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Season 2 Patch Notes
May 9, 2023 10,394

Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

[Update 12:30 AM UTC MAY 18] Added a new fixed issue, where some Tobi Emojis (Bluffing, Lovestruck, Mad, and Sleepy) didn't have the cat's paw on the helmet.

[Update 7:00 PM UTC MAY 11] Added clarifications for the editability of purchased/earned Decals, when Decals become available for purchase, and the outfits equipped during character changes.

Season Update

Season 2 - World Kart Championship Begins:

  • Season 2 Duration:
    • PDT (UTC -7): Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Wednesday, July 5, 2023 5:00 PM
    • CEST (UTC 2): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 2:00 AM
    • JST (UTC +9): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 9:00 AM
    • AEST (UTC +10): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Time Attack Rankings, Season Best, and other seasonal content will be reset.
  • When the season ends, there will be an Open Season until the beginning of the next season.
  • This Open Season is a rest period until the beginning of the next season, with no season content such as Racing Passes or Daily/Premium Challenges.
 

Season 2 Racing Pass

  • Season 2 Racing Pass Duration:
    • PDT (UTC -7): Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Wednesday, July 5, 2023 5:00 PM
    • CEST (UTC 2): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 2:00 AM
    • JST (UTC +9): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 9:00 AM
    • AEST (UTC +10): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Complete Daily and Premium Challenges during the Racing Pass period to level up the pass (Max Level: 40)
  • Premium Racing Pass Rewards are available upon purchase of the Premium Racing Pass.
 

Grand Prix

Grand Prix Season 2

  • Grand Prix Season 2 Duration:
    • PDT (UTC -7): Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Wednesday, July 5, 2023 5:00 PM
    • CEST (UTC 2): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 2:00 AM
    • JST (UTC +9): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 9:00 AM
    • AEST (UTC +10): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Participation Requirement: B1 License Earned
  • Racers that participated in last season's Grand Prix will have their starting Grand Prix Points calculated based on their GPP in the previous season.
  • Grand Prix Win Streak Bonuses will now apply to all finishes of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, up from just 1st place.
  • Grand Prix Challenges have been added for the period between Grand Prix Seasons.
    • Three Grand Prix Challenges can be completed each week.
    • Weekly Grand Prix Challenges reset every week on Thursday at 12:00 AM UTC
 

Grand Prix Rank Criteria

  • Grand Prix Ranks are now separated by 400 GPP, down from 600. New Grand Prix Rank brackets:
    • 0 - 399 GPP: Bronze III
    • 400 - 799 GPP: Bronze II
    • 800 - 1,199 GPP: Bronze I
    • 1,200 - 1,599 GPP: Silver III
    • 1,600 - 1,999 GPP: Silver II
    • 2,000 - 2,399 GPP: Silver I
    • 2,400 - 2,799 GPP: Gold III
    • 2,800 - 3,199 GPP: Gold II
    • 3,200 - 3,599 GPP: Gold I
    • 3,600 - 3,999 GPP: Master III
    • 4,000 - 4,399 GPP: Master II
    • 4,400 - 4,799 GPP: Master I
    • 4,800 - 5,199 GPP: Grandmaster III
    • 5,200 - 5,599 GPP: Grandmaster II
    • 5,600 GPP and above: Grandmaster I
 

Season 2 Grand Prix Rewards

  • When the Grand Prix season ends, rewards will be distributed based on the Racer's place overall and their Grand Prix Rank.
    • Note: Racers must Finish in at least 10 Grand Prix races to qualify for prizes.
    • Rewards are granted based on the highest rank the player achieved in the season, not their final rank.
  • Place Rewards:
    • Item Grand Prix:
      • 1st - 3rd Place: S2 Item Legend Emblem, and added to the Season Hall of Fame for the duration of the next season.
      • 4th - 100th Place: S2 Item Hero Emblem, and added to the Season Hall of Fame for the duration of the next season.
      • 101st - 1,000th Place: S2 Item Special Emblem.
    • Speed Grand Prix:
      • 1st - 3rd Place: S2 Speed Legend Emblem, and added to the Season Hall of Fame for the duration of the next season.
      • 4th - 100th Place: S2 Speed Hero Emblem, and added to the Season Hall of Fame for the duration of the next season.
      • 101st - 1,000th Place: S2 Speed Special Emblem.
  • Rank Rewards:
    • Item Grandmaster:

      Item Mode Grand Prix Rewards Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

      • 1,000 K-COIN
      • Wild West Kris
      • Sky Racer Dao
      • Gangnam Lion Decal
      • London Royal Guard Decal
      • Istanbul Cat Decal
    • Speed Grandmaster:

      Speed Mode Grand Prix Rewards Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

      • 1,000 K-COIN
      • Wild Dust Rider kart
      • Sky Rocket kart
      • New York Liberty Decal
      • Rio Toucan Decal
      • Xian Dream Decal
    • Item Master:
      • Wild West Kris
      • Sky Racer Dao
      • Gangnam Lion Decal
      • London Royal Guard Decal
      • Istanbul Cat Decal
    • Speed Master:
      • Wild Dust Rider kart
      • Sky Rocket kart
      • New York Liberty Decal
      • Rio Toucan Decal
      • Xian Dream Decal
    • Item Gold:
      • Sky Racer Dao
      • London Royal Guard Decal
      • Istanbul Cat Decal
    • Speed Gold:
      • Sky Rocket kart
      • Rio Toucan Decal
      • Xian Dream Decal
    • Item Silver:
      • Istanbul Cat Decal
      • 5,000 Lucci
    • Speed Silver:
      • Xian Dream Decal
      • 5,000 Lucci
  • Rewards will be distributed 24 hours after the season's conclusion.
  • Rewards must be claimed prior to the end of the following season, or will expire.
  • Racers who placed 1st - 100th in each Grand Prix will be recorded in the Season 2 Hall of Fame.
  • Rewards can also be viewed in-game via the [Change Mode - Grand Prix - Item or Speed Grand Prix - Rewards] menu.
 

Season 2 Grand Prix Track Changes:

  • The following tracks will be used during Grand Prix Season 1.
  • Note: Racers at Gold Rank or lower will not be matched onto 5-Star Difficulty tracks.
  • Tracks Added to Item Grand Prix:
    • Village: Breezy Park (★)
    • Village: Town Hall (★★)
    • [Update 5:00 PM UTC MAY 10] Village: Clocktower Crossing (★★)
  • Tracks Removed from Item Grand Prix:
    • Desert: Abandoned Oasis (★)
    • Desert: Dusty Bazaar (★)
    • Forest: Lumberjack Lane (★)
    • Glacier: Shark's Wake (★)
  • Tracks Added to Speed Grand Prix:
    • WKC: Japan Circuit (★★★)
    • WKC: Korea Circuit (★★★)
    • WKC: Singapore Circuit (★★★)
    • WKC: Brazil Circuit (★★★★)
  • Tracks Removed from Speed Grand Prix:
    • Forest: Log Leap (★★★)
    • Desert: Pharaoh's Pass (★★★)
 

New Items: Balloons

  • Balloons are new items that grant additional bonuses when playing Item or Speed Mode.
  • Balloons can be equipped, refilled, and upgraded in the [Garage - Kart - Balloon] menu in-game.

    Equipping Balloons Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • When equipped, Balloons have the following effect:
    • Common-rank Balloons: (Item Mode) Replaces the "Missile Hit" effect with the "Banana Hit" effect.
    • Fine-rank Balloons: (Speed Mode) Increases the Boost Gauge's automatic charge.
  • One Balloon is consumed per race, and when you run out of the stock of an equipped Balloon, it is automatically unequipped.
    • Balloons cannot be equipped in License Mode, and will not be consumed by them.
  • Common-rank Balloons can be upgraded to Fine for 500 Lucci.
    • Note: When upgraded, the upgrade will remain present on that balloon for all future refills.
  • Balloons can be refilled by spending Lucci in the [Garage - Kart - Balloon - Refill] menu.

    Balloon Refills Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

 

Track Updates

4 New World Kart Championship (WKC) Theme Tracks:

  • WKC: Singapore Circuit

    WKC: Singapore Circuit KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty: ★★★
    • Supported Game Modes: Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: B1 License
  • WKC: Korea Circuit

    WKC: Korea Circuit KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty: ★★★
    • Supported Game Modes: Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: B1 License
  • WKC: Japan Circuit

    WKC: Japan Circuit KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty: ★★★
    • Supported Game Modes: Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: B1 License
  • WKC: Brazil Circuit

    WKC: Brazil Circuit KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty: ★★★★
    • Supported Game Modes: Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: B1 License
 

2 New Village Theme Tracks:

  • Village: Breezy Park

    Village: Breezy Park KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty:
    • Supported Game Modes: Item and Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: None
  • Village: Town Hall

    Village: Town Hall KartRider Drift

    • Difficulty: ★★
    • Supported Game Modes: Item and Speed Mode
    • License Restriction: None
 

Other Changes:

  • Tracks that were previously unlocked upon earning the L3 License are now available after earning the B1 License.
 

License Changes

  • License Training Course has been added.
    • You can enter the Training Course from the [Select Mode - License - Training Course] menu in-game.
    • On the Training Course, you can select and practice the driving technique of your choice, or practice freely through the Free Drifting option.

      Training Course Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • L2 License added.
    • There are a total of 8 new License Missions for the L2 License.
    • Completing these missions will unlock special rewards and provice a greater challenge for even experienced racers, but are not required to unlock new tracks.
 

New Characters

Eleven new Racer characters have been added, and can be obtained as Event and Racing Pass rewards and more:

UNIVERSTAR BT21:

BT21 KOYA

BT21 KOYA KartRider Drift
"I'm not taking a nap, I'm just practicing for tonight!"

Don't be fooled: KOYA looks fast asleep even when they are wide awake!

BT21 RJ

BT21 RJ KartRider Drift
"I'd do anything for my friends... Even give them the last churro!"

The fluffy RJ is a kind soul who always makes those he cares about feel right at home.

BT21 SHOOKY

BT21 SHOOKY KartRider Drift
"Milk!? No way! I won't even go near the stuff!"

There is nothing SHOOKY likes less than milk!

BT21 MANG

BT21 MANG KartRider Drift
"It takes a lot of rehearsing to put on a great show!"

MANG keeps their moves fresh by practicing every day.

BT21 CHIMMY

BT21 CHIMMY KartRider Drift
"Three things I love most: My hoodie, working hard and my friends!"

CHIMMY's number one passion is hanging out with his friends.

BT21 TATA

BT21 TATA KartRider Drift
"Love is the most important thing in the galaxy!"

TATA traveled to Earth to spread the message of love.

BT21 COOKY

BT21 COOKY KartRider Drift
"Hey! Don't you think these brows look fantastic or what?!"

Nothing pleases COOKY more than some well-drawn eyebrows.

Other New Characters:

Tiera

Tiera KartRider Drift
"Nothing is as exciting as magic!"

Tiera is a witch with powers matched only by her warm heart. She's fallen under the spell of racing and now prefers a kart to her broom.

Lodumani

Lodumani KartRider Drift
"Arrr! This trophy is sure to fetch a pretty penny or two..."

A pirate turned racer who has no problem bending the rules, Lodumani does whatever it takes to be the first across the finish line!

Derek

Derek KartRider Drift
"I'd rather break than bend."

Derek is a legendary racer with the world record for most wins. He wears his helmet to cover a scar responsible for rumors about his past.

Orion

Orion KartRider Drift
"On the field or on the track, I can't be beat!"

Orion is a running back who wants to bring his talent to racing. He would rather tackle obstacles head on instead of trying to avoid them.

Decal Market

 

Decal Market Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

 

About the Decal Market:

  • The Decal Market is a space to buy and sell decals created by you or other Racers.
  • Requirements: Level 3 or higher is required to access the Decal Market.
  • Decals can be listed throughout the season, and with every new season the listings are cleared, excluding the most popular Decals on the market.
  • You can enter the Decal Market through the [Garage - Kart - Livery - Decal Market] menu.
  • [Update 7:00 PM UTC MAY 11] Newly submitted decals become available at 12:00 AM UTC every day.
 

Listing Decals:

  • Up to 3 Decals may be listed on the Decal Market per account.
  • Decals with fewer than 5 layers, have been purchased from the Shop, or were received as a reward cannot be listed.
  • [Update 7:00 PM UTC MAY 11] Additionally, Decals that have been purchased or received as a reward can no longer be edited.
 

Purchasing Decals:

  • Decals listed in the Decal Market can be purchased and downloaded for 500 Lucci.
  • The Racer who listed the Decal will receive 70% of the amount of Lucci spent on the Decal (350 Lucci per sale).
  • Purchased Decals can be found under [Manage Livery - Decals - Purchased].
  • Purchased Decals can be freely placed anywhere on your kart that a Decal normally can be placed.
  • Purchased Decals cannot be altered or re-listed on the Decal Market.
 

Decal Ranks:

  • All Decals start out at Common Rank in the Decal Market, but will rise in rank with their popularity!
    • Decals can be one of five ranks, and rank in the following order: Common, Fine, Rare, Heroic, and Legendary.
  • Decal Popularity increases by the number of Purchases and Favorites the Decals get from other Racers.
  • When the season ends, the top 20 Decals listed for that season will be kept in a special Permanent market tab, and be available indefinitely!
  • Decals that rank outside the top 20 will be listed as "Registration Expired", and be taken off the market. Note that any purchased and downloaded Decals will still be usable on your Karts!
 

Reporting Inappropriate Decals:

  • Decals on the Decal Market can be reported as inappropriate by using the Report button.
  • You can report a Decal only once, and can report up to 3 Decals per day per account.
  • If the Decal is found to be inappropriate, it will be suspended.
    • Suspended Decals are removed from the Decal Market, and from downloads as well.
    • Earnings from Suspended Decals will be confiscated.
  • Submitting 3 false reports will result in a 7-day restriction from reporting, and submitting 7 or more false reports will result in a 30-day reporting restriction.
 

Replays

  • Replays can now be recorded and saved automatically in the [Settings - General] menu (default: Save).

    Save Replay Option Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • Saved Replays can be accessed in [Select Mode - Replays] and viewed in-game.

    Replay Mode Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • By default, the 10 most recent Speed Mode and 10 most recent Item Mode races are saved as replays.
  • Replays are saved if they fit the following criteria:
    • Game Mode: Item Mode, Speed Mode, Custom Race, or Grand Prix.
    • The race ended properly, with at least one Racer crossing the finish line and the player either finishing or retiring.
    • The race has no recorded Lap Times of 6 minutes or greater.
  • Replays are saved on the device that you are playing on, and cannot be accessed from other devices.
  • Up to 10 replays can be permanently saved, and will persist across devices.
 

Game Mode

New Game Mode: Mode Lab

  • Mode Lab is an ongoing Game Mode, where different special Game Modes will be featured, or tweaks to existing game modes will be tested out.
  • Can be found under [Select Mode - Mode Lab] in the lobby.
  • Infinite Boost Mode will be available during Season 2 in the Mode Lab.
 

Infinite Boost Mode

Inifinte Boost Mode KartRider Drift

  • Availability:
    • PDT (UTC -7): Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:00 PM
    • CEST (UTC +2): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 13, 2023 2:00 AM
    • JST (UTC +9): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 13, 2023 9:00 AM
    • AEST (UTC +10): Thursday, May 11, 2023 (End of Maintenance) - Thursday, July 13, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Allows for near-limitless boosting throughout the track, by making it easier to fill up the Boost Gauge in a Speed Mode-like match!
  • Mode Details:
    • Boost Gauge charges automatically, even while using Boost.
    • Boost Gauge charges when using Start Boost and Instant Boost.
    • Boost Gauge charges when draft activates.
    • Boost Gauge does not decrease upon collision with walls while drifting.
    • Victory/Defeat Conditions: Same as Speed Mode (Solo/Squad).
  • Available in Solo and Squad play, and allows for play with party members.
  • Matching options cannot be set.
  • Tracks are determined based on if matched racers have earned the B1 License:
    • All Racers have the B1 License: All Diffculty Tracks are available.
    • At least one Racer lacks the B1 License: 2-Star Difficulty or lower Tracks only.
 

Item Mode Changes

  • Team Color is now displayed on the Racer Name for sucessful Attack/Block notifications:

    Team Hit Indicators KartRider Drift

  • Team Colors have been added to the item effect for Water Bomb and Barricade items.

    Team Barricade KartRider Drift

  • Some areas where only one item could be picked up, now up to two items can be picked up.
    • After picking up two items, you will not be able to pick up another until at least one item is used.
  • After getting hit by Lightning in Item Mode, you will now have a brief window to accelerate once the effect ends.
  • A sound effect is now played to indicate that a UFO item has been used on a team member.
  • A UFO warning icon is now displayed just prior to the UFO hitting the target.
  • The rate of obtaining items has changed (Note: Changes will take effect on Monday, May 15 at 6:00 AM UTC):
    • Attack Items: Increased.
    • Banana: Slightly decreased.
    • Boost (High Rank): Decreased.
    • Boost (Low Rank): Slightly increased.
    • Lightning: Slightly increased.
    • Magnet: Significantly decreased.
    • Shield (1st Place): Increased.
    • UFO / EMP Wave: Slightly increased.
 

Speed Mode Changes

  • Boost Gauge now changes color when drifting to indicate that the Boost Gauge is charging.
  • Team Race conversion delay was improved, and a charging animation was added.
  • The Racer Name of the rear Racer in team races is now displayed.
 

Matchmaking

  • Up to 3 tracks can now be excluded in the Matching Options menu, preventing you from being placed into a match on those tracks.

    Track Exclusion Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • Tracks can be excluded by Item Mode and Speed Mode.
  • When in a party, only tracks excluded by the party leader will apply.
  • Tracks cannot be excluded in Grand Prix mode.
 

Social

  • Random Party Finder feature added.
    • Join a random party that fits the sort of match you're looking for!

      Party Finder Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

    • Party Finder can be found in the [Lobby - Social - Party - Party Finder] menu.
    • Some features will be restricted when searching for a party (including Select Mode, Play, Friend Party Invite, Party Finder Settings, and Leave Party).
  • New Party features added:
    • Can now enter a custom race while in a party (Note: The party will be disbanded after the custom race).
    • If a party member is waiting, the [Ready] and [Quick Match] buttons will display as [Ready Check] instead, which will prompt party members to set themselves as Ready.
  • Leave Party button has been moved to [Lobby - Social - Party].
  • Friends Changes:
    • Up to 50 Pending Friend Requests will be saved (down from an Unlimited number).
    • If additional friend requests are sent when 50 are still pending, the oldest Friend Request will be deleted.
    • Friend Requests now expire after 30 days, and will be automatically declined and deleted.
 

UI

  • Lobby Image and the Select Mode UI have been changed.

    New Lobby UI Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • Garage - Character UI has been changed.

    Character UI Season 2 Patch Notes KartRider Drift

  • Select the character and then [Change Outfit] to select the character's outfit. Alternatively, you can use the [Garage - Character - Change Outfit] option to select the outfit for the currently selected character.
    • [Update 7:00 PM UTC MAY 11] When changing characters, the latest outfit you own will be selected by default.
  • The Item Shop will now display the text "Owned" instead of the price for items you have already purchased.
    Not Purchased Purchased
    Item Shop To-Purchase Text KartRider Drift Owned Shop UI KartRider Drift
  • The Item Shop will now display items that you do not own first.
  • The [K-Coin Shop] image in the shop is no longer fixed.
 

New Awards

42 new Track Awards have been added:

  • Cogwheel Crush Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Cogwheel Crush Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Singapore Circuit Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Singapore Circuit Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Korea Circuit Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Korea Circuit Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Brazil Circuit Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Brazil Circuit Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Japan Circuit Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Japan Circuit Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Breezy Park Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Breezy Park Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
  • Town Hall Racer (1, 2, and 3)
  • Town Hall Attacker (1, 2, and 3)
 

12 new Character Gameplay Awards have been added:

  • Tiera Time (1, 2, and 3)
  • Lodumani Time (1, 2, and 3)
  • Derek Time (1, 2, and 3)
  • Orion Time (1, 2, and 3)
 

2 new License Awards have been added:

  • L2 Racer
  • L2 Gold Racer
 

Other Changes

  • Report Category reason is now more clear:
    • Bad Manners:
      • Intentional Driving Disturbance
      • Idling
      • Other Bad Manners
    • Unauthorized Program Use:
      • Speed Hack
      • Item Hack
      • Other Hacks
    • Game Error Abuse
    • Inappropriate Racer Name
    • Inappropriate Livery
  • The Tutorial can now be skipped.
    • Mobile devices can skip the tutorial through the pause pop-up after leaving the KartRider: Drift client and then re-entering.
  • Friction when colliding with walls has been reduced.
  • Updated the rules for words that cannot be used when creating Livery/Decal names.
  • "Display Drift Technique" option has been added to the [Settings - Gameplay] menu.
 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Emote Locker where the character icon in the emote thumbnail was not being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue in the L3 License [09. Duel 3] mission where the Shadow would steer underneath the track in certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue where the liveries of Party Members would intermittently display differently in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where liveries would intermittently not display in the Manage Livery screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Dance (Diz)" emote’s musical note effect would not display properly on certain stages.
  • Factory: Brodi's Gloom: Fixed an issue where the kart may get pushed excessively when colliding with a robot.
  • Factory: Facility 5: Fixed an issue where tire marks would not be displayed in certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue where some Tobi Emojis (Bluffing, Lovestruck, Mad, and Sleepy) didn't have the cat's paw on the helmet.
 
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