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A nitro

Nitros are used to skip a word while racing. When pressing the "enter" key during a race, the current word (or next word when used on a space) will be skipped. Nitro use does not increase or decrease WPM.

Using Nitros

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Using a Nitro in a Race

Pressing the "enter" key on the keyboard, or pressing the "return" key on mobile, triggers a nitro to be used. Upon this happening, not only does a blue streak appear behind the player's car, but the track pulses. Only one nitro per race can be used.

Nitros are commonly used on long or difficult to type words, and when strategically used, it is possible for players to win much more races than otherwise possible. This practice has been criticized by some players, however, due to the fact that nitro use on longer words discourages actual typing practice. Skillfully using a nitro at the end of a race has been referred to by players as "nitrolling".

There used to be a Hall of Fame category for most nitros used.

Updates and changes

Throughout Nitro Type history, many changes have been made to regulate nitro use and distribution:

  • On September 7, 2016, users whose WPM was under 10 were no longer allowed to use nitros. In addition, people whose speed was 11-20 WPM could only use 1 nitro per race, 21-30 WPM users could only use 2 nitros per race, and anyone who typed faster than 30 WPM could continue using three nitro per race.
  • Nitros were once purchasable from the dealership in increments of 10 Nitros and $20,000, and they were sold for $500 each in the garage. After Nitro Type 2.0, Nitros could only be bought and sold in groups of 10. Before the update, however, nitros could be bought and sold individually.
  • In December 2018, it was announced that the ability to sell nitros would be removed with the start of the new year; however, nitro selling was not removed at the beginning of 2019. Travis then stated that the ability to sell them would be removed once he "figures out a better system for distributing nitros". The ability to buy and sell nitros were later removed in v3.
  • On November 30, 2019, all players were given an unlimited nitro supply, and the nitro reward for getting first or second place in a race was removed. Nitros were also removed from being a mystery box reward, and the amount of nitros that could be used per race was decreased from 3 to 1. This change (unlimited nitros) was then reverted and then reinstated. Nitros also required a minimum average of 15 WPM to use in races.

Achievements

The table below contains all of the achievements that can or could be completed by using nitros.

Achievement Nitros Used Reward Achievement Section Still Available? Hidden?
Zipping Past Words 10 "Word Skipper" Nitro Addiction Yes No
SKIPWRD 50 "[SKIPWRD]" Nitro Addiction Yes No
Type Words? Not Me! 100 "I Hate Words" Nitro Addiction Yes No
Skip, Skip, Skip 200 "I Love Nitros" Nitro Addiction Yes No
I Skip Sentences 300 Rand Rover R/T Nitro Addiction Yes No
Epic Word Skippage 400 "Epic Word Skippage" Nitro Addiction Yes No
Never Typing Big Words 1,000 "Epic Nitro User" Nitro Addiction Yes No
Summer of Nitros 20 $40,000 2013, 2014, and 2015 Summer Event No No
I Smell Smoke 50 $100,000 2013, 2014, and 2015 Summer Event No No
What's Burning? 200 $400,000 2013, 2014, and 2015 Summer Event No No
So Many Nitros! 500 $1,000,000 2013, 2014, and 2015 Summer Event No No
Summer Hacker 1,000 "Summer Hacker" 2013 Summer Event No No
Winter of Nitros 20 $40,000 2013 and 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
I Smell Ice 50 $100,000 2013 Xmaxx Event No No
You Cold Bro 100 $200,000 2013 Xmaxx Event No No
Ice Patch 200 $400,000 2013 Xmaxx Event No No
Cold As Ice 400 "Cold As Ice" 2013 Xmaxx Event No No
Dark Elf 1,000/600 Dark Elf 2013 and 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Hot Hot Hot! 1,000 "Hot Hot Hot!" 2014 Summer Event No No
That a Dolphin? 2,000 Hammer Wheels 2014 Summer Event No No
Season of Nitros 20 $40,000 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
I Smell Snow 50 $100,000 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
You Chilly Bro 100 $200,000 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
Good Grief 200 $400,000 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
72% Accuracy. Niec! ☃ 400 "i luv nitrontip!1" 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
Buddy's Ride 600 Buddy's Snowmobile 2014, 2015, and 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Kringle 4000 XL 1,000 Kringle 4000 XL 2014 Xmaxx Event No No
Burnin' Rubber 1,000 "Burnin' Rubber" 2015 Summer Event No No
Add That Up 2,000 Six Four Plus Three 2015 and 2016 Summer Event No No
Fresh Powder 50 $100,000 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
You Frosty Bro 100 $200,000 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
Good Golly 200 $400,000 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
Velocity Wrapper 400 "Velocity Wrapper" 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
L.T. Smash 1,000 Kringle 5000 L.T. 2015 Xmaxx Event No No
Reel Magic 20 $40,000 2016 Summer Event No No
D-bait-able 50 $100,000 2016 Summer Event No No
Fear Knot 200 $400,000 2016 Summer Event No No
Drop the Bass 500 $1,000,000 2016 Summer Event No No
Cod Squad 1,000 "Cod Squad" 2016 Summer Event No No
Snow Down! 20 $40,000 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Gnarly Powder 50 $100,000 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
You Frosty Girl 100 $200,000 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Good Holly 200 $400,000 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Conductor 400 "Conductor" 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Lamborgotti Xmaxx LT-C 1,000 Lamborgotti Xmaxx LT-C 2016 Xmaxx Event No No
Getting Warm 20 $40,000 2017 Summer Event No No
Getting Toasty 50 $100,000 2017 Summer Event No No
Heat Wave 200 $400,000 2017 Summer Event No No
Strykist 1300 XT-LR 500 Strykist 1300 XT-LR 2017 Summer Event No No
Weekend Racer 1,000 "Weekend Racer" 2017 Summer Event No No
Make it Rein 20 $40,000 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
Snow Way! 50 $100,000 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
Achieve-mint Chip 100 $200,000 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
#elfie 200 "#elfie" 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
Snow Baller 400 "Snow Baller" 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
Car == Lit 600 Lamborgotti Xmaxx LT 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
Missile Toe H&T 1,000 Missile Toe H&T 2017 Xmaxx Event No No
May the Fourth 504 "The Force" 2018 PAC Event No Yes
Summer Sizzle 20 $40,000 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
It's a Scorcher! 50 $100,000 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
Burned My Fuel 100 $200,000 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
My Pie Melted 200 $400,000 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
HoverJet 5000 Mk. 3 400 HoverJet 5000 Mk. 3 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
Mmm... Lemonade 600 $1,200,000 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
Surf's Up 1,000 Six Four 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No No
I-Scream 1,500 "I-Scream" 2018 Surf n' Turf Event No Yes
Study Session 20 $40,000 2018 Back 2 School Event No No
Cram Session 50 $100,000 2018 Back 2 School Event No No
The Underachiever 200 The Underachiever 2018 Back 2 School Event No No
Straight A's 500 $500,000 2018 Back 2 School Event No No
The Graduate 1,000 "The Graduate" 2018 Back 2 School Event No No
Brrrritos 20 $40,000 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Chili Brrrrgers 50 $100,000 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Brrrrioche 100 $200,000 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Winter Besties 200 "Winter Besties" 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Makin' it Rein 400 "Makin' it Rein" 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
The Wraptor GG 1,000 The Wraptor GG 2018 Xmaxx Event No No
Nitro Igniter 50 $250,000 Season 21 No No
Nitro Burnout 300 "Nitro Burnout" Season 21 No No
Buggy Racer 50 $250,000 Season 22 No No
I Have Fans! 150 "I Have Fans!" Season 22 No No
Running the Halls 10 $50,000 2019 Back 2 School Event No No
Sprinting Through the Halls 25 $100,000 2019 Back 2 School Event No No
Nitro Scholar 50 "Nitro Scholar" 2019 Back 2 School Event No No
H2GO 100 H2GO 2019 Back 2 School Event No No
Spooky Fast 25 $25,000 Season 24 No No
Count Track-ula 50 "Count Track-ula" Season 24 No No
Snap, Crackle, Pop 200 "Snap, Crackle, Pop" Season 25 No No
X to the Maxx 500 "X to the Maxx" Season 25 No No

The following achievements were removed along with the purchasing of nitros.

Achievement Nitros Purchased Reward Achievement Section Still Available? Hidden?
My First Nitro! 1 $500 So Easy, Why Wait? No No
Nitro Helps Me Win 10 $1,000 Nitro Addiction No No
More Nitros 4 U 30 $2,000 Nitro Addiction No No
Nitro Collector 50 $5,000 Nitro Addiction No No

Trivia

  • In 2011, there was a known glitch on the site, in which you can have negative nitros that add a word to the passage. Using these could damage your account. Obtaining more nitros erases how many negative nitros you have. For example, let's say you have negative 50 (-50) nitros, and you win first in a race and get two nitros (+2), you would then have negative 48 (-48) nitros (as -50 + 2 = -48). This glitch was later patched.
  • Nitros used to run out from top to bottom, but this was later changed so that nitros run from bottom to top in the panel.
  • Before being demoted from admin, asssa123 had talked about NT's plans to:
    • reducing the chances of getting nitros in a mystery box (this was eliminated entirely with the unlimited nitros update).
    • having limits as to how many nitros you can use in a certain amount of time (which depends on your speed).
    • and taking away all nitro achievements. In fact, for Season 22 he had said that there wouldn't be nitro achievements and that they would most likely be replaced with friends racing achievements. However, this didn't happen and there were two nitro achievements (Buggy Racer and I Have Fans!) and no friend racing achievements in Season 22 (This did end up happening for season achievements starting in Season 26, but not all achievements entirely).
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