ShowDown is the latest new game mode in CSR2 and you can win some nice prizes there if you use the right strategy.
With every ShowDown Event, I will post here how the eligible cars will perform and which one you should use.
In the second part of this guide you will find some additional tips for ShowDown in general
Baltimore ShowDown (July 10th, 2020)
Here are the available cars for the upcoming ShowDown and I think it will be helpful for you to not only see how they perform, you can also pick your cars here and see which one is worth using (and maybe upgrading).
|Car||Tier||Max Time||S5 Time||Tune & Shift Pattern|
|Plymouth Garret’s Rod Shop Barracuda ‘Hemi-S’||5||7.336||–||Nitro: 235/5.0 | FD: 2.18 | Tires: 0/100|
|Chevrolet C10 ‘Tiffany’||5||7.581||10.044||Click here|
|Quintin Brothers Camaro||5||7.597||10.440||Click here|
|Ford GT ‘Heritage Edition’||5||8.821||–||Nitro: 590/6.1 | FD: 2.92 | Tires: 0/100|
|Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition||5||8.888||–||Nitro: 448/5.5 | FD: 2.57 | Tires: 11/89|
|Ford GT (EC 0)||5||9.016||10.898||Click here|
|Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat||4||10.485||–||Nitro: 442/4.8 | FD: 3.46 | Tires: 0/100|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (EC 0)||4||12.017||13.822||Click here|
|LocalMotors Rally Fighter (EC 0)||3||8.314*||9.061||Click here|
|Chevrolet Camaro SS (EC 0)||3||8.483*||10.580||Click here|
|Ford Mustang GT Premium (EC 0)||3||8.611*||10.464||Click here|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat||3||8.658*||10.448||Click here|
*Please mind this table is extracted from the full tunes and times table, so T3 cars have only 1/4 mile times here. Still, it will give you an indicator of how well a car performs:
Tip To Win More In ShowDown In CSR2
ShowDown Events work different from normal Live Races in CSR2 and I want to give you some insights that will help you understand how you can do better, even if you have one of the slower cars.
Matchmaking in ShowDown is pretty easy – you will get matched against a player that has the same amount of trophies as you.
This is important to understand because right after the start you will also see people with a lot faster cars racing against you, simply due to the fact that they haven’t gotten the chance to get more trophies so far. As time goes by the faster cars will be higher and the slower cars lower.
So, the best strategy to actually do ShowDown races will be in the later days of the ShowDown Event and not right at the start, because that’s the time when it becomes easier. The longer a ShowDown Event lasts the easier you can do that. Some last 2 days (which is not much time for the faster cars to move up in trophies) and some do 7 days (where you have at least 3-4 days left with the harder opponents out of your sight).
There are people that swear this happens but there’s no hard evidence for an algorithm that will send you on a losing streak against someone with a faster car once you’ve won a couple of races in a row.
Why am I writing this then? Well, there have been some strategies to only do 2-3 races every hour and then stop to prevent this. I personally never do this and use all my attempts I have to get the best result possible and I also don’t recommend you to waste time not using all your races.
The more races you do the better your chances to get higher the ladder, that’s it. If there’s no clear evidence that there’s a losing streak algorithm in ShowDown I will update this here, of course 🙂
But, hey, if you see that you lost a couple of races in a row it’s probably time to make a break to wait until those faster cars left your trophy range so you will see more opponents that you can beat. I think it’s more about if you gotten too fast into a trophy range that you can’t beat will catch you here and not the game sending you to lose on purpose.
No win trading? No lobbies & down tuning? Rewards for better times? ShowDown looks promising to become a new fun and also fair game mode – as long as you do define the term “fair” to not gaining any unfair advantage away from having a better car. Of course, those with the stronger cars will be in favor here and take away the higher perks.
What do you think? Leave a comment below 🙂