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The 2021 Christmas Update is the 52nd update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

What's that chill? Is it the winter, or just the cold stares of your rivals? Either way, it's your chance to melt the competition in this hot holiday update!

**What's new**

- Holiday Customizations -

Don your best seasonal style with a new Winter Holiday Avatar, cool decals, and fresh profile icons to spark your spirit of giving (your all).

- The Winter Festival -

We couldn't get Santa's sleigh, but the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is still pure magic! And you can put your skills to the test to win it, and more, in the exciting Winter Festival. And be sure to keep an eye on the Calendar for more events and surprises!

New Vehicles

The new cars will need the following cards:

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Kit Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Kit – Last checked: Dec 22, 2021
Sale value: Fusion Coins 300
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
Aston Martin V12 Speedster Kit Aston Martin V12 Speedster Kit – Last checked: Jan 3, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 200
Rarity: Optimal (Class B)
Vehicle: Aston Martin V12 Speedster (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
Vision 1789 Kit Vision 1789 Kit – Last checked: Jan 13, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 300
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: Vision 1789 (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward

Game Changes

Cosmetic Changes

V6.1 Asphalt 8 Bolide Vision GT loading screen.png

  • New splash loading screen of a Bugatti Bolide and Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo in the Alps.
  • The post-update screen has been redesigned.
  • The main menu shortcut for Festivals now has an animated background.
  • The icon in the main menu and garage for the inbox, inventory, garage, avatar, calendar, upgrades, and coloring now has text underneath the symbols.
  • The rarity ratings for 2D avatar icons were changed although some do not match the rarity of the corresponding avatar outfit set.
  • New "Sled Driver" and "Snowstorm" 2D avatar icons and "Snowstorm" avatar outfit.
  • The Lamborghini Centenario on the game's icon is now colored in red and at a different angle.
  • The car selection selection screen of Gauntlet is now animated to slide in instead of abruptly appearing.
  • In the garage, new Festival cars now have a red timer underneath the orange "Festival" box showing the amount of time remaining for the event.
  • In the vehicle selection screen for races with a recommended rank, only the upgrade symbol is now shown above the "Start Race" button.
    • In the upgrade screen, it is shown as "Recommended" with the upgrade symbol also appearing.
    • If a vehicle does not meet the recommended rank, there is a prompt to upgrade the vehicle to meet the rank.

Events

  1. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Festival (December 24, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
  2. Aston Martin V12 Speedster Festival (January 3 - January 13, 2022)
  3. Vision 1789 Festival (January 14 - January 24, 2022)

Gifts

Bugs / Glitches

  • The Aston Martin V12 Speedster's upgrade cost is not discounted even if the player has its Pro Kits discount card.
    • This has since been fixed.
  • Even if player watched Milestone ad, Multi-credits ad, and free nitro starter ads, the rewards are not given for some reason. This happens randomly.(Android)

Bugs that still persist:

  • Game crashes are still frequent on Windows PC.
  • Players losing some or all in-game data on multiple platforms.

Post-update screen

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)
2021 2021 Lunar New Year Update (v5.6.0) • 2021 Spring Update (v5.7.0)
2021 Summer Update (v5.8.0) • Eighth Anniversary Update (v5.9.0)
2021 Holiday Update (v6.0.0) • 2021 Christmas Update (v6.1.0)
2022 2022 Lunar New Year Update (v6.2.0)
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