Showdown will be available for the next two weeks.
Starting today, July 2, and running through July 16, players can load up an exclusive new “secure area type” map called Fort Truth for Showdown. The LTE features three attackers and three defenders as they battle it out under the sun.
To keep with the western theme of the mode, players on both sides will be limited to only the BOSG 12.2 and Magnum LFP586 weapons. The HUD will also be limited and health, ammo, and crosshairs will no longer be visible. There’s also no preparation phase.
As part of the Showdown LTE, there will be 31 western-themed exclusive items. These include full wild west outfits with items and headgear that will be applicable for 10 operators.
If you log in during the event you’ll get a free Showdown Collection Pack. You can earn another pack by completing the Ubisoft Club Event challenges as well as a weapon skin for the BOSG 12.2. Showdown packs are also available for 300 R6 Credits. Ubisoft also confirmed to IGN that there will be no duplicates for items earned from packs.
For a deeper look at the new Showdown event, check out our gameplay first-look below.
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