Garena Speed Drifters cheats, tips - Beginner tips to win

Garena Speed Drifters cheats, tips - Beginner tips to win

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Garena aren't messing around when it comes to releasing mobile games. After the stellar Garena Free Fire, a pretty standard take on the PUBG Mobile battle royale we've seen a few times, they've brought Speed Drifters into the arena, something with a surprisingly unique aesthetic.

With an anime inspired visual style, Speed Drifters brings cute anime boys and girls on to the race track, with go karts, items, drifting, you name it. Maybe this is here to capitalise on the upcoming Mario Kart Tour?

Whatever the case, this isn't a bad mobile racer, but if you want to win you'll need our tips.

There are multiple control styles, and if you want to win you'll need to master those drifting physics as best you can, so here are the essential tips you need to win in Speed Drifters.

Whether you're a cute anime boy or a cute anime girl, these tips will guarantee a better performance on the track so you can take down those online rivals. One of my online rivals added me, which is nice, because then I could send him abuse afterwards.

Drifting all the time

A bit like Mario Kart, performing a drift will give you a small boost you can use for a short period of time after the drift has ended. Well, you will want to use that, of course.

You can drift pretty much everywhere, but the problem is the drift physics. They're a bit unwieldy, for my money.

Speed feels as if it decreases, and you turn hard. A bit of an odd criticism, given that's what drifting is, but it feels odd in this game. But, you can definitely do it around every corner, regardless of how tight or lax it is.

Once you've turned to your desired angle, hit the other direction and slam the boost button to get yourself back on the right track and shooting ahead.

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Taking control

Speed Drifters has multiple methods of controlling your kart, so if you don't like the default, don't stick to it.

You can add in an on-screen analog control if you don't like the harsh digital buttons, or just place some icons differently.

If your device has the power, you can mix things up and up the framerate, or if your device is weak, turn on low power mode.

Track knowledge

The tracks have shortcuts. That's right, genuine, bonefide shortcuts for you to take and get ahead of your competition.

If you're playing online against real players, then these shortcuts are what will give you the edge in battle, and make you far more terrifying to play against.

But practice is what makes perfect. Just keep playing the tracks to get shortcuts right, and eye the map to see where shortcuts are. Some will require nitro.


Oh, nitro! As mentioned, this is good for shortcuts, but that's certainly not all.

The speed boost nitro will give you is wonderful, and will shoot you well ahead of the competition. Use nitro whenever you get a long stretch of track, and avoid it when you get too many corners.

You will quickly build up new nitro, so don't feel shy about using it when necessary.

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Dave Aubrey
Dave Aubrey
Dave served as a contributor, and then Guides Editor at Pocket Gamer from 2015 through to 2019. He specialised in Nintendo, complaining about them for a living.