The Friends page is the page on Nitro Type where a list of a logged-in user's friends can be found. Other information shown includes:
- Status of your friends (racing, in the garage, offline, etc).
- The last time friends logged in (if they are offline).
- What they are currently doing (if online).
One may also remove friends and view users whom a race has recently been completed with.
The Friends page includes teammates, who are automatically added to the Friends page, class members (if the player in question is in a class), and any people who a request was sent to that was later accepted (or any person who had sent a request to the player in question that was later accepted). When a friend request is sent, a small notification bubble appears next to the recipient's "Friends" heading. The number changes depending on the amount of friend requests they have not answered. A white notification box pops up notifying a friend request acceptance when one's friend request is accepted by someone. It is also possible to remove friends by clicking on the small red x on the far right of their name, level, and speed. In addition to this, friends may also be sorted in order of words per minute, levels, total races, and status.
One may also search for friends by typing a display or username into the search bar. On July 4, 2020, this was removed when display names were updated so they no longer had to be unique, resulting in many players having the same name. The updates page stated that "Future updates to help with finding friends will be coming." However, the search feature was reinstated on September 8, 2020.
The total amount of friends that a player can have is 1,000, regardless of membership. Sometimes you can however accept friend requests but you have to wait a period of time. Prior to October 30, 2019, the limit was 300 for gold members and 200 for non-gold members. The max wait for acceptance is 20 days, then after that period, the friend request is automatically declined. All new racers automatically receive a friend request from Travis and Corndog.
A friend race is a type of race that is reserved for only one racer and people on their friend list. One will also receive a bonus for friend racing ($50 for each friend or teammate who was in the friend race).
Starting friend races
There are three ways to start a friend race.
- Going to Garage, clicking the "Race With Friends" button.
- Going to the Friends page, clicking on the "Start Friends Race" button.
- Going straight to the Friend race track link by typing in https://www.nitrotype.com/race/[original username] into the omnibox. This will lead one straight to their friend track without having to click on any other button, whether they were invited to the race or not.
After entering their friend race track, a player may invite people to their friend race by by clicking on the "Invite Your Friends" button on the top left. The racer(s) who are invited will receive a notification telling them that they have been invited to a race and asking them whether or not they want to join. If they click the "Accept" button, they will be put into the player's friend race track.
Once the users desired friends join their race, they may start the friend race by clicking on the "Start Race" button. If four other racers did not join the race, then bots and regular racers will fill up the track. Once there are five racers/bots in the friend race, the race will start automatically.
The user starting the race (the race host) will always be in the top slot. The user who started the race may start a race without inviting a friend at all.
There is a canned chat feature in friend races. This serves as a feature to communicate with your friends before the race starts. This chat is restricted largely because of Nitro Type's main audience: schools. As of now, there are 8 options to choose from. Other options used to be available, but those were removed in favor of the current ones.
Currently, the chat box has nine prepared sayings:
- I'm Ready!
- One sec...
- Let's Goooooo!
- I'm gonna win!
- Well played!
- I've gotta go!
Previously if one used the prepared chatbox, the color of their message would differ depending on their car position. If they were the first person, it is blue; second, red; third, yellow; fourth, green; fifth, black. Now the chat messages appear similar to stickers.