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Offline Br26

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Mario Kart 8 DLC Compatibility with Online Detailed
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:34:00 PM »

You will be able to use the DLC online, but there are limitations.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/39000/mario-kart-8-dlc-compatibility-with-online-detailed

Nintendo has detailed how the upcoming DLC will work in terms of online play for Mario Kart 8.

For online play, you can use both regular and DLC characters to play on the original 32 tracks, and those who don't have the DLC will be able to see the unlockable DLC characters in play. There will also be options for those who have the DLC to play with the eight new tracks online as well. However, if someone joins and they do not have the DLC, the option to use the eight additional tracks will disappear. Only those who have the DLC will be able to use the tracks online.

The first batch of Mario Kart 8 DLC will be released on November 13 for $7.99. The second DLC pack will be released this May.


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Re: Mario Kart 8 DLC Compatibility With Online Detailed
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 09:23:10 AM »
When those silly Mercedes cars were released you'd see a few. Not so much anymore.

Funny that I'll use a giant turtle monster riding on a teddybear and the real cars are the silly ones.
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Re: Mario Kart 8 DLC Compatibility With Online Detailed
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 03:06:58 PM »
Am I reading this right? If someone is in the game that doesn't have the DLC, the 8 new tracks are blocked out? That's...kind of crummy? Unless I'm reading it right?


Why don't they just have a separate playlist for those who have the DLC, while the original playlist remains for people without it?

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Re: Mario Kart 8 DLC Compatibility With Online Detailed
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 03:42:27 PM »
The matchmaker in the background probably takes DLC into account but, you can't race on a track you don't have.
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Re: Mario Kart 8 DLC Compatibility With Online Detailed
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 09:40:49 PM »
You don't want to wait while half the racers download the track every race.
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