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Credits are the most commonly used currency in the Asphalt series, replacing the Dollars full a7 Dollars used in Asphalt 7: Heat and being replaced once again by Cash (measured in Dollars) in Asphalt Street Storm Racing.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Credits reward

The only currency in the game until the inclusion of Tokens in the Winter Update, Credits are the primary way to purchase in-game objects without having to spend real money since Tokens are much harder to obtain. Credits can be won by finishing races, winning Time-Limited Events, completing vehicle collections or purchasing credit packs. Credits earned at the end of races can also be increased by the Double Credits booster, completing Bonus Star Requirements and the Daily Bonus multiplier.

Items bought with Credits

Credit Packs

Credit Packs

Credit packs are an in-app purchase that provides the player a set amount of credits in exchange for real money. While the price for a pack increases for a bigger payout, the larger packs are overall of more value as the player gains a larger amount for a reduced money → credits cost ratio. With the Rio de Janeiro Update, each credit pack will also award the player with VIP points for the VIP system.

A Credits Pass Subscription was available in June 2019 and gave a total of A8 credits small 6,000,000, double the amount of a Master Credit Pack for the price of a Pro Credit Pack. The player has to log-in to the game every day for a consecutive 15 times with each log-in awarding A8 credits small 400,000.

  1. Rookie Credit Pack: A8 credits small 30,000 & 200 VIP points
  2. Driver Credit Pack: A8 credits small 85,000 & 500 VIP points
  3. Pilot Credit Pack: A8 credits small 187,500 & 1,000 VIP points
  4. Pro Credit Pack: A8 credits small 425,000 & 2,000 VIP points
  5. Champion Credit Pack: A8 credits small 1,212,500 & 5,000 VIP points
  6. Master Credit Pack: A8 credits small 3,000,000 & 10,000 VIP points

Anniversary Coins

Available only during the 5th Anniversary and Halloween Festival event, Festival Coins can only be purchased as part of any Credits or Tokens pack.

  1. Rookie Credit Pack: 150 Coins
  2. Driver Credit Pack: 350 Coins
  3. Pilot Credit Pack: 675 Coins
  4. Pro Credit Pack: 1,200 Coins
  5. Champion Credit Pack: 2,625 Coins
  6. Master Credit Pack: 3,750 Coins

Transferability with Tokens

There is no official conversion rate between credits and tokens in Asphalt 8: Airborne. A token is worth A8 credits small 138 on average and at the most, A8 credits small 341. This is only an estimate as the number of in-game tokens received for an equivalent value of credits depends largely on what you purchased.

In general, the lower the credit/token ratio of the car price is, the more economical it would be to purchase the car with credits instead of tokens. Due to the scarcity and high value of tokens to most players, it is usually a better choice to purchase the item with credits and save the tokens for other uses.

Vehicle/Item Cost Value
Rookie Credit Pack / Handful of Tokens US$1.99 A8 credits small 30,000
A8 tokens full 200
150 Credits per Token
Driver Credit Pack / Stack of Tokens US$4.99 A8 credits small 80,000
A8 tokens full 525
152 Credits per Token
Pilot Credit Pack / Hoard of Tokens US$9.99 A8 credits small 175,000
A8 tokens full 1,100
159 Credits per Token
Pro Credit Pack / Mountain of Tokens US$19.99 A8 credits small 420,000
A8 tokens full 2,400
175 Credits per Token
Champion Credit Pack / Truckload of Tokens US$49.99 A8 credits small 1,200,000
A8 tokens full 6,500
185 Credits per Token
Master Credit Pack / Vault of Tokens US$99.99 A8 credits small 3,000,000
A8 tokens full 15,000
200 Credits per Token
Suzuki GSX-R750 A8 credits small 30,000 or A8 tokens full 200 150 Credits per Token
Volkswagen Beetle Turbo A8 credits small 26,000 or A8 tokens full 180 144 Credits per Token
Ferrari 308 GTS A8 credits small 120,000 or A8 tokens full 1,100 109 Credits per Token
Mazda RX-8 A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 1,850 175 Credits per Token
Buick Avista Concept A8 credits small 425,000 or A8 tokens full 2,400 177 Credits per Token
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic A8 credits small 125,000 or A8 tokens full 525 238 Credits per Token
Acura NSX 2005 A8 credits small 90,000 or A8 tokens full 750 120 Credits per Token
Felino cB7 A8 credits small 250,000 or A8 tokens full 2,100 119 Credits per Token
Lamborghini Miura A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 2,100 154 Credits per Token
Mitsubishi Eclipse A8 credits small 395,000 or A8 tokens full 2,300 171 Credits per Token
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series A8 credits small 495,000 or A8 tokens full 2,400 206 Credits per Token
DS Survolt A8 credits small 45,000 or A8 tokens full 250 180 Credits per Token
Chevrolet SS A8 credits small 425,000 or A8 tokens full 3,500 121 Credits per Token
TVR Sagaris A8 credits small 930,000 or A8 tokens full 3,950 235 Credits per Token
Ferrari GTC4Lusso A8 credits small 765,000 or A8 tokens full 4,325 176 Credits per Token
2010 Bentley Continental Supersports A8 credits small 975,000 or A8 tokens full 4,925 197 Credits per Token
Ferrari LaFerrari A8 credits small 235,000 or A8 tokens full 1,975 118 Credits per Token
Volkswagen W12 A8 credits small 475,000 or A8 tokens full 3,450 137 Credits per Token
Mosler GT3 A8 credits small 985,000 or A8 tokens full 5,325 184 Credits per Token
Jaguar XJ220S A8 credits small 1,275,000 or A8 tokens full 5,975 213 Credits per Token
Koenigsegg Agera R A8 credits small 425,000 or A8 tokens full 2,375 178 Credits per Token
SSC Tuatara A8 credits small 950,000 or A8 tokens full 4,750 200 Credits per Token
Renault Sport R.S. 01 A8 credits small 1,950,000 or A8 tokens full 9,925 196 Credits per Token
Mosler Land Shark A8 credits small 2,250,000 or A8 tokens full 10,975 205 Credits per Token
TRION NEMESIS A8 credits small 3,275,000 or A8 tokens full 13,975 234 Credits per Token
Devel Sixteen Prototype A8 credits small 4,950,000 or A8 tokens full 14,500 341 Credits per Token

Obtaining Credits

While every race in the game (except for Quick Solo Race and failed Flawless races) has a Credits payout, the fastest method of earning credits is with Season 9: Beyond and McLaren Legends, preferably on short tracks such as San Diego Harbor, Alps, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Westminster Bridge/The London Eye, Munich Subway, and some layouts of The Great Wall. Listed below are the 29 current most proficient cars at Credits-grinding at Season 9 and McLaren Legends.

Car Track Base Payout (A8 credits small) Avg. Race Length Avg. A8 credits small per Hour Notes
McLaren MP4-31 San Diego Harbor A8 credits small 5,700 48 A8 credits small 312,352 Only obtainable from Championship
Ford GT (2017) San Diego Harbor Reverse A8 credits small 5,570 48.4 A8 credits small 302,358 Has TOUs, only obtainable from R&D
Ferrari 488 Pista Rapido Park A8 credits small 5,570 49.2 A8 credits small 300,607 Has TOUs, only obtainable from Championship
Arrinera Hussarya GT Rooftop Raceway A8 credits small 5,545 50.5 A8 credits small 293,361 Requires 20 Blueprints
W Motors Fenyr SuperSport Highland View A8 credits small 5,470 49.7 A8 credits small 292,855 Requires 20 Blueprints
Aston Martin One-77 Ipanema Showdown A8 credits small 5,465 50.1 A8 credits small 290,927 Requires 18 Blueprints
Rezvani Beast Alpha Mosaic Motorway A8 credits small 5,560 51.3 A8 credits small 290,827 Has TOUs, only obtainable from Championship
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Oceanview Derby A8 credits small 5,320 48.7 A8 credits small 289,257 Costs up to A8 tokens full 13,000 to be purchased
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Wesminster Bridge A8 credits small 5,450 50.4 A8 credits small 288,920 Only obtainable from R&D
SCG 003S Oceanview Derby A8 credits small 5,570 51.9 A8 credits small 288,901 Only obtainable from Championship
BMW i8 Coupe Alps Reverse A8 credits small 5,570 51.9 A8 credits small 288,901 Only obtainable from R&D
McLaren 720S Rapid Transit A8 credits small 5,570 52.4 A8 credits small 286,906 Requires 45 Blueprints
Kepler Motion Dubai A8 credits small 5,265 49.5 A8 credits small 283,079 Costs A8 tokens full 3,575 to purchase
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Market Square A8 credits small 5,560 53.9 A8 credits small 280,595 Only obtainable from R&D
Falcon F7 Rapido Park A8 credits small 5,480 53.3 A8 credits small 278,963 Only obtainable from EDD
McLaren 570S The London Eye A8 credits small 5,280 51 A8 credits small 277,859 Requires 55 Blueprints
BMW M2 Special Edition Rooftop Raceway A8 credits small 5,550 55 A8 credits small 276,000 Costs up to A8 tokens full 7,000 to be purchased
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Market Square A8 credits small 5,570 55.3 A8 credits small 275,857 Only obtainable from R&D
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Rapid Transit A8 credits small 5,550 55.2 A8 credits small 275,265 Has TOUs, requires 150 Blueprints
McLaren 675LT Alps A8 credits small 5,205 50.7 A8 credits small 275,219 Costs A8 tokens full 4,850 to purchase
Zenvo ST1 Market Square A8 credits small 5,560 55.9 A8 credits small 273,201 Requires 14 Blueprints
McLaren 650S GT3 Mosaic Motorway A8 credits small 5,545 55.9 A8 credits small 272,490 Costs up to A8 tokens full 7,000 to be purchased
Sbarro GT1 Highland View A8 credits small 5,560 56.7 A8 credits small 270,352 Only obtainable from Championship
Ferrari F60 America Barcelona A8 credits small 5,570 57.3 A8 credits small 268,719 Only obtainable from R&D
McLaren MP4-31 Alps Reverse A8 credits small 4,800 47.5 A8 credits small 266,666 Only obtainable from Championship
Pininfarina H2 Speed Market Square A8 credits small 5,570 58.4 A8 credits small 264,948 Only obtainable from R&D
Equus Bass 770 Oceanview Derby A8 credits small 5,570 58.6 A8 credits small 264,274 Only obtainable from Championship
Ferrari F40 Dubai Reverse A8 credits small 5,075 51.9 A8 credits small 264,116
Porsche Cayman GT4 San Diego Harbor A8 credits small 5,530 58.4 A8 credits small 263,112 Requires 35 Blueprints
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Market Square A8 credits small 5,570 ? A8 credits small ? Has TOUs, only obtainable from R&D

Note: Car Mastery is unusable as of the Fast Lane Update which prevented Mastery races from being replayed when completed. The following list shows the 20 cars that were most efficient for Mastery grinding prior to said update

Car Track Race Type Base Payout (A8 credits small) Avg. Race Length Avg. A8 credits small per Hour
2018 McLaren X2 The London Eye Flawless A8 credits small 6,525 44.9 A8 credits small 373,035
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless A8 credits small 6,300 44 A8 credits small 365,625
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 San Diego Harbor Rev. Flawless A8 credits small 6,560 48 A8 credits small 357,882
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless A8 credits small 6,000 46 A8 credits small 338,182
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Dubai Reverse Classic A8 credits small 6,145 48 A8 credits small 335,912
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,085 47.5 A8 credits small 335,200
Pagani Huayra BC The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 6,135 48.5 A8 credits small 332,934
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless A8 credits small 6,185 49.2

A8 credits small 332,167

McLaren F1 XP-5 Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 5,805 46

A8 credits small 327,546

Vanda Electrics Dendrobium The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 6,130 50 A8 credits small 325,543
Apollo Intensa Emozione French Guiana Flawless A8 credits small 6,715 56.8 A8 credits small 324,141
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged A8 credits small 5,950 48.4 A8 credits small 323,684
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,060 50 A8 credits small 321,943
Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition San Diego Harbor Rev. Unplugged A8 credits small 6,290 53 A8 credits small 320,055
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Alps Unplugged A8 credits small 5,895 48.9 A8 credits small 318,461
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 5,975 50.7 A8 credits small 314,427
Koenigsegg Agera R Alps Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 5,975 54 A8 credits small 300,406
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,795 52 A8 credits small 299,750
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless A8 credits small 5,845 55 A8 credits small 290,160
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,895 56 A8 credits small 288,711

While racing with boosters (Nitro Starter & Tuning Kit) will reduce the race duration, it is more detrimental than going un-boosted as the additional cost for 1 hour of usage will outweigh the increased profit for an overall loss in credit accumulation (assuming that the boosters were not purchased through Exclusive Deals, earned via Time Limited Events, completing Collections or Car Mastery).[1]

Prior to March 23, 2018, the Lamborghini Veneno could be used as the first stepping stone in credits grinding as it only cost A8 credits small 861,774 to buy and MAX PRO and does not require Engine Cards in its Pro Kits.

While the 2015 GTA Spano has comparable profitability to the cars mentioned above, it is rendered impractical with its paywall restriction and Elite Car status with tune-ups for it taking 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

As previously mentioned, completing certain Collections in the game will award the player with a credit reward. Listed below are all of the collections with a credit reward.

Collection Reward MAX Reward
Ion Runners A8 credits small 17,000 A8 credits small 60,000
U.S. Monsters A8 credits small 45,000 A8 credits small 150,000
Audi A8 credits small 9,000 A8 credits small 50,000
New Blood A8 credits small 100,000 A8 credits small 215,000
GT Club A8 credits small 125,000 A8 credits small 500,000
Winter is gone A8 credits small 200,000 A8 credits small 750,000
Red Stallions A8 credits small 350,000 A8 credits small 700,000
Hot Summer A8 credits small 325,000 A8 credits small 800,000
Chevrolet A8 credits small 150,000 N/A
McLaren A8 credits small 500,000 A8 credits small 1,000,000
Running of the Bulls A8 credits small 250,000 A8 credits small 1,000,000
Japanese Dragons A8 credits small 225,000 A8 credits small 750,000
European Collection A8 credits small 350,000 N/A
Mercedes A8 credits small 400,000 A8 credits small 850,000
BMW N/A A8 credits small 675,000
Top Tier N/A A8 credits small 1,200,000
Bolides A8 credits small 700,000 N/A
Gran Turismo N/A A8 credits small 1,000,000
Total A8 credits small 3,746,000 A8 credits small 9,700,000
Grand Total A8 credits small 13,446,000

References

  1. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8
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