Rivals is a type of periodical Time-Limited Event in Asphalt Nitro. Although it has a separate button on the main screen and is referred to as a "game mode" (like Classic, Infected etc.) by the in-game help files, it actually has more similarity to Time-Limited Events, but with different concept, entry fees and rewards. Players do not race against computer opponents but against the ghost of a player they have challenged. There are five competitions per week, one for each vehicle class. The timer for the competitions ends at 11:00 UTC.
Races have traffic, so extra attention must be paid.
Unlike other Time-Limited Events in the game,
- the results of races do not contribute to the player's rating.
- the entry fee for races is paid in Credits (Class D–C) or Tokens (Class B–S) instead of Fuel.
Choosing opponentsAfter paying the entry fee, players can challenge an opponent at a position above them in the leaderboard. There are five opponents to choose from: At the beginning, four of them are at the positions directly above the player, and one is 12 positions higher than the second one. The gap between the opponents increases with every won race, so players get the opportunity to jump to higher positions. The race times of opponents are not shown, only rank and brand of the vehicle they used.
As players cannot challenge players from the top of the leaderboard, they have to work their way up and pay for several races until they can reach higher positions.
Winning and losing races
If a race is won, the player takes the leaderboard place of the opponent who lost. This means that the leaderboard is not ordered by race time but by wins. It is sometimes possible to beat an opponent who had a bad race even with a vehicle that would have lost otherwise.
If a race is lost, the player stays at the previous rank. The challenged opponent cannot be challenged again, so for example, after failing to win against all opponents in the top 5, a player cannot advance further until a new opponent enters the top 5 and can be challenged.
The Credits output of Rivals races is minimal, even lower than the entry fee. Nonetheless, these races are worth playing if the entry fees are regarded as a price for the rewards which are usually of higher value. Attention should be paid to A and S Class events as they cost 3 and 5 per race and should be abandoned if players realize they will be unable to reach higher ranks.
Rivals races only have Leaderboard rewards (Top 1, 10, 50, ...) and no race rewards (Finish 1st, Finish race). Leaderboard rewards are not accumulated. Reaching a reward tier only grants the prize for this single tier, not for the ones below!
All competitions start and end at the same time.
- Duration: 7 days, starting on Mondays
- Laps: 1
- Mode: Classic
- Traffic: yes
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