Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC release date confirmed for next week

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Nintendo has finally announced the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC release date bringing along a slew of new tracks to the racer. The Wave 5 DLC will include a total of eight courses, the most notable of which is the new bathroom-inspired Squeaky Clean Sprint track.

However, these aren’t the only goodies you can expect with the additional content as three more characters are also being added to the roster, one of whom is the notoriously powerful blue cloak-wearing Magikoopa, Kamek. So now that we’ve given you a preview of what to expect, you’ll be able to find out even more about Mario Kart’s latest expansion below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC release date

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC release date window is currently slated for July 12 2023 according to a brand new announcement trailer.

As always, you can gain access to the new tracks and characters by heading to the Nintendo eShop and buying the Booster Course Pass. Alternatively, you can get the DLC for free instead by getting a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC tracks

As mentioned before, the upcoming expansion will include a total of eight tracks including the new Squeaky Clean Sprint arena. The other seven courses, however, haven’t been revealed by Nintendo yet so you’ll have to remain patient for the time being, but we will continue to update this page with the latest information as soon as we’ve received it.

  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (New)
  • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart Double Dash)
  • Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 5 DLC characters

Nintendo has already announced the three new characters that are arriving with the Wave 5 DLC. In addition to the infamous Kamek, the other two returning figures should also be familiar to series veterans as they’ve previously been featured in past Mario Kart iterations. Here they all are:

  • Kamek
  • Petey Piranha
  • Wiggler

Petey Piranha, the beloved mutant Piranha Plant, was first featured in Mario Kart Double Dash on the Gamecube so classic fans were pleasantly surprised upon this character’s reveal during the showcase. Wiggler the yellow caterpillar, on the other hand, is another equally adored member of the roster that was last seen in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. Finally, Kamek is the most recent character to be featured in the series along with Petey Piranha as both were included in Mario Kart Tour.

If you want to check out all of these characters in action, then we recommend taking a look at Nintendo’s high-octane teaser trailer. Alternatively, you can read about our suggestions for the best bike character combos and 7 best karts for drifting in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe instead so you can dominate the competition once you hop back in.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Release Date: April 27, 2017
    • - 28 April 2017 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
  • Genre(s): Racing