The Festival Special is a gameplay element following Festival events in Asphalt 8: Airborne that was added in the 2020 Lunar New Year Update and first activated after the New Year Festival.

It simulates a wheel of fortune that grants rewards for each spin, thus introducing further gambling elements into the game. The duration is restricted to 3-7 days. Furthermore, there are milestones similar to the milestone version of daily ads that grant additional rewards after reaching certain numbers of spins. The Festival Special can be seen as a randomized version of the discontinued Exclusive Deals which granted similar prizes. Functionally, spinning the wheel is the same as revealing a card from a Pro Kit Box.

In terms of probability theory, the Festival Special is a random process. Contrary to common intuition, the possible outcomes of a spin are not equally likely. However, the respective drop rates can be displayed by tapping the A8BoxInfoYellow.png info icon. The Festival Special is the first random process in Asphalt 8 (if not in all Asphalt games) to provide a complete sample space (all possible rewards) together with the drop rate of each reward (which is an expected value in the long run and denotes the probability of getting it). However, as the drop rates of the 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box are useless (A8BoxInfo.png Rare: 100 %), there is still a random process within the random process whose real drop rates remain unpublished.

Costs

The Festival Special has three options:

  • Players have one free “Daily Spin” the timer of which is reset at 0:00 UTC.
  • Every further spin costs Tokens 150.
  • Buying 5 spins at once costs Tokens 675 which reduces the costs to Tokens 135 per spin.

Milestones granting the Festival car or various amounts of Kit cards are reached after certain amounts of spins. Reaching a milestone is impossible without paying Tokens as the first milestone is granted after 5, 7 or 10 spins while the whole duration is only 3-7 days.

Previous versions

Infiniti Project Black S Special Edition

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Lamborghini Terzo Millennio) 6.12 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 12.25 %
Credits 20,000 10.20 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 8.16 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 12.25 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 10.20 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 12.25 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 8.16 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 8.16 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 12.25 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
(3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
25 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
45 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
70 6x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
85 6x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
100 8x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Statistics

Festival Special rewards
Feb 2, 2020 – Feb 8, 2020
1x Festival Kit Box 2 6.25 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 2 6.25 %
Credits 20,000 6 18.75 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 5 15.63 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 4 12.50 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 0 0.00 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 5 15.63 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 2 6.25 %
1x 1 Forced-Ind. V8-Engine Box 2 6.25 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 4 12.50 %

McLaren Senna

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Lotus Elise Cup 260) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 Lotus Elise Cup 260
(3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
25 7x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
50 17x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
80 32x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
110 48x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
150 83x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Statistics

Festival Special rewards
Feb 18, 2020 – Feb 24, 2020
1x Festival Kit Box 6 27.27 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 2 9.09 %
Credits 20,000 2 9.09 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 3 13.64 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 0 0.00 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 4 18.18 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 4.55 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 4.55 %
1x 1 Forced-Ind. V8-Engine Box 2 9.09 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 4.55 %

Lotus Evija

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Lotus Evija) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 Lotus Evija
(3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
25 7x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
50 17x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
80 32x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
110 48x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
150 83x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Statistics

Festival Special rewards
Mar 6, 2020 – Mar 24, 2020
1x Festival Kit Box 6 27.27 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 2 9.09 %
Credits 20,000 2 9.09 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 3 13.64 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 0 0.00 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 4 18.18 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 4.55 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 4.55 %
1x 1 Forced-Ind. V8-Engine Box 2 9.09 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 4.55 %

Drako GTE

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Drako GTE) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 Drako GTE
(3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
20 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
35 8x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
55 15x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
75 18x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
100 31x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Ferrari SF90 Stradale) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 Ferrari SF90 Stradale
(3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
20 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
35 8x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
55 15x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
75 18x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
100 31x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Aspark Owl

Rewards

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Aspark Owl) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
5 Aspark Owl
(2x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
10 3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
15 4x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
20 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
25 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
30 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Statistics

Festival Special rewards
Apr 23, 2020 – Apr 27, 2020
1x Festival Kit Box 2 6.25 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 2 6.25 %
Credits 20,000 6 18.75 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 5 15.63 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 4 12.50 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 0 0.00 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 5 15.63 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 2 6.25 %
1x 1 Forced-Ind. V8-Engine Box 2 6.25 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 4 12.50 %

DS E-TENSE

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (DS E-TENSE) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
5 DS E-TENSE
(2x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
10 3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
15 4x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
20 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
25 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
30 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

Formula E Gen2

v5.0.0

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Formula E Gen2) 22.78 %
2x Common Drivetrain Common Drivetrain 11.88 %
Credits 20,000 11.88 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 7.92 %
1x Common Exhaust Common Exhaust 11.88 %
1x Common Suspension Common Suspension 11.88 %
1x Common Tires Common Tires 11.88 %
1x Uncommon Tech Uncommon Tech 5.94 %
1x Rare Engine Rare Engine 3.96 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
7 Formula E Gen2
(2x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
12 3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
18 4x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
25 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
33 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
40 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

v4.9.1

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box (Formula E Gen2) 20.00 %
2x 1 Part - S Box 1 Part - S Box 10.43 %
Credits 20,000 8.70 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 6.96 %
2x 1-Mid-Tech Box 1-Mid-Tech Box 10.43 %
1x 1-Advanced Tech Box 1-Advanced Tech Box 8.70 %
2x 1 V8-Engine Box 1 V8-Engine Box 10.43 %
1x 1 V12-Engine Box 1 V12-Engine Box 6.96 %
1x 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 1 Forced-Induction V8-Engine Box 6.96 %
2x 1 v6-Engine Box 1 v6-Engine Box 10.43 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
5 Formula E Gen2
(2x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box for players who already own the car)
10 3x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
15 4x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
20 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
25 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box
30 5x Festival Kit Box Festival Kit Box

McLaren M14A

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit 22.78 %
1x Common Drivetrain Common Drivetrain 11.88 %
Credits 20,000 11.88 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 7.92 %
2x Common Exhaust Common Exhaust 11.88 %
1x Common Suspension Common Suspension 11.88 %
2x Common Tires Common Tires 11.88 %
1x Uncommon Tech Uncommon Tech 5.94 %
1x Rare Engine Rare Engine 3.96 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
10 3x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit
25 7x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit
50 17x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit
80 32x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit
110 48x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit
150 83x McLaren M14A Kit McLaren M14A Kit

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Spin rewards
Reward Drop rate
1x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit 22.78 %
1x Common Drivetrain Common Drivetrain 11.88 %
Credits 20,000 11.88 %
Fusion Coins 30,000 7.92 %
2x Common Exhaust Common Exhaust 11.88 %
1x Common Suspension Common Suspension 11.88 %
2x Common Tires Common Tires 11.88 %
1x Uncommon Tech Uncommon Tech 5.94 %
1x Rare Engine Rare Engine 3.96 %
Milestone rewards
Spins Reward
5 2x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit
10 3x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit
15 4x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit
20 5x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit
25 5x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit
30 5x Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Kit

Legal aspects

The publication of all parameters of the Festival Special is a further step in an ongoing development towards more transparency of random processes in the Asphalt games. This development started with the 2018 Fall Out Boy Update of Asphalt 8 which introduced box infos displaying drop rates, and even led to the publication of rudimentary drop rates in the 2019 Winter Update of Asphalt Nitro, a game which is generally considered discontinued.

Although this increased transparency means an advantage for Asphalt players, it is most probably also a reaction to changed legislation on simulated gambling in many countries of the world. Since May 2017, for example, China requires online game publishers by law to

“publicly announce information about the name, property, content, quantity, and draw/forge probability of all virtual items and services that can be drawn/forged on the official website or a dedicated draw probability webpage of the game”.[1]

In 2018, Belgium has forbidden loot boxes that can be purchased with real money. Failure to comply may lead to a fine of €800,000 and up to five years in prison for the publishers.[2]

References

  1. McAloon, Alissa (2016-12-08). Online games will be required to disclose random loot box odds in China. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2020-02-04.
  2. Gerken, Tom (2018-04-26). Video game loot boxes declared illegal under Belgium gambling laws. BBC. Retrieved on 2020-02-04.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.