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Player Level
This guide will show you how you can raise your Player Level in Mario Kart Tour. Read on to learn the benefits of getting your Player Level up, as well as the fastest ways to do it!

How to Raise Player Level

Earn a Top Spot in Races and Fill the Gauge

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You can raise your Player Level by placing in the top 3 of a race. You earn a percentage based on your spot, and reaching 100% will increase yout Player Level. As your rank goes up, the amount of races you will need to clear to level up will increase.

The table below shows the percentage that your gauge is filled for Level 11.

Placement Percentage Increase
1st 6-8%
2nd 2.5-3.5%
3rd 1-1.5%

Playing the Same Course Makes it Difficult to Level Up

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Playing the same course will still give you Exp towards your Player Level, but the amount gained is lower than when you play different courses. Try and play a wide variety of courses available in Mario Kart Tour for you to get more Exp towards your player level.

Coming in 5th Place or Worse or Quitting Will Cost You

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When coming in 4th place, you will not receive any points toward the next level, and getting 5th place or lower will cause you to lose points from your player level. Additionally, quitting mid-race will also cause your points to decrease.

How to Raise Player Level Quickly

Choose Karts and Gliders Focused on Speed

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If you are not concerned with getting a high score in every race, you can prioritize choosing specific karts and gliders, as opposed to choosing favored equipment. Gliders with skills such as Red Shell Plus and Mushroom Plus will help you gain and retain a lead, while karts with skills like Mini-Turbo Plus or Dash Panel Plus help you get that maximum speed!

Recommended Karts

Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon BadwagonBadwagon Black B DasherBlack B Dasher B DasherB Dasher
Gold BlooperGold Blooper Super BlooperSuper Blooper Soda JetSoda Jet DaytripperDaytripper
Birthday GirlBirthday Girl Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher LandshipLandship Koopa ClownKoopa Clown
WarshipWarship Dark ClownDark Clown Bumble VBumble V Queen BeeQueen Bee
TricksterTrickster Pink MushmellowPink Mushmellow Carrot KartCarrot Kart Wild WingWild Wing
Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Ribbon RiderRibbon Rider ZucchiniZucchini Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo
Jingle BellsJingle Bells Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust P-WingP-Wing
Comet TailComet Tail Dasher IIDasher II Yellow Turbo BirdoYellow Turbo Birdo Egg 1Egg 1
Dozer DasherDozer Dasher Wild BlackWild Black Rose QueenRose Queen Banana MasterBanana Master
Choco MacharonChoco Macharon Poison Apple KartPoison Apple Kart Happy RideHappy Ride Red TaxiRed Taxi
Blue SodaBlue Soda Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger Clackety KartClackety Kart Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart
Brown OffroaderBrown Offroader Black Kabuki DasherBlack Kabuki Dasher Head HonchoHead Honcho 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame
DK MaximumDK Maximum Surf SailerSurf Sailer Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Gilded KingGilded King
Pumpkin KartPumpkin Kart Sunset CloudSunset Cloud Red Standard 8Red Standard 8 Dreamy EggDreamy Egg
Party-WingParty-Wing Penguin SliderPenguin Slider Wild PinkWild Pink Cat CruiserCat Cruiser
Cact-IceCact-Ice B Dasher Mk. 2B Dasher Mk. 2 White Turbo YoshiWhite Turbo Yoshi Crimson Hop RodCrimson Hop Rod
Rambi RunnerRambi Runner PaintsterPaintster Lime Tea CoupeLime Tea Coupe Cleanup HitterCleanup Hitter
Dark Hop RodDark Hop Rod Ice DozerIce Dozer Silver KingSilver King Black Cat CruiserBlack Cat Cruiser
Sky-Blue B Dasher Mk. 2Sky-Blue B Dasher Mk. 2 Red B Dasher Mk. 2Red B Dasher Mk. 2 Red Crawly KartRed Crawly Kart Yellow OffroaderYellow Offroader
Candy ClownCandy Clown Sleigh RiderSleigh Rider Currently UnavailableFrost Wing

Recommended Gliders

Peach ParasolPeach Parasol Super GliderSuper Glider Purple Oilpaper UmbrellaPurple Oilpaper Umbrella Oilpaper UmbrellaOilpaper Umbrella
Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe Le TricoloreLe Tricolore Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute Piston GliderPiston Glider
New YearNew Year's 2020 Crimson CraneCrimson Crane Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons
YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda Chocolate DonutChocolate Donut Strawberry DonutStrawberry Donut Boo HanafudaBoo Hanafuda
Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda Jumping Mario HanafudaJumping Mario Hanafuda Butterfly PrismButterfly Prism
Penguin WingtipPenguin Wingtip Rose ParasolRose Parasol Mushroom GliderMushroom Glider Tanooki ParafoilTanooki Parafoil
Vampire WingsVampire Wings 8-Bit Super Mushroom8-Bit Super Mushroom Currently UnavailableAurora Balloons

Complete Courses that are Easy to Reach the Top 3

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Since you will need to be in the top 3 to increase your player level, always select courses that are easy for you to get into a top spot. The courses below are our recommended courses, as they lack many hazards and are easy to drive through. Use courses similar to the list below, if you're unsure where to race on.

Example Courses

Course Name Features
Toad CircuitToad Circuit ・Easy turns and many straight roads
・A bit long, so even if you fall behind it is easy to make a comeback
Yoshi CircuitYoshi Circuit ・Lots of curves, excellent for Mini-Turbos
・A bit long, so even if you fall behind it is easy to make a comeback
・You can easily use the shortcuts to get ahead of the opponents
Mario Circuit 1Mario Circuit 1 ・Quite short and easy to turn through
・Slightly difficult to make a comeback here

Race on 150cc or 200cc

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Always choose the highest cc available when raising to raise your Player Level. Since you will likely be playing the same courses repeatedly, a faster speed makes the race end quicker. 200cc requires the purchase of a Gold Pass, but if you do not have a Gold Pass, you should play on 150cc instead.
How to Change Cc

Rewards for Raising Player Level

Rewards Unlocked Through Player Level

Player Level Reward
2 Unlock 100cc Races
3 Unlock 150cc Races
7 Shop Daily Select 2nd Row
12 Shop Daily Select 3rd Row

Receiving Player Level Rewards

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When you raise your Player Level, you will receive certain rewards such as Rubies or Coins. There is a limit on the number of Rubies you can obtain, so this will be one of the best ways to obtain them.

Placement Points Boost

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Having a higher player level gives you more points towards placements when finishing a lap or race. This will be of great help to you as it will give you more points towards the goal for obtaining Grand Stars in each race.

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