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6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 pm
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Hello Racers! The team and I are really excited to share with you everything that will be coming to Asphalt 8: Airborne in our newest update. We are also celebrating our 6th anniversary, so be prepared; this one is going to be BIG. Let’s get started!


NEW TRACK

We have a new track coming to Asphalt 8, as many of you might have seen already.

Asphalt 8: Spaceborne?

We're dedicated to delivering the best new racetracks we can, so this time we've got the moon on a stick for you! Rush through the corridors of the space station, asteroid mines, and gorgeous lunar landscapes on our new crazy track - Orbital Loop!

The new teaser will be out very soon! Check our Youtube channel :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphl7N613vv9pgds_LdvpGg


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NEW RIDES

As you can expect, this update will be loaded with new and amazing high-end vehicles to be unlocked in a new set of action-packed special events. Vehicles like the Rimac C Two, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Acura NSX GT3, and more. You can also unlock the Lamborghini Terzo Millenio in our new 6th Anniverary Festival!



FESTIVAL PASS

Now introducing; the Festival Pass (or Premium Pass)! Simply put, a Festival Pass is a checklist of quests you can complete to unlock progress tiers. Each tier grants you amazing rewards. In addition, you can upgrade to a Premium Pass to unlock even more exclusive rewards at each progress tier.Keep an eye out for a video tutorial explaining everything there is to know about the Festival Pass very soon!


MULTIPLAYER IMPROVEMENTS

In our efforts to make multiplayer a more fair experience, we’re rebalancing the Tuning Kit and fixing the “fake speed” bug that’s affected certain cars.Currently, the stat changes provided by a Tuning Kit are specific to each car.

This will change in our next update; from now on the Tuning Kit will apply the same percentage modifier to each car. This means matchmaking will be more fair and competitive as well, since the Tuning Kit is directly linked to each car’s stats.

Also, the “fake speed” bug will be fixed for the following 3 cars:

- Aston Martin Vulcan
- Lamborghini Estoque
- Porsche Carrera GT



SHOWDOWN UPGRADES

We know you love Showdown mode, so we’re giving it more content!

New Showdown Mode Features:

  1. You will now be awarded exclusive Medals for using your Power-Ups like a pro.
  2. Take on new tasks in the limited-time event section. “Blow up 5 opponents with the Comet”? You got it! Finishing first won’t be the sole focus anymore.
  3. Surge Strike drop rates have been adjusted, reducing how often the AI can pile them onto a 1st place racer.


ELITE STATUS IS BEING REMOVED

Elite status will be removed for all Elite cars currently present in the game. Their stats will be set to the default values, so no more waiting to tune your cars!

“We really feel like this mechanic is just overcomplicating things for our players and giving them additional headaches on top of MAX and PRO upgrading. Also, we are currently working on some potential additions for our cars’ upgrade options. Hopefully we will be able to introduce our players to new ways of improving their cars’ stats even further around the end of this year.”

- Roman, Asphalt 8: Airborne Game Manager



STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR A/S CLASS CARS

Look forward to having better control over every drift and jump.


QUICK RACE

We are adding every track in the game to Quick Race mode. Now you’ll have everything you need to perfect every trick, tactic, and technique to take the lead.


MORE CONTROLLER SUPPORT

We are adding support for the Dual Shock 4 and Xbox One controllers on iOS.



LOCKED RANK REQUIREMENTS

Some of the races in the special events (R&;Ds) now can only be accessed if the minimum Rank requirement is met.This change helps players identify which challenges are appropriate for their Rank, and which they’ll need to Rank up for, before being able to keep up with the competition.


REMAINING BP VEHICLES WILL BECOME NON-BP

The remaining C Class vehicles will no longer need to be obtained with Blueprints. As usual, you can trade in Blueprints for an awesome discount on the associated car. But these discounts will be temporary, so make the most of them before they go!
The full list of cars includes:

  1. Honda Civic Type-R
  2. AC 378 GT Z
  3. Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
  4. ED Design Torq
  5. Honda Integra Type-R (Not leaving)
  6. Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
  7. McLaren M14A
  8. Renault Alpine Celebration
  9. Sbarro Sparta
  10. Porsche 718 Boxster S
  11. KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  12. Vencer Sarthe


6th ANNIVERSARY ART CONTEST

To celebrate our 6 years on the road, we ran an art contest where participants created futuristic pieces of art. The prize was a mountain of Tokens and the opportunity to have their artwork featured in our new track!

We will be running more contests like this one in the future, so make sure you follow our social media pages for all the info and how to join.



NEW MUSIC

We’re also bringing some new tunes to the game with this update. Let us know what you think of them.


Thanks a lot for staying with us through such long Patch Notes, but we are dedicated to making Asphalt 8 even better! Keep posted for more information about our next update.

See you on the track!
Asphalt 8 Team.
Hello peeps! I'm Pepper, Game Community Manager from Gameloft   ;)
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JakeP

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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:43 pm
It is funny. As I read all these notes, with a few exceptions, I see them as mostly in GL's own interest, not in players' interests at all. And funny how the writing is done in a way to pretend they are in our interest. Also, calling bad features that have been around for years as "bugs" (like the fake speed) is insulting, not funny.

The removal of BP cars and now Elite cars is clearly the result of lower profits that these ideas are generating. Who pays anything to tune faster an Elite car? Who pays the absurd amount of tokens each BP has become?
 May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
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Km4r0nFire01

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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:51 pm
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festival pass with "premium pass to unlock ... exclusive..." looks insanely pay2win

MP and rank was really ok, problem comes to the match making, what are you changing again... can't you stop to change everything every month?

yes SD the mode what we LOVE... did not read, next

"we will introduce new ways to improve your cars" OMG the worst song ever. We fought very hard for our cars, insane RnD, insane prices, so much cards for pro kits to finally upgrade them. We like them as they are and don't want upgrade them more, you are going in an insane pay2win move that will end to kill the game.

rank for event... what is this??? logic? use of this move? if the guy is able why you lock the thing? let him go, he will win or lose what the problem? silly move

fingers crossed but really no confident, not even a bit :/
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guineapigsk8er

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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:10 pm
"Finishing first won’t be the sole focus anymore." WTF?

“We really feel like this mechanic is just overcomplicating things for our players and giving them additional headaches on top of MAX and PRO upgrading."

At least GL is finally admitting that they think we are really ****!
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lwardz

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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:13 pm
What is it with 
LOCKED RANK REQUIREMENTS

Every race of the special events (R&;Ds and CSs) now can only be accessed if the minimum Rank requirement is met.This change helps players identify which challenges are appropriate for their Rank, and which they’ll need to Rank up for, before being able to keep up with the competition.

Why is Gameloft trying their best to frustrate the gamers as much as possible. Please Gameloft, don't end up hurting yourself!!!
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Abubakr

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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
thats idiotic guys you are making the game more p2w by introducing premium pass. Moreover,you shouldn't lock the R&;Ds for players who don't have the cars upgraded meeting the recommended ranks. It is [language] update.
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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Here is what I like from this update:

- All tracks in Quick Race. Finally!
- Elite tuning gone. Now I can race those cars more than a few times in a row. This is excellent.
- More fake speed fixes. Wish there were more fixes, but three is better than none.
- New tracks. Always happy to have more.
- TK bonuses standardized. This is great.
- Stability improvements. Happy to have anything that improves drivability of the vehicles.

Everything else, I am either in wait and see mode, ( e.g. festival pass) Or, I literally don't care and will completely ignore, (e.g. Showdown mode changes)
Car I most want added to A8:
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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:11 pm
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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm
And why the hell won’t anyways from GL explain what they mean when they say the elite cars will return to default tuning.. WHAT IS DEFAULT?
Max-Pro-4444 - default game setting
Max-Pro-8888 - default system setting

I think we know the answer to this.. and

Elite cars are USELESS without an 8 in top speed and nitro. We would rather deal with the head ache of tuning if you are just going to annihilate them from being useful for anything. Or Oh MY GOD!!!!!! ???????!!! Could it be too much to actually do something GOOD??????? get rid of tuning while leaving the cars are the tune 100% of people “default” to? FYI GL that is max pro 0808...
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Re: 6th Anniversary Update: Patch Notes!

Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Pepper from Gameloft wrote:
SHOWDOWN UPGRADES

We know you love Showdown mode, so we’re giving it more content!

New Showdown Mode Features:

  1. You will now be awarded exclusive Medals for using your Power-Ups like a pro.
  2. Take on new tasks in the limited-time event section. “Blow up 5 opponents with the Comet”? You got it! Finishing first won’t be the sole focus anymore.
  3. Surge Strike drop rates have been adjusted, reducing how often the AI can pile them onto a 1st place racer.

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Showdown mode just needs to go away.