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How to change drift mode in Mario Kart Tour

Learn how to change your drift mode in Mario Kart Tour for iOS and Android.


Like most mobile racing games, Mario Kart Tour features a way for players to easily and quickly change between driving modes. In the instance of Mario Kart Tour, players can change out the drift mode that they are using to ensure that they are utilizing the most comfortable control method that fits them. In this guide, we’ll go over how to change your drift mode in Mario Kart Tour, as well as touch on the basic controls for both options.

How to change drift mode in Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour automatically sets players up with a choice of control method when they start up their first very race. You can either choose to utilize Manual Drift Mode, which causes the kart to drift anytime you touch the screen, or you can go for the much easier normal control mode, which just has you holding your finger down on the screen and moving it in a specific direction.

Drifting in the Mario Kart series can be key to getting ahead of your opponents and knowing how to change between the two control methods in Mario Kart Tour is going to be vital for new and experienced players alike. To swap between normal and Manual Drift Mode, players should head to the Settings menu in the application.

How to change drift mode in Mario Kart Tour
Look for the Manual Drift Mode option in Settings and disable or enable it to your liking.

The Settings menu can be accessed from both the Main Menu as well as within any race that players are taking part in. Once in the Settings menu, look out for the Manual Drift Mode option and tick it on or off depending on how you want to play. When you’ve made your choice, simply exit out of that screen and back into your race to have your control method changed.

Changing your drift mode is just that easy in Mario Kart Tour. Now that you know how to do that, make sure you also know how to change the CC, and be sure to check out the rest of our Mario Kart Tour guides for more help with Nintendo’s latest mobile game.

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