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Asphalt 8 Decal

A Koenigsegg One:1 with a decal on, Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Decals, also known as Visual Customizations, are visual customization items that can be applied to cars in the Asphalt series. Note that decals do not affect a car's performance characteristics, only visual appearance.

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Decals were first introduced as a Special Event reward for the featured car with non-event specific designs being added in the Tune It Up Update. Decals can be unlocked as an Event or Career reward.

The following cars currently have decals as of the Tune-Up Update:

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Decals in Asphalt Street Storm Racing are treated as items that can be bought with Cash small as Cash or obtained from Gift Boxes. Decals from Gift Boxes are stored in the player's inventory and can be sold for Cash.

Unlike in Asphalt 8: Airborne, customization is more similar to real life: Changing a decal always costs Cash. Also, once a decal from Gift Boxes is applied, it disappears from the inventory and must be acquired again if another decal has been applied afterwards or if the player wants to use it for another vehicle.

Overview

Decals are divided into specific and generic.

  • Specific decals are only available for a specific vehicle and can only be obtained from Gift Boxes.
  • All other decals are generic and can be applied to almost every vehicle (except, for example, the Alpine Celebration Concept which cannot be customized at all). Prices vary by decal, but are the same for all vehicles.
Type Inventory Price Comment
Specific yes Gift Boxes only.
Generic no 9,000 Cash small as to 18,000 Cash small as The first generic decal is the "no-decal". Applying it removes any previously applied decal and is free.

Generic decals

On blue On black
Racing I decal as Racing I black decal as

When displaying the icon for a decal, the game takes into account the current color of the selected vehicle. This may result in some details not being shown appropriately, like for the Racing I decal as Racing I decal in the example to the right. All examples in the following table are shown on a BMW M2 Coupé in default blue.

Name
Price
Sale value
Example icon Example image
Grunge decal as Grunge 13,500 Cash small as BMW M2 Grunge icon as BMW M2 Grunge as
Racing I decal as Racing I 18,000 Cash small as BMW M2 Racing I icon as BMW M2 Racing I as
Racing II decal as Racing II 9,000 Cash small as BMW M2 Racing II icon as BMW M2 Racing II as
Stripes I decal as Stripes I 9,000 Cash small as BMW M2 Stripes I icon as BMW M2 Stripes I as
Stripes II decal as Stripes II 9,000 Cash small as BMW M2 Stripes II icon as BMW M2 Stripes II as
Techno decal as Techno 13,500 Cash small as BMW M2 Techno icon as BMW M2 Techno as

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Decals in Asphalt Xtreme are the only way to customize a vehicle. They are unlocked by completing certain Mastery challenges; some others can only be obtained as reward from Limited-Time Events.

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TTH 675LT decal

An example of an Event-exclusive decal for the McLaren 675LT.

Zagato DLB Decal

An example of a VIP-obtainable decal for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

Introduced in the Decals Update in March 2015, decals may have to be purchased with in-game currency, although they are often available as prizes in Time-Limited Events. A number of them are also obtainable via Mastery Rewards. The value of a decal depends largely on the value of the car it is associated with, as well as its attractiveness. Decals range from simple stripes to more complex and/or attractive designs. Decals can cost either credits or tokens.

Decals start at A8 credits small 6,000 and can reach as high as A8 credits small 1,200,000. They also can cost Tokens, ranging from A8 tokens full 40 to A8 tokens full 6,000. The Koenigsegg One:1 and Savage Rivale GTR have decals by default; in this case, both cars actually have custom textures that were once selectable colors in the San Diego Harbor Update and Winter Update, albeit with each one marked as an "Unofficial color".

Since the Elite Cars Update, there are two Decal Packs that can be purchased as an IAP. One pack, costing US$29.99 and titled Top Contender Decal Pack (awards 3,000 VIP Points), grants decals from the most popular cars between the Decals Update and Santa's Gift Update, ranging from the Ferrari 330 P4 to the TRION NEMESIS. Another pack, costing US$74.99 and titled Garage Kingpin Decal Pack (awards 7,500 VIP Points), grants a huge selection of decals from almost all cars in the game all the way up to the Alfa Romeo 4C from the Lunar New Year Update. It is worth noting that this decal pack will actually give the player some decals that are normally not purchasable under normal circumstances.

Since the Rio de Janeiro Update, decals are awarded as Daily Login Bonus rewards by leveling up in the VIP System. VIP Level 2 users start receiving exclusive decals as Daily Bonus rewards, while VIP Level 9 users also start receiving the more exclusive Premium Decals as Daily Bonus rewards. The decals awarded depend on the player's VIP Level; for instance, a VIP Level 4 user may receive a decal for the Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC as their final Daily Bonus decal reward for the month, while a VIP Level 7 user may instead receive a decal for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato as their final Daily Bonus decal reward for the month. The VIP System may also give players special decals that are unlockable only through Events and/or Multiplayer League Seasons (like the one for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato pictured above). If the player already has the decal, the game will instead reward the player with credits as compensation.

Since the Multiplayer League Update, decals are awarded as Multiplayer League rewards for earning and saving points. Up to 8 decals can be earned for each Multiplayer League Season.

Decals that cost either tokens or are Event-exclusive decals are called "Premium Decals". However, not all token-purchasable decals can be classified as "Premium Decals".

If the player attempts to buy a decal for a car they currently do not own, the game will pull up a confirmation box saying that the player doesn't own that car yet and asking if they want to buy that decal anyway.

List of cars without decals

Cars that received decals after an update from being released

Tenerife Update
Research & Development Update
Santa's Gift Update
Lunar New Year Update

† Decals are no longer purchasable as of the Lunar New Year 2017 Update.

Elite Cars Update
Rio de Janeiro Update
Championship Update
Porsche Update

List of cars with decals hidden in the data / exclusive to Events


Asphalt 7: Heat and Asphalt Injection

Decals can be applied onto a car since the initial release of the game. Most decals must be unlocked by earning Stars.

Trivia

Asphalt 7: Heat
  • Certain decals are unlocked by earning Stars.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • In the Mastery Rewards screen, the decal pack previews curiously show a Maserati GranTurismo Sport wearing each decal despite the car actually having no selectable decals.
  • The Lotus Exige S Coupe has a "built-in" decal on its standard paint selection.
  • The 9FF GT9 VMAX and Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series both have decals which have been removed permanently due to controversy over their Japanese samurai themes and the use of the Rising Sun Flag of Japan, which is de facto banned in countries like South Korea due to its use in World War II.
    • This is also because of Japan being part of the Axis powers during World War II.
  • The Honda Integra Type-R and BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage each have a decal that costs A8 credits small 1,200,000, the most expensive decal in the game.
  • One of the decals for the ED Design Torq costs A8 tokens full 6,000, making it the most expensive decal for any car in the game and costs more than the car itself at A8 tokens full 4,000.
  • Since v2.3.0, almost all Chinese New Year 2015 decals can no longer be purchased and can only be instead won via Events. Strangely, only three Chinese New Year 2015 decals on the Lamborghini Veneno are still obtainable normally, even as of the Lunar New Year 2017 Update.
    • Since the Lunar New Year 2017 Update, all Chinese New Year 2016 decals introduced in the Lunar New Year Update can no longer be purchased as well.
  • Decals are hidden in the internal data, in the "decals.bin.libx" and "decals.libx" files in the "decals" folder.
  • Almost all of the new cars released through the recent updates, as well as all vehicles from the Porsche Update onwards, lack decals of any kind. This may be due to the requirement to keep updates under 2 GB in size.[1]

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