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Season 5 Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

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edited 10:22PM February 14, 2024 in Official News
- November 29th, 2023 -

Q: I met a malicious Racer. What do I do?
A: If you encounter a malicious racer in the game, you can report them through the game's report feature.

Reporting while in a custom race lobby:
1. Click the person you want to report and tap the Report button.
2. You can only report offensive behavior and other reasons while preparing a custom race match.

Reporting from the lobby screen:
1. Click the Report button in the lobby menu.
2. The list of players you have played with most recently is displayed, and click the person you want to report.
3. Select a reason for the report and write a detailed description of the situation to submit the report.
4. If you select the Block option when submitting the report, the person will be blocked.
☞ For more information on blocking, please refer to the Game Guide "Part 9: Communication"

■ Report Quantity Limit
To prevent bad actors from abusing the report system, we have implemented some rules regarding how often you can Report. You will be limited from reporting according to the following rules:
1. If you surpass 10 reports within 1 minute
2. If you report the same racer more than 5 times per day

Q: What are the Grand Prix ranks and their criteria?
1. Grand Prix Ranks
- Divided into Challenger > Bronze > Silver > Gold > Master > Grandmaster.
- Challenger is a racer who haven't played a single race after the Grand Prix started.
- For Challenger rank, racers will be placed based on a minimum of 5 placement matches.
However, racers with the previous season's Grand Prix record will have the GPP calculated by reflecting the previous season's GPP.

2. GPP Criteria per Rank
- Determined based on the GPP calculated daily between 9 AM - 10 AM (UTC +9).
and can be viewed in [Profile] – [Grand Prix] and the Grand Prix Lobby.

Q: I want to know more about Grand Prix tracks.

Q: I didn't get the Grand Prix rewards.
A: The Grand Prix rewards are given 24 hours after the season ends. They are given to racers who meet the following criteria.

- Played at least 10 races per Grand Prix mode (normal finish). For example, 12 races in Speed Grand Prix and 8 races in Item Grand Prix only qualifies you for Speed GP Rewards.
- Given when logging in 24 hours after season ends, and are available until the end of the next season

Q: Are there perks for using the PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass subscription services?
A: You can receive the rewards below each season for using the PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass subscription services.


[How to Get Reward]
* PlayStation Plus > Benefits > Essential > Exclusive Packs > Download KartRider: Drift - Lucci Bonus Pack > Claim from in-game mailbox
* Xbox Game Pass > Perks > Select KartRider: Drift Lucci Bonus Pack > Claim and copy redemption code > Press the ‘Next’ button and use the redemption code > Claim from in-game mailbox


Q: When do Challenges reset?
A: When Challenges reset depends on the type of Challenge.

■ [Daily Challenges]
- Daily Challenges provide missions that all racers can participate in during the season.
- 3 missions are provided every day.
- Daily Challenges reset daily at 12:00 AM UTC

■ [Premium Challenges]
- These are special missions for racers who purchased the Premium Racing Pass.
- Premium Challenges are unlocked weekly (Thursday at 12:00 AM UTC) and they reset when the season ends.

■ [Event Challenges]
- There are ‘Season Event Challenges’ that can be done during the season and "Off Season Event Challenges" that can be done during the off season.

■ [Season Event Challenges]
- Challenges that can be done during Season 5 (After Season 5 starts - 11/29 (Wed) – PST)
- 3 Event Challenge missions are provided weekly. (Resets on Thursday at 9 AM – UTC +9)

■ [Off Season Event Challenges]
- Challenges that can be done during the off season. (01/25/2024 (Wed) - 2/14 (Wed) 9 AM – PST)
- There is no separate reset and can be completed only once when it's available.

Q: When are the Event Challenges available?
A: In the Event Challenges, there are "Grand Prix Event Challenges" that can be done during the season and "Off Season Event Challenges" that can be done during the off season.

[Season Event Challenges]
- 3 Event Challenge missions are provided each week. They reset every Thursday at 12:00 AM UTC.

[Off Season Event Challenges]
- These Challenges can only be done during the off season. They are available January 25th (Thur) 9 AM - February 15th (Thur) 9 AM – UTC +9.
- There is no separate reset time. These are missions that can be done once during the off season.

Q: What are the Challenges rewards?
A: Challenges are composed of Daily / Weekly / Event Challenges. The rewards for each type of Challenges are as follows.

- Daily Challenges: Trophy
1) Normal. All racers can participate.
2) Premium: Can participate by purchasing Premium Racing Pass

- Weekly Challenges: Trophy
1) Normal. All racers can participate.
2) Premium: Can participate by purchasing Premium Racing Pass

- Event Challenges:
1) Season Event: Trophy
2) Off Season Event: Lucci

■ [Additional Information]
- Racing Pass can be leveled up with Trophy and rewards are given when reaching levels.
- If Racing Pass is at max level, Lucci will be given as the reward instead of Trophy.
- All Challenges except for the Off Season Event Challenges can only be done during the season.
- Off Season Event Challenges can be done only once during the off season.


Q: When does the weekly limit for Lucci reset?
A: You can obtain up to 30,000 Lucci weekly, and the weekly Lucci limit resets every Thursday at 9 AM, (UTC+9). Lucci that can be earned from a Racing Pass or events don't count towards the daily acquisition limit.

Q: Why can’t I list a decal in the Decal Market?
A: It takes a certain amount of time when a decal is listed to appear in the Decal Market. It will be listed according to the time when the Decal Market data is updated.

If the decal design/image violates the UGC policy, the listing of that decal is canceled and won't be listed. The creator may also be penalized.

Please note that it could take up to a few days for your decal to get listed due to the data update and review process.

Q: I found an inappropriate decal listed in the Decal Market!
A: If you find an inappropriate decal while using the Decal Market, please use the [Report] feature.
    - Select the decal and click the [Report] menu. Then you can select categories such as "adult", "disgust", "violence", or "spoof" to proceed.
    - The same decal can be reported only once. You can report decals up to 3 times a day per Nexon account.
    - A decal that is reported a certain number of times will be removed from the market and suspended according to operation policy.

False Reporter Penalty
    - If the report is reviewed and no violations are found, suspension of the reported decal will be lifted. In this case the reporter will be regarded as a false reporter.

The false reporter will receive the following penalty based on the cumulative number of false reports made.
    - 3 cumulative false reports: cannot report for 7 days
    - 4-6 cumulative false reports: cannot report for 14 days
    - 7+ cumulative false reports: cannot report for 30 days

Q: How do I Quick Chat?
A: Quick Chat can be accessed in lobby or custom race rooms via [Communication] feature. You can set Favorites for the chats you utilize frequently in [Lobby - Communication - Quick Chat], and they will be displayed to racers in party or racers in the same customer race lobby as you.

Q: Why can’t I pick up items in Item Mode?
A: To prevent abuse in Item Mode, the item box will become semi-transparent and you can't pick up items for a certain period if you have picked up 2 or more items from the same spot.

You can pick up items normally in other sections.

Q: Tell me about the Excluded Tracks feature.
A: The Excluded Tracks feature allows you to set up to 3 tracks you don't want to play when getting matched. Excluded Tracks can be set up in [Options].

Excluded Tracks are set up separately for Item Mode and Speed Mode and are not applied in Grand Prix. When getting matched as a party, only the tracks selected by the party leader will be excluded.

Q: What is the Party Finder?
A: Party Finder is a feature that allows you to randomly find other racers to play with. Press the [Lobby > Social > Party > Party Finder] button within the game to find a party.

Note that some features are restricted while Party Finder is in progress.
- Shop, Select Mode, Play, Friend Party Invite, Party Finder Settings, Leave Party

Here are the features of Party Finder:

- Party Custom Race Entry Feature
> Your current party is disbanded after entering a custom race.

- "Ready to Race Request" Feature
> If a party member is not ready, the [Ready] or [Quick Match] button displays as [Ready Check] button.
> [Ready Check] will request that party member to get ready.

- Party Leave Feature
> Press the Leave Party button in [Lobby > Social > Party] in the game to leave the party.

Q: Why did my friend request disappear?
A: You can store up to 50 friend requests. If you get additional friend requests, the oldest friend requests will be deleted.

Also, friend requests are stored up to 30 days. They are automatically deleted when the period ends.

Q: Why do I only get matched with tracks of the same difficulty in Item Mode and Speed Mode?
A: Please check the following as they may affect the types of tracks that you are matched with.

Change Matching Options
- Set the track difficulty in [Options] for Item Mode/Speed Mode to get matched.
- Check and see if you have only tracks of certain difficulty as a selected option.

* How to Change Options
Lobby – Select Mode – Choose Mode – Click Options (default hotkey O for PC)

Q: I can't purchase items because the Shop button is disabled.
A: Please check your party status if the Shop button is disabled. Entry to the Shop is restricted if Party Finder is in progress or if you sent a party invite and you’re waiting for the other player to accept.

Also, keep in mind that the Shop cannot be used if you joined a party or are waiting to get matched!

Q: Why won’t my replays save?
A: If your replays aren't saving, please check the following.

- The Save Replay setting must be turned on from [Settings - General - Replay].
- Only replays of games that are closed normally are saved, and any races that you leave in the middle won't have its replay saved.
- Replays may not save if the lap time is too long.

I don't see the item log in Item Mode!
A: You can view the item usage record for yourself and other racers in Item Mode. The record will be displayed when you use the item, and it will display if the item successfully hits or was blocked. (Angel Armor is displayed upon use)

If you don't see the item usage record, make sure to enable "Show Item Log" from [Settings] -> [Gameplay].


What is Flag Mode?
A: Flag Mode is a game mode that has been newly added to the Season 3 Mode Lab and has made its return for Mid-Season 4 Update.

This is a game mode where a team of 4 racers attempt to take flags placed on the track and bring them back to your team's zone to score points.

Please refer to the Flag Mode game guide for details.
[Flag Mode Game Guide]

How do I repeatedly practice a certain section in Time Attack?
A: You can use the following features in Time Attack by designating a track location you want to practice and drive repeatedly.
    ① Rewind / Stop
    ② Save Location
    ③ Rewind Speed Setting
    ④ (Mobile) Start Driving, PC/console start driving with Accelerate

Please see the game guide for details on the Time Attack [Save Location and Rewind] feature.
[Time Attack Game Guide]

My Time Attack record wasn't reflected.
A: If you use the [Save Location / Rewind] feature in Time Attack, your Time Attack record won't be reflected.

If you have a previous record, Your Best / Season Best will be displayed.

Please see the game guide for details on Time Attack

I want to use Infinite Boost Mode!
Infinite Boost can be played in our Mode Lab.
In Mode Lab, you can play Infinite Boost Mode during the availability period.
  • Mode Lab Location: [Lobby] - [Select Mode] - [Mode Lab]
  • Available: 12/28/2023 (Thur) 09:00 - 1/11 (Thur) 08:59 (UTC+9).


Please let me know how to capture screenshots and the file path for the saved image
[ PC ]
  • How to take a screenshot: Press the keyboard shortcut F4.
  • Save path: The screenshot will be saved in the [My Documents - KartDrift - Saved] folder.

[ Mobile ]
  • How to take a screenshot: Screen capture function provided by your device.
  • Save path: Screen shots will be saved in your device photo album.

[ PlayStation ]
  • How to take a screenshot: Press the "SHARE" button on the top left of the console controller to freeze the current screen and capture it as a screenshot.
  • Save Path: On the PlayStation main screen, press Menu>Settings, then find and click Storage to view the screenshots you've taken.

[ Xbox ]
  • How to take a screenshot: Press the XBOX button, then press the Y button to take a screenshot.
  • Save path: You can check the recent screenshots by pressing the XBOX button and selecting recent capture from the Broadcast & capture menu.


I want to know how to use RP/Lucci Bonus Tickets!
  • What is an RP/Lucci Bonus Ticket? It is an item that can be used to obtain additional RP/Lucci when races are completed in certain modes.
  • RP/Lucci Bonus Ticket can be applied by selecting the desired item in the Garage > Items tab and pressing [Use].

*Lucci obtained through the RP/Lucci Bonus Ticket are included in the weekly Lucci limit.
*RP/Lucci obtained through the RP/Lucci Bonus Ticket are obtained immediately instead of being sent to your mailbox.
*If you obtain RP/Lucci Bonus Tickets with the same effect, the use period will be stacked (extended).

Please tell me how to use Mode Lab!
- Starting from Season 5, Mode Lab will offer a total of 5 modes in rotation and each mode can be played during their scheduled times.