Cards in Asphalt 8: Airborne have the disadvantage that they cannot be bought directly. They can only be obtained through random containers, the Pro Kit Boxes, so players never know exactly which card they get. There are only two values for a rough orientation about the probability of getting a card:
- rarity, an arbitrary classification of cards in common, rare and legendary.
- official drop rates that indicate the average relative frequency of a card in the long run, when a large number of boxes is opened.
Besides, there are more difficulties to determine the probability of getting a card:
- Drop rates are only provided for the three rarity classes, not for single cards. These drop rates by rarity are different for every box type.
- Boxes themselves have drop rates, too. While general boxes like the Random Box 1-5 can be obtained in larger numbers, special boxes like the Tech Box 1-5 are only given out by one Time-Limited Event per week.
Realistic drop rates
- As some of these boxes are more frequent than others, it comes naturally that players contribute more cards from these boxes than from rarer ones.
- The amounts of cards from the different boxes were used as weights to calculate a weighted average for the frequency of every single card. This reflects both the statistical outcomes and the different availability of the boxes.
- Advanced Biker Kit (126 cards, 1,073/card)
- Engine Box 1-5 (1,452 cards, 1,015/card)
- Finish Line Box (2,070 cards, 1,091/card)
- Multiplayer Pro Box (930 cards, 974/card)
- Optimal Shuffle Box (1,024 cards, 790/card)
- Optimal Split Box (2,476 cards, 735/card)
- Parts Box 1-5 (778 cards, 977/card)
- Random Box 1-5 (6,597 cards, 777/card)
- Rookie Biker Kit (282 cards, 777/card)
- Tech Box 1-5 (819 cards, 829/card)
It can be seen that the concept of rarity is completely arbitrary and often misleading. For example, if bike parts and engines are only granted by extremely few boxes, the chance of getting them is extremely low as well. The same goes for certain engines that are only granted by selected boxes, for example the i3 Engine.
Furthermore, the other engine drop rates do not correspond with their rarity either. The "legendary" V12 Engine would have to be at least rare, while the "rare" Serial Racing Engine would have to be clearly legendary.
- Pro Kit Box – main article with an overview of all boxes available in Asphalt 8
- Pro Kit Box price comparison – sortable tables with prices per item
- Pro Kit Box drop rate comparison – sortable tables with official drop rates
- Most common boxes – table sortable by card, with realistic drop rates of cards regardless of their rarity, based on the most common boxes
- Average card frequencies – tables sortable by box, indicating which box grants most of a specific card
- Pro Kit Box statistics: minimum card requirements – tables sortable by box with the minimum number of cards required to obtain a specific card with a 90 % probability
- Pro Kit Boxes with hidden rules – undocumented rules found with statistical methods
- WikiProject Statistics – a project investigating random processes in the Asphalt games
| The statistical data on this page is part of WikiProject Statistics.
It contains original research which may be incomplete, incorrect or biased.