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Join the August 31st Global Racing Test!
Aug 30, 2022 36,381

[Update 6:00 PM PDT AUG 30]: Steam pre-download is now available! Racers on all platforms (besides PlayStation for new players) should now be able to pre-download the game client and get ready for the Global Racing Test, which begins at 6:00 PM PDT on August 31st. See you on the tracks!

Thank you,

- The KartRider: Drift Team


[Update 11:00 AM PDT AUG 30]: The Xbox game client is now available for pre-download! However, the PlayStation game client will not be available for pre-download for accounts that did not participate in an earlier Closed Beta. We apologize for the inconvenience, the PS4 client will be available when the Global Racing Test begins at 6:00 PM PDT on August 31st.

Thank you,

- The KartRider: Drift Team


[Update 9:00 PM PDT AUG 29]: Hello Racers,

We are aware of issues that are currently preventing pre-download of the Xbox Global Racing Test game client. We are working on resolving these issues, thank you for your patience, we will let you know when there are any updates.

Thank you,

- The KartRider: Drift Team


It's been a long time since our last Closed Beta, but we're just about ready to roll with the latest version of this epic kart racer with a Global Racing Test! Join us from 6:00 PM PDT August 31st through 6:00 AM PDT September 6th for the KartRider: Drift Global Racing Test and get your hands on what we've been working on all year long!

The Global Racing Test Begins August 31st!

Get a look at everything we've been working on when the latest entry in this classic kart racing series begins a Global Racing Test on August 31st! There's no need for keys or sign-ups; everyone will be able to play in this open beta on any of the following platforms!

  • Nexon Launcher (PC) - Pre-Download now available!
  • Steam (PC) - Pre-Download now available!
  • Xbox One - Pre-Download now available!
  • PlayStation 4
  • Android - Pre-Download now available!
 

Note: While Steam will be freely available to play during the Global Racing Test, the game client is not yet available for download.

Racers on iOS are able to sign-up for a special closed beta during the Global Racing Test, with 10,000 slots up for grabs. Learn more and sign up on the TestFlight iOS Closed Beta page!

Global Racing Test Schedule

  • PDT (UTC -7): 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 31st - 6:00 AM Tuesday, September 6th
  • CEST (UTC +2): 3:00 AM Thursday, September 1st- 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 6th
  • AEST (UTC +10): 11:00 AM Thursday, September 1st - 11:00 PM Tuesday, September 6th
 

So, What's Changed?

The biggest change you'll find in KartRider: Drift since Closed Beta 3 is the addition of Mobile play! With its own control scheme designed to be used with Android and iOS devices, we hope to give you the same thrilling gameplay when you're on the go as when you're playing on your computer or console!

We've also been working hard to flesh out KartRider: Drift and taking your feedback from our previous betas into account. Our goal with this Global Racing Test is for the game you're playing to be as close as possible to what will be released. New maps, new characters, new outfits, new features, and more, we hope you enjoy everything we've been working on in 2022!

Downloading and Launching KartRider: Drift

Follow the instructions below to download KartRider: Drift and get ready for fun when the Global Racing Test begins!

Nexon Launcher (PC):

  1. Download and install the Nexon Launcher (if you don't have it installed already).
  2. Launch the Nexon Launcher and sign into your Nexon account.
  3. Go to the "All Games" section and select KartRider: Drift.
  4. Click the Install button to begin to download and install the game client.
  5. When the Global Racing Test begins, go to the KartRider: Drift entry in your library and click "Play Now" to launch!
 

Steam (PC):

  1. Download and install Steam (if you don't have it installed already).
  2. Launch Steam and sign into your Steam account.
  3. Go to the KartRider: Drift Steam Store page and scroll down to the Steam Playtest section.
  4. Click on "Request Access" and then "Play Now" to begin to download the game client.
  5. When the Global Racing Test begins, go to the KartRider: Drift entry in your library and click "Play Now" to launch!
 

Xbox One:

  1. Turn on your Xbox and sign into your Xbox account.
  2. Open the Microsoft Store app.
  3. Press "Y" to open the Search bar.
  4. Search for "KartRider: Drift Global Racing Test".
  5. Select Get Free* and start downloading the game client.
  6. Once downloaded, launch KartRider Drift and join us on the track!
 

PlayStation 4 - New Players:

  1. Turn on your PlayStation and sign into your PSN account.
  2. Open the PlayStation Store app and search for "KartRider: Drift Global Racing Test".
  3. Select Download to begin downloading the game client.
  4. Once downloaded, launch KartRider Drift and join us on the track!
 

PlayStation 4 - Returning Players:

  1. Turn on your PlayStation and sign into your PSN account.
  2. Go to your Library and look for "KartRider: Drift Closed Beta", the previous name used by the game client.
  3. Press the Start button and select "Check for Updates" to begin updating the game client.
  4. Once updated, launch KartRider Drift and join us on the track!
 

Android:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app.
  2. After signing into your account, search for "[Beta] KartRider: Drift". Make sure to select the "Global Test" version.
  3. Press the download button to begin downloading the game client.
  4. When the Global Racing Test begins, select the KartRider: Drift app and launch to play!
 

iOS:

  1. Go to the App Store and download the "Test Flight" application.
  2. Go to the Global Racing Test Test Flight page.
  3. Download KartRider: Drift through the Test Flight app. Up to 10,000 Racers can participate in the test, and when the number of participants hits that limit, the download button will be disabled.
  4. When the Global Racing Test begins, select the KartRider: Drift app and launch to play!
 

Pre-Register for Official Launch Rewards!

Sign-up today to receive the special Model Student Diz item when KartRider: Drift launches, and learn about the unique platform-specific rewards that you'll earn when playing on Nexon Launcher, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, or iOS!

Learn more in the Pre-Register for Official Launch Rewards post!

Global Racing Test FAQ

Got questions about the Global Racing Test? Check out all the details, including some special info on all the changes we've been working on since the last Closed Beta and answers to many of the questions you've had all year long.

Check out the Global Racing Test FAQ!

KartRider: Drift Service Regions

Finally, we've updated the service regions for KartRider: Drift. Please make certain that we are able to support your region before downloading the Global Racing Test client.

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