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The Showdown Update, also known as the 2019 Summer Update, is the 33rd update for Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

Showdown Mode Promo

WHAT'S NEW

Gear up for the future with the next generation of racing challenges and technology!

SHOWDOWN MODE
We are proud to introduce a new action-packed, all-out brawl of a game mode! Strategically harness the might of high-tech tools to come out on top. Showdown Mode is available in the TLE section now, and may make more appearances soon!

ASPHALT TOURNAMENT SUMMER 2019
This July, take part in Asphalt Tournament Summer 2019, our first competitive season inspired by eSports competitions! Are you ready for the ultimate skill-driven rivalry?!

3 ABSOLUTE BEASTS
Koenigsegg is back with the CCXR Trevita! The Ford GT finally joins our ranks, together with the Aston Martin Vantage. But wait till you see what we've got up our sleeves for July...

A CENTURY OF BENTLEY
Happy 100th birthday, Bentley! Celebrate a century of excellence in Asphalt 8 by joining our anniversary Special Event. Unlock the Bentley Continental GT3 and play anniversary events this July!

INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS
In our constant quest to improve your experience, you can now manage all of your free upgrades and boosters in a new upgrade section.

Read the full list of changes at https://gmlft.com/UPNotes

New Vehicles

The new vehicles will need the following engine cards:

  • V6 Engine
    • Ford GT 2017 (x80)
  • V8 Engine
    • Aston Martin Vantage 2018 (x48)
    • Bentley Continental GT3 (x56)
    • Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (x64)
    • Koenigsegg Regera (x92)
  • Hybrid Engine
    • Infiniti Project Black S (x40)

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

  • New Game Mode: Showdown
  • Revived R&D events now have some differences compared to their original runs.
  • Pro Kit Boxes:
    • Mid-Tech and Advanced Tech cards have been removed from most boxes with mixed content. Currently, the only common boxes to grant MT or AT are
    • The drop rates of Pro Kit Boxes with mixed content have changed, probably due to the removal of Mid-Tech and Advanced Tech as well as to a redistribution of common and rare part cards:
      A8BoxInfo Common: ~ +5 % | Rare: ~ −5 % | Legendary: ~ ±0 %
      Not affected:
    • The A8Box Finish Line Box Finish Line Box does not grant i3 or V12 MPI Engines any more.
      • This means that there is currently no way of obtaining these engines as the Finish Line Box was the only one to grant them.
      • The box has also stopped granting Mid-Tech and Advanced Tech.
      • The frequencies of rare and common cards do not match the official drop rates at all.
      • The box is now VIP-only with this update.
    • The A8Box Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box does not grant a guaranteed Mid-Tech card any more. Contrary to other boxes, its drop rate of rare cards has been reduced by around 10 % instead of 5, which might reflect the abolished Mid-Tech rule.
    • After a backlash from players that was caused by the extremely unbalanced card frequencies of the A8Box 1 Part - B Box 1 Part - B Box during the Aston Martin Vantage 2018 R&D (it only granted around 0.83 % Drivetrain and 2.50 % Exhaust), Gameloft has changed the internal drop rates of the box on June 28, 2019, to a more balanced distribution. Players can now open it for all four kinds of B-Class Parts. The A8Box 1 Part - A Box 1 Part - A Box has been corrected as well. It is probable that the other yellow 1 Part Boxes now also have a fairer card distribution.
    • As of August 1, 2019, the A8Box BP Box green Beginner BP Box † is no longer granted as a Daily Bonus reward. This makes the box de facto unavailable.
  • The Blueprints that have been made unavailable during the Holiday Update are now available again, but solely in the Exclusive Deals section. They take the slot that formerly offered additional Pro Kit Boxes. The slot now only offers blueprints for vehicles that the player doesn't own yet or previously purchased for credits before they were converted to blueprints. However, the prices have been doubled:
    • Common: A8 tokens full 230
    • Rare: A8 tokens full 900
    • Legendary: A8 tokens full 2,200
  • Until July 18, 2019, completing Daily Tasks now only rewarded A8 credits small Credits; the A8Box Optimal Shuffle Box Optimal Shuffle Box and A8Box Optimal Split Box Optimal Split Box rewards had been removed.
    • This has been changed on July 19, 2019: Optimal Boxes are granted again, together with new rules (the Vehicles task can now grant boxes, too) and new tasks (for example, "Open 5 boxes").
  • The base Nitro stat of all Class D and C cars have been reduced to 6 mph (10 km/h) in line with the base Nitro stat of the more recent cars added to the game (e.g. Rezvani Beast X, McLaren 600LT).
  • Most Class D and C vehicles have had certain stats or properties rebalanced. The most common change is a decrease in the Nitro stat with an equal increase in Top Speed or vice versa. The following vehicles are affected:
Model Increased Decreased
Audi R8 e-tron Top Speed Nitro
Tesla Model S Top Speed Nitro
Cadillac ATS Top Speed Nitro
Cadillac XTS Top Speed Nitro
Suzuki GSX-R750 Top Speed Nitro
Ford F-150 Top Speed, Nitro efficiency Nitro
Mini Cooper S Roadster Top Speed Nitro
Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Nitro Top Speed
Cadillac ATS Top Speed Nitro
Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Top Speed Nitro
Audi S4 Nitro Top Speed
DS 3 Racing Top Speed Nitro
Nissan 370Z Top Speed Nitro
2015 Ford Mustang Top Speed Nitro
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Top Speed Nitro
Cadillac ATS Top Speed Nitro
Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Top Speed Nitro
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Nitro Top Speed
Alfa Romeo 4C Top Speed Nitro
Mazda RX-8 Top Speed Nitro
Hyundai i30 N Top Speed Nitro
Porsche 959 Top Speed Nitro
  • With a handful of exceptions, the Top Speed-Nitro rebalance of the above vehicles result in no net gain or loss of total speed at MAX+PRO. However, the vehicle's rank increase per upgrade, as well as its MAX+PRO rank, is modified as a result, thus affecting all multiplayer tunes.
  • The ranks for the following Class D & C vehicles were changed:
Model Original ranks
(Stock | MAX | MAX+PRO | Tuning Kit)
New ranks
Dodge Dart GT 505 | 778 | 802 | +65 878 | 982 | 992 | +32
Audi R8 e-tron 527 | 821 | 847 | +72 838 | 1030 | 1048 | +37
Tesla Model S 551 | 877 | 938 | +74 876 | 1036 | 1069 | +41
Cadillac ATS 586 | 921 | 983 | +75 892 | 1056 | 1090 | +43
Cadillac XTS 638 | 965 | 1065 | +71 908 | 1079 | 1137 | +43
Suzuki GSX-R750 770 | 925 | 1031 | +35 951 | 1068| 1139 | +21
Scion FR-S 684 | 995 | 1091 | +68 | 1094 | 1150 | +43
Ford F-150 506 | 938 | 1071 | +95 838 | 1105 | 1198 | +47
Mini Cooper S Roadster 736 | 1039 | 1175 | +64 940 | 1118 | 1207 | +43
Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA 789 | 1075 | 1201 | +60 988 | 1139 | 1214 | +43
Kawasaki Z800 774 | 1029 | 1183 | +51 956 | 1121 | 1223 | +34
Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC 1003 | 1141 | 1235 | 951 | 1120 | 1236 | +35
Volkswagen Beetle Turbo 527 | 977 | 1230 | +84 838 | 1082 | 1252 | +56
Audi S4 870 | 1136 | 1295 | +54 1026 | 1178 | 1281 | +43
Citroën DS3 Racing 828 | 1119 | 1289 | +61 972 | 1160 | 1285 | +45
Peugeot RCZ R 1011 | 1166 | 1276 | +41 1026 | 1180 | 1285 | +28
Renault DeZir 514 | 1153 | 1262 | +128 838 | 1210 | 1288 | +78
Nissan 370Z 893 | 1150 | 1306 | +54 1026 | 1185 | 1293 | +42
Camaro Z/28 543 | 1041 | 1309 | +87 | 1114 | 1303 | +63
2015 Ford Mustang 924 | 1168 | 1319 | +52 1026 | 1192 | 1305 | +41
1967 Chevrolet Impala 784 | 1120 | 1312 | +69 935 | 1158 | 1306 | +50
Nissan Juke NISMO 821 | 1139 | 1321 | +66 951 | 1168 | 1311 | +49
Ferrari 308 GTS 933 | 1185 | 1336 | +51 1058 | 1210 | 1313 | +43
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce 1003 | 1200 | 1326 | +48 1004 | 1193 | 1317 | +35
Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ 804 | 1134 | 1330 | +66 | 1183 | 1317 | +50
BMW M3 Sedan 909 | 1180 | 1343 | +56 1026 | 1201 | 1322 | +45
Geely GC9 852 | 1188 | 1340 | +69 | 1202 | 1323 | +53
Mazda 6 643 | 1109 | 1345 | +79 913 | 1158 | 1323 | +65
Porsche 959 764 | 1111 | 1330 | +77 876 | 1142 | 1328 | + 50
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 870 | 1177 | 1354 | +59 1026 | 1205 | 1328 | +50
Honda S2000 932 | 1195 | 1350 | +56 1026 | 1208 | 1329 | +44
Alfa Romeo 4C 936 | 1200 | 1358 | +54 1047 | 1217 | 1333 | +45
Mazda RX-8 893 | 1208 | 1359 | +62 1026 | 1222 | 1334 | +52
NanoFlowcell QUANTINO 979 | 1210 | 1352 | +52 1069 | 1229 | 1334 | +40
SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI 517 | 1070 | 1354 | +90 838 | 1130 | 1335 | +70
Donkervoort D8 GTO 1071 | 1251 | 1365 | +42 1101 | 1246 | 1341 | +34
Hyundai i30 N 890 | 1194 | 1370 | +60 | 1212 | 1343 | +50
Buick Avista Concept 1075 | 1254 | 1370 | +41 1112 | 1250 | 1344 | +34
Ariel Atom V8 1050 | 1242 | 1372 | +49 1026 | 1140 | 1352 | +35
Audi RS 3 Sportback | | | | | |
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive | | | | | |
Audi TTS Coupé | | | | | |
Chevrolet Camaro GS | | | | | |
Ford Focus RS | | | | | |
KTM 1290 Super Duke R | | | | | |
Lamborghini Urus | | | | | |
Datsun 280Z | | | | | |
Infiniti FX50 | | | | | |
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic | | | | | |
Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ | | | | | |
Lotus Exige S Coupe | | | | | |
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe | | | | | |
Yamaha YZF-R6 | | | | | |
Audi RS 4 Avant | | | | | |
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti | | | | | |
BMW M1 | | | | | |
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione | | | | | |
Acura NSX 2005 | | | | | |
Porsche 718 Boxster S | | | | | |
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG | | | | | |
Dodge Challenger SRT8 | | | | | |
Jaguar F-Type R | | | | | |
BMW M2 | | | | | |
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe | | | | | |
Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI | | | | | |
Felino cB7 | | | | | |
Lamborghini Miura | | | | | |
ED Design Torq | | | | | |
Vencer Sarthe | | | | | |
McLaren M14A | | | | | |
Buick Riviera | | | | | |
Renault Trezor | | | | | |
Mitsubishi Eclipse | | | | | |
AC 378 GT Z | | | | | |
Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) | | | | | |
Honda Civic Type R | | | | | |
Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 | | | | | |
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series | | | | | |
Nissan 370Z Special Edition | | | | | |
Renault Alpine Celebration | | | | | |
Sbarro Sparta | | | | | |
Sbarro GT1 | | | | | |
Maserati Alfieri | | | | | |
MV Agusta F4 1000 R | | | | | |
Free Upgrades Choice Screen
A8 i8 Pro Kits Tokens screen (1)
A8 i8 Pro Kits Tokens screen (2)
  • Players are now given up to 4 methods to apply free upgrades when they choose to apply one.
  • Players can now purchase missing Pro Kit cards with tokens.
    • This is currently only available for the new events.
  • "Open 5 Boxes" has been added as a vehicle Daily Task.
  • The Ford F-150 has its price increased from A8 credits small 13,000 to A8 tokens full 150.

Cosmetic Changes

Exclusive Vehicles

Events

  1. Aston Martin Vantage 2018 R&D June 20, 2019
  2. Grill Multiplayer Season June 27, 2019
  3. Ford GT 2017 R&D July 4, 2019
  4. Showdown Festival July 4, 2019
  5. Bentley Continental GT3 Championship July 18, 2019
  6. McLaren MP4-31 Championship July 18, 2019
  7. Maserati Alfieri R&D July 25, 2019
  8. Sunset Multiplayer Season July 25, 2019
  9. Koenigsegg Regera R&D August 1, 2019
  10. KTM 1290 Super Duke R R&D August 1, 2019
  11. 2018 McLaren X2 Championship August 8, 2019
  12. BMW i8 Coupe R&D August 16, 2019
  13. High Speed Multiplayer Season August 22, 2019

Bugs / Glitches

  • Buffed Ford GT 2006: If the player has the Ford GT 2006 at MAX+PRO, the top speed and nitro are improved. This is most likely the performance stats of the Ford GT 2017 being erroneously applied on Ford GT 2006.
    • This was fixed shortly after.
  • Incorrect Upgrade Ready Screen: If the player has a Championship car that has 10 Pro Kit levels and a free Class Upgrade, the Upgrades tab of the inventory will show said Championship car as being ready to be upgraded.
  • VIP Level & Licenses Bug: VIP levels, Mastery Licenses and free fuel cans for Time-Limited Events were removed or reset.
  • The following glitches still persist from the preceding updates:
    • Unavailable Nitro Starter ads: Some players experience a vanished Play ad! button for Nitro Starters when starting races while the Tuning Kit button is still displayed. Workaround: Playing a Tuning Kit ad first lets the Nitro Starter button reappear (Android).
    • Pro kit inventory doubled
    • Old School collection notification if completed prior to being changed in the Halloween Update.
  • Incorrect R&D Vehicle: The in-game announcement for the Koenigsegg Regera's R&D incorrectly shows a Lamborghini Egoista, Land Rover and the Apollo Intensa Emozione. Restarting the game fixes the glitch.

Post-Update Screen

Trailer

Asphalt 8 Showdown Mode is here!

Asphalt 8 Showdown Mode is here!

Updates for Asphalt 8: Airborne
2013 Original Release (v1.0.0) • Free to Play Update (v1.1.0)
2014 Daily Bonus Update (v1.2.0) • The Great Wall Update (v1.3.0)
Fuel Events Update (v1.4.0) • Dubai Update (v1.5.0)
San Diego Harbor Update (v1.6.0) • Winter Update (v1.7.0)
2015 Decals Update (v1.8.0) • More Than 300 Decals Update (v1.8.1)
Tenerife Update (v1.9.0) • Car Mastery Update (v2.0.0)
Research & Development Update (v2.1.0) • Santa's Gift Update (v2.2.0)
2016 Lunar New Year Update (v2.3.0) • Elite Cars Update (v2.4.0)
Enduro Update (v2.5.0) • Rio de Janeiro Update (v2.6.0)
Multiplayer League Update (v2.7.0) • Championship Update (v2.8.0)
2017 Lunar New Year 2017 Update (v2.9.0) • Car Blueprints Update (v3.0.0)
Porsche Update (v3.1.0) • Motorcycles Update (v3.2.0)
Munich Update (v3.3.0) • Hot Wheels Update (v3.4.0)
2018 Fall Out Boy Update (v3.5.0) • 2018 Spring Update (v3.6.0)

Asphalt Moments Update (v3.7.0) • Fifth Anniversary Update (v3.8.0)
Halloween Update (v3.9.0) • Holiday Update (v4.0.0)

2019 Fast Lane Update (v4.1.0) • 2019 Spring Update (v4.2.0)
Showdown Update (v4.3.0) • Sixth Anniversary Mini Update (v4.4.0)
Sixth Anniversary Update (v4.5.0) • 2019 Halloween Update (v4.6.0)
Snowflurry Update (v4.7.0)
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