How to Turn Steering Assist Off. Smart Steering is turned on by default for every controller/new player. Returning players will find it frustrating and will want to turn it off. Before playing, check whether the mode is turned on by hitting the +/- Buttons on the kart selection screen.
How do you change driving controls in Mario Kart 8?
Just hit Plus to open the menu and then hit Y to turn motion controls on or off, depending on what you want for the race.
How do you go faster in Mario Kart?
Auto-Accelerate is new to the Mario Kart series of games, making the vehicle automatically accelerate to the fastest speed possible. You can turn on this option when customizing your vehicle by pressing + or – and then pressing R, or by pressing R on the pause menu during a race.
Why does Mario Kart drive itself?
Smart Steering is a mechanic introduced in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a way to make gameplay easier. With Smart Steering turned on, the player will auto-pilot along with the road’s edges and not be able to go off-road.
Does Mario Kart 8 have automatic drift?
You don’t have to choose anymore, if you turn without drifting then after a few seconds you’ll automatically start drifting.