Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets a Free Breath of the Wild Update

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets a Free Breath of the Wild Update

Link's got a fresh new bike.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are two of the best Nintendo Switch games, and now they're crossing over. Link is getting a brand new outfit, as well as a familiar set of wheels, thanks to a new free update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In the trailer just below, you can see a Link kitted out in his Breath of the Wild garb, as well as riding the Master Cycle Zero. The latter didn't arrive in Breath of the Wild until The Champions' Ballad DLC released in December 2017, but it's one hell of a fun item to use in the latest Zelda game (for a walkthrough of how to get the bike in Breath of the Wild, head over to our Master Cycle Zero guide).

The free update is available to download now for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Just a week ago, Nintendo promised more frequent updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, and so it certainly seems like it's making good on its promise.

For everything else on the latest iteration of Mario Kart, check out our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe guide, for all you need to know about drifting, weapons, and the Battle Mode.

Hirun Cryer

Guides Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlockables, Characters and Tracks - Gold Mario and Gold Kart

Gold Mario is brand new to Mario Kart 8 in the Switch version of the game. Here’s how to unlock Gold Mario, the gold kart parts, and avoid those pesky blue shells.

Nintendo Promises More Updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Surprisingly, Nintendo does seem to be done with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Heavy-Duty Paper Mario as Mario Kart 8 Becomes Mario Kard Thanks to Labo

You Can Now Play Mario Kart 8 With Your Labo Motorbike Toy-Con.

Switch Sales Near 18 Million, with Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the Most Popular Titles

Nintendo's still someway off the Wii's 101 million units sold and Mario Kart Wii's 37 million units sold, but it's on its way.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips - Items, Battle Mode Guide, Weapons

We'll teach you how to drift, how to use every type of boost, and how to best utilize every item in the game in this Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips Guide. Also how to unlock every track and character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

More News

Little Town Hero Will Last 10 to 20 Hours, According to its Director

Director Masao Taya doesn't play as many turn-based RPGs as he used to, and that informs Little Town Hero's compact campaign.

Pokemon Go’s Upcoming Halloween Event Does Even More to Taunt Poor Mimikyu

Niantic heard you like Pikachu, so here's a Pikachu dressed as Mimikyu who's dressed as Pikachu.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's File Size is Pleasantly Rotund, Like a Wooloo

You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.