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The Rivals main screen for an A Class competition

Rivals is a race mode with its own type of Time-Limited Event in Asphalt Nitro. In Rivals events, players do not race against computer opponents but against the ghost of a player they have challenged. This principle was later taken over and modified by the Gauntlet mode of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

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 Credits (Class D–C) or Tokens Tokens (Class B–S) instead of Fuel Fuel.

Choosing opponents

The Rivals selection screen

After 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 immediately 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

After winning a race, the player takes the place of the beaten opponent in the leaderboard.

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.

Rewards

The Credits 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 Tokens 3 and Tokens 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!

Competitions

All competitions start and end at the same time.

  • Duration: 7 days, starting on Mondays
  • Laps: 1
  • Mode: Classic
  • Traffic: yes

Rivals events stay the same every week, except for the track which follows a monthly repeated pattern. If a month has only four Mondays, the fifth track is skipped.

D Class

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Leaderboard rewards
Top 1 Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box
Top 5 2x Expert Kit Box Expert Kit Box
Top 20 2x Tuning Kit Tuning Kit
Top 50 Racer Kit Box Racer Kit Box
Top 150 Nitro Starter Nitro Starter
  • Entry fee: Credits 300
  • Tracks:
1st Monday: Nevada Reverse Nevada Reverse
2nd Monday: Italy Italy
3rd Monday: China China
4th Monday: Alps Alps
5th Monday: Italy Italy

C Class

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Leaderboard rewards
Top 1 2x Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box
Top 5 Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box
Top 20 Extra Tank Extra Tank
Top 50 2x Racer Kit Box Racer Kit Box
Top 150 x2 Nitro Starter Nitro Starter
  • Entry fee: Credits 500
  • Tracks:
1st Monday: Italy Reverse Italy Reverse
2nd Monday: Sleeping Wings Reverse Sleeping Wings Reverse
3rd Monday: Iceland Reverse Iceland Reverse
4th Monday: China Reverse China Reverse
5th Monday: Water Barrier Water Barrier

B Class

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Leaderboard rewards
Top 1 2x Mystery Box Mystery Box
Top 5 Mystery Box Mystery Box
Top 50 x2 Double Credits Double Credits
Top 100 Extra Tank Extra Tank
Top 150 2x Tuning Kit Tuning Kit
  • Entry fee: Tokens 1
  • Tracks:
1st Monday: Brazil Reverse Brazil Reverse
2nd Monday: Alps Reverse Alps Reverse
3rd Monday: Water Barrier Water Barrier
4th Monday: Italy Italy
5th Monday: Alps Reverse Alps Reverse

A Class

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Leaderboard rewards
Top 1 2x Champion Kit Box Champion Kit Box
Top 5 3x Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box
Top 20 3x Expert Kit Box Expert Kit Box
Top 50 2x Extra Tank Extra Tank
Top 150 3x Tuning Kit Tuning Kit
  • Entry fee: Tokens 3
  • Tracks:
1st Monday: China China
2nd Monday: Water Barrier Reverse Water Barrier Reverse
3rd Monday: Italy Italy
4th Monday: Brazil Brazil
5th Monday: Italy Reverse Italy Reverse

S Class

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Leaderboard rewards
Top 1 Gold Asphalt Box Gold Asphalt Box
Top 5 2x Champion Kit Box Champion Kit Box
Top 20 3x Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box
Top 50 2x Double Credits Double Credits
Top 150 Extra Tank Extra Tank
  • Entry fee: Tokens 5
  • Tracks:
1st Monday: Italy Italy
2nd Monday: China China
3rd Monday: Brazil Brazil
4th Monday: Iceland Reverse Iceland Reverse
5th Monday: Alps Alps

See also

  • Gauntlet, a race mode in Asphalt 8: Airborne which has taken over many Rivals elements