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Future Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass courses leaked by leftover music files

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The second wave of new DLC tracks for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has only just dropped, but already determined dataminers have managed to glean some fascinating tidbits from its code.

The developers seemingly left tiny audio snippets of several upcoming DLC tracks hidden away in the code, presumably figuring that even if anyone did find them they would be too brief to spoil the identity of the future additions.

Of course, as we all know, the Internet is full of people who will happily take on such a challenge. According to Twitter user Fishguy6564 and YouTuber BL, who both cite YouTuber recordreader as their source, the leftover prefetch files — which load before the music itself starts — reveal the identity of 15 upcoming courses, including the whole roster for Wave 3.

In an impressive display of detective work, the prefetch data, which all amounts to snippets of audio only a second or two long in each case, has mostly been matched to specific tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

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