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The Rio de Janeiro Update (v2.6.0) is the sixteenth update in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It features the return of the Rio de Janeiro track and the addition of the IAP-based VIP System from Asphalt Nitro.

It was released for iOS and Windows simultaneously on July 27, 2016, a first in the Asphalt series. The Android version was released on August 3, 2016, unusual because the updates usually come to Android after iOS and before Windows.

Announcement

Hit the road to Rio in our brand-new update!

  • NEW LOCATION: Discover the bustling streets of Rio. From its impressive mountains to the incredible beaches, dive into this very exotic city!
  • LOGIN REWARDS: Check in on the game every day for increasingly awesome prizes with our Daily Login Rewards.
  • VIP SYSTEM: Now there’s even more value in every purchase as each one boosts your VIP status, granting you extra rewards, special boxes, exclusive cars and more!
  • NEW CARS: New cars are just 'round the bend! So check in often to catch the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Donkervoort D8 GTO, W Motors Fenyr Supersport and more.
  • NEW EVENTS: More Enduro Double Down and R&D events are here! Overcome the challenges & bring some sweet rides home.

New Cars

Rio Update banner

Class D

Class C

Class B

Class A

Class S

The new cars will need the following engine cards:

Game Changes

Events Schedule

  1. Aston Martin One-77 EDD July 27, 2016
  2. W Motors Fenyr Supersport R&D August 9, 2016
  3. BXR Bailey Blade GT1 EDD August 26, 2016
  4. Alfa Romeo 4C R&D September 4, 2016
  5. Aston Martin One-77 EDD September 14, 2016
  6. ED Design Torq R&D September 29, 2016

Trivia

  • The icon from the Research & Development Update featuring the McLaren P1™ GTR has been reused again. This update is the first major update to use the same icon twice in a row.
  • This update by far has the second least amount of new cars released via conventional Events, with only two. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe was made available right from the first day of the update, the Aston Martin One-77 and BXR Bailey Blade GT1 are Enduro Double Down-unlockable cars, the W Motors Fenyr Supersport is an R&D-unlockable car, and the 2015 GTA Spano is unlockable at VIP Level 15.
    • Later updates would follow suit with up to only two cars released via conventional Events.
      • It is unknown wether the next update actually had three cars released via conventional events, though, since the sneak peek of the cars of the next update did not clearly reveal how the Chevrolet Corvette C3 would be released (it was released as a Multiplayer League Reward in the following update after being postponed due to a Mastery bug). The fact that the C3 was released in the update after its debut update, however did not mean that it would not be released via conventional events.
  • All the special events from this update were revived at once two years later, through the Asphalt Moments series.
  • This update marks the first time when an event is held two times in the same update. In this case, the EDD for Aston Martin One-77 was held for the first time on July 27, 2016, and revived on September 14, 2016.

Bugs / Glitches

A8 Decal glitch

A BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage with a distorted decal after a World Series race.

A8 Decal glitch (2)

A TRION NEMESIS with a garbled Molten Core decal

  • Decal Glitches: It is possible for the cars to show a garbled decal, usually with a design not normally available for that car. This bug has carried over to subsequent updates and has yet to be fixed.
  • Missing Manufacturer Name: The W Motors Fenyr Supersport had its manufacturer name omitted. This was fixed in the next update.
  • Missing Graphics Effects: A few graphics effects have been erroneously removed, including the lightning graphic effects in Sector 8 and the green energy particles that appear whenever a Quality Check is collected.

Version Patches

  • v2.6.1 released on September 7, 2016; minor update for the Android version. This includes bug fixes.

Post Update Info-Screen

Trailer

Update Trailer Hit the road to Rio in Asphalt 8 Airborne

Update Trailer Hit the road to Rio in Asphalt 8 Airborne

Trailer Screenshots


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) Fifth Anniversary Update (v3.8.0)