KartRider: Drift – How To Drift


Trying to get to first place in KartRider: Drift but struggling a little with the mechanics? Well, our KartRider: Drift how to drift guide is here to help! In this guide, we’re going to go over the drift mechanic, how to do it, and the reasons you’ll want to get the hang of it.

KartRider: Drift is a free-to-play cross-platform kart racer from the series that took South Korea by storm. It’s easy to learn but hard to master, and will have you trying to outspeed the competition in several different modes.

If you want to learn more about KartRider: Drift, check out the official site. Or, if you want more KartRider, check out our KartRider: Drift tracks list, KartRider: Drift crossplay guide, and KartRider: Drift license guide.

KartRider: Drift – How To Drift Guide

Here we’ll try and tackle every topic you need to know on drifting.

What Is Drifting?

Drifting is a mechanic in KartRider: Drift where you do a controlled skid on a corner. This lets you turn tighter and complete the corner faster than you would steering it in the normal way. The downside is that you risk oversteering completely and turning your kart fully in the wrong direction.

How Do I Drift?

Drifting can be started by hitting the drift button while turning. You will initially need to turn into the corner as you start, and then hit the opposite directional button to correct your course part of the way through. If the corner is tight you may need to let go of the accelerator as you hit the corner. If your drift was long enough, you’ll be able to let go of the accelerator at the end of the drift and press it down again for a small speed boost.

Do I Need To Bother With Drifting?

You don’t always need to drift to win races, but it’s definitely a useful skill to have, especially in Speed Mode. While the boost you get from a properly-handled drift is a pretty small one, it also massively speeds up the recharge of your Nitro boosts in Speed Mode, so it’s well worth getting used to. You will also need to use it to complete several license challenges to unlock new tracks.

What Is KartRider: Drift?

KartRider: Drift is a free-to-play kart racing game available for PC, Android, and iOS, with release planned for PlayStation and Xbox platforms soon. You can pick from an adorable cast of characters and race through different modes. Speed Mode lets you test your skills on the corners, while Item Mode is a chaotic free-for-all where you can sabotage your opponents with a variety of devious weapons and traps.

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