Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been updated to Version 2.2.0, adding in support for the release of Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass paid DLC. That’s not all the update includes however, as Nintendo has announced a new “Custom Items” feature that allows you to turn specific items off/on in VS Races and select online modes. In Team Races and Battles, you can even equip items only for one team.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass is automatically available to all Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers, but it can also be purchased separately for $24.99 USD. It will include 6 waves of 8 courses released by the end of 2023.

Booster Course Pass: Wave 3 includes the following tracks.


  • London Loop (Tour)
  • Boo Lake (GBA)
  • Rock Rock Mountain (3DS)
  • Maple Treeway (Wii)


  • Berlin Byways (Tour)
  • Peach Gardens (3DS)
  • Merry Mountain (NEW)
  • Rainbow Road (3DS)

You can see the full patch notes for this update below.

Support for DLC

  • Now supports paid DLC: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Wave 3 (two cups and eight courses).


  • Added “Custom Items” to item Rules.
  • This is a feature that lets you decide which items appear.
  • This is supported in VS Race, Balloon Battle, Coin Runners, Shine Thief, Renegade Roundup, Playing with friends, Tournaments, and Wireless Play.
  • Items that have not been set to appear may still appear according to the connection environment and game situation.
  • When getting struck by lightning while gliding through the air, the glider no longer closes.
  • The period of invincibility after spinning or crashing now changes, depending on the driver or machine parts.
  • When a user cannot download any new ghost data, they can now delete all the ghost data they downloaded until then.
  • Deleted “Recommended” in Tournaments.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where coins would not be added when touching an opponents’ Crazy Eight coin.
  • Fixed an issue where there was a communication error when using the item Boo.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Super Horn would not hit more than one opponent at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where images in SNES Mario Circuit 3 would look distorted.
  • Fixed an issue where a player could not acquire multiple items in a row in GBA Snow Land.
  • Fixed an issue where points would not be added to a member list, when spectating an online match. -Fixed an issue where, when selecting a team, the COM characters that actually play in the game were not the same as shown on selection screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the warning sound was not playing when a Red Shell or Spiny Shell comes from behind.
  • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the gameplay experience.

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Comments (8)


1+ y ago

Nice. That is a very welcome addition.


1+ y ago

If Nintendo is taking requests, I would like a volume slider feature so I can fully appreciate the fantastic soundtrack.


1+ y ago

You can finally turn off blue shells and lightning bolts? Incredible!


1+ y ago

This is pretty awesome, not gonna lie.


1+ y ago

That is a very nice welcome addition.


1+ y ago

What is this “Rock Rock Mountain”?! Across the pond it’s “Alpine Pass”.

Maple Treeway, Merry Mountain and Rainbow Road (3DS) are the best tracks of this pack. Overall the best pack so far imo.


1+ y ago


100% agree! Also would love a Dolphin Shoals-specific option to use the sax version the whole time 😂
I never get to hear the shredding solo!

cheesus 2

1+ y ago

This was one of my biggest requests right next to be able to set the amount of laps per race.