csr2 showdown guide

CSR2 ShowDown Guide

ShowDown is the latest new game mode in CSR2 and I think many of you have question how it works and how to actually perform well in it.

Buckle up here is everything you need to know about ShowDown πŸ™‚

When Is It Released?! Currently in soft-launch, this means randomly choosen players can already play it but official release will be soon

How ShowDown Works

Those of you that do Live Races frequently know that there are several things really broken there – and that there are many players that simply exploit the mechanics to trick lobby times and win trading isn’t what competitive racing looks like.

Anyway,Β ShowDown is not the game mode that has come to replace Live Races. It’s more like a hybrid mode between cups and multiplayer. Imagine it like a Prestige Cup but you will race against realΒ human players and not against pre-made races.

But let me show you how it works…

First, you will see a ShowDown event on your race map:

showdown map

ShowDown is not a game mode that is available all the time, just like trials and cups.

So, when you see it and open it you will have to select a certain tier car you want to use – of course, you want to use your best car here.

Then you will have multiple races that you go through.

showdown races

It looks just like regular cups or trial races that will reward you with special things like Gold, Cash, fusion parts or Stage 6 Upgrades after a certain amount of races.

The special thing here is that you will race each race against a human player.

You see the trophy count on the right side? Each time you win you will gain trophies that your opponent loses and rise – and the more trophies you have the better the human players you will race against will be.

While the first races should be quite easy to win when you have a strong or maxed car in the requested tier, the last ones will be tougher and you will see the same cars that perform well with players that get a similar time like yours more and more.

Along with the trophies you earn you will also earn additional perks:

showdown perks

They are tied to the trophies you earn – when you beat the last race doesn’t mean you have to stop racing in ShowDown – the better you are the better the prizes here.

This makes it skill and of course car-based to get the better rewards.

Winning ShowDown Strategy

So what’s the best strategy to win ShowDown?

Actually there’s no strategy that can give you any advantage right now – the better you are the better the human opponent you get matched against will be because the matchmaking is based on the trophies you earned in the current ShowDown.

csr2 showdown race

The only valid strategy is to get your best car for that tier and race your best times πŸ™‚

If you want to know what cars are working well I recommend you to take a look at the current best times for all cars including recommended tuning here.


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 πŸ™‚

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