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Main article: Credits

Credits are the basic currency of Asphalt 8.

  • Unit: Credits Credit
  • Spending:
  • Earning:
  • Buying:
    • Buying for →Gauntlet Badges in the Gauntlet Store
    • Real money: Credits can be bought with Credit Packs in the store. Especially for less advanced players, the prices for Credit Packs are completely out of proportion. They depend on the player's Career Stars Stars: 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.
  • Exchange rates:
    • Fusion Coins: Credits cannot be converted directly into →Fusion Coins, but since the 2020 Halloween Update, dual prices in Credits and Fusion Coins have become the same, so it can generally be assumed that Credits 1 = Fusion Coins 1.
    • Gauntlet Badges: Credits 500 can be bought for Gauntlet Badges 10, so Credits 1 = Gauntlet Badges 0.02 (Gauntlet Badges 1 = Credits 50).
    • Tokens: Credits cannot be exchanged into →Tokens, but comparing in-game Credit and Token prices delivers an exchange rate of Credits 1 = Tokens 0.005 (Tokens 1 = Credits 200) for advanced players. Details:
      • Price comparison of Credit and Token Packs in the store:
        • Advanced players: Tokens 1 = Credits 200 (biggest pack), Tokens 1 = Credits 150 (smallest pack) – verified for more than Stars 1,600.
        • Beginners: Tokens 1 = Credits 80 (biggest pack), Tokens 1 = Credits 60 (smallest pack) – verified for Stars 130.
      • Combined Credits/Tokens prices in current Upgrade tables show that Token prices can be calculated by dividing the Credits price by 200 and rounding to Tokens 5, so Tokens 1 = Credits 200.
    • Other: At the end of first generation Festival events, leftover →Festival Coins were automatically converted to Credits with the rate Anniversary Coins 1 = Credits 12.

Fusion Coins

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Fusion Coins are both a random and a premium currency that has replaced →Fusion Points in the 2019 Holiday Update. As they can only be obtained by selling a random currency (→Cards), they become a random currency as well. As the process of selling cards for Fusion Coins is extremely lossy and as Pro upgrades require huge amounts of Fusion Coins, they are de facto a premium currency.

  • Unit: Fusion Coins Fusion Coin
  • Spending:
    • Pro upgrades (only in combination with →Cards). Since the 2019 Holiday Update, this is the only way to pro vehicles.
    • Buying vehicles. Since the 2020 Halloween Update, players can purchase cars that used to be available in time-limited events.
  • Earning:
  • Buying:
  • Exchange rates:
    • Credits: Fusion Coins cannot be converted directly into →Credits, but since the 2020 Halloween Update, dual prices in Credits and Fusion Coins have become the same, so it can generally be assumed that Fusion Coins 1 = Credits 1.
    • Gauntlet Badges: Fusion Coins 500 can be bought for Gauntlet Badges 10, so Fusion Coins 1 = Gauntlet Badges 0.02 (Gauntlet Badges 1 = Fusion Coins 50).
    • Cards:
Buy:
Fused Card Fusion
Coins
Vehicle Kit Engine Tech Part
Optimal Fusion Coins 200
Prime Fusion Coins 250
Superb Fusion Coins 300
Common Fusion Coins 500
Uncommon Uncommon Fusion Coins 750
Rare Rare Rare Fusion Coins 1,000
Epic Epic Epic Fusion Coins 1,250
Legendary Legendary Legendary Fusion Coins 1,500

Tokens

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Main article: Tokens

Tokens are the premium currency of Asphalt 8.

  • Unit: Tokens Token

Entry fees

Fuel

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Fuel is used for Time-Limited Events. Every race costs a certain amount of fuel. Asphalt Xtreme and Asphalt 9 use Tickets instead.

  • Unit: Fuel Fuel Point
  • Cap: The Fuel bar has a maximum capacity of Fuel 10.
  • Spending:
    • Entry fee for Time-Limited Event races. Cost per race: Fuel 2–4, very rarely Fuel 1 or Fuel 0 for training or "giveaway" events, sometimes up to Fuel 8 for events with valuable rewards, for example Festival Coin Packs or Car-specific Kit Cards during Festival events.
  • Earning:
    • Automatic: Fuel 1 every 10 minutes
    • Fuel refill Fuel refill: Complete refill of all 10 Fuel Points, granted in Daily Bonus for VIP players and in Daily ads for Non-VIP players since the 2019 Halloween Update. Accumulated Fuel refills are displayed instead of the Token option when a player taps the + icon behind the fuel bar. As only the difference to 10 Fuel Points is refilled, the fuel bar should be nearly empty before applying a Fuel refill in order not to waste too many free Fuel Points.
  • Buying:
    • Tokens Tokens: Varying price for a complete refill of all Fuel Points, depending on how many Fuel Points are missing. The Token option is not displayed if a player has free Fuel refills.
  • Exchange rates:
    • Buy: Fuel 1 = Tokens 6.5, rounded up to integer numbers: Fuel 10 = Tokens 65, Fuel 9 = Tokens 59 (Tokens 58.5), ... The Token price is calculated based on the missing Fuel Points, not on the time left for a refill, so it is a discrete function jumping at every next Fuel Point.

Gauntlet Tickets

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Gauntlet Tickets are used to enter Gauntlet races. They cannot be earned or bought, but during a Gauntlet season, players are granted Gauntlet Tickets 5 per day for free. Once a player has used up the five free tickets, →Golden Gauntlet Tickets are used instead if the player has any.

Gauntlet Tickets cannot be carried over from one season to the following one; they are reset at the end of each season.

Gauntlet Ticket icon

Season Ticket icon

Both normal and Golden Gauntlet Tickets have a second small icon version that is shown on the button of the pre-race screen. It is very similar to that of the →Season Ticket in Multiplayer but has three instead of four dots.

  • Unit: Gauntlet Tickets Gauntlet Ticket
  • Spending:
    • Entry fee for Gauntlet races. Cost per race: Gauntlet Tickets 1.
  • Earning:
    • Automatic: Gauntlet Tickets 5 every day.

Golden Gauntlet Tickets

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Golden Gauntlet Tickets} are used to enter Gauntlet races. Their function is identical to that of the standard →Gauntlet Tickets, except that they do not refill automatically but can be bought or obtained as rewards, for example from Time-Limited Events. Like the standard tickets, Golden Gauntlet Tickets cannot be carried over from one season to the following one; they are reset at the end of each season.

Season Tickets

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Season Tickets are used to enter Multiplayer races. Since the automatic refill time for Season Tickets is only 1 minute (they were formerly longer), there is no need to earn or buy them. This make Multiplayer races basically free, as waiting in the lobby and finishing a race always takes more than one minute. Up to 50 tickets can be stored at a time if they are earned. In (the rare) event the player enters without a ticket, the player will not receive rating changes upon finishing a race.

  • Unit: Season Tickets Season Ticket
  • Spending:
    • Entry fee for Multiplayer races. Cost per race: Season Tickets 1.
  • Earning:
    • Automatic: Season Tickets 1 every 1 minute, up to 4 can be stocked from this.

Other

Cards

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Buy:
Card Tokens
Engine Tech Part
Common Tokens 95
Uncommon Uncommon Tokens 126
Rare Rare Rare Tokens 221
Epic Epic Epic Tokens 315
Legendary Legendary Legendary Tokens 410
Sell:
Fused Card Fusion
Coins
Vehicle Kit Engine Tech Part
Optimal Fusion Coins 200
Prime Fusion Coins 250
Superb Fusion Coins 300
Common Fusion Coins 500
Uncommon Uncommon Fusion Coins 750
Rare Rare Rare Fusion Coins 1,000
Epic Epic Epic Fusion Coins 1,250
Legendary Legendary Legendary Fusion Coins 1,500

Gauntlet Badges

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Gauntlet Badges are a secondary currency introduced in the 2020 Christmas Update. They can only be earned as Gauntlet league rewards and can only be spent in the Gauntlet Store.

  • Unit: Gauntlet Badges Gauntlet Badge
  • Spending:
  • Earning:
    • League rewards from Gauntlet seasons
  • Buying:
    • Gauntlet Badges cannot be bought.
  • Exchange rates:
    • Credits: Credits 500 can be bought for Gauntlet Badges 10 in the Gauntlet Store, so Gauntlet Badges 1 = Credits 50 (Credits 1 = Gauntlet Badges 0.02).
    • Fusion Coins: Fusion Coins 500 can be bought for Gauntlet Badges 10 in the Gauntlet Store, so Gauntlet Badges 1 = Fusion Coins 50 (Fusion Coins 1 = Gauntlet Badges 0.02).

Level indicators

Blue Stars

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Blue Stars are used in the Asphalt 8 Tag Racing Season instead of the yellow Career →Stars. Their only function is to unlock further tag races.

Unlike Career Stars, Blue Stars do not

  • unlock Career races
  • unlock inventory space
  • count to a player's Multi-Credits level

Experience

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  • Unit: XP

Festival Coins (second generation)

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Top right of Festival screen (example from 6th Anniversary)
  • Unit:
    • Festival Coins Festival Coin (Standard)
    • Halloween Coins Festival Coin (Halloween)
    • Festival Coins Festival Coin (Lunar New Year)
    • Festival Coins Festival Coin (6th Anniversary)

Helmets

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Helmets Helmets are used in Asphalt 8 Moto Blitz instead of the yellow Career →Stars. Their only function is to unlock further Moto Blitz races.

Unlike Career Stars, Moto Blitz Helmets do not

  • unlock Career races
  • unlock inventory space
  • count to a player's Multi-Credits level

Licenses

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Licenses Licenses are used in Asphalt 8 to claim Mastery rewards and unlock inventory space. The level is not displayed in the main top bar of the game but only at the top of the mastery screen itself. The achieved licenses are shown together with the amount needed to unlock the next reward, for example "2,897 / 3,000".

Racer Level

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Game info: "The Racer Level indicates how you're doing in the multiplyer modes. Play multiplayer races to earn experience and raise your Racer Level. The higher your Racer Level, the more credits you earn in multiplayer."

Rating Points

Season Points

Stars

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Stars Stars are used to unlock features like career races or inventory space.

  • The more Stars players have, the higher is the Multi-Credits bonus.
  • Credit Packs in the store become cheaper, the more Stars a player has.

VIP Level

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  • Unit: VIP LevelVIP Level

VIP Points

Main article: VIP system
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VIP Points VIP Points are a measure of how much real money a player has spent for in-game purchases. Basically, VIP Points and →VIP Level both indicate the same, with VIP Levels marking certain thresholds of received VIP Coins. Not all items bought with real money grant VIP Points.

Once a certain number of VIP Points is reached, the player advances to the next VIP Level:

VIP Points VIP Level
VIP Points 100 VIP Level1
VIP Points 500 VIP Level2
VIP Points 2,000 VIP Level3
VIP Points 4,000 VIP Level4
VIP Points 7,000 VIP Level5
VIP Points 12,000 VIP Level6
VIP Points 18,500 VIP Level7
VIP Points 25,000 VIP Level8
VIP Points 35,000 VIP Level9
VIP Points 50,000 VIP Level10
VIP Points 75,000 VIP Level11
VIP Points 100,000 VIP Level12
VIP Points 150,000 VIP Level13
VIP Points 250,000 VIP Level14
VIP Points 400,000 VIP Level15

Exchange rates:

  • € 1 = VIP Points 90.91 since May 2020 (originally VIP Points 100)
  • 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.

Discontinued

Entry fees

Enduro Tickets

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Proto Keys

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Tires

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Other

Cards

Blueprints
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Starting with the 2019 Spring Update, each update removed further blueprints from the game.

Fan Points

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Fan Points were used in World Tour events.

  • Unit: Fan Points Fan Point

Festival Coins (first generation)

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Festival Coins were introduced together with the first generation of Festivals. Each Festival had its own currency, all with the same functionality but with different icons and names. While the first Festival Coins of the 5th Anniversary were named Anniversary Coins and the Halloween Festival used Halloween Coins, later Festivals only used the simplified name Festival Coins.

Besides serving as a real currency, spent Festival Coins also accumulated as a level indicator, enabling players to obtain milestone rewards after reaching certain amounts of spent Coins.

Festival Coins as a real currency were discontinued with the second generation of Festivals where they became mere level indicators to unlock tier rewards. See →Festival Coins (second generation).

  • Unit:
  • Spending:
    • The only way to spend Festival Coins was to buy Festival Bundles, a special kind of Pro Kit Boxes available only during the Festival.
  • Earning:
    • Completing Festival quests
    • Collecting Coins on race tracks
  • Buying:
    • Real money: Similar to →VIP Points, players would get Festival Coins when buying Credit or Token Packs during Festivals. There were also one-time purchase bundles available giving Festival Coins together with Tokens, Credits or Pro Kit Boxes.
  • Exchange rates:
    • Sell: Anniversary Coins 1 = Credits 12 (automatic conversion of leftover Coins at the end of the Festival)

Fusion Points

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Fusion Points were a subsidiary currency with the sole purpose of selling and buying →Cards. Fusion Points cannot be earned, bought or spent. The only way is to exchange Cards for Fusion Points and vice versa. The word "fusion" is just used to disguise that the transaction is in fact a currency exchange.

As with most currency transactions in real life, this exchange is always connected with a loss. An additional disadvantage is that players cannot directly get Cards for Fusion Points, but only via random containers: There are three Pro Kit Boxes that can be bought with Fusion Points, granting random cards that are only vaguely defined by the concept of rarity.

The balance display of Fusion Points has three sections marking the thresholds for each of the three Fusion Boxes. A yellow bar shows the player's current amount of Fusion Points. An additional turquoise bar indicates the amount of Fusion Points that would be added if the currently chosen card was fused with the Fuse now button. The Fusion Boxes can be bought with the Check it button.

  • Unit: Fusion Points Fusion Point
  • Exchange rates:

Level indicators

Enduro Points

Enduro Points Enduro Points

Buy:
Fused Card Fusion
Points
Vehicle Kit Blueprint Engine Tech Part
Common Common Fusion Points 500
Rare Fusion Points 1,000
Common Common Rare Fusion Points 1,500
Rare Fusion Points 2,000
Rare Legendary Legendary Fusion Points 3,000
Legendary Fusion Points 6,000
Legendary Fusion Points 9,999
Sell:
Box Price
per box
Price
per card
Starter Fusion Box Starter Fusion Box † (2 cards) Fusion Points 5,500 Fusion Points 2,750
Extra Fusion Box Extra Fusion Box † (4 cards) Fusion Points 12,500 Fusion Points 3,125
Ultra Fusion Box Ultra Fusion Box † (4 cards) Fusion Points 22,500 Fusion Points 5,625
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