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

The only currency in the game until the inclusion of TokensA8 tokens full 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 A8 icon double credits 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.

  • The larger the pack, the better the price per Credit.
  • The size of the packs and also the price per Credit are dependent on a player's Career StarsStars small a8 Stars.
    • More Stars → more Credits per pack
    • More Stars → better price per Credit

Especially for less advanced players, the prices for Credit Packs are completely out of proportion. For the same price, advanced players get more than double the amount of Credits than beginners. Credits are much easier to earn in-game than Tokens (see Farming), so buying Credits with real money should only be considered as a last resort.

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 6000000A8 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 400000A8 credits small 400,000.

The following table lists pack sizes and prices for some example Star levels taken from different accounts. Reaching 1700Stars small a8 1,700 seems to be the last level; even players with 2495Stars small a8 2,495 did not have better ratios. As Gameloft is based in France, prices are shown in Euro. Prices in US$ are the same despite different exchange rates, so players from the USA have an advantage as long the exchange rate for $ 1 is below € 1.

Pack VIP
points
Stars Credits Price Credits
per Euro
Rookie Credit Pack 200 130Stars small a8 130 12000A8 credits small 12,000 € 1.78* 6747A8 credits small 6,747
1608Stars small a8 1,608 30000A8 credits small 30,000 € 2.29 13100A8 credits small 13,100
1704Stars small a8 1,704 30000A8 credits small 30,000 € 1.99 15075A8 credits small 15,075
Driver Credit Pack 500 130Stars small a8 130 34000A8 credits small 34,000 € 4.64* 7335A8 credits small 7,335
1608Stars small a8 1,608 85000A8 credits small 85,000 € 5.49 15483A8 credits small 15,483
1704Stars small a8 1,704 85000A8 credits small 85,000 € 4.99 17034A8 credits small 17,034
Pilot Credit Pack 1,000 130Stars small a8 130 75000A8 credits small 75,000 € 9.14* 8210A8 credits small 8,210
1608Stars small a8 1,608 187500A8 credits small 187,500 € 10.99 17061A8 credits small 17,061
1704Stars small a8 1,704 187500A8 credits small 187,500 € 9.99 18769A8 credits small 18,769
Pro Credit Pack 2,000 130Stars small a8 130 170000A8 credits small 170,000 € 18.56* 9158A8 credits small 9,158
1608Stars small a8 1,608 425000A8 credits small 425,000 € 21,99 19327A8 credits small 19,327
1704Stars small a8 1,704 425000A8 credits small 425,000 € 19.99 21261A8 credits small 21,261
Champion Credit Pack 5,000 130Stars small a8 130 485000A8 credits small 485,000 € 45.71* 10611A8 credits small 10,611
1608Stars small a8 1,608 1212500A8 credits small 1,212,500 € 54,99 22049A8 credits small 22,049
1704Stars small a8 1,704 1212500A8 credits small 1,212,500 € 49.99 24255A8 credits small 24,255
Master Credit Pack 10,000 130Stars small a8 130 1200000A8 credits small 1,200,000 € 92,13* 13025A8 credits small 13,025
1608Stars small a8 1,608 3000000A8 credits small 3,000,000 € 109,99 22275A8 credits small 22,275
1704Stars small a8 1,704 3000000A8 credits small 3,000,000 € 99.99 30003A8 credits small 30,003

* Prices for 130Stars small a8 130 have been converted from Canadian Dollars and may differ from actual prices.

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 138A8 credits small 138 on average and at the most, 341A8 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 30000A8 credits small 30,000
200A8 tokens full 200
150 Credits per Token
Driver Credit Pack / Stack of Tokens US$4.99 80000A8 credits small 80,000
525A8 tokens full 525
152 Credits per Token
Pilot Credit Pack / Hoard of Tokens US$9.99 175000A8 credits small 175,000
1100A8 tokens full 1,100
159 Credits per Token
Pro Credit Pack / Mountain of Tokens US$19.99 420000A8 credits small 420,000
2400A8 tokens full 2,400
175 Credits per Token
Champion Credit Pack / Truckload of Tokens US$49.99 1200000A8 credits small 1,200,000
6500A8 tokens full 6,500
185 Credits per Token
Master Credit Pack / Vault of Tokens US$99.99 3000000A8 credits small 3,000,000
15000A8 tokens full 15,000
200 Credits per Token
Suzuki GSX-R750 30000A8 credits small 30,000 or 200A8 tokens full 200 150 Credits per Token
Volkswagen Beetle Turbo 26000A8 credits small 26,000 or 180A8 tokens full 180 144 Credits per Token
Ferrari 308 GTS 120000A8 credits small 120,000 or 1100A8 tokens full 1,100 109 Credits per Token
Mazda RX-8 325000A8 credits small 325,000 or 1850A8 tokens full 1,850 175 Credits per Token
Buick Avista Concept 425000A8 credits small 425,000 or 2400A8 tokens full 2,400 177 Credits per Token
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic 125000A8 credits small 125,000 or 525A8 tokens full 525 238 Credits per Token
Acura NSX 2005 90000A8 credits small 90,000 or 750A8 tokens full 750 120 Credits per Token
Felino cB7 250000A8 credits small 250,000 or 2100A8 tokens full 2,100 119 Credits per Token
Lamborghini Miura 325000A8 credits small 325,000 or 2100A8 tokens full 2,100 154 Credits per Token
Mitsubishi Eclipse 395000A8 credits small 395,000 or 2300A8 tokens full 2,300 171 Credits per Token
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series 495000A8 credits small 495,000 or 2400A8 tokens full 2,400 206 Credits per Token
DS Survolt 45000A8 credits small 45,000 or 250A8 tokens full 250 180 Credits per Token
Chevrolet SS 425000A8 credits small 425,000 or 3500A8 tokens full 3,500 121 Credits per Token
TVR Sagaris 930000A8 credits small 930,000 or 3950A8 tokens full 3,950 235 Credits per Token
Ferrari GTC4Lusso 765000A8 credits small 765,000 or 4325A8 tokens full 4,325 176 Credits per Token
2010 Bentley Continental Supersports 975000A8 credits small 975,000 or 4925A8 tokens full 4,925 197 Credits per Token
Ferrari LaFerrari 235000A8 credits small 235,000 or 1975A8 tokens full 1,975 118 Credits per Token
Volkswagen W12 475000A8 credits small 475,000 or 3450A8 tokens full 3,450 137 Credits per Token
Mosler GT3 985000A8 credits small 985,000 or 5325A8 tokens full 5,325 184 Credits per Token
Jaguar XJ220S 1275000A8 credits small 1,275,000 or 5975A8 tokens full 5,975 213 Credits per Token
Koenigsegg Agera R 425000A8 credits small 425,000 or 2375A8 tokens full 2,375 178 Credits per Token
SSC Tuatara 950000A8 credits small 950,000 or 4750A8 tokens full 4,750 200 Credits per Token
Renault Sport R.S. 01 1950000A8 credits small 1,950,000 or 9925A8 tokens full 9,925 196 Credits per Token
Mosler Land Shark 2250000A8 credits small 2,250,000 or 10975A8 tokens full 10,975 205 Credits per Token
TRION NEMESIS 3275000A8 credits small 3,275,000 or 13975A8 tokens full 13,975 234 Credits per Token
Devel Sixteen Prototype 4950000A8 credits small 4,950,000 or 14500A8 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 were some of the most proficient cars at Credits-grinding in Season 9 and McLaren Legends.

A hotfix in early March 2020 severely reduced the base payout for Season 9 to only several hundred credits per race. As such, McLaren Legends is now the only viable option in griding for credits.

Vehicle Track Base payout (A8 credits small) Avg. Race Length Avg. A8 credits small per hour Notes
McLaren MP4-31 San Diego Harbor 5700A8 credits small 5,700 48 312352A8 credits small 312,352 Only obtainable from Championship
Ford GT (2017) San Diego Harbor Reverse 5570A8 credits small 5,570 48.4 302358A8 credits small 302,358 Has TOUs, only obtainable from R&D
Ferrari 488 Pista Rapido Park 5570A8 credits small 5,570 49.2 300607A8 credits small 300,607 Has TOUs, only obtainable from Championship
Arrinera Hussarya GT Rooftop Raceway 5545A8 credits small 5,545 50.5 293361A8 credits small 293,361 Requires 20 Blueprints
W Motors Fenyr SuperSport Highland View 5470A8 credits small 5,470 49.7 292855A8 credits small 292,855 Requires 20 Blueprints
Aston Martin One-77 Ipanema Showdown 5465A8 credits small 5,465 50.1 290927A8 credits small 290,927 Requires 18 Blueprints
Rezvani Beast Alpha Mosaic Motorway 5560A8 credits small 5,560 51.3 290827A8 credits small 290,827 Has TOUs, only obtainable from Championship
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Oceanview Derby 5320A8 credits small 5,320 48.7 289257A8 credits small 289,257 Costs up to 13000A8 tokens full 13,000 to be purchased
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Wesminster Bridge 5450A8 credits small 5,450 50.4 288920A8 credits small 288,920 Only obtainable from R&D
SCG 003S Oceanview Derby 5570A8 credits small 5,570 51.9 288901A8 credits small 288,901 Only obtainable from Championship
BMW i8 Coupe Alps Reverse 5570A8 credits small 5,570 51.9 288901A8 credits small 288,901 Only obtainable from R&D
McLaren 720S Rapid Transit 5570A8 credits small 5,570 52.4 286906A8 credits small 286,906 Requires 45 Blueprints
Kepler Motion Dubai 5265A8 credits small 5,265 49.5 283079A8 credits small 283,079 Costs 3575A8 tokens full 3,575 to purchase
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Market Square 5560A8 credits small 5,560 53.9 280595A8 credits small 280,595 Only obtainable from R&D
Falcon F7 Rapido Park 5480A8 credits small 5,480 53.3 278963A8 credits small 278,963 Only obtainable from EDD
McLaren 570S The London Eye 5280A8 credits small 5,280 51 277859A8 credits small 277,859 Requires 55 Blueprints
BMW M2 Special Edition Rooftop Raceway 5550A8 credits small 5,550 55 276000A8 credits small 276,000 Costs up to 7000A8 tokens full 7,000 to be purchased
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Market Square 5570A8 credits small 5,570 55.3 275857A8 credits small 275,857 Only obtainable from R&D
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Rapid Transit 5550A8 credits small 5,550 55.2 275265A8 credits small 275,265 Has TOUs, requires 150 Blueprints
McLaren 675LT Alps 5205A8 credits small 5,205 50.7 275219A8 credits small 275,219 Costs 4850A8 tokens full 4,850 to purchase
Zenvo ST1 Market Square 5560A8 credits small 5,560 55.9 273201A8 credits small 273,201 Requires 14 Blueprints
McLaren 650S GT3 Mosaic Motorway 5545A8 credits small 5,545 55.9 272490A8 credits small 272,490 Costs up to 7000A8 tokens full 7,000 to be purchased
Sbarro GT1 Highland View 5560A8 credits small 5,560 56.7 270352A8 credits small 270,352 Only obtainable from Championship
Ferrari F60 America Barcelona 5570A8 credits small 5,570 57.3 268719A8 credits small 268,719 Only obtainable from R&D
McLaren MP4-31 Alps Reverse 4800A8 credits small 4,800 47.5 266666A8 credits small 266,666 Only obtainable from Championship
Pininfarina H2 Speed Market Square 5570A8 credits small 5,570 58.4 264948A8 credits small 264,948 Only obtainable from R&D
Equus Bass 770 Oceanview Derby 5570A8 credits small 5,570 58.6 264274A8 credits small 264,274 Only obtainable from Championship
Ferrari F40 Dubai Reverse 5075A8 credits small 5,075 51.9 264116A8 credits small 264,116
Porsche Cayman GT4 San Diego Harbor 5530A8 credits small 5,530 58.4 263112A8 credits small 263,112 Requires 35 Blueprints
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Market Square 5570A8 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 6525A8 credits small 6,525 44.9 373035A8 credits small 373,035
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless 6300A8 credits small 6,300 44 365625A8 credits small 365,625
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 San Diego Harbor Rev. Flawless 6560A8 credits small 6,560 48 357882A8 credits small 357,882
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless 6000A8 credits small 6,000 46 338182A8 credits small 338,182
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Dubai Reverse Classic 6145A8 credits small 6,145 48 335912A8 credits small 335,912
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged 6085A8 credits small 6,085 47.5 335200A8 credits small 335,200
Pagani Huayra BC The London Eye Unplugged 6135A8 credits small 6,135 48.5 332934A8 credits small 332,934
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless 6185A8 credits small 6,185 49.2 332167A8 credits small 332,167
McLaren F1 XP-5 Dubai Reverse Unplugged 5805A8 credits small 5,805 46 327546A8 credits small 327,546
Vanda Electrics Dendrobium The London Eye Unplugged 6130A8 credits small 6,130 50 325543A8 credits small 325,543
Apollo Intensa Emozione French Guiana Flawless 6715A8 credits small 6,715 56.8 324141A8 credits small 324,141
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged 5950A8 credits small 5,950 48.4 323684A8 credits small 323,684
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged 6060A8 credits small 6,060 50 321943A8 credits small 321,943
Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition San Diego Harbor Rev. Unplugged 6290A8 credits small 6,290 53 320055A8 credits small 320,055
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Alps Unplugged 5895A8 credits small 5,895 48.9 318461A8 credits small 318,461
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged 5975A8 credits small 5,975 50.7 314427A8 credits small 314,427
Koenigsegg Agera R Alps Reverse Unplugged 5975A8 credits small 5,975 54 300406A8 credits small 300,406
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage San Diego Harbor Flawless 5795A8 credits small 5,795 52 299750A8 credits small 299,750
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless 5845A8 credits small 5,845 55 290160A8 credits small 290,160
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless 5895A8 credits small 5,895 56 288711A8 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 861774A8 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 A8 icon max Reward
Ion Runners 17000A8 credits small 17,000 60000A8 credits small 60,000
U.S. Monsters 45000A8 credits small 45,000 150000A8 credits small 150,000
Audi 9000A8 credits small 9,000 50000A8 credits small 50,000
New Blood 100000A8 credits small 100,000 215000A8 credits small 215,000
GT Club 125000A8 credits small 125,000 500000A8 credits small 500,000
Winter is gone 200000A8 credits small 200,000 750000A8 credits small 750,000
Red Stallions 350000A8 credits small 350,000 700000A8 credits small 700,000
Hot Summer 325000A8 credits small 325,000 800000A8 credits small 800,000
Chevrolet 150000A8 credits small 150,000 N/A
McLaren 500000A8 credits small 500,000 1000000A8 credits small 1,000,000
Running of the Bulls 250000A8 credits small 250,000 1000000A8 credits small 1,000,000
Japanese Dragons 225000A8 credits small 225,000 750000A8 credits small 750,000
European Collection 350000A8 credits small 350,000 N/A
Mercedes 400000A8 credits small 400,000 850000A8 credits small 850,000
BMW N/A 675000A8 credits small 675,000
Top Tier N/A 1200000A8 credits small 1,200,000
Bolides 700000A8 credits small 700,000 N/A
Gran Turismo N/A 1000000A8 credits small 1,000,000
Total 3746000A8 credits small 3,746,000 9700000A8 credits small 9,700,000
Grand Total 13446000A8 credits small 13,446,000

References

  1. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8
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