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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 6 Release Time, Tracks and Characters

Here's everything you need to know about MK8 Wave 6 DLC
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 6 Release Time, Tracks and Characters

Mario Kart 8 is the most purchased video game on the Nintendo Switch. It is no surprise either because it is easily accessible, it is simple, and it is fun for all ages. Better still, Nintendo announced they're releasing a lot of new content for Mario Kart 8 with waves of DLC. So far the game has received 5 waves of content, with the 6th set to launch very soon, and here's everything we know about that next DLC release.


Latest News & Leaks

Just below we'll keep you updated on all the latest news, leaks, and goings on:

1 November 2023 - Wave 6 Content Confirmed

Wave 6 is almost here. Eight additional courses and four new characters come to the final Wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass on November 9.

11 October 2023 - Is THIS When Wave 6 Is Releasing?

Whilst we wait twiddling our thumbs, here's some speculation on when we might see Wave 6 release from YouTuber Swiftjar.

 TLDR: It's looking like either November 23 or November 30.

14 September 2023 - Wave 6 Content Confirmed

During today's Nintendo Direct we got confirmation of our first details for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Couse Pass Wave 6. The new trailer starts at 01:00:47.

The final wave is adding a new track in the form of Daisy Circuit from the Nintendo Wii as well as the following new racers:

  • Diddy Kong from Mario Kart Double Dash
  • Funky Kong from Mario Kart Wii
  • Pauline from Mario Kart Tour 
  • Peachette from Mario Kart Tour
9 August 2023 - Predicting Wave 6 DLC Content

With only one more DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass, it's time to start predicting what sort of maps and racers we can expect to see join the game.

According to GameXplain "we can pinpoint quite a lot" thanks to datamines and Tour content.

So let's take a look:

Mario Kart Wave 6 Release Date Window

Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Release Date
Wave 1 March 18, 2022
Wave 2 August 4, 2022
Wave 3 December 7, 2022
Wave 4 March 9, 2023
Wave 5 July 12, 2023
Wave 6 November 9, 2023

What Tracks Have Been Released For Mario Kart 8 Booster Course DLC

You can see the list of tracks released as part of the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course DLC, just below, broken down by each wave.

Wave 1 Tracks

  • Paris Promenade
  • Toad Circuit
  • Choco Mountain
  • Coconut Mall
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Shroom Ridge
  • Sky Garden
  • Ninja Hideaway

Wave 2 Tracks

  • Sky High Sundae
  • Kalamari Dessert
  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Mushroom Gorge
  • Sydney Sprint
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Snow Land
  • New York Minute

Wave 3 Tracks

  • Maple Treeway
  • 3DS Rainbow Road
  • Boo Lake
  • Berlin Byways
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Peach Gardens
  • London Loop
  • Merry Mountain

Wave 4 Tracks

  • Amsterdam Drift (Tour)
  • Riverside Park (GBA)
  • DK Summit (Wii)
  • Yoshi's Island (new)
  • Bangkok Rush (Tour)
  • Mario Circuit (DS)
  • Waluigi Stadium (GCN)
  • Singapore Speedway (Tour)

Wave 5 Tracks

  • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (NEW Track)
  • Athens Dark (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart Double Dash - Gamecube)
  • Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart Super Circuit - Gameboy Advance)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave 6 Tracks

  • Rainbow Raid (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Madrid Drive (Mario Kart Tour)
  • DK Mountain (Mario Kart Double Dash - GameCube)
  • Daisy Circuit (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Piranha Plant Cove (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Bowser Castle 3 (Super Mario Kart - SNES)
  • Rome Avanti (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Rosalina’s Ice World (Mario Kart 7 - 3DS)

New Characters Coming With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 6

UPDATE - Wave 6 is confirmed to include Diddy Kong is from Mario Kart: Double Dash, Funky Kong is from Mario Kart Wii, and Pauline and Peachette are from Mario Kart Tour. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 is now out, and it added THREE brand new characters to the game in Kamek, Petey Piranha, and Wiggler. This follows the addition of Birdo in Wave 4.

However, as fans noticed, the Wave 4 Update also added five more mystery character slots to the character select screen.

It would suggest we'll see another 2 characters added to the game for the final Wave 6 DLC. For now though, there are no suggestions as to which characters could be added to the game.

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