KartRider: Drift beta racing onto Xbox One and PC next month

Nexon have announced that KartRider: Drift – the newest game in their mega popular racing franchise – will be hosting another closed beta next month.

The eagerly anticipated free-to-play title will open its doors to competitors from June 3rd to June 10th with the game being available to pre-load from June 1st.

KartRider: Drift will be coming to both Xbox One and PC later this year. Not only that, cross platform play has been confirmed. Sing-ups are now open for those who fancy taking a test drive.

Those who have already tested Drift may want to double dip with Nexon revealing new features and updates for this newest built of the game:

During the Closed Beta period, players will be introduced to a new character — Diz, as well as new skins for existing characters, plus additional karts and tracks. The Closed Beta will also showcase new functions such as Racing Pass and a new Racing School single-player mode, where new and experienced players can improve their racing skills.

Customization will be a huge part of this Closed Beta with the preview of the new wraps, which allows racers to paint their karts and create unique designs for maximum personalization. Participants will also have access to kart upgrades including choice of license plate and can decorate their karts with a lineup of new accessory balloons and character emotes.

Players will also see a revamped User Interface with a new HUD and contextual rear view mirror. The matchmaking experience has also been improved as players will be queued based on their performance in the tutorial. Driving physics of the game have also been improved since the first Closed Beta for a better racing experience.

To reward players who log in during the Closed Beta, special login rewards including a Turbo Tortoise Kart, Bunny Buggy Kart, Simian Scrapper Kart, and Deuce Coupe Kart will be unlocked. All Beta participants will also receive a White Cloud Balloon item at official launch.

In other Kartrider news, last week saw the launch of Kartrider Rush+ for Android and iOS, the latest mobile release in the series.

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