Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets new 'Custom Items' feature in latest software update, Booster Course Pass - Wave 3 now available
Blue shells only, anyone?
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 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.