Red Dead Redemption 2 Update Brings New Up In Smoke Mode, Alongside 30% Extra XP Boost on All Ability Cards

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Rockstar has detailed their latest update for their critically acclaimed title, Red Dead Redemption 2. The latest update brings a new mode to the online portion, new ability cards, and more.

The headliner for the new update is most definitely the new online mode — Up In Smoke. The purpose of the mode is to destroy the enemy camp at all cost, players start out with an explosive package and each successful delivery to the opposing team’s base will detonate a piece of their camp.

In addition to the new mode, Rockstar also added a new slew of Ability Cards. Ability Cards come in Dead Eye and Passive variants – Dead Eye Ability Cards grant special advantages while Dead Eye is active while Passive Ability Cards have unique Combat, Recovery or Defensive advantages.

Check out the new Up In Smoke made details as well as the new additions of ability cards down below courtesy of Rockstar down below:

Up In Smoke:

Destroy the enemy camp at all costs in Up In Smoke, the latest Showdown Mode added to the Red Dead Online Beta today. All players start out with an explosive package and each successful delivery to the opposing team’s base will detonate a piece of their camp. Deliver all of your packages and raze the competition’s base to the ground to claim victory.

Ability Cards:

This week’s featured bonus is a 30% XP boost on all Ability Cards. Ability Cards come in Dead Eye and Passive variants – Dead Eye Ability Cards grant special advantages while Dead Eye is active while Passive Ability Cards have unique Combat, Recovery or Defensive advantages- and each card has three available tiers. Rack up extra XP this week to reach the next tier faster, then upgrade the card to get an improved version of that ability.

Ability Cards like To Fight Another Day, Strange Medicine and Slippery Bastard can all come in handy in Up in Smoke, activate them while you’re fighting your way to deliver an explosive package behind enemy lines. Check out a primer on Ability Cards (and some other general combat tips) here.


In related news, a new ad leak from Target may have revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 may be hitting the Nintendo Switch platform in the near future. Check out the full article on Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Switch right here!

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Are you excited about the new update? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Rockstar