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How to drift and turbo boost in Mario Kart Live

Learning how to drift and turbo boost in Mario Kart Live can be the difference between winning and losing. Luckily, both are pretty simple to pull off in the augmented reality Mario Kart game for Nintendo Switch. Here’s how to drift around corners and get mini-boosts in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

How to drift in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

How to drift in Mario Kart Live

Drifting has always been a staple of the Mario Kart franchise, and it’s no different in the case of Home Circuit. Although this entry is totally different from any other, performing a drift in Mario Kart Live should feel familiar.

To drift in Mario Kart Live, simply hold down the “R” button while turning. Pressing and holding the right trigger when turning will initiate a drift, causing the kart to keep traveling in the direction of the turn.

Once drifting in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is mastered, cornering becomes much quicker and easier. That alone can help players to improve their lap times and win more races, though drifting is also key to performing a turbo boost.

How to turbo boost in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

How to turbo boost in Mario Kart Live

To perform a turbo boost in Mario Kart Live, players must hold a drift for a while before releasing the “R” button to end it. How long the boost lasts depends on the duration of the drift that leads into it. A good way to gauge if and what kind of mini-boost has been earned is to watch the colored sparks coming from the vehicle’s wheels.

As with drifting, mastering the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit boost mechanic can really improve a player’s chance of winning races.

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