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Hey Racers!

In 2018 we continued our efforts to bring more exciting content to Asphalt 8 by adding new vehicles, a new track, and challenging events. We also celebrated the 5th anniversary of Asphalt 8! 

Now we’ve got some big news for you as a lot of great things are on the horizon for Asphalt 8 in 2019. In addition to our usual content and feature updates, we will be making various balance improvements to keep the game fresh, exciting, and competitive for all players. 

So keep on reading to get the scoop on what’s coming to Asphalt 8 in the next update!

Car Rank Adjustments - Solving a Substantial Matchmaking Issue

One of the biggest issues with the current MP system is that it creates imbalance in the game by boosting certain cars to dominance. With a specific upgrade scheme, these cars can reach fantastic top speeds while maintaining a relatively low Rank. That makes them difficult to beat with most other cars of similar Rank. 

In order to eliminate this issue, we have decided to adjust the Rank of certain cars. But only the Rank itself! No other car stats (Top speed, Acceleration, Handling, Nitro) will be affected by this change. 

With this change we hope to get even closer to a MP experience where the winners are determined purely by driving skills and game knowledge.

In Summary:

• Only some cars will be adjusted. That includes all vehicles from Class A, a few cars from Class B and Class C, and the Special Edition car that will be introduced during the Chinese New Year celebration. Below you can find the full list of affected vehicles.
• Only Rank will be affected - no other car characteristics or stats. 

We will constantly monitor the chosen cars to decide if more adjustments are needed to ensure that we meet our goals. We’re happy to hear your feedback, so feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions!

Rebalanced Pro Kit Upgrades, Car Mastery Rewards & Car Collection Rewards 

Our other priority is to eliminate any imbalances in the game economy that were inevitable after 5 years of game evolution. To achieve this goal, we will adjust:
1) The upgrade requirements for most cars
2) The values of Pro Kit Cards
3) The rewards from Car Mastery and Car Collections

IMPORTANT: If currently you are counting on some specific rewards from Masteries or Car Collections you should claim them prior to the update 31! (It will be released by the end of the third week of February. The current hotfix is here to introduce the Lunar New Year RnD) .

With these changes, we believe in-game resource distribution will be more in line with their rarity types. This makes different in-game activities equally interesting to players as they consider the potential rewards each one provides

On the Horizon

Our overall intention for 2019 is to have fairer competition, better matchmaking, and more freedom of choice when choosing a car for competition. We are also working on an exciting new track and game modes, so stay tuned for more news!

See you on the Asphalt! 

FULL LIST OF AFFECTED VEHICLES

Class A
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 
Aston Martin One-77 
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 
Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid 
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition 
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage 
McLaren 650S GT3 
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car 
Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS 
Chevrolet Corvette C3 
Chevrolet Corvette C7 
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X 
Ferrari 330 P4 
Ferrari F12berlinetta 
Ferrari F430 
Ferrari FF 
Ferrari LaFerrari 
Ford 2006 GT 
Jaguar C-X75 
Jaguar XJ220S 
Lamborghini Asterion 
Lamborghini Aventador Coupé 
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 
Lucra L148 
Marussia B2 
Mazzanti Evantra 
McLaren 12C Spider 
McLaren 570S 
McLaren 675LT 
McLaren P1 
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series 
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe Final Edition 
Mosler GT3 
Nissan GT-R NISMO 
Pagani Zonda R 
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 
RUF RT 12 S 
Savage Rivale GTR 
Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS 
Sbarro Alcador 
SIN R1 
Tramontana XTR 
Volkswagen W12 
Zenvo ST1 
Rezvani Beast Alpha 
Rimac Concept S 
McLaren 720S 
Infiniti Vision GT 
BMW S 1000 RR 
Ducati SuperSport S
TVR Sagaris Special Edition

Class B
McLaren MP4/8 
Yamaha FZ-10 
BMW M2 Special Edition 
Mazda RX8 Special Edition 
Ducati XDiavel S 
Holden Coupe 60 
Shelby Cobra 427 
TVR Sagaris 

Class C
Buick Riviera
BMW M2
Mercedes Benz GLC Coupe
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic
MV Agusta F4 1000 R


The update will be released by the end of the thrid week of Febrauary 2019. 
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Changes in free upgrades

With the next update we will be introducing changes to the Free Upgrades, to give you more freedom when applying them. After claiming the Free Upgrade you will have an option to either apply it or pay the usual fee. In other words, here is what you will be able to do with every type of upgrades:

- Credits-only upgrade → Pay Credits or apply free upgrade
- Tokens-only upgrade → Pay Tokens or apply free upgrade
- Credits or Tokens upgrade → Pay Credits or apply free upgrade
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FAQ

When is the update coming?

The update will go live in approximately in the third week of February and it won’t be mandatory for a week to give you time to adapt to the changes. After that time you will have to update the game.

When should I claim my rewards?

If you want to receive the current rewards from Masteries or Car Collections you should claim them prior to the update which will go live in a week.

What will happen with the claimed Masteries or Car Collections rewards after the update?

Do not worry - all the claimed rewards will remain as they are and will be available after the update as an option for cars upgrading.

Is it possible that any specific mastery or car collections reward might improve/change? If so, would you receive some kind of deduction/reduction ?

You need to decide if you want to claim the rewards before or after the update. No compensation will be given due to this change.