The 2019 Holiday Update is the 37th update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

Main article: 2019 Holiday Update (Patch Notes)

Ho, ho, ho! A coldsnap is blowing in at top speed. Are you prepared to warm things up with some holiday heat!

WINTER FESTIVAL
Celebrate the season with 2 weeks of cheerful challenges and great gifts. This event will star not one, but two amazing cars: the Lotus Elise Cup 260 and the mighty Koenigsegg Jesko!

ULTIMATE VEHICLES
A new vehicle type just rolled up! Ultimate cars don't require any upgrades; they're already perfect for dominating the track.

UNWRAP NEW CARS
Dashing through the snow, over the fields you go, with the pure power of the Italdesign Zerouno, Pininfarina Battista, and the Ferrari SF90 Stradale!

ASSEMBLY MODIFICATIONS
Class-S vehicles no longer require Blueprints to acquire. They now can be obtained in special events or in the Shop. However, you can still use Blueprints for a discount when buying the corresponding vehicle!

GET MORE RARE PARTS!
Fusing spare cards now produces Fusion Coins, a valuable new currency that allows you to apply Pro Kit upgrades!

APPLE SIGN-IN
Sign into your Apple App Store account to synchronise your progress across all your devices without having to worry about your privacy. It's reliable and fast, just like our top premium cars.

New vehicles

All of these cars are Festival-Unlockable only.

The new vehicles will need the following cards:


Lotus Elise Cup 260 Kit Lotus Elise Cup 260 Kit – Last checked: Jun 5, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,000
Rarity: Optimal (Class D)
Vehicle: Lotus Elise Cup 260 (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival
Italdesign Zerouno Kit Italdesign Zerouno Kit – Last checked: Aug 15, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,500
Rarity: Prime (Class A)
Vehicle: Italdesign Zerouno (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Time-Limited Events, Festival, Festival Premium reward
Ferrari SF90 Stradale Kit Ferrari SF90 Stradale Kit – Last checked: Jun 5, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,500
Rarity: Prime (Class A)
Vehicle: Ferrari SF90 Stradale (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival, Festival Premium reward

Game changes

Gameplay changes

New upgrade system
MAX MAX
Credits Credits
or
Tokens Tokens
Pro Kit cards Pro Kit cards
and
Fusion Coins Fusion Coins
  • New currency: Fusion Coins Fusion Coins.
    • Fusion Coins replace the former Fusion Points Fusion Points and are automatically exchanged (Fusion Coins 1 = Fusion Points 1).
    • They work like the former Fusion Points, but are now also required for Pro upgrades.
    • Pro upgrades cannot be applied with Credits Credits any longer.
    • Fusion Coins can also be purchased for real money as Fusion Packs in the store.
    • See Currencies in Asphalt 8: Airborne § Fusion Coins for more details.
    • Exchange rates:
New exchange rates
Fused Card Fusion
Coins
Vehicle Kit Blueprint Engine Tech Part
Common Common Early, Common Class D Fusion Coins 500
Initial Class C Fusion Coins 750
Rare Rare Rare Class B Fusion Coins 1,000
Mid Class A Fusion Coins 1,250
Legendary Legendary Advanced, Pro Class S Fusion Coins 1,500
Extra Fusion Coins 2,000
Prime Fusion Coins 2,500
Superb Fusion Coins 3,000
Festival Fusion Coins 3,500
Old exchange rates
Fused Card Fusion
Points
Vehicle Kit Blueprint Engine Tech Part
Common Common Fusion Points 500
Rare Fusion Points 1,000
Common Common Rare Fusion Points 1,500
Rare Fusion Points 2,000
Rare Legendary Legendary Fusion Points 3,000
Legendary Fusion Points 6,000
Legendary Fusion Points 9,999
  • The former "Buy & Apply" feature has been extended to all vehicles. Players who don't have enough Pro Kit or Vehicle Kit cards can buy and apply the missing cards with Tokens Tokens directly in the pro upgrade section. This can be seen as a hidden introduction of Token prices for Pro upgrades.
    • The new feature hides the Fusion coin upgrade prices when cards are missing.
    • VIP Players get discounts according to their VIP level, for example 50 % off for VIP levels 10 and above.
    • The Token prices are inconsistent and not proportional to the Fusion Coin exchange rates. For example, while a Class S Part card gives 3 times the amount of Fusion Coins for a Class D Part card, it costs ~4.5 times the amount of Tokens of a Class D Part card.
    • Exchange rates:
Card Tokens
Vehicle Kit Engine Tech Part
Early, Initial, Common Class D Tokens 21
Class C Tokens 32
Class B Tokens 53
Class A Tokens 74
Class S Tokens 95
Mid, Rare Tokens 105
Common Tokens 131
Legendary Tokens 210
Rare Tokens ?
Advanced, Pro Tokens ?
Level Factor
10 levels 5 levels car 5 levels bike
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 2.5 3 4
4 3.5 6.5 8
5 4 12.5 16
6 8
7 8.5
8 15.5
9 16
10 32
  • Pro upgrade prices:
    • Cards:
      • Festival vehicles need the same amount of Kit cards than before.
      • Pro Kit vehicles often need less cards than before, notably Mid-Tech, Advanced-Tech and often Engine cards.
    • Fusion Coins:
      • The conversion from Credit to Fusion Coin has introduced new price progressions. The price for a level 1 upgrade is multiplied with different factors for all further upgrades. See table to the right.
      • The new progressions have caused the pro upgrade prices for most vehicles to explode. The total costs are now around 3 to 12 times higher than before. Some example costs:
Name

Trials

C

Price

Price
/trial
Description

Com-
mon

Rare

Legen-
dary

Super Fusion Box Super Fusion Box † 4 Fusion Coins 18,000 4,500 Grants 4 random non-Festival Cards! At least 2 will be Rare or Legendary! 42.27 51.48 6.25
Starter Fusion Box Starter Fusion Box † 2 Fusion Points 5,500 2,750 Grants 2 random non-Festival Cards! 84.53 12.93 2.54
Extra Fusion Box Extra Fusion Box † 4 Fusion Points 12,500 3,125 Grants 4 random non-Festival Cards! At least 1 will be Rare! 63.41 34.69 1.9
Ultra Fusion Box Ultra Fusion Box † 4 Fusion Points 22,500 5,625 Grants 4 random non-Festival Cards! At least 3 will be Rare or Legendary! 21.13 75.74 3.13

Cosmetic changes

A8 Jesko Loading Screen.png

  • New app icon of a Koenigsegg Jesko.
  • New loading splash screen of a Koenigsegg Jesko on Patagonia.
  • Iceland, Tokyo, and the Alps are decorated with Christmas scenery objects once again until January 2020.
  • Fusion Coins are now displayed at the top of the screen as a currency.
  • Pro Kit Boxes:
    • The rarity of Kit Cards in Festival Boxes has been changed from "Legendary" to a new fictitious "Festival". When selecting a Kit Card to fuse in the inventory, four new text colors appear, corresponding with the card design and the Fusion Coin price, but not necessarily with the vehicle class. This may be a hint to future rarity categories:
      • Fusion Coins 2,000: light copper
      • Fusion Coins 2,500: silver blue
      • Fusion Coins 3,000: light gold
      • Fusion Coins 3,500: gold-red
    • The three former Fusion Boxes have been renamed.
      • Starter Box → Starter Fusion Box
      • Extra Box → Extra Fusion Box
      • Ultra Box → Ultra Fusion Box
    • As of December 28, 2019, the word "cards" in the descriptions of the four Fusion Boxes has been changed to "non-Festival cards". It can be expected that the descriptions of other boxes will follow.

Exclusive vehicles

Events

  1. Winter Festival December 19, 2019
  2. Apollo Intensa Emozione R&D December 30, 2019
  3. Italdesign Zerouno Festival January 7, 2020
  4. Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 R&D January 12, 2020
  5. Black Ice Multiplayer Season January 13, 2020

Bugs/glitches

  • The required ranks of the NanoFlowcell QUANTINO's mastery were swapped with those of the QUANT FE, thus making it impossible to progress through even with a MAX PRO QUANTINO if its mastery had not already been completed. This has since been fixed. 
  • The Pagani Huayra has been sold as an Exclusive vehicle for Tokens 13,000, which is the price for the Pagani Huayra BC.
  • For some Android users, the green icon representing new content appears at the "Play" tab. The icon does not disappear even if Daily Tasks are accessed.
  • Even though the achievement, "S is for Superior" has a requirement of 15 Class S cars owned, it can be unlocked with 10 cars.

Post-Update Screen

Trailer

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Asphalt 8 A Fire Side Chat with Pepper!!-0

Asphalt_8_HOLIDAY_UPDATE_TRAILER!

Asphalt 8 HOLIDAY UPDATE TRAILER!

Trivia

  • This update was not mandatory to continue playing on Windows until December 28, 2019.
  • This is the first update to feature a new splash screen.
  • This is the first update where new vehicles are only obtained through Festivals instead of Special Events (R&D, EDD, and Championship).
  • If the staggered release of the Sixth Anniversary Mini Update on mobile devices is taken into consideration, this is the first update since the Hot Wheels Update that saw a proper same-day release across all platforms.

References

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)
2019 Holiday Update (v4.7.0)
2020 2020 Lunar New Year Update (v4.8.0) • 2020 Spring Update (v4.9.0)
Formula E Update (v4.9.1) • Fifteenth Anniversary Update (v5.0.0)
Wild Cards Update (v5.1.0) • 2020 Summer Update (v5.2.0)
Seventh Anniversary Update (v5.3.0)
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