Up In Smoke Showdown Mode Added To Red Dead Online


Red Dead Online got its latest beta update today, further expanding the game with another all new game mode. Additionally, players will find a new rotation of limited goods in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue allowing them to further customize their characters.

The latest game mode is Up In Smoke, one of the several Showdown Series modes announced last month. Two teams seek to destroy the camp of their enemies. All players carry an explosive package that they need to deliver to the enemy camp.

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Upon delivery, the payload will detonate, taking a chunk of the camp with it. Only by delivering every explosive to the camp will the whole thing be destroyed. Of course, the others will try to stop you with their bullets, and you too need to prevent enemy players from delivering their explosives to your camp.

This week players can also enjoy a 30% boost on all Ability Card XP. Ability Cards allow you to tailor the skillset of your character to your liking, adding a minor RPG spin on the game and ensuring that not every character is a copy of one another in terms of gameplay.

Ability Cards have 3 tiers, which increase the given ability's potency with each upgrade. Now, players will accumulate the needed XP to boost their Ability Card tiers quicker, giving them a leg up on the competition. Sometimes these cards may mean the difference between life and death.

A number of new items were added to the in-game store today which will only remain available through the 8th of April. These include the Winter Shotgun Coat, the Benbow Jacket, the Darned Stockings and the Manteca Hat. So far we haven't seen any limited issue item ever pop up after its deadlin,e so chances are these will be gone forever next week.


Aron Gerencser
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