Red Dead Online Beta Gets Up In Smoke Showdown Mode

By Rebecca Smith, 17 days ago
Last week, Rockstar promised they would be bringing the Up In Smoke Showdown mode to Red Dead Redemption 2's Online Beta as part of an update in the coming weeks. They've kept that promise and have added the mode to the game today. As well as the new game mode, there's new clothing and bonus XP on offer on ability cards.

Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke tasks players with destroying the camp of their enemies. Players begin with an explosive package that they must deliver to the camp. If they're successful, it will destroy a piece of their camp. Deliver enough packages to destroy the camp completely and claim victory, but be aware that they'll be trying to do the same to you too.

All Ability Cards will offer a 30% XP boost. Each of the Dead Eye and Passive cards have three tiers, and the extra XP can be used to reach the next tier at a quicker pace before upgrading it. Rockstar recommends using cards like "To Fight Another Day", "Strange Medicine" and "Slippery Bastard" to get an edge in the new Up In Smoke game mode.

Finally, there's some new clothing in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co Catalogue:
  • Winter Shotgun Coat
  • Benbow Jacket
  • Darned Stockings
  • Manteca Hat
Up In Smoke and the new clothing are available now.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.