Asphalt 8 Airborne Walkthrough Guide

Asphalt 8: Airborne. Welcome to quickgamer’s Asphalt 8: Airborne walkthrough for beginners. Not only you will find the game mechanics explained in detail, but also tips to improve your racing performance.


Triggering the Nitro is easy, tap on the right side of the screen. The yellow bar at the top indicates how much you have. You can hit it up to 3 times to activate different power levels, but as the power goes up, so does the Nitro comsuption.

PERFECT NITRO. Tapping Nitro once will make a red section appear on the Nitro bar; Tap Nitro again once your Nitro bar reaches that area and you will activate a special boost.

How do you turn off Nitro?. You can exit the Nitro boost by tapping on the brake, eentering a drift will also stop it.

Filing The Nitro Bar: Fill up your Nitro Bar by executing awesome actions in-game, such as drifts, jumps, knockdowns, City havocs, Traffic Controls, Near Misses, Flat Spins and Barrel Rolls. You will also find Nitro boosts scaterred in different places on the tracks.


Tap the brake while steering to start drifting. Use drifts to navigate dangerous curves

Exiting Drift: Stop a drift by tapping the brakes or steering the car straight. A quick nitro boost will also pull you out of the drift and around particularly sharp turns.

[box type=”info”]PERFECT RUNS: Perfect runs are bonuses received during a race for clean driving. Dodge opponents and don’t hit any walls for 20 seconds to earn it.[/box]


Although tracks do repeat time after time along all Seasons, the Race Mode for each one them certainly changes quite often. Besides Classic Mode, you have Knockdown, Gate Drift, Infected and Versus, all of which are explained in detail here.

CAR RANKS: Each event in Career Mode has a recommended car rank. Use a car with the recommended rank or above, otherwise you might not be able to win, even if you have your nitro boost activated for most of the race.


Credits are what you use to buy new cars and the upgrades you need to push them to the max. Earn credits by playing events in Career Mode and the World Series (ranked online multiplayer), or grab some in the Shop.


The Racer Level indicates how you are doing in the multiplayer modes. Play World Series events to earn experience and raise your Racer level. The higher your Racer Level, the more credits you earn in the World series.


You can record some events in Career Mode. During these events, you can pick a ghost racer from a list and race against it on the track. Beat the Ghost for extra rewards. Challenge your friends to beat your Ghost and show them who’s the boss.


They may not be as flashy as other upgrades, but handling upgrades will make sure you are not crashing every time a curve comes up.

The fastest cars benefit the most from upgrading acceleration. What good is a high top speed if it takes too long to get there.


Each user gets a default icon or avatar for its racer. You can change your RAcer Emblem by going to your profile (accessob;e voa the Emblem at the top left of the screen on the Main Menu) tapping “info” and then tapping “Edit”

[box type=”info”]You can connect to social networks by accessing your profile (the emblem at the top left of the Main MEnu) and then tapping SOCIAL to set up your social network options.[/box]


In order to knockdown and opponent you should be using your nitro. Although you can sometimes ram the opponent without triggering the boost it’s risky and does not guarantee you will “break” the other car. By using Nitro, you can also prevent breaking your own car if you activate it before crashing against a random vehicle on the road.


Flat spins are performed on regular ramps. You need to enter the ramp while doing a drift, as soon as you exit the ramp, the car will start spinning, how many spins it does depens on the altitude it reaches.


Roll Barrels are actually easier than flat spins, just enter a curved ramp and make sure the car doesn’t miss it a bit, turning the wheel towards the highest point of the ramp helps doing the barrell roll.


The World Series is the multiplayer mode in Asphalt 8 Airborne. This is the only way to Level up, if you were still wondering how. XP points cannot be obtained in single player mode.

Once you join the room and while you wait for other players to join, you need to vote for a mode and a track.

Singeplayer races are better to farm for credits than multiplayer.


  • You will sure think that it will take forever to to the Tier 2 and Tier 3 upgrades for your cars if you consider the Credits you gain in Season 1 Tracks. However, the amount of credits you gain in the following seasons increase dramatically.
  • The best way to quickly increase your Nitro are Flat Spins, Roll Barrels and Nitro Boosts items. Drifting works perfectly but only on certain parts of the track.
  • Knockdowns are your best friend. Again, use and abuse knockdowns while boosting to take down your opponents, this movement is specially useful when you don’t have a great speed advantage. Taking them off the road for a couple of seconds works great.
  • The Best advice for Gate Drift Races is, keep drifting for as long as you can, it’s not speed what matters, but drifting points, keep tilting your device right and left until you reach the finish line (and pass through all the rings of course).
  • SHORTCUTS: You need to locate and then take the shortcut in every single track, alll the tracks have them and you will have to use them if you want to win in more difficult Seasons.
  • ASPHALT TRACKER: You can see what your friends are up to by accessing the Asphalt Tracker (accessible via the “Friends” icon on the main Menu). Tap on a friend’s wall to race against their ghost!.

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73 thoughts on “Asphalt 8 Airborne Walkthrough Guide”

  1. These tips are useful! I was wondering how to do a flat spin, by seeing this page it has cleared my doubt. This is a fantastic game, you will feel awesome when you gradually handle your “car” well! 5 stars for the game :) All the best.

  2. Can anybody tell me where is the multiplayer button for the iPhone version?. I cannot find the world series icon anywhere.

  3. tRYING TO FIND OUT HOW you edit your name. Cants tand teh default number while playing mutli player . Do you hav to log into your facebook or something?

    1. The name that appears in your profile while playing in multiplayer mode belongs to the Game Center username. We suggest you open the game center app and modify the default name.

    1. When drifting, hitting the brakes again, activating nitro or hitting the wall or another vehicle takes you out of the drift. I’ve had more success in Gate Drift races using nitro between gate sets to cover more ground and reach more gates during the time limit.

  4. Hey, Just wondering, since I am playing on a Windows 8 tablet, I am wondering how to change my name. Since there is not gamecenter for my tablet, how else do I change it. Thanks in advance for the help. :)

  5. Hey I have a slight problem. In online racing, I keep loosing rating points. That is, even if I get second or third I still lose around five points every time.. What am I doing wrong??

    1. Maybe that’s because your rank is above the other racer’s rank is lesser than yours or because your car rank is above the others .

  6. can anybody tell me how the world series works? different kinds of cars are raced against each other. which car should i buy which can give me advantage over other drivers?

  7. Dear quickgamer,

    I would like to know how I can start a new profile. I mean a new career. Why this? Well I made the mistake to customise my cars and can t continue the game because I m out of credits and its very difficult to win a race with low cars. Answer me when you can by email.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. how do you do a knockdown without wreck?does it mean that you shouldn’t wreck for the whole race or only when knocking down?

  9. Can someone tell me how to add gamecenter friends? I know the question was already asked but there wasn’t a reply. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, but none of my friends appear when I go to the social tab. Please help me!

    1. facebook

      What I’m wondering is how to use a photo for an avatar. I see that certain high-ranked players don’t use the default profile avatars but instead have figured out how to put their own photo or avatar in…

      any ideas?

  10. How do you change you class when you are looking at you car and in the bottom left corner it saids like d c a s t and stuff, how do you go to the other classes

  11. Hello Bro !
    When I play Asphalt 8 Multiplayer, I see Many players whose name is not Driver … : they edit their Names Please tell me how can I edit My name ..Thanks in advance .I hope someone will tell :)

    1. How are ratings determined? I’ve won and lost many races in the World Series but my rating is very low. A friend (who doesn’t play so good) has a higher rating than me.

    1. simplest term don’t hit any walls or cars (i think opponent doesn’t count I’m not 100% sure) safest way to do it is don’t hit anything at all for 20 seconds.

  12. how do I change my car view? Somehow my view changed from actually viewing the car to driver view and I hate that

    1. to change car view click on the camera button top right while driving or go to options.

  13. im having trouble making money, i have gotten to season 5 and cant seem to make more than 500-1200 gold per race and thats for first place… so far ive found that the very first race in season 1 is the biggest reward for my time. this is really confusing to me cause i like the game but its getting pretty ridiculous having to run the same race over and over. im at the point where i should be running class A / S but i have no desire to run nevada course until i can afford a decent car, 90k or more… any advice? i dont understand why im getting 500 or less for season 5 races when im getting first place

    1. I had that problem a while back but now its just a matter of buying the right car and playing the right races. I’ve just unlocked season 6 and only have 15k. Just try replaying all the other maps you haven’t mastered (missing stars) thats what I’m doing.

    2. One way I made a lot of money was playing events. One past event I won first place 8/10 times at 3500 credits a pop! It lasted 5 days. I bought a $300,000 car. That plus I play every day.

  14. The best way of gaining money is to keep playing the multiplayer games. The more you play the more experience points you make. Every time you level up your prize increases (Level 85 gets you at least 6500 for a win).

  15. For some reason in multiplayer i always start at the front of the pack and i always get knocked out. Help!

    1. I have the same problem. Even though I’m in nitro, my astin martin seems to get knocked out by minis. It doesn’t make sense. The race is over as soon as that happens, I cant catch up. Not fun.

  16. How do I rechange my emblem when I have connected to a social media? I mean now, I have my Facebook profile pic but I rather have my ingame emblem, help?

  17. How many credits do you get to beat each season. Don’t want to waste 45000 on a car if the only reward is 5 more stars.

  18. Can you tell me how do you get “DOUBLE CREDIT BONUS”
    without paying for it.
    (I just recently use double credit bonus, but I don’t recall how/when did I get it.)

  19. Game stopped working!! Same problem i have,i download the game from the google play,let it to make the upgrades,i enter in game to make game tutorial,i see game it’s work for me and i exit.After 1 h-2 i enter to make some racers,but on the first race the game exit.My phone is compatible with the game!.

  20. i love playing asphalt8 all the time, i’ll be always flying off the road and landing my car on the opponents car. it needs a perfect timing and creates an epic… Try doing that…Game Hard…

  21. I need reply asap… I changed the destination of asphalt 8 data from my phone memory to Sd card.. After that its keep showing that I have to download it again and m not in a condition to download 1.5 gb of data.. Plz tell me what can I do to play without downloading it again…

  22. I am at level 58 but the problem is that my rating continues to decline. I used to be on the top 15k but now i’m down to 70k. I have 23 cars but no matter what i do, whatever car i use, win or loss, still declining.

  23. I just bought the class b car pack for $9.98 but U can’t use them, any thouhts how i can use the cars?? I am in season 2 driving the audi, even with nitro all the time i still get in ladt place

    1. You can only use B Class cars in B Class races. Season 2 is mostly D class, with a few one or two C Class races and only one B Class race. So, yeah, you can’t use those cars in races that aren’t B Class.

  24. How do I use a car I bought? I go to the garage, it shows I bought it. But when I go to race, it always puts me back in the Dodge Dart.

    Thanks for any help you can give!

    1. You can’t use the car until u are running a race matching the class of that car.

  25. If you can get to Season 9, races will give about 4500 credits for a first place win (every time you complete a race). Only problem is the amount of work needed to get to the Season, and that all the races require a fully upgraded car. Not sure about the other cars, but now I can get 4.5k credits every 2~3 minutes with a Citroen Survolt; so about 90,000~135,000 credits an hour of non-stop playing. Try to get here if you haven’t been having any luck with multiplayer!

    1. I u are an ios user then there are these metal eventa which gives 2000 credits everytime you play the race. I donno if they are in all Apple devices but i have iPad Air Retina 64gb

  26. The second tip isn’t entirely true. You do get nitro for doing flat spins and barrel rolls, but the time you lose in mid-air cancels it out. When accumulating nitro it’s best to avoid all of the ramps.

  27. The second tip isn’t entirely true. You do get nitro for doing flat spins and barrel rolls, but the time you lose in mid-air cancels it out. When accumulating nitro it’s best to avoid all of the ramps.

  28. My little daughter change the controls’ settings and now i can’t figure out how were the original settings…while drifting or simply racing it doesn’t feel the same. Can anyone help me out here???

  29. please tell me when I start a multiplier game and join the room and vote for track and laps etc, after it gives an error “Race start failed(error 221), actually my internet is a bit slow, but it should not be this prommblem.
    Please help me to solve my problem.

  30. The game is full of nothing but hackers, so no matter how many races you win, how many upgrades you add to your car(s) you will NEVER be in the position that you deserve. Don’t bother spending any “realtime” money either, these packs will NEVER compete with this hackers who have unlimited nitro, with ‘simple’ cars and no upgrades to them. As soon as I see the a race and the name of the person is “[][][][][][][][][]” or something of that nature, I leave the room because they will always be the winner of the race. The best way to have fun with this game is to stay out of Multiplayer mode and any “event race” where it says “join room”. I ALWAYS get placed in front of every car race to only get “knocked” off the block, and by the time my car recovers, I’m waaaaay behind and can’t catch up. Lots of fun in that!

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