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Red Dead Online's latest Showdown mode is Up in Smoke

Published: 17:06, 02 April 2019
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Red Dead Online Up in Smoke

Rockstar's latest bit of content for Red Dead Online beta is a new Showdown mode named Up in Smoke. In the new mode, players will have to destroy the opponent's camp to claim victory. The update also introduces new, weekly featured bonuses.

Red Dead Online beta has received another new game mode, coming to the game's Showdown Series in the latest update. The new mode is named Up in Smoke and just like the majority of previous modes, it's PvP oriented and it brings a lot of explosions and camp destruction.

To achieve victory in Up in Smoke, players will have to destroy the enemy camp before the opponent brings destruction to theirs. All players will start out with an explosive package that needs to be delivered to enemy camp. Every successful deliver to the opposing team's base will detonate a pice of their camp. 

The team that delivers all of their packages and raze the competition's base to ground will claim victory. Rockstar's blog post doesn't mention if special rules will apply in the new mode so we assume that Up in Smoke will have the standard PvP rules found in other modes.

Rockstar also swapped weekly featured bonuses in the new update. This week's bonus is a 30 per cent experience post boost on all Ability Cards. As you may know, Ability Cards come in Dead Eye and Passive variants. The former grant special advantages as long as Dead Eye is active while Passive Ability Cards have unique Combat, Recovery and Defensive advantages. Each card has three available tiers.

This week's bonus will certainly help to reach higher tiers faster and upgrade the cards to get an improved version of the card's ability. In the new mode, Ability Cards like To Fight Another Day, Strange Medicine and Slippery Bastard can come in handy as you'll take less damage when sprinting, regain a little bit of health when you inflict damage and prevent enemy players from locking onto you respectively.

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And last but not least, Rockstar also added new items to the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue. You can check them below.

  • Winter Shotgun Coat
  • Benbow Jacket
  • Darned Stockings
  • Manteca Hat

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Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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