Game News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: How to play the new circuits without buying the Pass!
It will not necessarily be necessary to have the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Additional Circuits Pass to access these circuits.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe recently announced the launch of its Additional circuit passes with a first wave of new circuits for March 18. If many players were disappointed to discover that we would not have a new episode of Mario Kart before 2024, there is good news to remember: not everyone will have no need to buy the Pass to access the circuits.
Play new tracks without spending a penny
Nintendo remembered Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, and its strategy not to divide communities. As with the first version of the game on the previous Nintendo console, it it will not be necessary to purchase the DLC containing the new circuits to access them. Nintendo explains it on the official page of the game :
He will be possible to compete with several people, locally or online, on the circuits of wave 1 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Pass additional circuits from March 18 in the friends/opponents mode, and this even if only one participant has the Additional Circuits Pass or has a Nintendo Switch Online subscription + Add-on Pack. Starting March 22, Wave 1 Circuits can also spawn when “Random” is selected when choosing the circuit during online regional and global matches.
Concretely, buying the Pass will therefore only be used to own these circuits to play them whenever you want, without being limited by being in a game where someone has the Pass, or crossing your fingers that the Random mode falls on the circuit you want. To train solo on the new circuitsit will therefore be necessary to buy the Pass.
48 new circuits in the next two years
Nintendo promises 48 new tracks adapted from circuits from old episodes of Mario Kart, by the end of 2023. Wave 1, which will arrive on March 18, will contain the first eight circuitsdivided into two cuts: the Golden Turbo Cup which includes the Promenade à Paris circuits (from Mario Kart Tour), Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 7), Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64) and Coco Supermarket (Mario Kart Wii); and the maneki neko cupwith the Tokyo Crossing (Mario Kart Tour), Champignon Corniche (Mario Kart DS), Flying Garden (Mario Kart: Super Circuit) and Ninja Dojo (Mario Kart Tour) circuits.
Note that Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack subscribers will be able to download the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Additional Tracks Pass from March 11, but will only be able to access it on March 18.