Following last week’s target race addition to Red Dead Online, Rockstar Games is following up with the new Showdown Mode, “Up in Smoke.”
In addition to the new Showdown Mode, a new ability boost, and new items are being added to the catalog. The objective of Up In Smoke is for teams to deliver explosives to enemy camps. Ever player starts off with a payload, and the team who sets off the most explosives in the time limit wins. Check out the full details below, and stay tuned to Electric Bento for further coverage of Red Dead Online.
Per Press Release:
New Up In Smoke Showdown Mode Added to the Red Dead Online Beta
Destroy the enemy camp at all costs in Up In Smoke, the latest Showdown Mode added to the Red Dead Online Beta today. All players start out with an explosive package and each successful delivery to the opposing team’s base will detonate a piece of their camp. Deliver all of your packages and raze the competition’s base to the ground to claim victory.
This week’s featured bonus is a 30% XP boost on all Ability Cards. Ability Cards come in Dead Eye and Passive variants – Dead Eye Ability Cards grant special advantages while Dead Eye is active while Passive Ability Cards have unique Combat, Recovery or Defensive advantages – and each card has three available tiers. Rack up extra XP this week to reach the next tier faster, then upgrade the card to get an improved version of that ability. Ability Cards like To Fight Another Day, Strange Medicine and Slippery Bastard can all come in handy in Up in Smoke, equip them in your loadout while you’re fighting your way to deliver an explosive package behind enemy lines.
This week’s additions to the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue include:
- Winter Shotgun Coat
- Benbow Jacket
- Darned Stockings
- Manteca Hat