K-Drive Races are free roam missions for the Ventkids that are run by Boon in the Orb Vallis and Grandmother in the Cambion Drift. The goal of each race is to pass through as many gates as possible while mounting a K-Drive and then reach the final gate within a time limit. Completing the race will earn the player Standing for the Ventkids.

There are 22 races scattered across the Orb Vallis and 8 across the Cambion Drift, however, only 5 are active in each open world at a time. The active races refresh daily, at the same time as Daily Tribute and Standing limits. Currently available races can be checked by mounting a K-Drive and then opening the map.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Boon, facilitates the K-Drive Races in Orb Vallis.

Starting a race costs ReputationLargeBlack.png5 for each gate in the race and will reward ReputationLargeBlack.png200 for each gate if completed successfully. For example, the race "The Hard Way" behind Fortuna consists of 10 gates so entering will cost ReputationLargeBlack.png50 and will reward ReputationLargeBlack.png2,000 when finished.

Every gate grants 500 K-Drive Affinity and 5 seconds to the race time limit when passed, and the final gate grant 2500 K-Drive Affinity.

Races can be repeated indefinitely for standing provided that the player is below the daily standing cap for the Ventkids.

Scoring[edit | edit source]

Upon completing a race, a score is given. The top 10 scores are shown on a leaderboard next to Boon at the beginning of each race. Scores reset each day as the available races rotate. If a race stays available across 2 subsequent days, the leaderboard will not reset for the second day.

Scores are a combination of passing through gates and speed. Each gate passed through contributes 200 points. Each second remaining on the timer contributes 10 points. For example, completing the race "Skeggin' Out" with 13 gates and 61 seconds left on the timer would earn a score of (13 * 200) + (61 * 10) = 3210 points.

Races[edit | edit source]

All K-Drive races located throughout the Orb Vallis.

All K-Drive races in the Cambion Drift.


Orb Vallis Races
Name Number of Gates Ventkids Standing K-Drive Affinity
Anyo's Ointment 18 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,600 11,000
Bomb the Spaceport 17 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,400 10,500
Breakdown or Bust 15 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,000 9,500
Catalyst 18 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,600 11,000
Deathgrip 16 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,200 10,000
Dog Line 16 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,200 10,000
Fortuna's Folly 20 ReputationLargeBlack.png4,000 12,000
Frost Merchant 14 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,800 9,000
Grinding the Void 25 ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000 14,500
Kubrodon Twist 12 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,400 8,000
Lord of the Board 24 ReputationLargeBlack.png4,800 14,000
Meat and Greet 25 ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000 14,500
Mumsie Dadsie 23 ReputationLargeBlack.png4,600 13,500
Pobber's Drop 12 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,400 8,000
Puffin' Pastures 19 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,800 11,500
River Run 11 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,200 7,500
Roky's Roll 17 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,400 10,500
Shaving Nef 10 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,000 7,000
Skeggin' Out 13 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,600 8,500
Sky-Eye 21 ReputationLargeBlack.png4,200 12,500
Taxman's Curve 15 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,000 9,500
The Hard Way 10 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,000 7,000
Cambion Drift Races
Name Number of Gates Ventkids Standing K-Drive Affinity
Abyssal Skim 14 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,800
Burst Hematoma 14 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,800
Dead Drop 16 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,200
Exocrine Flow 15 ReputationLargeBlack.png3,000
Gutter Run 13 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,600
Muck and Mire 14 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,800
Pride Before a Fall 14 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,800
The Burrow 10 ReputationLargeBlack.png2,000 7,000


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Completing all 22 races in the Orb Vallis will grant you the Race Ace achievement.
  • It is possible to complete constant races by ignoring the other gates and bee-lining for the final gate. However, players will obtain lesser K-Drive Affinity and Ventkids Standing that way.
  • When passing through the final gate of a race at very high speed, even though the race will finish, sometimes the gate and the 5 seconds it grants will not be counted toward the score.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.0.7

  • Fixed a crash if a Host migration occurred during a K-Drive race.

Update 28.3

  • Added FX pulses to K-Drive Race points. Also removed a rogue point in one of the Orb Vallis Races.
  • Fixed numerous issues with broken K-Drive Races for Clients such as an inability to start a Race that the Host just completed, no Score being recorded if both Host/Client does the same Race, and Clients initiating the Host’s Race for them when selecting a Race.

Hotfix 27.5.3

  • Made a micro-optimization to K-Drive races.
  • Fixed numerous script errors that could occur if a K-Drive race were interrupted by a Host migration.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur when joining a mission with a K-Drive race in progress.

Hotfix 27.5.2

  • Fixed a couple script errors that could occur when joining a mission with a K-Drive Race in progress.

Hotfix 25.7.6

  • Fixed K-Drive races not appearing properly on the minimap when using the default K-Drive from the Vox Solaris Quest.

Hotfix 24.5.7

  • Optimized significant performance deterioration when talking to Vent Kids on the Orb Vallis; this was most noticeable during the initial dialogue when starting a K-Drive Race.

Hotfix 24.5.6

  • K-Drive Race Affinity has been increased!
    • Affinity gained per Gate is now 500 (previously 200)
    • Affinity gained per Race completion is now 2500 (previously 1000)

Update 24.5

  • K-Drive Race Standing has been doubled!
    • Standing gained per Gate is now 200
    • Max Standing gained per Race is now 6000

Update 24.4

  • K-Drive races now award Affinity towards the actually K-Drive, not just Ventkid Standing!

Hotfix 24.2.9

K-Drive Race Change
  • Increased the Standing gains from K-Drive races from 50 to 100 per gate:
    • The amount of Standing rewarded is based on the number of gates * 100 (10 gates * 100 = 1000 Standing) if you successful complete the race.

Update 24.2

  • K-Drive Races now require and reward Standing! Boon has adapted the high risk high reward lifestyle - glinty!!
    • The amount of Standing required is based on the number of gates * 5 (10 gates * 5 = 50 Standing requirement) regardless win or lose the race.
    • The amount of Standing rewarded is based on the number of gates * 50 (10 gates * 50 = 500 Standing) if you successful complete the race.
    • High value tricks will reward you more Standing.

Hotfix 24.0.4

  • Removed the Ventkid Standing icon from the K-Drive race completion screen. Ventkid Standing is simply earned by doing tricks out in Orb Vallis.*Ventkid Standing for races will be coming in a future update as noted in Update 24!

Hotfix 24.0.1

  • Fixed Boon missing from certain K-Drive race locations in Orb Vallis.

Update 24.0

  • Introduced.
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