news tip Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, DLC wave 2: what time and how to access it? Prepare yourselves !
This is the event of the day for all Mario Kart fans: the second wave of circuits included in the DLC finally arrives on our Nintendo Switch! Around 4 p.m. today, you will be able to compete against your friends on 8 additional circuits, including 1 completely new! We explain how to take advantage of it.
If you are starting to go around in circles on the multitude of tracks already available on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and you have already taken advantage of the first wave of the Additional Tracks Pass, you are certainly waiting for wave 2 with a firm footing. Your patience should pay off soon, as the new levels are coming in just a few hours! In effect, From 4 p.m. this afternoon, you will have access to the 8 new circuits that make up the second wave of the DLC, including 1 completely new. Enough to wait while waiting for the 32 others which should reach us by the end of 2023, divided into 4 additional waves. So that you don’t lose a second when they become available, we tell you how to get them.
Updated by MuchBaguetteon August 04, 2022 at 16:34:36
The time has finally come, and the new DLC Wave 2 tracks are available! To be able to enjoy it, all you have to do is launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and perform the latest update. So there’s no need to look for the “download” button in the game’s eShop page as stated at the end of the article. However, do not hesitate to check on this side if you encounter the slightest problem, especially if you have just purchased the DLC for example.
- Ice Ice Baby
- Vehicle papers please
- Check seat belt
Ice Ice Baby
Exactly like the first wave, this new batch of circuits arrives in the form of two new different cups, both composed of 4 circuits, for a total of 8 additional levels. The most nostalgic among you will be delighted to find circuits from previous opuses, especially those released on Wii, Nintendo DS or even gameboy advance. But those who prefer real novelties can be reassured, Nintendo has thought of you with a brand new race called Cité Sorbet. Something to cool off during these days of record temperatures…
From 4 p.m. this afternoon, you can happily sprinkle the following circuits with bananas and other colorful shells to clinch first place:
Vehicle papers please
As you will have understood, these 8 new circuits are therefore part of a DLC which will be revealed over the coming months in several successive waves. To be able to enjoy it, however, you will only have to buy the DLC once. Available for €24.99 on the Nintendo Switch eShop, it will give you access to a total of no less than 48 additional races.including the 8 of the wave available this afternoon, and the 8 already available since March 18th.
If you have already purchased the DLC at the time of the first wave, you will therefore not have to make any additional purchases to take advantage of these 8 new circuits. Likewise, if you are currently a Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack subscriber (€39.99 per year for an individual account, €69.99 per year for a family account), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC will automatically be included in your subscription and you won’t need to checkout again. As a reminder, this subscription allows you to benefit from both the online game and the catalogs nintendo64 and Mega drive in addition to including some DLC of Nintendo Switch flagship games, such as those of Animal Crossing New Horizons, Splatoon 2, and therefore Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Check seat belt
When the first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC was released, players realized that they had to unlock the Wave 1 content manually through the eShop, even if the update had been made and the purchase had been paid for in advance or was included in their Nintendo Switch Online subscription + Supplementary Pack.
If, when Wave 2 is released at 4 p.m. this afternoon, you notice that you still do not have access to the new Navet and Hélico cups and the circuits that make them up, we therefore advise you to go for a turn to the page of the extension in question in the eShop of your Nintendo Switch.
Once on the page in question, you should be able to access a “Download” button, still grayed out at the time of this writing. If Nintendo’s method does not change compared to the first wave, it is by clicking on this button that you will unlock access to new additional content. Do not panic, if you have already purchased the DLC or if you are a subscriber, there will be no additional costs by performing this maneuver. Once this is done, all you have to do is launch the game and enjoy all the new features.
Summary of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe walkthrough