Track Pass






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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe presents the second wave of the Booster Track Pass

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  • New York Speedway (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario’s Track 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS)

Propeller Cup

  • Sydney Ride (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Land of Snow (Super Mario Kart Circuit)
  • Mushroom Canyon (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Ice Cream Escape (All New)

Moreover, Nintendo has already added the new cups to the game with the 2.0.0 update. As a result, we now know the official names of the upcoming DLCs. However, the routes have yet to be revealed.

  • rock cut
  • moon cup
  • fruit cup
  • Boomerang Cup
  • feather cup
  • Double Cherry Mug
  • Acorn mug
  • Stachi Cup

The names and icons of the new cups are now in the game. Unfortunately, the routes are not yet visible.






The names and icons of the new cups are now in the game. Unfortunately, the routes are not yet visible.

Wave 3 (Winter 2022)

As part of the Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2022, Nintendo confirmed the first two routes for Wave 3. Here’s what you can expect:

mountain gift






This winter village could first be traversed in Mario Kart Tour.

Peach Castle Garden






Race through Peach’s Garden with this Mario Kart DS track.

What is the quality of the pass?

You can find an evaluation of the DLC routes in terms of playability and appearance in our test for the booster route pass, which we will gradually expand over the next few months.

Mario Kart 8 Track Pass DLC Review: More of the Best


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Here’s what you need to know about the booster track pass

When could the next wave appear? If we take Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an example, which very similarly always has a new DLC fighter per wave, so the gap should be almost every four months for a wave. However, since Nintendo likes to save content updates for direct editions, the overall gap could also increase.

The next big opportunity for a wave 2 announcement should be June 2022 during the big E3 Direct.

For publisher Tobi, the DLC is exactly what he’s been hoping for in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for five years:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC finally grants one of my biggest wishes after five years


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Will there be completely new routes? So far, Nintendo has communicated that there will only be routes from branches other than remasters. For many, however, Mario Kart Tour tracks might be new if you haven’t played the smartphone portion.

What about new characters and vehicles? Here, too, we consider the chances to be very low. With the name “Booster Track Pass”, Nintendo emphasizes that there will only be tracks.

So you can browse the routes for free: You are not required to purchase the DLC or have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership. Because all routes are also included in the online rotation. So you can be in a lobby where a track from the DLC appears even if you don’t own it. More information is available here:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: you don't need the Booster Pass to drive the new DLC circuits


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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: you don’t need the Booster Pass to drive the new DLC circuits

Can everyone in a Switch Online family use the DLC? If you purchased the Expansion Pass for a Nintendo Switch Online family, any profile belonging to the family can use the Booster Pass. If you only have an individual subscription, the profile with the subscription must start Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in order to drive on DLC tracks.

If Switch Online expires or you renew without the Expansion Pass, you will no longer be able to access the DLC.

Can any profile use the DLC if I buy it once? If you buy the Booster Pass, you can use it like any other digital content, with all local profiles on the same switch and you don’t have to buy the DLC twice. You can learn more about account sharing here:

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Learn more about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released in May 2017 and has since sold over 40 million copies. It’s one of the most successful Switch games of all time and it’s a real long-running hit on Nintendo’s console. You can find out why the game is so fun in our game review, among other things.

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