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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

  • A majority of the cars in the game are purchasable with credits. As of the Elite Cars Update, several have the option of paying with either currency.
  • The Decals Update also introduced customizable decals you can buy for cars (hence the name), many of which can be purchased with credits.
  • The Super Racer Kit Box is the only Pro Box that is purchasable with credits.
  • The Upgrades and Pro Kits for each vehicle are purchasable with credits. As of the Lunar New Year Update, several of the subsequent cars have the option of paying with either currency for MAX Upgrades.
  • As of June 26th, 2017, a fourth Exclusive Deal is purchasable using 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]

  1. Rookie Credit Pack: A8 credits small 30,000 & 200 VIP points
  2. Driver Credit Pack: A8 credits small 80,000 & 500 VIP points
  3. Pilot Credit Pack: A8 credits small 175,000 & 1,000 VIP points
  4. Pro Credit Pack: A8 credits small 420,000 & 2,000 VIP points
  5. Champion Credit Pack: A8 credits small 1,200,000 & 5,000 VIP points
  6. Master Credit Pack: A8 credits small 3,000,000 & 10,000 VIP points

Transferability with Tokens

There is no official conversion rate between credits and tokens in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It is thus unknown what the relationship between tokens and credits are. However, it can be estimated that a token is worth A8 credits small 138 on average and at the most, A8 credits small 252. This estimate is extremely rough as the amount 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 credit instead of token, and vise versa. However, due to the elusiveness and relatively high availability of the token to most player, it is usually a better choice to purchase item with credit and save the tokens for other use.

  • The Rookie Credit Pack (A8 credits small 30,000) and Handful of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 200) at US$1.99; 150 credits per token.
  • The Driver Credit Pack (A8 credits small 80,000) and Stack of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 525) at US$4.99; 152 credits per token.
  • The Pilot Credit Pack (A8 credits small 175,000) and Hoard of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 1,100) at US$9.99; 159 credits per token.
  • The Pro Credit Pack (A8 credits small 420,000) and Mountain of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 2,400) at US$19.99; 175 credits per token.
  • The Champion Credit Pack (A8 credits small 1,200,000) and Truckload of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 6,500) at US$49.99; 185 credits per token.
  • The Master Credit Pack (A8 credits small 3,000,000) and Vault of Tokens Pack (A8 tokens full 15,000) at US$99.99; 200 credits per token.
  • The Cadillac XTS at A8 credits small 5,000 or A8 tokens full 80; 63 credits per token.
  • The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA at A8 credits small 12,000 or A8 tokens full 190; 63 credits per token.
  • The Nissan Juke Nismo at A8 credits small 155,000 or A8 tokens full 1,100; 141 credits per token.
  • The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce at A8 credits small 170,000 or A8 tokens full 1,200; 141 credits per token.
  • The Mazda 6 at A8 credits small 270,000 or A8 tokens full 1,475; at 183 credits per token.
  • The Donkervoort D8 GTO at A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 2,000; 163 credits per token.
  • The Ford Focus RS at A8 credits small 16,000 or A8 tokens full 220; 73 credits per token.
  • The Infiniti FX50 at A8 credits small 33,500 or A8 tokens full 420; 80 credits per token.
  • The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe at A8 credits small 250,000 or A8 tokens full 2,050; 122 credits per token.
  • The Lamborghini Miura at A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 2,100; 155 credits per token.
  • The Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) at A8 credits small 350,000 or A8 tokens full 2,400 146 credits per token.
  • The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series at A8 credits small 405,000 or A8 tokens full 2,500; 162 credits per token.
  • The Honda Integra Type-R at A8 credits small 450,000 or A8 tokens full 2,650, at 155 credits per token.
  • The Chevrolet SS at A8 credits small 890,000 or A8 tokens full 5,800; 153 credits per token.
  • The TVR Sagaris at A8 credits small 900,000 or A8 tokens full 5,950; 151 credits per token.
  • The Lamborghini Estoque at A8 credits small 950,000 or A8 tokens full 6,200; 153 credits per token.
  • The Mercedes-AMG GT3 at A8 credits small 1,000,000 or A8 tokens full 6,425; 156 credits per token.
  • The Ferrari F12berlinetta at A8 credits small 125,000 or A8 tokens full 2,200; 57 credits per token .
  • The Jaguar XJ220S at A8 credits small 1,600,000 or A8 tokens full 6,350; 252 credits per token.
  • The GTA Spano at A8 credits small 160,000 or A8 tokens full 1,050; 152 credits per token.
  • The RUF CTR 3 at A8 credits small 175,000 or A8 tokens full 1,150; 152 credits per token.
  • The nanoFlowcell QUANT FE at A8 credits small 1,200,000 or A8 tokens full 6,500; 185 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, 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 (A8 credits small) Approximate Race Length (s)
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless A8 credits small 6,400 43
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,085 47
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless A8 credits small 6,000 46
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless A8 credits small 6,185 50
McLaren F1 XP-5 Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 5,805 46
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,060 50
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged A8 credits small 5,950 49
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 5,975 50
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,795 52
Koenigsegg Agera R Alps Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 5,975 54
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,895 55
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless A8 credits small 5,845 55
Sbarro Alcador San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,790 55

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 or earned via Time Limited Events).[2] Despite the 2015 GTA Spano, Weber Faster One, GT by CITROEN, and McLaren MP4-31 having similar or superior profitability than the cars mentioned above, their limited availability and high costs prevent them from being usable alternatives to most players. The former car is even more restrictive as it is not only an Elite Car with tune-ups for it taking 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete, but it is also unavailable until the player reaches VIP Level 15 (not recommended).

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
Total A8 credits small 3,746,000 A8 credits small 8,700,000

References

  1. The price for each pack is not listed as it will vary with each country & currency
  2. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8
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