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The 2019 Halloween Update, also known as the Phantom Ride Update, is the 36th update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

Main article: 2019 Halloween Update (Patch Notes)

Join in for a spooky night ride across Transylvania! The Halloween update is here!

TRICK OR TREAT
Celebrate this frightful season by participating in our Halloween Festival! Collect special Festival Coins to get sweet rewards, including the Ferrari FXX K!

NEW TRANSYLVANIA LOCATION
Night has fallen on Transylvania lands! Race on a limited-time night version of this track just for Halloween!

NEW CARDS AND SPECIAL EVENTS!
Take a look at the brand-new additions to our car collection! The Ferrari 812 Superfast, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and more are coming in dedicated special events!

MORE EXCITING BONUSES!
In the brand-new AD REWARDS section, you can not only play ads to receive bonuses, but also progress through major milestones with even more exciting rewards!

ASSEMBLY MODIFICATIONS
From this update onward, vehicles from Class B and Class A will no longer require blueprints. They can now be obtained in special events or in the shop. You'll get a discount if you have any blueprints for these vehicles!

EXCLUSIVE DEALS SECTION REMOVED
With this update, the Exclusive Deals section will not be available in the game.

New Vehicles

The new cars will need the following engine cards:

  • i4 Engine
    • KTM X-Bow GT4 (x40)
  • V12 Engine
    • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (x56)
    • Ferrari 812 Superfast (x56)
  • Car-Specific Kit Cards
    • Volkswagen I.D. R (x220)
    • Ferrari FXX K (x220)

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

Cosmetic Changes

  • New song added: DJ Gontran - I See You (Electronic)
  • New app icon of a Ferrari FXX K.
  • New icon for ads when its streak version is active.
  • The scrolling speed when redeeming multiple rewards at once (such as from Events) has been reduced.
  • Due to a design glitch, legendary Vehicle Kit cards lost their golden outline. This was later corrected, with the card of the Ferrari FXX K now having a black background.

Exclusive Vehicles

Events

  1. 2019 Halloween Festival October 30, 2019
  2. Hyundai i30 N R&D November 9, 2019
  3. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Championship November 14, 2019
  4. Ferrari F60 America R&D​​​​ November 14, 2019
  5. Night Sky Multiplayer Season November 18, 2019 – FinishedNight Sky Multiplayer Season November 18, 2019
  6. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera R&D November 20, 2019
  7. Volkswagen I.D. R Festival November 28, 2019
  8. Ferrari 812 Superfast R&D December 6, 2019

Bugs/Glitches

  • Daily ads not working: The new daily ads milestone system only shows a greyed out Play ad! button. Some players can watch no daily ads at all, some only one until the button is deactivated. Apart from this, Multi-Credits, opening boxes, shop and other server-based transfer options appear erratically or not at all.
  • The following bugs/glitches still persist from the preceding updates:
    • Falken Tyres ad
      Falken Tyres ad blocking Tuning Kits (since Sixth Anniversary Update, v4.5.0, Oct 16, 2019): For German players, the Tuning Kit panel on the pre-race screen is replaced with an ad by Falken Tyres which deletes the Play ad! button, so players lose 5 Tuning Kits per day. Combined with the persisting "Unavailable Nitro Starter ads" bug (see below), German Android players cannot watch Nitro Starter ads either, which lets them lose 5 Nitro Starters per day.
      • On Nov 11, 2019, Falken Tyres has ordered Gameloft to remove the ad. Official statement follows.
    • Unavailable Nitro Starter ads (since 2019 Spring Update, v4.2.0): Some Android players experience a vanished Play ad! button for Nitro Starters when starting races while the Tuning Kit button is still displayed. Workaround: Playing a Tuning Kit ad first lets the Nitro Starter button reappear.
    • Bike Physics: (Fixed during Fall Out Boy update and returned in this update) Due to the different handling physics of the motorcycles, unexpected crashes and change in riding direction are frequent. In addition, the tunnel / raised sections of Nevada, Tokyo, The Great Wall, Sector 8 and Tenerife are much harder to navigate with the motorcycle providing no steering response. Hard and / or sudden steering inputs will also cause the motorcycle to drastically change its direction, often perpendicular or in reverse of the track's direction.

Trivia

  • This is the first update since the Fall Out Boy Update to not introduce a car that has A8 tokens full only upgrades.

References

  1. Pepper from Gameloft (2019-10-24). Re: Blueprints leaving the game!. Gameloft Forums. Retrieved on 2019-10-26.
Updates for Asphalt 8: Airborne
2013 Original Release (v1.0.0) • Free to Play Update (v1.1.0)
2014 Daily Bonus Update (v1.2.0) • The Great Wall Update (v1.3.0)
Fuel Events Update (v1.4.0) • Dubai Update (v1.5.0)
San Diego Harbor Update (v1.6.0) • Winter Update (v1.7.0)
2015 Decals Update (v1.8.0) • More Than 300 Decals Update (v1.8.1)
Tenerife Update (v1.9.0) • Car Mastery Update (v2.0.0)
Research & Development Update (v2.1.0) • Santa's Gift Update (v2.2.0)
2016 Lunar New Year Update (v2.3.0) • Elite Cars Update (v2.4.0)
Enduro Update (v2.5.0) • Rio de Janeiro Update (v2.6.0)
Multiplayer League Update (v2.7.0) • Championship Update (v2.8.0)
2017 Lunar New Year 2017 Update (v2.9.0) • Car Blueprints Update (v3.0.0)
Porsche Update (v3.1.0) • Motorcycles Update (v3.2.0)
Munich Update (v3.3.0) • Hot Wheels Update (v3.4.0)
2018 Fall Out Boy Update (v3.5.0) • 2018 Spring Update (v3.6.0)

Asphalt Moments Update (v3.7.0) • Fifth Anniversary Update (v3.8.0)
Halloween Update (v3.9.0) • Holiday Update (v4.0.0)

2019 Fast Lane Update (v4.1.0) • 2019 Spring Update (v4.2.0)
Showdown Update (v4.3.0) • Sixth Anniversary Mini Update (v4.4.0)
Sixth Anniversary Update (v4.5.0) • 2019 Halloween Update (v4.6.0)
Snowflurry Update (v4.7.0)
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