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

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Credits reward

The only currency in the game until the inclusion of Tokens with the 2014 Winter update, Credits are a fundamental element of the game, being 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.

  1. Rookie Credit Pack: A8Credits 30,000 & 200 VIP points
  2. Driver Credit Pack: A8Credits 80,000 & 500 VIP points
  3. Pilot Credit Pack: A8Credits 175,000 & 1,000 VIP points
  4. Pro Credit Pack: A8Credits 420,000 & 2,000 VIP points
  5. Champion Credit Pack: A8Credits 1,200,000 & 5,000 VIP points
  6. Master Credit Pack: A8Credits 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 A8Credits 138 on average and at the most, A8Credits 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 A8Credits 30,000
A8Tokens 200
150 Credits per Token
Driver Credit Pack / Stack of Tokens US$4.99 A8Credits 80,000
A8Tokens 525
152 Credits per Token
Pilot Credit Pack / Hoard of Tokens US$9.99 A8Credits 175,000
A8Tokens 1,100
159 Credits per Token
Pro Credit Pack / Mountain of Tokens US$19.99 A8Credits 420,000
A8Tokens 2,400
175 Credits per Token
Champion Credit Pack / Truckload of Tokens US$49.99 A8Credits 1,200,000
A8Tokens 6,500
185 Credits per Token
Master Credit Pack / Vault of Tokens US$99.99 A8Credits 3,000,000
A8Tokens 15,000
200 Credits per Token
Suzuki GSX-R750 A8Credits 30,000 or A8Tokens 200 150 Credits per Token
Volkswagen Beetle Turbo A8Credits 26,000 or A8Tokens 180 144 Credits per Token
Ferrari 308 GTS A8Credits 120,000 or A8Tokens 1,100 109 Credits per Token
Mazda RX-8 A8Credits 325,000 or A8Tokens 1,850 175 Credits per Token
Buick Avista Concept A8Credits 425,000 or A8Tokens 2,400 177 Credits per Token
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic A8Credits 125,000 or A8Tokens 525 238 Credits per Token
Acura NSX 2005 A8Credits 90,000 or A8Tokens 750 120 Credits per Token
Felino cB7 A8Credits 250,000 or A8Tokens 2,100 119 Credits per Token
Lamborghini Miura A8Credits 325,000 or A8Tokens 2,100 154 Credits per Token
Mitsubishi Eclipse A8Credits 395,000 or A8Tokens 2,300 171 Credits per Token
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series A8Credits 495,000 or A8Tokens 2,400 206 Credits per Token
DS Survolt A8Credits 45,000 or A8Tokens 250 180 Credits per Token
Chevrolet SS A8Credits 425,000 or A8Tokens 3,500 121 Credits per Token
TVR Sagaris A8Credits 930,000 or A8Tokens 3,950 235 Credits per Token
Ferrari GTC4Lusso A8Credits 765,000 or A8Tokens 4,325 176 Credits per Token
2010 Bentley Continental Supersports A8Credits 975,000 or A8Tokens 4,925 197 Credits per Token
Ferrari LaFerrari A8Credits 235,000 or A8Tokens 1,975 118 Credits per Token
Volkswagen W12 A8Credits 475,000 or A8Tokens 3,450 137 Credits per Token
Mosler GT3 A8Credits 985,000 or A8Tokens 5,325 184 Credits per Token
Jaguar XJ220S A8Credits 1,275,000 or A8Tokens 5,975 213 Credits per Token
Koenigsegg Agera R A8Credits 425,000 or A8Tokens 2,375 178 Credits per Token
SSC Tuatara A8Credits 950,000 or A8Tokens 4,750 200 Credits per Token
Renault Sport R.S. 01 A8Credits 1,950,000 or A8Tokens 9,925 196 Credits per Token
Mosler Land Shark A8Credits 2,250,000 or A8Tokens 10,975 205 Credits per Token
TRION NEMESIS A8Credits 3,275,000 or A8Tokens 13,975 234 Credits per Token
Devel Sixteen Prototype A8Credits 4,950,000 or A8Tokens 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 or Car Mastery Challenge #14/#15 events, 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 currently most proficient cars at Credits-grinding at Challenge 15.

Car Track Race Type Base Payout (A8Credits) Avg. Race Length Avg. A8Credits per Hour
2018 McLaren X2 The London Eye Flawless A8Credits 6,525 44.9 A8Credits 373,035
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless A8Credits 6,300 44 A8Credits 365,625
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless A8Credits 6,000 46 A8Credits 338,182
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Dubai Reverse Classic A8Credits 6,145 48 A8Credits 335,912
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 6,085 47.5 A8Credits 335,200
Pagani Huayra BC The London Eye Unplugged A8Credits 6,135 48.5 A8Credits 332,934
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless A8Credits 6,185 49.2

A8Credits 332,167

McLaren F1 XP-5 Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 5,805 46

A8Credits 327,546

Vanda Electrics Dendrobium The London Eye Unplugged A8Credits 6,130 50 A8Credits 325,543
Apollo Intensa Emozione French Guiana Flawless A8Credits 6,715 56.8 A8Credits 324,141
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged A8Credits 5,950 48.4 A8Credits 323,684
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 6,060 50 A8Credits 321,943
Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition San Diego Harbor Rev. Unplugged A8Credits 6,290 53 A8Credits 320,055
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Alps Unplugged A8Credits 5,895 48.9 A8Credits 318,461
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged A8Credits 5,975 50.7 A8Credits 314,427
Koenigsegg Agera R Alps Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 5,975 54 A8Credits 300,406
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,795 52 A8Credits 299,750
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless A8Credits 5,845 55 A8Credits 290,160
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,895 56 A8Credits 288,711
Sbarro Alcador San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,790 55 A8Credits 287,520

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 A8Credits 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, the car 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 A8Credits 17,000 A8Credits 60,000
U.S. Monsters A8Credits 45,000 A8Credits 150,000
Audi A8Credits 9,000 A8Credits 50,000
New Blood A8Credits 100,000 A8Credits 215,000
GT Club A8Credits 125,000 A8Credits 500,000
Winter is gone A8Credits 200,000 A8Credits 750,000
Red Stallions A8Credits 350,000 A8Credits 700,000
Hot Summer A8Credits 325,000 A8Credits 800,000
Chevrolet A8Credits 150,000 N/A
McLaren A8Credits 500,000 A8Credits 1,000,000
Running of the Bulls A8Credits 250,000 A8Credits 1,000,000
Japanese Dragons A8Credits 225,000 A8Credits 750,000
European Collection A8Credits 350,000 N/A
Mercedes A8Credits 400,000 A8Credits 850,000
BMW N/A A8Credits 675,000
Top Tier N/A A8Credits 1,200,000
Bolides A8Credits 700,000 N/A
Gran Turismo N/A A8Credits 1,000,000
Total A8Credits 3,746,000 A8Credits 9,700,000
Grand Total A8Credits 13,446,000

References

  1. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8