Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Update Adds New Showdown Mode

Rockstar has rolled out another content update for Red Dead Redemption 2‘s multiplayer component, Red Dead Online. This week, the developer has introduced a new Showdown mode called Up in Smoke, as well as a limited-time bonus on Ability Cards and an assortment of new clothing options to buy.

As its name suggests, the object of Up in Smoke is to blow up the opposing team’s camp. Each player will begin the match with an explosive package that they’ll need to deliver to the enemy’s base. Every time the explosives are successfully delivered, a portion of the camp will be destroyed until one team’s base has been completely razed.

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In addition to the new Showdown mode, Rockstar is giving players a 30% XP boost on all Ability Cards this week in Red Dead Online, allowing you to level the cards up to a new tier faster. A new selection of clothing has also been added to the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue. Starting this week, players will be able to purchase the following:

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

Rockstar has been steadily releasing new content for Red Dead Online over the past few months. Last week, the developer introduced Target Races, which have players racing through a track while firing at targets along the way. Thanks to Rockstar’s timed exclusivity agreement with Sony, PS4 players also received early access to Open Target Races.

There are more updates planned for Red Dead Online in the near future. Later this spring, Rockstar will release a big update that addresses griefing and makes other changes. The developer also has another Showdown mode called Plunder on the way, as well as new Land of Opportunities missions, additional Free Roam missions, and more.

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