You don't need Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's DLC to race the new tracks

You don't need Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's DLC to race the new tracks

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe showing Mario racing Bowser
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass was released earlier this month, with question 1 adding caller 8 tracks to Nintendo's wacky racing game. But adjacent if you haven't picked up the caller Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC yet, oregon simply person nary volition to, you tin inactive contention the tracks.

Nintendo has confirmed successful the patch notes (via Destructoid) for its caller Ver. 2.0.0 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update that those without the DLC volition inactive person the accidental to contention the caller tracks arsenic they've present been added to the online-play people rotation. That means you person the accidental for a caller way to randomly travel up successful Worldwide, Regional, and Tournament modes.

But the in-game rotation isn't the lone mode for those without the DLC to entree these caller courses, with Nintendo besides confirming that those without the Booster Course Pass tin entree its caller tracks by playing multiplayer with idiosyncratic who does. This applies to Friends, Wireless Play and LAN Play.

In different words, arsenic agelong arsenic 1 subordinate successful your lobby has the DLC, the caller tracks volition beryllium disposable to prime for everyone (regardless of whether you person the Booster Course Pass oregon not). Of course, this does mean that everyone successful the lobby has to ballot for 1 of the caller tracks, truthful you're somewhat astatine the mercy of different players.


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Mario Kart 8 Link

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While these methods mean you won't beryllium capable to entree caller Booster Course Pass tracks astatine your leisure, they're surely a large means of investigating retired these caller tracks earlier you perpetrate to purchasing the DLC. 

It's worthy keeping successful mind, though, that this is simply the archetypal question of the caller Booster Course Pass tracks, with a whopping 48 successful full to merchandise gradually until the extremity of 2023.

While it's each good and bully riding connected idiosyncratic else's overgarment tails for now, and arsenic much tracks merchandise they'll go much communal successful the rotation, but if you privation to support Mario Kart 8 Deluxe caller for yourself (without relying connected the rotation oregon others) past it's worthy considering picking up the DLC.

Vic Hood

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