Mario Kart 8 update 2.4.0 live as new tracks released

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Nintendo have released Mario Kart 8 update 2.4.0 ahead of the game’s new DLC. Now available to download on Nintendo Switch, this latest patch preps the mascot kart racer for a slew of new maps and characters.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pass Wave 5 will go live later today, adding 8 new tracks split between 2 cups, as well as 3 characters. Here’s a breakdown of which courses are included in Wave 5 and which MK titles they originate from:

Feather Cup

  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double Dash)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (new circuit)

Cherry Cup

    • Los Angeles Lap (Mario Kart Tour)
    • Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
    • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
    • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

The new Mario Kart 8 update also makes some gameplay tweaks and adjustments you can read more about in the patch notes below.

Mario Kart 8 Update 2.4.0 Patch Notes

Support for DLC

      • Now supports paid DLC: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Wave 5 (two cups, eight courses, and three characters).
      • Improved the performance of some characters and vehicle customizations.
      • Adjusted the invincibility time of some characters.
      • Adjusted random item selection method in races where Custom Items is set, for when there are four players or less.
      • Expanded range for when a warning displays when a Red Shell or Spiny Shell approaches from behind.
      • Made it so that warnings about a Red Shell or Spiny Shell will be displayed with priority over other warnings.
      • Made it so that a warning is not displayed when a Red Shell is targeting opponents.
      • Made it so that L/R button operation on the class selection screen and course selection screen in the Grand Prix can be conducted on touchscreen as well.
      • Lowered the appearance rate of Mirror and 200cc races in Worldwide and Regional settings.

Source: Nintendo