Mario Kart Booster Pack crashes to just £15 on launch day

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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Around a month ago I found a pretty fantastic deal on the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pack for Nintendo Switch, and promptly cancelled my Nintendo eShop order to score it. Turns out I should have waited, because this week I’ve found an even better deal on the Mario Kart 8 DLC pass.  

Right now, you can get the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass for £15.95 at CDKeys (opens in new tab). That’s a very healthy £6.54 off its eShop price of £22.49. Do note, you’ll need to enter discount code "PAT5" to get the full discount. Once you complete your purchase you'll be sent a digital code that can be instantly redeemed on your Nintendo Switch. 

Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass: was £22.49 now £15.95 @ CDKeys (opens in new tab)

Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass: was £22.49 now £15.95 @ CDKeys (opens in new tab)
The Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass adds 48 new tracks to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Courses will be delivered in six batches of eight over the next 20 months. This deal from CDKeys takes more than £6 off the usual retail price of this DLC pack. Use discount code "PAT5" to get the full discount.

The Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass will add 48 new tracks to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in six individual waves. The new courses will be remastered versions of iconic racing tracks from across the Mario Kart franchise, including courses from fan favourites games such as Mario Kart Double Dash and Mario Kart DS. 

The first wave of courses has just launched today (Friday, March 18) and includes tracks such as Coconut Mall (Mario Kart Wii), Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS) and Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour). The other 40 courses that will be includes in the pass are still a mystery, but expect plenty of iconic tracks to be among the new additions. 

As you'd expect the Booster Course Pack is delivered as a digital code. Once you've received it you just need to redeem it via the Nintendo eShop, and then you can start downloading the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack right now. 

The 48 courses are being released across six waves, each wave will include eight tracks. Nintendo has confirmed that all six waves will be released by the end of 2023, so expect a new set of courses every three or so months. At its standard price the course pass works out at 46p per course, with this killer pre-order deal each new course will cost you just 33p. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains one of the best Nintendo Switch games around, but five years post launch and its selection of courses is growing a little stale. That’s why this Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pack is such a well-timed release. Frankly, it's a good deal at full price, at just £15, it’s an unbeatable gaming bargain. 

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.