If you didn’t hear the news, Mario Kart 8 DLC is finally coming. As big fans of Mario Kart 8 (be sure to check out our list of every track in the game ranked worst to best!), this news pleases us. What also pleases us is that players can race in the new circuits online without even owning them.
If you don’t believe me, check out Nintendo’s official page listing for Mario Kart 8 DLC:
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.Source: Nintendo
Those who want to get in on the Mario Kart 8 DLC action will still have the ability to do so while playing online. Nintendo made a great move to make the content accessible to everyone who plays Mario Kart 8, which is a lot of people if you didn’t hear.
Nintendo also announced the complete course list for the first wave of Mario Kart 8 DLC. The list is available below, featuring both the tracks and their game of origin:
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)
The Golden Dash Cup and Lucky Cat Cup will be available on March 18th as the first wave of Mario Kart 8 DLC becomes available. You can purchase the Booster Course pass for $24.99, giving you access to all six waves of 48 circuits through 2023. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members will receive the Booster Course pass updates free of charge.