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The 2022 Lunar New Year Update is the 53rd update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

Chinese New Year brings the promise of new challenges, competitions, and prizes for everyone in Asphalt 8. Go get 'em, Tiger!

NEW YEAR, NEW CAR
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the mighty Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition! Just join the latest Festival to unlock this beast and more.

FEEL THE ROAR
Start the Year of the Tiger right by pouncing on specially themed outfits, profile icons, and decals to give your car more bite!

New Vehicles

The new cars will need the following cards:

Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition Kit Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition Kit – Last checked: Jan 28, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 200
Rarity: Optimal (Class B)
Vehicle: Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
Pagani Huayra R Kit Pagani Huayra R Kit – Last checked: Feb 7, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 300
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: Pagani Huayra R (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
RAESR Tachyon Speed Kit RAESR Tachyon Speed Kit – Last checked: Feb 7, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 300
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: RAESR Tachyon Speed (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
Ajlani Drakuma Kit Ajlani Drakuma Kit – Last checked: Feb 18, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 300
Rarity: Superb (Class S)
Vehicle: Ajlani Drakuma (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
Pagani Imola Kit Pagani Imola Kit – Last checked: Apr 6, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 250
Rarity: Prime (Class A)
Vehicle: Pagani Imola (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward
No image available Genty Akylone Kit – Last checked: Apr 29, 2022
Sale value: Fusion Coins 200
Rarity: Optimal (Class B)
Vehicle: Genty Akylone (160 to upgrade)
Availability: Festival Premium reward

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

  • Vehicle-specific kit cards for the Aston Martin Victor, Ford GT MK II, and Techrules AT96 Track Version were made available for Wild Card conversion from January 25 onwards.
  • Individual items for 3D avatar customization now have an alternate Tokens Tokens price.
  • From January 31, 2022 onwards, player matchmaking in the Classic Multiplayer Season now has 10 rank brackets:
    • D800 to D1052
    • D1053 to D1142
    • D1143 to D1232
    • D1233 to D1322
    • D1323 to C1412
    • C1413 to C1502
    • C1503 to B1592
    • B1593 to B1682
    • B1683 to A1772
    • A1773 to S1862
  • On March 16, the rank of the Ford GT 2017 was changed from A1800 to A1770.
  • Around the middle of March, the first rank bracket in Classic Multiplayer (D800 to D1052) was divided into two, mainly in order to accommodate for the MAX+PRO Dodge Dart GT (D992). These new rank brackets are:
    • D800 to D992 (for the Dart)
    • D993 to D1052
      • There was no announcement of this change initially, although it was announced late as a part of the 2022 Easter Patch (v6.2.3) on April 18, 2022.
  • From March 28 onwards, the reward for Elite League in Gauntlet were increased:

Cosmetic Changes

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v6.2.3

Announcement

The newest update is rolling fast, along with some changes inspired by our community:

PLAY MENU, UPDATED

We've updated the Play Menu to provide our players with a newer, better, and smoother experience! All the modes are in the limelight now!

Game changes

Gameplay changes

  • The handling of the Pininfarina Battista was significantly improved.
    • At the same time, the Battista's acceleration was worsened slightly. (MMS)
  • Players from Russia and Belarus are now unable to install the game.
  • The Koenigsegg Gemera's Festival (second iteration) has been changed so that the Gemera is rewarded for free at Tier 16 as well as with the premium pass at Tier 1. Originally, it was only available with the premium pass at Tier 1. The compensation for players who already own the Gemera is eight Superb Wild Cards.

Cosmetic changes

  • The garage theme now has 2 modes: dark and light.
  • The Play menu has been redesigned:
    • Game modes have been condensed into 5 main types: Single Player, World Series, Gauntlet, Events, and Quick Race.
    • Classic Season and Master Season have been moved to the World Series section.
    • Career and Moto Blitz season have been moved to the Single Player section.
    • Festivals are no longer accessible from this menu.
    • "Claim Reward" button has been redesigned.
    • Event banners are now smaller and require less scrolling to select a different event.
  • A new avatar set and profile icon called "#StandWithUkraine" has been added and is available to all players for free.
  • The "Team Russia" profile icon was renamed to "Team Ukrainian Freedom", and it was redesigned to reflect this change.
    • Effectively, the Team Russia profile icon has been deleted and replaced by this new profile icon, which is completely different.
    • The new Team Ukrainian Freedom profile icon occupies the same slot as the former Team Russia profile icon and retains the same unlock date (e.g. July 9, 2021 for MMS).
    • It is presumed that players who had equipped Team Russia before the update are now shown to be wearing Team Ukrainian Freedom.
  • The splash loading screen was changed back to the Koenigsegg Jesko's screen added in the Eighth Anniversary Update.

Events

  1. Lunar Festival (January 28, 2022 - February 7, 2022)
  2. Pagani Huayra R Festival (February 7-17, 2022)
  3. Porsche Festival (February 18-28, 2022)
  4. RAESR Tachyon Speed Festival (February 28 - March 10, 2022)
  5. Ajlani Drakuma Festival (March 18-28, 2022)
  6. Arrinera e-Hussarya Festival (March 28 - April 7, 2022)
  7. Pagani Imola Festival (April 8-18, 2022)
  8. Aston Martin Victor Festival (April 18-28, 2022)
  9. Genty Akylone Festival (April 29 - May 9, 2022)
  10. Koenigsegg Gemera Festival (May 9-19, 2022)

Gifts

Bugs / Glitches

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  • The following bugs were fixed:
    • Added clear indication to the garage, decal section and avatar section when redirected to the item, not available for sale at the moment.
    • Resolved an issue with missing main menu buttons after claiming Festival quests under certain circumstances.
    • Resolved an issue with highlighter position reset when applying upgrades with controller or keyboard.
    • Resolved an issue when game stopped working after fast tapping Play and then fast canceling the race.
    • Resolved multiple issues related to menu navigation when using a controller or a keyboard.
    • Resolved an issue with not being able to skip car purchase animation when using controller.
    • Resolved an issue with macOS and Windows controls not being switched to keyboard when controller disconnects.
    • Festivals are now shown in the Calendar before they begin.
    • Fixed "Unable to Download Data" issue on some Android players.
    • Fixed issue that caused Events to Freeze during "Claiming Rewards" status.
    • Resolved minor issues with controllers.
  • Bugs that still persist:
    • Game crashes are still frequent on Windows PC.
    • Players losing some or all in-game data on multiple platforms.
    • Missing ad rewards on Android.
    • Certain motorcycles have issues with their Supercharge speeds (ongoing for years).
  • As Asphalt 8 is managed by Gameloft's Kharkiv studio in Ukraine, Russia's invasion of Ukraine meant that since late February, updates and fixes have been delayed.
    • Server Outages: Between late February and early March, numerous players reported being unable to connect to the game's servers.
    • Bugatti Bolide Festival: The Bugatti Bolide Festival was relaunched on March 12 but closed a day later. It did not have purchasable coin packs, fluctuating premium pass prices, inaccessible time-limited events, a bugged "More Coins" button, and attempting to view the quests would crash the game. The icon in the main menu also had greyed out festival coins and the event was not listed in the calendar.
  • 2022 Easter Patch (v6.2.3) bugs:
    • Players have reported that the camera shakes during races. Gameloft has recognised this bug and has vowed to fix it in the next major update.
    • Players have reported handling/physics issues for certain motorcycles. (MMS)

Post-update screen

Trailer

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Asphalt 8 - Lunar New Year Official Trailer

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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