Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pack will contain 48 tracks taken from previous games in the series, along with the odd new track.

The tracks will be released in six waves — the first one launched in March 2022 and the final one is coming at the end of 2023. We've also listed all existing Mario Kart 8 tracks below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Release Date

The first wave of circuits arrived on Friday, March 18th, 2022.

Wave 2 became available on Thursday, August 4th, 2022.

Wave 3 was made available on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022.

Wave 4 came out on Thursday, March 9th 2023.

Wave 5 was released on Thursday, July 12th 2023.

Subsequent waves will take place all the way up until the end of 2023. Don't expect Mario Kart 9 any time soon!

What Time Does The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Release?

Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3, Wave 4, and Wave 5 are all available now. Wave 6, the final wave of this DLC, will be out before the end of 2023.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Price

The DLC costs $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49 but comes at no additional cost if you own a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

If you're buying the pass, this is a one-off cost; once you've paid the cash, you'll get access to every wave of tracks as they're released until the end of 2023.

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Do I Need The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass To Play The New Tracks?

Nope! Nintendo has confirmed that only one player needs the Booster Course Pass to play online in Friends and Rivals races:

Courses from wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass can be played from March 18th locally or online in Friends and Rivals races, even if only one player owns the Booster Course Pass or has access to it as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. From March 22nd, courses from wave 1 will also appear in the Random selection when playing Global or Regional races with anyone online.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Confirmed Tracks

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Here are the courses that are confirmed so far.

Wave One (Golden Dash Cup & Lucky Cat Cup)

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Golden Dash Cup

Lucky Cat Cup

Wave Two (Turnip Cup & Propeller Cup)

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Turnip Cup

  • New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS)

Propeller Cup

  • Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Snow Land (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Sky-High Sundae (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave Three (Rock Cup & Moon Cup)

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Rock Cup

  • London Loop (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Boo Lake (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Rock Rock Mountain (Mario Kart 7)

Moon Cup

  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
  • Merry Mountain (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Peach Gardens (Mario Kart DS)
  • Berlin Byways (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave Four (Fruit Cup & Boomerang Cup)

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Fruit Cup

  • Amsterdam Drift (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Riverside Park (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • DK Summit (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Yoshi's Island (New!)

Boomerang Cup

  • Bangkok Rush (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart DS)
  • Waluigi Stadium (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Singapore Speedway (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave Five (Feather Cup & Cherry Cup)

Booster Course Wave 5 Courses
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Feather Cup

  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Moonview Highway - (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint - (New!)

Cherry Cup

  • Los Angeles Lap - (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Sunset Wilds - (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Koopa Cape - (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity - (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave Six (Acorn Cup & Spiny Cup)

Acorn Cup

  • Courses TBA

Spiny Cup

  • Courses TBA

Datamined Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Courses - Officially Unconfirmed

With access to the Booster Pass, certain enterprising fans have been able to find references to the following courses which may be scheduled to appear in future Waves (via 'MrNantendo' on Twitter):

– Vanilla Lake (SNES)

Most of the above courses are officially unconfirmed at present, although it seems likely they'll form part of the remaining DLC tracks. Note: we've removed the rumoured courses that have now been officially confirmed, including Maple Treeway and Rainbow Road.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Existing Tracks - Complete List

Below is a full list of every course available in the base Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game on Switch, listed by Cup:

Mushroom Cup

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  • Mario Kart Stadium
  • Water Park
  • Sweet Sweet Canyon
  • Thwomp Ruins

Shell Cup

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  • Moo Moo Meadows (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Cheep Cheep Beach (Mario Kart DS)
  • Toad's Turnpike (Mario Kart 64)

Flower Cup

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  • Mario Circuit
  • Toad Harbor
  • Twisted Mansion
  • Shy Guy Falls

Banana Cup

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Star Cup

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  • Sunshine Airport
  • Dolphin Shoals
  • Electrodrome
  • Mount Wario

Leaf Cup

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  • Wario Stadium (Mario Kart DS)
  • Sherbet Land (Mario Kart 64)
  • Music Park (Mario Kart 7)
  • Yoshi Valley (Mario Kart 64)

Special Cup

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  • Cloudtop Cruise
  • Bone-Dry Dunes
  • Bowser's Castle
  • Rainbow Road

Lightning Cup

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  • Tick-Tock Clock (Mario Kart DS)
  • Piranha Plant Slide (Mario Kart 7)
  • Grumble Volcano (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 64)

Egg Cup

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  • Yoshi Circuit (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Excitebike Arena
  • Dragon Driftway
  • Mute City

Triforce Cup

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  • Wario's Goldmine (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Rainbow Road (Super Mario Kart)
  • Ice Ice Outpost
  • Hyrule Circuit

Crossing Cup

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  • Baby Park (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Cheese Land (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Wild Woods
  • Animal Crossing

Bell Cup

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  • Neo Bowser City (Mario Kart 7)
  • Ribbon Road (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Super Bell Subway
  • Big Blue

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