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    How to Access Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC Content

    In this article, you'll learn how to access the content included in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC.

    Important

    • In order to play the content in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC, you must have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (sold separately).

    You can play the content in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass by purchasing it on Nintendo eShop or by downloading it at no additional cost if you have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

    Use the table below to understand the difference between purchasing the DLC and downloading it for free with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

    Nintendo eShop Purchase Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Membership
    Cost Price available on Nintendo eShop As part of membership for no additional cost
    Who can play
    • The account that purchased the DLC
    • All users on the purchasing account's primary console
    • Any account with an individual membership
    • All accounts that are part of a Nintendo Account family group with a family membership
    When it can be played Indefinitely For the duration of the active membership
    Internet requirements
    • Internet connection not required to access content
    • Internet connection and Nintendo Switch Online membership required to use online features
    • Internet connection required when launching the game
    • Internet connection required to use online features
    Save data
    • Stored on the console
    • Nintendo Switch Online membership required for save data backup feature
    • Stored on the console
    • If membership expires, save data is retained and can be accessed again after purchasing another membership or purchasing the DLC separately

    What to do

    Will you be accessing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass through a Nintendo eShop purchase or through a free download as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership?

    1. Purchase the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC on Nintendo eShop.
      • The DLC must be downloaded to your console to access the content. If it has been deleted, it can be redownloaded on Nintendo eShop.
    2. Ensure that your Mario Kart 8 Deluxe software has been updated to the latest version.
    3. Launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and proceed through your selected game mode:
      • Single Player: Grand Prix, Time Trial, VS Race
      • Multiplayer: Grand Prix, VS Race
      • Online Play: Friends and Rivals
      • Wireless Play
    4. Upon reaching the course selection screen, any new cups released as part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass can be accessed by pressing the L Button or R Button or by moving the Left Stick upwards.
    5. When playing Online Play in Global, Regional or Tournament mode, any courses released as part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will appear randomly among the selection of courses offered before each race.
      • Courses available in Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will be added to the random rotation in Online Play Global, Regional and Tournament modes from 22 March 2022.
    1. Begin a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or join a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack family membership if you do not already have an active membership.
    2. Download the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC for free from the Nintendo Switch Online menu on Nintendo eShop.
    3. Ensure that your Mario Kart 8 Deluxe software has been updated to the latest version.
    4. Launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and proceed through your selected game mode:
      • Single Player: Grand Prix, Time Trial, VS Race
      • Multiplayer: Grand Prix, VS Race
      • Online Play: Friends and Rivals
      • Wireless Play
    5. Upon reaching the course selection screen, any new cups released as part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass can be accessed by pressing the L Button or R Button or by moving the Left Stick upwards.
    6. When playing Online Play in Global, Regional or Tournament mode, any courses released as part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will appear randomly among the selection of courses offered before each race.
      • Courses available in Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will be added to the random rotation in Online Play Global, Regional and Tournament modes from 22 March 2022.

    Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass content without a standalone purchase or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership

    Players who have not purchased the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass separately or accessed it for no additional cost as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership can still play the new available courses in the following scenarios:

    • Via Online Play > Friends and Rivals mode, if the room host has purchased the content or has access to it through a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. All players in a Friends and Rivals room can freely choose from the cups and courses available to the room host.
    • Via Online Play > Global, Regional and Tournament modes, available randomly as part of the courses offered before each race.
      • Courses available in Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will be added to the random rotation in Online Play Global, Regional and Tournament modes from 22 March 2022.
    • Via Wireless Play, if the room host has purchased the content or has access to it through a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. All players in a Wireless Play room can freely choose from the cups and courses available to the room host.