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Credits are the most commonly used currency in the Asphalt series, replacing the Cash used in Asphalt 7: Heat and being replaced by Dollars ($) in Asphalt Street Storm Racing.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Credits reward

The only currency in the game until the inclusion of Tokens with the 2014 Winter update, Credits are a fundamental element of the game, being the primary way to purchase in-game objects without having to spend real money, since Tokens are much harder to obtain. Credits can be won by finishing races, winning Time-Limited Events, completing vehicle collections or purchasing credit packs. Credits earned at the end of races can also be increased by the Double Credits booster, completing Bonus Star Requirements and the Daily Bonus multiplier.

Items bought with Credits

  • A majority of the cars in the game are purchasable with credits. As of the Elite Cars Update, several have the option of paying with either currency.
  • The Decals Update also introduced customizable decals you can buy for cars (hence the name), many of which can be purchased with credits.
  • The Super Racer Kit Box is the only Pro Box that is purchasable with credits.
  • The Upgrades and Pro Kits for each vehicle are purchasable with credits. As of the Lunar New Year Update, several of the subsequent cars have the option of paying with either currency for MAX Upgrades.
  • As of June 26th, 2017, a fourth Exclusive Deal is purchasable using credits.

Credit Packs

Credit Packs

Credit packs are an in-app purchase that provides the player a set amount of credits in exchange for real money. While the price for a pack increases for a bigger payout, the larger packs are overall of more value as the player gains a larger amount for a reduced money → credits cost ratio. With the Rio de Janeiro Update, each credit pack will also award the player with VIP points for the VIP system. [1]

  1. Rookie Credit Pack: A8Credits 30,000 & 200 VIP points
  2. Driver Credit Pack: A8Credits 80,000 & 500 VIP points
  3. Pilot Credit Pack: A8Credits 175,000 & 1,000 VIP points
  4. Pro Credit Pack: A8Credits 420,000 & 2,000 VIP points
  5. Champion Credit Pack: A8Credits 1,200,000 & 5,000 VIP points
  6. Master Credit Pack: A8Credits 3,000,000 & 10,000 VIP points

Transferability with Tokens

There is no official conversion rate between credits and tokens in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It is thus unknown what the relationship between tokens and credits are. However, it can be estimated that a token is worth A8Credits 138 on average and at the most, A8Credits 252. This estimate is extremely rough as the amount of in-game tokens received for an equivalent value of credits depends largely on what you purchased.

In general, the lower the credit/token ratio of the car price is, the more economical it would be to purchase the car with credit instead of token, and vise versa. However, due to the elusiveness and relatively high availability of the token to most player, it is usually a better choice to purchase item with credit and save the tokens for other use.

  • The Rookie Credit Pack (A8Credits 30,000) and Handful of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 200) at US$1.99; 150 credits per token.
  • The Driver Credit Pack (A8Credits 80,000) and Stack of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 525) at US$4.99; 152 credits per token.
  • The Pilot Credit Pack (A8Credits 175,000) and Hoard of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 1,100) at US$9.99; 159 credits per token.
  • The Pro Credit Pack (A8Credits 420,000) and Mountain of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 2,400) at US$19.99; 175 credits per token.
  • The Champion Credit Pack (A8Credits 1,200,000) and Truckload of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 6,500) at US$49.99; 185 credits per token.
  • The Master Credit Pack (A8Credits 3,000,000) and Vault of Tokens Pack (A8Tokens 15,000) at US$99.99; 200 credits per token.
  • The Cadillac XTS at A8Credits 5,000 or A8Tokens 80; 63 credits per token.
  • The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA at A8Credits 12,000 or A8Tokens 190; 63 credits per token.
  • The Nissan Juke Nismo at A8Credits 155,000 or A8Tokens 1,100; 141 credits per token.
  • The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce at A8Credits 170,000 or A8Tokens 1,200; 141 credits per token.
  • The Mazda 6 at A8Credits 270,000 or A8Tokens 1,475; at 183 credits per token.
  • The Donkervoort D8 GTO at A8Credits 325,000 or A8Tokens 2,000; 163 credits per token.
  • The Ford Focus RS at A8Credits 16,000 or A8Tokens 220; 73 credits per token.
  • The Infiniti FX50 at A8Credits 33,500 or A8Tokens 420; 80 credits per token.
  • The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe at A8Credits 250,000 or A8Tokens 2,050; 122 credits per token.
  • The Lamborghini Miura at A8Credits 325,000 or A8Tokens 2,100; 155 credits per token.
  • The Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) at A8Credits 350,000 or A8Tokens 2,400 146 credits per token.
  • The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series at A8Credits 405,000 or A8Tokens 2,500; 162 credits per token.
  • The Honda Integra Type-R at A8Credits 450,000 or A8Tokens 2,650, at 155 credits per token.
  • The Chevrolet SS at A8Credits 890,000 or A8Tokens 5,800; 153 credits per token.
  • The TVR Sagaris at A8Credits 900,000 or A8Tokens 5,950; 151 credits per token.
  • The Lamborghini Estoque at A8Credits 950,000 or A8Tokens 6,200; 153 credits per token.
  • The Mercedes-AMG GT3 at A8Credits 1,000,000 or A8Tokens 6,425; 156 credits per token.
  • The Ferrari F12berlinetta at A8Credits 125,000 or A8Tokens 2,200; 57 credits per token .
  • The Jaguar XJ220S at A8Credits 1,600,000 or A8Tokens 6,350; 252 credits per token.
  • The GTA Spano at A8Credits 160,000 or A8Tokens 1,050; 152 credits per token.
  • The RUF CTR 3 at A8Credits 175,000 or A8Tokens 1,150; 152 credits per token.
  • The nanoFlowcell QUANT FE at A8Credits 1,200,000 or A8Tokens 6,500; 185 credits per token.

Obtaining Credits

While every race in the game (except for Quick Solo Race and failed Flawless races) has a Credits payout, the fastest method of earning credits is with Season 9: Beyond or Car Mastery Challenge #14/#15 events, preferably on short tracks such as San Diego Harbor, Alps, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, and some layouts of The Great Wall. Listed below are the currently most proficient cars at Credits-grinding at Challenge 15.

Car Track Race Type Base Payout (A8Credits ) Avg. Race Length (s) Avg. A8Credits per Hour
McLaren MP4-31 Dubai Flawless A8Credits 6,300 44 A8Credits 365,625
Weber Faster One The Mirage Flawless A8Credits 6,000 46 A8Credits 338,182
McLaren 675LT Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 6,085 47 A8Credits 337,702
GT by CITROEN The London Eye Flawless A8Credits 6,185 49 A8Credits 333,130
McLaren F1 XP-5 Dubai Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 5,805 46 A8Credits 327,546
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Alps Unplugged A8Credits 5,895 48 A8Credits 322,677
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Alps Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 6,060 50 A8Credits 321,943
W Motors Lykan HyperSport Dubai Unplugged A8Credits 5,950 49 A8Credits 320,870
SSC Tuatara The London Eye Unplugged A8Credits 5,975 50 A8Credits 317,572
Koenigsegg Agera R Alps Reverse Unplugged A8Credits 5,975 54 A8Credits 300,406
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,795 52 A8Credits 299,750
RUF CTR 3 San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,895 55 A8Credits 292,560
Lamborghini Veneno Alps Flawless A8Credits 5,845 55 A8Credits 290,160
Sbarro Alcador San Diego Harbor Flawless A8Credits 5,790 55 A8Credits 287,520

While racing with boosters (Nitro Starter & Tuning Kit) will reduce the race duration, it is more detrimental than going un-boosted as the additional cost for 1 hour of usage will outweigh the increased profit for an overall loss in credit accumulation (assuming that the boosters were not purchased through Exclusive Deals or earned via Time Limited Events).[2] Despite the 2015 GTA Spano, Weber Faster One, GT by CITROEN, and McLaren MP4-31 having similar or superior profitability than the cars mentioned above, their limited availability and high costs prevent them from being usable alternatives to most players. The former car is even more restrictive as it is not only an Elite Car with tune-ups for it taking 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete, but it is also unavailable until the player reaches VIP Level 15 (not recommended).

As previously mentioned, completing certain Collections in the game will award the player with a credit reward. Listed below are all of the collections with a credit reward.

Collection Reward MAX Reward
Ion Runners A8Credits 17,000 A8Credits 60,000
U.S. Monsters A8Credits 45,000 A8Credits 150,000
Audi A8Credits 9,000 A8Credits 50,000
New Blood A8Credits 100,000 A8Credits 215,000
GT Club A8Credits 125,000 A8Credits 500,000
Winter is gone A8Credits 200,000 A8Credits 750,000
Red Stallions A8Credits 350,000 A8Credits 700,000
Hot Summer A8Credits 325,000 A8Credits 800,000
Chevrolet A8Credits 150,000 N/A
McLaren A8Credits 500,000 A8Credits 1,000,000
Running of the Bulls A8Credits 250,000 A8Credits 1,000,000
Japanese Dragons A8Credits 225,000 A8Credits 750,000
European Collection A8Credits 350,000 N/A
Mercedes A8Credits 400,000 A8Credits 850,000
BMW N/A A8Credits 675,000
Top Tier N/A A8Credits 1,200,000
Bolides A8Credits 700,000 N/A
Total A8Credits 3,746,000 A8Credits 8,700,000

References

  1. The price for each pack is not listed as it will vary with each country & currency
  2. https://youtu.be/TyEfsCkk7a8

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