Hey racer! It’s been a long time since our last Closed Beta, but we’re about to kick off with the latest version of this epic kart racer coming to Xbox One this December. As a refresher, KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform racing title with extensive character and kart customization systems.
For newcomers to the franchise, KartRider: Drift is the latest generation of the KartRider range that inherits the fun and kart racing mechanics of the original Crazyracing KartRider. This new title keeps the nostalgia alive and introduces next-generation graphics with Unreal Engine 4 in addition to improved gameplay systems with cross-play and cross-progression support. In this upcoming closed beta, you can play in real time with racers around the world.
Closed Beta 3 schedule and registration
Join us for the third from December 8th to 15th KartRider: Drift closed beta.
- PST (UTC -8): 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8 – 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15
- THIS (UTC +1): 1:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9th – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15
- AEDT (UTC +11): 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9 – 12:00 noon Thursday, December 16
visit kartriderdrift.com to register for the closed beta. The invitations are limited and will be sent out from December 6th. So register today to take part in a race!
What’s new in Closed Beta 3?
Quite a lot, actually! You will discover new maps, new features, new skins, new characters, new karts and more. Veteran fans will also see many improvements to existing modes and mechanics, including the item mode and speed mode.
In the item mode you can collect over 15 different items and use them to attack, defend and even support your allies in team races. For players who like fast-paced competitions, you should alternatively check out the speed mode, in which you fill your boost meter by skillfully drifting in order to race in front of other karts and achieve victory!
Customize your kart and racer and drive in style
One of the biggest new features that we can’t wait to see is the Livery system. Imagine if you could customize the color, pattern, wrapping and stickers of your kart to create your own unique design. We are providing some existing designs for reference, but we would like you to use the decals to help you find your perfect style and create some UGC worth sharing.
We’re also excited to introduce you to some new karts (it’s a kart racing game, after all) including Brutus, Justice, Saber, Spider and Storm … that look as great as they sound! And kittens make pretty good names too.
But what’s the use of a sweet new ride without a superstar driver at the wheel? In addition to the current cast of characters KartRider: Drift introduces you to the mysterious Neo (not this one), the fearsome Rex and the queen of selfies Marid in Closed Beta 3.
Eventually, you will discover 15 new tracks in addition to the existing 16 tracks that beta participants have seen before. You can explore city traffic, icy glaciers, dusty deserts, creepy cemeteries, or a blazing hot course where lava explodes on the track. Let us know your favorites after you’ve tried them all!
We can’t wait to see you out on the tracks!
We are happy to announce again that the KartRider: Drift closed beta will be available on Xbox One starting Wednesday December 8th. All new and returning racers are welcome to join in this fun. Sign up for the beta now and crank your engines until the race starts!
Welcome to the latest free-to-play title in the popular multiplayer racing series with over 300 million players! KartRider: Drift is the only free, cross-platform kart racer where you can expect on-track arcade thrills, the fastest drift-driven, expert competition, and deep kart and character customization in stunning Unreal® Engine 4 graphics. Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no pay walls, and no pay-to-win elements stopping you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Built from the ground up for dynamic online gameplay, new content is added regularly and huge content updates are made every season. No limits.