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The Great Wall Update is the third update of Asphalt 8: Airborne. Released in March 2014, it added a new track, The Great Wall, along with Twitch integration for iOS.

Announcement

The following text was published on the Apple Store:

We're celebrating the Year of the Horse by adding some horsepower to the game with a whole new Asian-inspired racing location! Discover the Great Wall with your McLaren P1, Ferrari Testarossa or any of the other new dream cars, and share your journey using the brand-new Twitch broadcasting feature only on the App Store!

  • Explore the Far East
    • Race through the gorgeous new Asian-inspired location, the Great Wall, which will provide 6 new tracks like you've never seen before -- but don't get distracted by the beauty of the scenery or you might fall off the edge
  • Twitch integration
    • Connect with the Asphalt community on Twitch.tv to broadcast your gameplay online, share your biggest stunts, or take a look at your rivals' skills. Think you're the best driver? Prove it with Twitch!
  • New cars coming
    • Stay tuned as we'll regularly release amazing new cars, including the unique 2014 McLaren P1, along with the iconic Ferrari Testarossa, and the powerful Dodge Challenger! More of a cross-country fan? The mighty 2015 Ford F-150 is there for you too!
  • Immersion at its finest
    • Get hyped for the ride of your life with a new soundtrack and way more to discover!

New Cars

Class D
Class C
Class B
Class A
Class S

The new cars will need the following engine cards (note that the Pro Kit system does not exist until the Winter Update):

  • V6 Engine
    • SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (x4)
  • Hybrid Engine
    • McLaren P1 (x8)
  • Forced-Induction V8
    • SSC Tuatara (x16)
  • F12 Engine
    • Ferrari Testarossa (x36)

Game Changes

Great wall update
  • New location: The Great Wall.
  • 30 new Events added to the eight Career Mode Seasons.
  • Twitch broadcasting (live gameplay streaming) now possible.
  • New songs added:
    • Animals / Martin Garrix (Electronic)
    • Asleep at the Wheel / Band of Skulls (Rock)
    • Cannibal / Silversun Pickups (Rock)
    • Over it / The Crystal Method (Electronic)
    • Burning / DJ Gontran (Bass)
    • Outrun / DJ Gontran (Bass)
    • Bad Weekend / Krubb Wenkroist (Electronic)
    • Phantasmagorical / DJ Gontran (Menu)
  • World Series matchmaking system tweaked.
  • New Leaderboard feature: players who are inactive for two weeks disappear from the leaderboard.
  • Main menu revamped.
  • Nitro Starter and Tuning Kit now cost A8Credits 9,000​​ and A8Credits 24,000​​, respectively.
  • The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 (2013) has been renamed to Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013.
  • The McLaren MP4-12C Spider has been renamed to McLaren 12C Spider.
  • Many Class A and Class S cars had their prices increased:
  • The Lamborghini Veneno's stats have been slightly changed as well. Its original acceleration and handling stats would later be carried over to the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, which was introduced six updates later in mid-2015.
  • A new tire compound is introduced in this update, initially exclusive to the Challenger, P1™, and Tuatara.
    • This marks the first time cars are seen with tire compounds other than the standard one.

Trivia

Bugs / Glitches

  • Unusual Upgrade Prices: The Ferrari 599XX's upgrade prices were sometimes shown to be different from the usual A8Credits 265,900 for the original Class B cars. This has since been fixed.

Trailer

Asphalt 8 Airborne - Welcome to the Great Wall

Asphalt 8 Airborne - Welcome to the Great Wall

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) • Transylvania Update (v4.0.0)