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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. 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. 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 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 credits instead of tokens. Due to the scarcity and high value of tokens to most players, it is usually a better choice to purchase item with credits and save the tokens for other uses.

  • 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 Suzuki GSX-R750 at A8 credits small 30,000 or A8 tokens full 150; 200 credits per token
  • The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo at A8 credits small 26,000 or A8 tokens full 180; 144 credits per token
  • The Ferrari 308 GTS at A8 credits small 120,000 or A8 tokens full 1,100; 109 credits per token
  • The Mazda RX-8 at A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 1,850; 175 credits per token
  • The Buick Avista Concept at A8 credits small 425,000 or A8 tokens full 2,400; 177 credits per token
  • The Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic at A8 credits small 125,000 or A8 tokens full 525; 238 credits per token
  • The Acura NSX 2005 at A8 credits small 90,000 or A8 tokens full 525; 171 credits per token
  • The Felino cB7 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse at A8 credits small 395,000 or A8 tokens full 2,300; 171 credits per token
  • The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series at A8 credits small 495,000 or A8 tokens full 2,400; 206 credits per token
  • The Chevrolet SS at A8 credits small 425,000; 121 credits per token
  • The TVR Sagaris at A8 credits small 930,000 or A8 tokens full 3,950; 235 credits per token
  • The Ferrari GTC4Lusso at A8 credits small 765,000 or A8 tokens full 4,325; 177 credits per token
  • The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports at A8 credits small 975,000 or A8 tokens full 4,925; 198 credits per token
  • The Ferrari LaFerrari at A8 credits small 235,000 or A8 tokens full 1,575; 149 credits per token
  • The Volkswagen W12 at A8 credits small 475,000 or A8 tokens full 3,450; 138 credits per token
  • The Mosler GT3 at A8 credits small 985,000 or A8 tokens full 5,325; 185 credits per token
  • The Jaguar XJ220S at A8 credits small 1,275,000 or A8 tokens full 5,975; 213 credits per token
  • The SSC Tuatara at A8 credits small 950,000 or A8 tokens full 4,750; 200 credits per token
  • The Renault Sport R.S. 01 at A8 credits small 1,950,000 or A8 tokens full 9,925; 196 credits per token
  • The Mosler Land Shark at A8 credits small 2,250,000 or A8 tokens full 10,975; 205 credits per token
  • The TRION NEMESIS at A8 credits small 3,275,000 or A8 tokens full 13,975; 219 credits per token
  • The Devel Sixteen Prototype at 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 or Car Mastery Challenge #14/#15 events, preferably on short tracks such as San Diego Harbor, Alps, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, 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 (A8 credits small) Avg. Race Length (s) Avg. A8 credits small per Hour
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless A8 credits small 6,300 44 A8 credits small 365,625
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless A8 credits small 6,000 46 A8 credits small 338,182
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,085 47 A8 credits small 337,702
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless A8 credits small 6,185 49

A8 credits small 333,130

Pagani Huayra BC The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 6,135 49 A8 credits small 330,522
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
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Alps Unplugged A8 credits small 5,895 48 A8 credits small 322,677
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged A8 credits small 6,060 50 A8 credits small 321,943
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged A8 credits small 5,950 49 A8 credits small 320,870
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged A8 credits small 5,975 50 A8 credits small 317,572
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
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,895 55 A8 credits small 292,560
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless A8 credits small 5,845 55 A8 credits small 290,160
Sbarro Alcador San Diego Harbor Flawless A8 credits small 5,790 55 A8 credits small 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 or completing Collections).[1]

Prior to the Fall Out Boy Update, 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, 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 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

The maximum total is A8 credits small 13,446,000.

References

  1. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8
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