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The Motorcycles Update (v3.2.0) is the 22nd update of Asphalt 8: Airborne, released on August 23, 2017. It reintroduces motorcycles to the series for the first time since Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, more than 6 years ago.[1]

Announcement

V3.2 promo

MOTORCYCLES ARE HERE

Join us in welcoming the Suzuki GSX-R750, KTM 1290 Super Duke R, Ducati Monster 1200, and many more!

EXPERIENCE THE BLITZ

We're also introducing 'MOTO BLITZ', a special career mode where you can test the limits of your new hog in a series of races and challenges!

FUSION SYSTEM

Getting Boxes just got even easier, now you can exchange the spare cards in your inventory for special Pro Boxes

NEW RIDES

We haven't forgotten our 4-wheel fans! The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Roadster and the Peugeot RCZ R are coming in this update! Stay tuned!

SPECIAL EVENTS

A new set of action-packed special events are now available! Race for the chance to win five new vehicles. The Suzuki Hayabusa, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, Peugeot RCZ R, and more could be yours!

New Vehicles

Class D
Class C
Class B
Class A
Class S
The new vehicles will need the following engine cards:
  • Four-Stroke Engine: Suzuki GSX-R750 (x4), Suzuki Hayabusa (x12)
  • V-Twin Engine: KTM 1290 Super Duke R (x4), Ducati Monster 1200 (x4), Ducati SuperSport S (x4)
  • Hybrid Engine: Peugeot RCZ R (x4)
  • Forced Induction V8: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition (x32)

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

  • Bike Tires-D
  • Bike Tires-C
  • Bike Tires-B
  • Bike Tires-A
  • Bike Tires-S
  • Fork Tubes-D
  • Fork Tubes-C
  • Fork Tubes-B
  • Fork Tubes-A
  • Fork Tubes-S
  • Transmission-D
  • Transmission-C
  • Transmission-B
  • Transmission-A
  • Transmission-S
  • Bike Exhaust-D
  • Bike Exhaust-C
  • Bike Exhaust-B
  • Bike Exhaust-A
  • Bike Exhaust-S
  • Four-Stroke Engine
  • V-Twin Engine
  • Common Tech
  • Rare Tech
  • Pro Tech
  • New motorcycle only Pro Kit cards:
    • Bike Tires
    • Bike Exhaust
    • Fork Tubes
    • Transmission
    • Four-Stroke Engine
    • V-Twin Engine
    • Common Tech
    • Rare Tech
    • Pro Tech
Fusion Boxes
  • New Pro Kit Boxes, obtained with Fusion System points:
    • Starter Box: 5,000 points - Grants 2 random cards
    • Extra Box: 12,500 points - Grants 4 random cards, 1 Rare
    • Ultra Box: 22,000 points - Grants 4 random cards, 3 Rare / Legendary
      • As a consequence, Pro Kit cards can no longer be sold for A8Credits . All cards now grant Fusion System points. The amounts of Fusion System points rewarded are roughly equivalent to the previous A8Credits amounts rewarded.
  • 'Car Parts' Boxes now also include motorcycle parts
  • 'Tech Card' Boxes now also include motorcycle tech cards
  • 3 Classic events for Class D vehicles in Season 2 of Career have had their lap numbers changed to 3:
  • The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's handling has been made sharper.
  • New Blueprint cars:
  • New prices for the following vehicles:
Model Original Price(s) New Price
Audi R8 e-tron A8Credits 2,250 A8Credits 7,000
Tesla Model S A8Credits 3,750 A8Credits 7,500
Cadillac ATS A8Credits 5,250 A8Credits 8,000
Cadillac XTS A8Credits 7,500 or A8Tokens 120 A8Credits 10,000 or A8Tokens 160
Ford F-150 A8Credits 71,000 A8Credits 11,000
Scion FR-S A8Credits 11,250 A8Credits 12,000
Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA A8Credits 18,000 or A8Tokens 285 A8Credits 20,000 or A8Tokens 315
Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC A8Credits 60,000 A8Credits 25,000
Volkswagen Beetle Turbo A8Credits 75,000 A8Credits 26,000
Audi S4 A8Credits 42,000 A8Credits 28,000
Nissan 370Z A8Credits 64,000 A8Credits 50,000
Audi RS 3 Sportback A8Credits 2,925 A8Credits 18,000
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive A8Credits 9,000 A8Credits 26,000
Audi TTS Coupé A8Credits 13,500 A8Credits 27,000
Chevrolet Camaro GS A8Credits 20,250 A8Credits 28,000
Ford Focus RS A8Credits 24,000 or A8Tokens 330 A8Credits 37,000 or A8Tokens 330
Lamborghini Urus A8Credits 33,750 A8Credits 38,000
Infiniti FX50 A8Credits 50,250 or A8Tokens 630 A8Credits 42,000 or A8Tokens 630
Lotus Exige S Coupe A8Credits 55,000 A8Credits 44,000
Audi RS 4 Avant A8Credits 63,000 A8Credits 45,000
DS Survolt A8Credits 12,750 A8Credits 45,000
Aston Martin DB9 Coupé A8Credits 21,750 A8Credits 53,000
Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary A8Credits 31,500 A8Credits 55,000
Maserati GranTurismo Sport A8Credits 37,500 A8Credits 60,000
Lotus Evora Enduro GT
Changed back to A8Credits 95,000 after the hotfix
A8Credits 95,000 A8Credits 56,000
Bentley Continental GT V8 A8Credits 52,500 A8Credits 62,000
Aston Martin V12 Zagato A8Credits 57,500 A8Credits 61,000
Nissan GT-R (R35) A8Credits 69,000 A8Credits 67,000
Ferrari 458 Italia A8Credits 73,500 A8Credits 71,000
Ford Shelby GT500 A8Credits 85,000 A8Credits 76,000
Ford 2006 GT A8Credits 64,000 A8Credits 75,000
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car A8Credits 60,000 A8Credits 72,000
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series A8Credits 66,500 A8Credits 76,000
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X A8Credits 68,000 A8Credits 77,000
Mazzanti Evantra
Temporary, between 28 Sept - 10 Oct 2017 for the price change
A8Tokens 3,250 A8Credits 900,000 or A8Tokens 3,250
Ferrari F40 A8Credits 575,000 A8Credits 575,000 or A8Tokens 2,950
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG A8Credits 375,000 A8Credits 375,000 or A8Tokens 2,500
Rimac Concept One A8Credits 750,000 A8Credits 750,000 or A8Tokens 3,850
Savage Rivale GTR A8Credits 750,000 A8Credits 750,000 or A8Tokens 5,000
Volkswagen W12 A8Credits 825,000 A8Credits 825,000 or A8Tokens 5,300

Cosmetic Changes

  • Motorcycles vs Cars Changes
    • New loading screen of a KTM 1290 Super Duke R and Suzuki GSX-R750 on Tokyo.
    • Motorcycles now have their own separate Masteries, with a new Mastery Icon of a Motorcycle being used for their Masteries.
    • The zoom level on a vehicle changes when switching between a car and motorcycle, both in the Garage and in the game. Motorcycles also do not have an "Immersive" camera option.
    • The green button used to enter the Garage now has a motorcycle and car silhouette.
    • On the garage, there's a new filter which shows only available motorcycles.
    • When viewing a vehicle unavailable for purchase, a new message "Vehicle is not on sale at the moment" has replaced "Car is not on sale at the moment" to accommodate for the multiple vehicle types now present in the game.
    • After entering the race without a maxed-out vehicle, a new message "Maxed-out vehicle required" has replaced "Maxed-out car required" to accommodate for the multiple vehicle types now present in the game.
    • After falling into water, a new message "Your ride is not a submarine!" has replaced "This is a car, not a submarine!" to accommodate for the multiple vehicle types now present in the game.
    • In "My Profile" and also when viewing other profiles in Multiplayer lobbies, instead of displaying "Cars Owned", there is now "Vehicles Owned" to accommodate for the multiple vehicle types now present in the game.
    • In Enduro Double Downs, the section which previously said "Enduro Cars" now reads "Enduro Vehicles" to accodomate for the multiple vehicle types now in the game.
  • Miscellaneous Garage Changes
    • Car Paint has been renamed to 'Coloring' (the U.S. spelling is used for non-U.S. English-speaking platforms as well).
    • The RUF RT 12 S is now placed between the Lucra L148 and Ferrari FF.
    • The Renault DeZir's and Chevrolet Corvette C3's MAX+PRO rank has been reduced from 1262 to 1261 & from 1759 to 1758 respectively, on some platforms.
      • The DeZir's & Corvette C3's statistics still remain unchanged.
    • The Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) and Scion FR-S are no longer available for purchase for players who do not have them. This is due to licensing issues surrounding Toyota that have blocked a majority of non-Japanese racing game developers from using Toyota road cars in racing games released in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
      • The Old School collection is now impossible to complete.
      • In terms of Mastery Rewards, A8Licenses 47 (11 + 36), A8Credits 129,905 (58,400 + 71,505), 3 Nitro Starters, 1 Double Credits, and 1 Class D Free Upgrade are now unobtainable.
      • Season 4 of Career Mode cannot be completed, rendering the achievement Four of a Kind becoming unobtainable until the Hot Wheels Update where the Scion FR-S is replaced by the Porsche 718 Boxster S.
      • The car and career event together means that the achievements "D is for Drift" (for Scion FR-S), "King of the Garage" (Scion FR-S), "Fully Armed" (Scion FR-S), "Four of a Kind", and especially "The Finish Line" are no longer obtainable.
    • In the Car Mastery screen, the selection menu will remain "scrolled" after leaving Car Mastery and returning to it, instead of rolling back to the top.
      Marussia badge
    • The Marussia B2's badge was restored, along with its bumper texture.
      • Previously, according to community speculation, the badge had been removed possibly due to the company Marussia Motors becoming defunct in April 2014.
        P1 GTR RM
    • The McLaren P1™ GTR now has a "Richard Mille" sponsor decal on the rear wheel arches and front bumper, and the "Mobil 1" logo has been removed. There are a few exceptions when certain decals are used on the car which feature both the "Richard Mille" and "Mobil 1" logo on it at the same time.
      • This is presumably a nod to the watchmaking company's sponsorship of McLaren's Formula One racing team, given the game's use of 4 such cars.
      • However, the P1 GTR's banner does not reflect this change.
      • This makes the in-game rendition of the car closer to the Assetto Corsa rendition of the car, which also features Richard Mille sponsor decals.
  • Other Cosmetic Changes
    X indicator when wrecked or knocked down
    • An "X" indicator appears above an opponent vehicle when it is wrecked or knocked down.
    • The 918 Spyder's engine note has been changed to the "Corvette_V8" engine note from the original "electric_silverlightning"
      • The note also plays at constant redlining even when the car is still accelerating.
    • Windows (desktop) exclusive changes:
      • Mouse wheel scrolling is now supported.
      • Keyboard controls can now be remapped (Arrow Keys remain standard but the alternative WASD-controls can be changed).
      • Even if the auto-acceleration is disabled from the custom control menu, the control selection screen uses "Auto-accelerate" label.
    • The season dedicated for McLaren race cars, known as "Season 10: Future" or "McLaren Legends Season" is now named "McLaren Legends Season".
    • Default radio stations for Sector 8, Tenerife, and Patagonia have changed from Rock and Bass respectively to a mixed radio station.
    • For Android device users, the game now displays your Google Play Games™ account name in Multiplayer races and Time-Limited Event leaderboards, as opposed to Facebook™ or Google+™ name.
    • The Nitro icon buttons used in the 'Tap To Steer' control system have been slightly increased in size.
  • From this update onwards, almost all Research & Development events have generic ads that feature the following text:
    • "[Vehicle name] is ready for R&D! Complete Validation... ...and it's yours!"

v3.2.2 hotfix

A hotfix was released on the week of September 18, 2017 and fixed the following[2]:

  • Bikes Career: Career re-balance
  • Bikes Career: Events selector improvement to move to the next available event
  • Bikes behavior: Fixed 180 degree turn after circle ramp
  • Bikes behavior: Perfect focus nitro zone should disappear after tapping a nitro button before it
  • Bikes animations: Added back the tilt jump animation for the KTM bike
  • Bikes tutorial: Re-phrased slide about invincibility
    • Said slide now states that invincibility while under Charged Nitro applies only against other vehicles.
  • Main Menu camera: Adjusted the main menu cameras for bikes
  • Fixed an issue when Backflip didn’t count towards the Profile progress
  • Other minor issues were addressed
  • The McLaren logo has been updated, from black text, red logo to all white.
  • The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition manufacturer is changed from Mercedes-Benz to McLaren, at the request of Mercedes-Benz and McLaren.
    • This change was changed back from McLaren to Mercedes-Benz as of the Munich Update.
  • The "S" in the Ducati Monster 1200 S has been removed.
  • The 1967 Chevrolet Impala's tune-up cost and time have been reduced to A8Credits 800 and 40 minutes respectively.

Events

  1. KTM 1290 Super Duke R R&D August 23, 2017
  2. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition EDD August 31, 2017
  3. Ducati SuperSport S R&D September 9, 2017
  4. McLaren MP4-31 Championship September 22, 2017
  5. Peugeot RCZ R R&D September 24, 2017
  6. Suzuki Hayabusa R&D October 3, 2017
  7. Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV EDD October 20, 2017

Trivia

  • The icon for this update features a Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a Suzuki GSX-R750, marking the first time the game receives an icon featuring more than one vehicle in it.
  • The addition of motorcycles to Asphalt 8: Airborne contradicts Gameloft's earlier official statements that motorcycles would not be added to the game.[3]
    • However, the 2016 investor presentation document (meant to prevent Gameloft from being taken over by Vivendi) suggested Gameloft had planned motorcycles to be in the game in a certain stage.[4]
  • The update makes it the first mobile racing game to have 200 vehicles.
  • This is the last update of 2017 to add a new Enduro Double Down event.
  • This is also the first update since the Elite Cars Update in which no new Elite Cars are added.
  • The concept of exchanging Pro Cards with a Pro Box was previously used in Asphalt Nitro.
  • This is the first update to revive a past Championship event.
  • This is also the first update to revive an event whose car became blueprint-buildable in Car Blueprints Update. In this case, Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV's EDD event was revived.
  • This is the first update in 2017 to add a car that was in an previous Asphalt game.
  • This update marks the last time a vehicle is available for purchase for either credits or tokens. All other vehicles released after this update are event-only and require blueprints to obtain or become unavailable once the event ends.

Bugs / Glitches

  • Inaccessible R&D: If the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is built with blueprints obtained from Fusion Boxes, its R&D will not be accessible anymore. It is highly recommended that the player completes the event first.
  • Time Attack glitch: In motorcycle Time Attacks, the player will sometimes cross the finish line without triggering a "Finish" sequence, thus failing the test as the timer still counts down.
  • Sector 8:
    • On the half loop of Sector 8, cars will now slow down when the loop is used.
    • For motorcycles, firing a Focus boost before the loop will end up exiting it in the wrong direction.
    • This bug was fixed in the Munich Update.
  • UI dragging: If the player is attempting to drag a menu via swiping, they can accidentally trigger buttons, which can cause A8Tokens tokens and other resources to be spent carelessly. This affects only the Windows Store version using a mouse.
  • On some platforms, destructible items for city havocs are missing.
    • This was fixed in the September 18th 2017 hotfix
V3.2 BP Glitch
  • No graphics for retroactive Blueprint cars: When blueprints are collected for the DS3, L148, or Enzo, the banner for Audi R8 e-tron appears instead in the "Blueprint Collected!" pop-up.
  • No Video Ads: As of late September 2017, the “Play Ad” buttons to watch video ads for Tokens, Season Tickets, and Fuel no longer appears.
  • Bike Physics: Due to the different handling physics of the motorcycles, unexpected crashes and change in riding direction are frequent. In addition, the tunnel / raised sections of Nevada, Tokyo, The Great Wall, Sector 8 and Tenerife are much harder to navigate with the motorcycle providing no steering response. Hard and / or sudden steering inputs will also cause the motorcycle to drastically change its direction, often perpendicular or in reverse of the track's direction. This was fixed in the Fall Out Boy Update.

The following bugs / glitches have been fixed:

  • When redoing a Research and Development test with incomplete Quality Checks, Quality Checks from previous successful attempts do not appear in the test result screen.
  • Cars Switching Places

Post-Update Screen

Videos & Trailers

Asphalt 8 Airborne - Teaser - It's Time To Ride

Asphalt 8 Airborne - Teaser - It's Time To Ride

Asphalt 8 - Motorbike Update Trailer

Asphalt 8 - Motorbike Update Trailer

Asphalt 8 - How to be A 'Killer-Biker'?

Asphalt 8 - How to be A 'Killer-Biker'?

References

  1. 3.2版消息 - tieba.baidu.com
  2. https://forum.gameloft.com/viewtopic.php?f=1503&t=546268&p=2891152#p2891152
  3. 05/24/2016 Answers to Suggestions - forum.gameloft.com
  4. http://media01.gameloft.com/web_mkt/corporateV2/pdf/en/EDITED_investor_presentationPDF.pdf
Updates for Asphalt 8: Airborne
2013 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)

2018 Summer Update (v3.7.0)