The 2020 Halloween Update is the 45th update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

BURN RUBBER IN THE GAUNTLET

Show off your power in the enthralling new competition with one-on-one races and a huge number of rewards! Challenge rival racers, set your personal record and win!

NEW CARS TO UNLOCK

Jaguar XKR-S GTs, Aston Martin Valhalla and a lot more speed machines!

The most frightful season is coming! HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL kicks off with the Dodge Tomahawk & Morgan Aero GT!

New Vehicles

All of these cars are Festival-Unlockable only.

The new cars will need the following cards:

Morgan Aero GT Kit Morgan Aero GT Kit – Last checked: Oct 30, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,000
Rarity: Optimal (Class C)
Vehicle: Morgan Aero GT (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival
Jaguar XKR-S GT Kit Jaguar XKR-S GT Kit – Last checked: Nov 13, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,000
Rarity: Optimal (Class B)
Vehicle: Jaguar XKR-S GT (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival
Aston Martin Valhalla Kit Aston Martin Valhalla Kit – Last checked: Dec 2, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 3,000
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: Aston Martin Valhalla (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival
BMW M4 GTS Kit BMW M4 GTS Kit – Last checked: Dec 11, 2020
Sale value: Fusion Coins 2,000
Rarity: Optimal (Class B)
Vehicle: BMW M4 GTS (220 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

  • New Mode: Gauntlet
  • The exclusive vehicles during October 16 - 29, 2020 are now permanently available in the Garage with their same Fusion Coins Fusion Coin Prices during the mentioned sale.
Vehicle Fusion Coins Price
Peugeot RCZ R Fusion Coins 72,000
Lotus Elise Cup 260 Fusion Coins 90,000
1967 Chevrolet Impala Fusion Coins 120,000
Porsche 959 Fusion Coins 180,000
Pontiac Solstice GXP Fusion Coins 260,000
Alfa Romeo 4C Fusion Coins 280,000
Infiniti Project Black S Fusion Coins 340,000
Chrysler Firepower Fusion Coins 370,000
DS E-Tense Fusion Coins 370,000
Hyundai i30 N Fusion Coins 370,000
Ariel Atom V8 Fusion Coins 400,000
Porsche 718 Boxster S Fusion Coins 490,000
ED Design Torq Fusion Coins 590,000
Vencer Sarthe Fusion Coins 590,000
Equus Bass 770 Fusion Coins 590,000
McLaren M14A Fusion Coins 590,000
Buick Riviera Fusion Coins 610,000
Renault Trezor Fusion Coins 620,000
Honda Civic Type R Fusion Coins 660,000
Porsche Cayman GT4 Fusion Coins 680,000
Nissan 370Z Special Edition Fusion Coins 690,000
Honda Integra Type-R Fusion Coins 700,000
Renault Alpine Celebration Fusion Coins 710,000
Sbarro Sparta Fusion Coins 730,000
Porsche Taycan Turbo S Fusion Coins 740,000
Maserati Alfieri Fusion Coins 780,000
Pininfarina H2 Speed Fusion Coins 790,000
Volkswagen I.D. R Fusion Coins 790,000
Maserati MC12 Fusion Coins 810,000
Drako GTE Fusion Coins 850,000
Peugeot SR1 Fusion Coins 850,000
Spyker C8 Preliator Fusion Coins 870,000
ONUK Sazan LM Fusion Coins 890,000
Ferrari F50 Fusion Coins 990,000
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Fusion Coins 1,010,000
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Fusion Coins 1,150,000
Aston Martin Vantage 2018 Fusion Coins 1,190,000
McLaren MP4/8 Fusion Coins 1,200,000
Lotus Evora Sport 410 Fusion Coins 1,250,000
BMW M2 Special Edition Fusion Coins 1,390,000
BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Fusion Coins 1,450,000
Falcon F7 Fusion Coins 1,510,000
Apollo N Fusion Coins 1,560,000
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Fusion Coins 1,610,000
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Fusion Coins 1,800,000
McLaren 570S Fusion Coins 1,800,000
BMW i8 Coupe Fusion Coins 1,800,000
SCG 003S Fusion Coins 1,800,000
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fusion Coins 1,850,000
Lamborghini Huracán Fusion Coins 1,850,000
Acura NSX GT3 Evo Fusion Coins 1,850,000
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Fusion Coins 1,900,000
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Fusion Coins 1,900,000
Zenvo ST1 Fusion Coins 2,000,000
McLaren 650S GT3 Fusion Coins 1,900,000
Bentley Continental GT3 Fusion Coins 2,000,000
Koenigsegg Agera R Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Vanda Electronics Dendrobium Fusion Coins 2,050,000
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Fusion Coins 2,100,000
SSC Ultimate Aero XT Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Fusion Coins 2,200,000
Lamborghini Egoista Fusion Coins 2,200,000
Peugeot Onyx Fusion Coins 2,300,000
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Fusion Coins 2,300,000
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Fusion Coins 2,400,000
Rezvani Beast Alpha Fusion Coins 2,400,000
Ferrari SF90 Stradale Fusion Coins 2,450,000
Italdesign Zerouno Fusion Coins 2,450,000
Lotus Evija Fusion Coins 2,450,000
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Fusion Coins 2,450,000
SIN R1 Fusion Coins 2,500,000
McLaren F1 XP-5 Fusion Coins 2,550,000
Aston Martin One-77 Fusion Coins 2,550,000
Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Fusion Coins 2,600,000
Rimac Concept S Fusion Coins 2,650,000
McLaren 720S Fusion Coins 2,750,000
Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package Fusion Coins 2,750,000
Ferrari F60 America Fusion Coins 2,750,000
Porsche Carrera GT Fusion Coins 2,800,000
Ferrari 812 Superfast Fusion Coins 2,850,000
Weber Faster One Fusion Coins 2,850,000
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Fusion Coins 2,900,000
Rezvani Beast X Fusion Coins 2,950,000
GT by CITROEN Fusion Coins 2,950,000
Ford GT (2017) Fusion Coins 2,950,000
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Fusion Coins 3,200,000
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Fusion Coins 3,200,000
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Fusion Coins 3,200,000
Mosler Super GT Fusion Coins 3,300,000
Arrinera Hussarya GT Fusion Coins 3,300,000
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Fusion Coins 3,600,000
W Motors Fenyr Supersport Fusion Coins 3,600,000
Rimac C_Two Fusion Coins 3,700,000
Apollo Intensa Emozione Fusion Coins 4,000,000
McLaren MP4-31 Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Lamborghini Aventador SV Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Ferrari 488 Pista Fusion Coins 4,000,000
TORINO DESIGN Super Sport Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Aspark Owl Fusion Coins 4,000,000
2018 McLaren X2 Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Arash AF10 Fusion Coins 7,000,000
Pagani Huayra BC Fusion Coins 4,000,000
McLaren 600LT Fusion Coins 4,000,000
McLaren Senna Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Lamborghini Centenario Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Ferrari FXX K Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Fusion Coins 4,000,000
Koenigsegg Regera Fusion Coins 4,000,000
  • In the Daily Tasks menu, Gauntlet races can now be randomly selected for tasks that have traditionally been assigned to Multiplayer (Multiplayer League). As such, both Gauntlet and Multiplayer League tasks can show up in this section. Generally speaking, it is preferable to have Multiplayer League tasks rather than Gauntlet, due to the limitations of tickets in Gauntlet (Multiplayer League tickets are essentially infinite).
    • Festivals now also have Gauntlet-specific quests.
  • Upon the launch of the update, vehicle-specific cards for the Bugatti Chiron, Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were made available for Wild Card (Optimal, Superb) conversion.
    • At some point between November 9 and November 12, vehicle-specific cards for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 were made available for Wild Card (Prime) conversion.
    • On December 9, vehicle-specific cards for the Morgan Aero GT and Jaguar XKR-S GT were made available for Wild Card (Optimal) conversion.
  • Gauntlet Tickets (Golden) can now be won from certain TLEs (Multiplayer TLEs) and Daily Ads (1 ticket per week-long ad cycle).
  • The performance statistics of the Rimac C_Two were buffed on December 9th. The car's new rank is S1860, the same as the McLaren Senna, McLaren 600LT, Pagani Huayra BC, Bugatti Chiron and Dodge Tomahawk. This buff was preemptive for the BMW M4 GTS Festival, which has it as a Premium reward.
  • On December 17, the permanent 7-day booster bundle (Nitro Starter, Tuning Kit and Extra Tank) was transferred from the Bundles section to the Offers section in the main game menu. The bundle retains the same price and contents.

Cosmetic Changes

  • Gauntlet mode is now visible in the game mode menu. The Multiplayer League access button has been halved in size, with the Gauntlet access button taking up the remaining space. Gauntlet is placed above Multiplayer League. Both game mode buttons are placed along the left third of the screen.
  • In Gauntlet mode, when retrying a "defense" race (home run), the retry button has a ticket symbol on it, indicating that a ticket will be consumed when doing so.
  • Transylvania was reskinned to night-time for certain TLEs related to the Halloween Festival.
  • Tokyo, Transylvania and Area 51 were littered with pumpkins (city havoc) for certain TLEs related to the Halloween Festival and the McLaren-exclusive car sale.
  • Since December 14, Iceland, Tokyo, and the Alps are decorated with Christmas scenery objects until January 2021.

Patches

Exclusive Vehicles

Events

  1. Halloween Festival (October 30 - November 9, 2020)
  2. Fall Flash 4 Multiplayer Season (November 5 - 30, 2020)
  3. Jaguar XKR-S GT Festival (November 13 - 23, 2020)
  4. Aston Martin Valhalla Festival (November 27 - December 7, 2020)
  5. Holiday Rush 5 Multiplayer Season (December 3 - 28, 2020)
  6. BMW M4 GTS Festival (December 11 - 21, 2020)

Thanksgiving Gifts

The players received the following Thanksgiving gifts from Gameloft for logging in during November 26 - 28, 2020:

  • Day 1: 1x Optimal, 1x Prime and 1x Superb Wild cards.
  • Day 2: Golden Gauntlet Tickets 1 and Fusion Coins 200,000.
  • Day 3: Vencer Sarthe or Tokens 2,000 if the car is already owned.

Bugs / Glitches

  • Gauntlet Mode Bugs: When challenging opponent's time, the time to beat and the track doesn't match. This seems to be because opponent's ghost is driving another track rather than the track that player is driving.
    • It is also possible for the game to give the player a second home track to set a time on immediately after a time has been set on the first track. The second track will have the first track's time and ghost to be beaten.
      • These bugs have been fixed as of 9 November 2020.
  • Memory access issues: Due to the game's increased use of video memory, players running the game on Windows with an integrated graphics card are extremely likely to experience memory access violations when loading a race, which results in a crash. Players on other platforms also report an increased likelihood of crashes after the Gameloft 20th Anniversary splash screen is shown. Windows users who have a dedicated graphics card (e.g. any Nvidia or AMD graphics card) may be able to work around this problem by changing the Graphics Adapter used by the game in the Sound & Display settings menu.
  • Missing Festival Coins: Numerous players reported that the coins earned from a Festival Coins Cup on November 1, 2020 for the 2020 Halloween Festival were not being counted on November 4, 2020 onwards.
    • This was fixed on November 6 with 300 coins being given as compensation and the items from the missing tiers being claimable for a second time.[1]
  • On November 5, the following cars were on sale with their wrong prices, which was fixed afterwards:
  • The Golden Gauntlet Ticket rewards for the Multiplayer Cup during November 7 - 8, 2020 were not awarded. On November 10, the undelivered Tickets were awarded along with a compensation of Fusion Coins 36,000.
  • Shop access bug: Some players have reported that in-game purchases have been disabled completely. (Android, Windows)
    • Workaround: Changing language option to English and restarting the game may solve this issue.
    • This bug seems to be fixed on November 26.
  • On Windows, there are no weather effects on the screen when racing. For example, rainy tracks such as Tokyo doesn't show any rain drops while snowy tracks such as Alps doesn't show any snow effects on the screen at all.
  • Some players can't race against other opponents when they want to compete in Gauntlet mode. It shows a grey loading circle and doesn't respond either temporary or until the Gauntlet season is over.

Compensation for the inconvenience in Tokens cup

  • Tokens Cup on December 12, 2020 ended after a day instead of 2 days, even though the remaining duration in the weekly calendar was unchanged. On the other hand, Credits 10,000 was awarded for finishing the race instead of Fusion Coins 10,000. However, players received Fusion Coins 20,000 as a compensation for the inconvenience.

Post-update screen

Trailer

Trivia

Xbox Live will be no longer supported

  • This update is the last for Windows and Xbox players to login to Xbox Live. It will be mandatory for players to login to Facebook in order to continue playing with their saved data from the next update onwards.

Windows 8.x discontinued

  • Windows / Windows Phone 8.x will no longer be supported in the next update. Windows players using Windows 8.x are requested to upgrade their device before the next update to continue playing.

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) • 2020 Halloween Update (v5.4.0)
2020 Christmas Update (v5.5.0)
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