That’s why I decided to write a full multiplayer guide with not only tips from having played throusands of multiplayer races, I will also give you my personal Top 10 of cars that you should use for multiplayer (different from my list of best cars for normal races in Asphalt 8).
Best Tips For Multiplayer
Tip #1 – Avoid Early Knockdown
If you’re in the pole positon or a top position when the race starts there are always fast accelerating cars that can easily knock you out right after the start. I personally do break a little bit right after the start so they will bump into me.
This prevents that I get knocked down and them crashing into me will push me forward a little bit. The cars next to you will get a little bit ahead but that’s a lot better than being knocked down and you can easily catch up during the race.
Tip #2 – Use Strong Nitro Rather Than Normal Nitro
While normal races are about speed, multiplayer races are more about tactics and getting into the mind of your opponents. If you use normal nitro you can run a larger distance but I normally use perfect nitro or at least double nitro because it will get other players nervous when you chase them fast. Often times you will see them crash because they got scared that you take over too fast 😎
Tip #3 – Nitro Bottle Strategy
There are two important things about the nitro bottles:
- If an opponent chases you let them come closer to you so you can take the nitro bottles before they respawn and have them without any nitro – this prevents that they can catch up or even knock you down with nitro. Needs some skill and experience but works great to defend your position in multiplayer
- If there are multi nitro bottles always aim for one and then switch over to the other as late as possible – opponents behind you will go for the other one when they see you aiming for a specific bottle so you can grab them away because there’s no way they can change their aiming in time. E.g. aim for the right and then take the left – your opponent will aim for the left prior and then get no nitro bottle at all 🙂
Tip #4 – Never Drive With Nitro
Don’t drive at full speed with a full nitro bar to wait for a situation to use it – every second will make others get ahead or catch up to you – if your nitro bar is full, use the nitro!
Top Cars For Multiplayer
Now let’s jump into the list of best cars for multiplayer races in Asphalt 8.
The difference I’m making a seperate list here is because Multiplayer Races work a lot differently compared to career or other races where much is tierd to the Class of a car. In multiplayer, your PR of your car is the most important thing that will get you matched up so a faster car is not neccessarily better beause it gets matches with faster car.
What you want is a car that is superior in individual stats compared to the PR – you can get to the highest league with a Class C or Class D car if you have the right one.
Since the last update balance changes acceleration is the absolutely best stat in multiplayer!
Here are the best cars without any specific order but those are the ones that perform best in multiplayer in Asphalt 8.
Please mind, I do update these cars with every new update to keep these cars up to date after any balance changes
This might come to you as a surprise but the Ford F150 is a great mainstream car for multiplayer!
The reason is that it’s relatively easy to max and pro and actually it performs really well.
In the track you only need to feat other F150 or maybe also Mini Cooper S Roaster and that’s it. If you start out grab this car first and use it for multiplayer.
With a better acceleration than the Peugeot RCZ you can grab a nice head start as well as dominate on a lot of tracks where acceleration is more useful than top speed.
You don’t need the extra tank but I would still recommend it because it’s really useful after all.
Also, it’s another car that you can relatively easy max and pro
Pinifarina H2 Speed
Starting off with a disclaimer here, this car is not easy to max and pro but it’s worth it.
It’s basically invincible right now once you got it max and pro. The Volkswagen IDR can be dangerous but only in the hand of a very skilled player with some luck, otherwise you will dominate the track with the H2 Speed.
Donkervoort D8 GTO
A great car for multiplayer races with very high acceleration and it will be great to dominate multiplayer races.
The only downside why I don’t have it higher on my favorites list is that it has 4 km/h slower top speed than the DeZir and with 2,375 Token purchase price it’s also quite expensive. If you got it you can take it without much doubt.
Very solid stats for its rank plus a great acceleration makes the McLaren another great car to use in multiplayer.
At rank 1785 there’s not much that this car has to fear unless other 720S
Acura NSX GT3 Evo
This is actually my favorite car and at that rank it will beat every other car without much problems.
The stats are great, the handling is great and if you mind the tips above this car will take you to the finish line in 1st place 🙂
Alright, I don’t think I need to mention here that this is the current king here of the list and there’s not one player out there honestly telling that this isn’t the best car for multiplayer you can have once max and pro.
The only problem (if you want to describe success as a problem) is that the competitiors you will have are really experienced and will make your life hard, but that’s still the car you want to have.