The rumours have been racing about Baby Park all week, but it’s finally official: the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC wave 2 is arriving very soon. There are eight new courses to recklessly drift across, including the domain of the purple-capped anti-plumber himself, Waluigi Pinball.
While Waluigi’s DS-era track is the most popular return in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC wave 2 release date offers, the other courses in the Turnip and Propeller cups are far from disappointing. The Turnip Cup features the N64 train-track-crossing Kalimari Desert, the famous Mario Circuit 3 from Super Mario Kart, and the modern city-dash New York Minute from Mario Kart Tour.
The Propeller Cup features another Tour circuit in Sydney Spirit, a GBA classic cold one with Snow Land, Mario Kart Wii’s notorious Mushroom Gorge, and fresh new course Sky-High Sundae, which is, as you might expect, packed full of delicious desserts.
Mario Kart 8 Wave 2 DLC Release Date
Wave 2 of Mario Kart 8 DLC will be released on Thursday, August 4, 2022. The next eight tracks will be available later today!
Wave 1 was released on March 18, 2022, with a five-month hiatus between that and the second batch of courses. There will be six ‘Waves’ to this DLC, with each one bringing another eight music to fans – although the release dates for Waves 3, 4, 5, and 6 have yet to be determined.
How To Get New Tracks In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
To access the new tracks, you must purchase the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass (£22.49 from Nintendo) or subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass (£34.99 for a year).
You will also need a copy of the main game, either digital or hard. If you haven’t already purchased it, there are several choices below that may be of interest, or you can simply go to the eShop on your Switch.
- New York Minute from Mario Kart Tour
- Mario Circuit 3 from Super Mario Kart
- Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart 64
- Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart DS
- Sydney Sprint from Mario Kart Tour
- Snow Land from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Mushroom Gorge from Mario Kart Wii
- Sky-High Sundae from Mario Kart Tour (upcoming)