KartRider: Drift Third Closed Beta Begins December 8, Adds PlayStation 4

KartRider: Drift

Nexon have announced their next closed beta for KartRider: Drift will launch December 8th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

As detailed on the game’s official website (where you can sign-up for the closed beta right now), the closed beta will run from December 8th to December 15th. The news comes during PlayStation’s State of Play; confirming the game for PlayStation 4.

Those who partook in previous closed betas will need to re-apply. Invites will be sent December 6th. The closed beta will also feature new maps, features, skins, characters, and karts.

You can find the schedule below.

  • PST (UTC -8): 4:00 PM Wednesday, December 8 – 5:00 AM Wednesday, December 15
  • CET (UTC +1): 1:00 AM Thursday, December 9 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 15
  • AEDT (UTC +11): 11:00 AM Thursday, December 9 – 12:00 AM Thursday, December 16

You can find the Closed Beta 3 trailer below.


Finally, you can find the rundown (via Steam) below.

Welcome to the newest free-to-play title in the popular multiplayer racing franchise with over 300 million players! KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer where arcade thrills, the fastest drift fueled skilled competition, & deep kart + character customization in stunning Unreal® Engine 4 graphics awaits you on the track.

Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no Pay Walls, & no Pay To Win elements preventing you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Created from the ground up for dynamic, online gameplay there’s new content being added regularly and huge content updates every Season. No Limits.


Experience the newest free-to-play title in the popular franchise with over 300 million players! Discover the cross-platform multiplayer kart racer featuring high definition Unreal® Engine 4 graphics that is the most expansive, accessible, & competitive kart racing title ever!


Race Together Anytime & Anywhere! KartRider: Drift is easy to pick up + play across PC & PlayStation 4 & Xbox with No Pay Walls. With local play split screen, & online features there’s always a way for you to play completely free with friends across the globe.


Take control in the only kart racing game with high definition Unreal® Engine 4 graphics & full freedom to personalize your ride. Endlessly customize your character to fit your own unique personality & craft the perfect kart to cross the finish line & top the leaderboards in style.


Elevate your game through the fastest & most competitive multiplayer sprints in kart racing – KartRider: Drift’s exclusive Speed Mode. Push yourself to the limit with Speed Mode’s precise controls, advanced drifting system, & highly skilled gameplay. With no items & no RNG, success on the track is determined by skill & mere seconds.


More than any other kart racing title, KartRider: Drift is a living, online multiplayer game that is always adding new karts, characters, skins, tracks, & customization options at regular intervals plus huge Seasonal content drops. Keep your garage stocked & your skills sharp as the game grows over time!

KartRider: Drift will be free-to-play, and launches 2022 for Windows PC (via the Nexon Launcher, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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