Mario Kart Tour’s online and local multiplayer mode has been released, alongside a social campaign which could earn players free in-game currency.
The long-promised feature – which has appeared in limited beta form twice – allows players to compete against both local friends and random players online.
Standard Races pit players against random players, Gold Races are available exclusively to paid subscribers and Rooms allow players to race against friends and players nearby.
Mario Kart Tour multiplayer will release on March 8.
Mario Kart Tour recently kicked off its latest event, the Super Mario Bros. Tour, which slightly increases the chances of unlocking its high-end characters and karts.
The Mario Bros. Tour has reduced the normal 100-launch Pipe down to 50, which means players who use the gacha mechanic with either in-game currency or real money have a slightly higher chance of unlocking rare content.
However, the Pipe’s Spotlight items – which are guaranteed to unlock during its lifetime use – contain one high-end character, one super kart and the existing Mario character, instead of the usual three high-end items.
It’s not clear if the 50-use Pipe is a permanent change or limited just to the two-week Mario Bros. event.