Shifting wilds is a term most often used among video slot and slot machine players, and it refers to a bonus feature that appears in slots.
If you have played slot games before, you must know that wild symbols or wilds are the symbols that substitute for every other symbol, apart from the bonus ones. Much like your regular wilds, shifting wilds serve the same function. However, as their name suggests, they shift their position on the reels.
Shifting wilds are quite similar to sticky wilds. However, instead of staying in position, they shift with each new spin. For example, they can shift their position from one side of the slot to another, and after reaching the leftmost or rightmost reel, they will “fall off the reels”.
In some cases, shift wilds may work their way towards the middle of the slot before disappearing. The exact details vary from one slot to another and depend on the theme of the slot, but the function of these wilds is always the same.