Red Dead Online introduces Up In Smoke Showdown Mode

Red Dead Online's latest Showdown Mode is Up In Smoke, which arrives with a slew of other updates in-game.


Red Dead Online has added a new Showdown Mode in the form of Up In Smoke as of today, as well as some other goodies for players to check out.

Red Dead Online's Up In Smoke requires you to destroy the enemy camp at all costs," and has players starting out with an explosive package. Each delivery that makes it over to the opposing team's base will end up detonating a piece of their camp. Once you've delivered all your packages and burned your enemy's base to the ground, you'll be named the victor. And victory is oh, so sweet.

This week also features a special bonus with 30% XP boosts on all Ability Cards. Ability Cards come in both Dead Eye and Passive versions, with Dead Eye Ability Cards offering special advantages when Dead Eye is active, and Passive Ability Cards have unique Combat, Recovery, or Defensive advantages. There are also three different tiers of each cards. You can get extra XP this week to hit the next tier, and then upgrade the card for a better version of the ability you're using.

Rockstar suggests that cards like Strange Medicine, Slippery Bastard, and Fight Another Day are all useful options for Up In Smoke, so try those on for size and see the developer's other combat tops for more info.

There are also some new goodies to the Wheeler, Rawson, and Co. Catalogue, including the following:

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

For more information on Red Dead Online and updates coming down the pipeline, check out Rockstar's official blog and keep it tuned to Shacknews. 

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