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How to Race Your Friends in Mario Kart Tour

Many Mario Kart Tour players have been trying to figure out how to race against their friends.
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Mario Kart Tour is the latest entry in the popular Nintendo racing game franchise and is the first title in the series to hit mobile platforms. The new game has attracted plenty of attention following its official launch. However, it has left many players searching for how to race against their friends in Mario Kart Tour. Unfortunately, the way the multiplayer works in Mario Kart Tour currently is not precisely clear. 

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How to Race Your Friends in Mario Kart Tour

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Players do have the option to add friends through connecting their suggestions by connecting their Nintendo, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Having the ability to race against them in Mario Kart Tour is another story though at the time of this writing. You will see that the multiplayer option on the main menu of the title is currently greyed out and has a message stating it is inbound. 

Nintendo has also revealed that the game is an only-single player experience at launch meaning players can only play against bots right now. This single-player only launch experience means you can not race against your friends in Mario Kart Tour at this moment. It remains to be seen if Nintendo will allow players to race against their friends in the future. 

It would be very odd to see one of the most popular multiplayer franchises in the industry limit players to only playing against bots and not other individuals. 

What are your thoughts about not being able to race against your friends in the world of Mario Kart Tour currently? Let us know over on Twitter and Facebook! Be sure to stay tuned to Prima Games for more coverage of the newly released mobile title!

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Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]