A new Mario Kart 8 update is out now, bringing with it the latest Booster Course Tracks and a number of other changes to the game.

And even if you’re not planning on expanding the list of courses you have with the latest DLC offering, you will still need to download the latest version of the game.

Here’s what we know is included in this week’s Mario Kart 8 Update, only the second update released in 2022.

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What Is In The New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update?

Nintendo Switch gamers downloading the new Mario Kart 8 update want to know exactly what has changed in the game today. The good news is that a list of patch notes has been shared by the development team behind the hit racing game, confirming all the major tweaks.

And the most important part of the new update and the main focus is the launch of the new DLC tracks. Wave 2 of the new Booster Course Pack is now live and available for anyone who wants to spend the extra cash on unlocking new tracks for the game.

Eight new courses can be played starting today, spread across two new cups, with more tracks planned for the future. For a complete look at everything contained in today’s Mario Kart 8 update, you can find the official Nintendo Switch patch notes listed below:

Support for DLC

  • Now supports paid DLC: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Wave 2 (two cups and eight courses).

General

  • Increased the number of ghosts you can download from 16 to 32.
  • Adjusted the extent to which a vehicle is thrown, depending on its weight.
  • Further shortened the time it takes for item boxes to regenerate after another player takes them.
  • Shortened the time it takes for one player to be able to pick up a coin that another player has dropped.
  • Made it so that it is easier to face the way forward in mid-air when using Smart Steering.
  • The cars that the Shy Guys are riding in in Wii Coconut Mall now move from time to time in all modes other than the Time Trial mode.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed issue where player could not choose a DLC course even though a player in the lobby in “Friends” has the Booster Course Pass.
  • Fixed issue where player did not receive coins even though they used the Feather in Coin Runners to steal a rival’s coins.
  • Fixed issue where player could receive two items from one item box in N64 Toad’s Turnpike.

In other news, Mario Kart 8 Update & Deluxe Patch Notes (August 4)