What time does the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC go live?
The first wave of Booster Course Pass tracks will be launching on Friday
The first eight DLC tracks for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will go live on Friday.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which costs $24.99 / £24.99, will provide 48 DLC tracks across six waves, the first of which will land on Friday, March 18.
The courses will include remakes of classic tracks from across the series from games such as Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Kart Wii, as well as handheld entries and the mobile game, Mario Kart Tour.
However, Nintendo has not yet officially confirmed what time the tracks will officially go live in every region.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass trailer
Update: At the time of writing, the DLC is now live in Australia, Europe and Japan, but it has still yet to go live in North America.
VGC will update this article as more times are confirmed.
The full list of courses that will be available in the first wave are as follows:
- Paris Promenade (Tour)
- Toad Circuit (3DS)
- Choco Mountain (N64)
- Coconut Mall (Wii)
- Tokyo Blur (Tour)
- Shroom Ridge (3DS)
- Sky Garden (GBA)
- Ninja Hideaway (Tour)
Before players will be able to use the DLC, however, they will also need to download a free software update planned for the game, which will likely be released on Thursday ahead of the DLC going live.
The last mainline entry in Nintendo’s racing series, Mario Kart 8, was released for Wii U in 2014.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced version of the game for Nintendo Switch, was released in April 2017, the month after Nintendo’s latest console launched.
To date, Nintendo has never released more than one mainline Mario Kart game on a single console.
The platform holder said in November 2020 that Switch had shipped almost 93 million units and that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had officially become the franchise’s best-selling entry ever with nearly 40 million copies sold.