Published: Sun, May 20, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time

Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time

It claims that Epic Games is developing a competitive mode for Fortnite.

This mode sounds as if it's truly for the best of the best. Everyone who plays 50 matches in the four days will also get a unique spray. The cumulative scores from these 50 matches will be considered to keep any players from taking the shortcut.

As you can probably guess from the name, Solo Showdown will be an every-man-for-himself mode that's inaccessible to players queuing as duos or squads.

Fortnite publisher Epic Games says that player placements and performances 'will be specially tracked and determine rewards you receive at the end of the event'. Upon the conclusion of each match, you'll earn a number of points based upon your final positioning. The list continues down to reward 76-100 place with 25 points.

There are some pretty substantial prizes to those that can place themselves in the top 100. Earning V-Bucks, rather than purchasing them with real money, has never netted much of a return. All of which consist of Fortnite's V-Bucks currency, though.

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Place between 50 and 5 and you'll get 13,500 V-bucks, while fourth, third and second place get 25,000 and the victor gets a whopping 50,000.

When the new limited time mode ends on Monday, the top 100 players with the highest score in Solo Showdown will receive a V-Buck prize from developer Epic Games.

All the standard rules and match regulations of Solo mode apply here. Eastern, 7:00 a.m. Pacific.

One of the things that Fortnite fans have been waiting for a long time is the competitive mode and fortunately, the folks at Epic Games are getting closer to releasing it. Fortnite doesn't offer anything like a ranked ladder for people who are looking to try hard in a competitive mode, but that all changes this week (at least temporarily).

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