Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is out today, bringing eight more classic Mario Kart tracks to the obscenely popular kart racer. But that’s not all, as a surprise free update has landed that lets you pick your power-ups in races.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update lets you choose custom items
As Nintendo explains in a Twitter post, the update adds an option to select which items appear in offline VS Races and certain online modes.
If you’ve wanted to make a race in Mario Kart with only Blue Shells for maximum chaos, you now can.
Alternatively, you can race with no items at all for the first time in a Mario Kart game or randomise them like before.
In Team Races and Battles, you can also allocate specific items to each team. It’s a welcome update, although choosing items arguably removes the unpredictability that makes Mario Kart so fun (and frustrating).
Wave 3 DLC out now
The update arrives alongside the Wave 3 Booster Course Pass DLC, out now on Nintendo Switch.
Available as part of the Booster Course Pass, Wave 3 adds eight classic tracks:
- Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
- Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
- Boo Lake (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
- Berlin Byways (Mario Kart Tour)
- Rock Rock Mountain (Mario Kart 7)
- London Loop (Mario Kart Tour)
- Peach Gardens (Mario Kart DS)
- Merry Mountain (Mario Kart Tour)
In total, the Booster Course Pass will add 48 tracks by the end of 2023. The Booster Course Pass costs £22.49/$24.99 or is included with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription at no extra cost.