New Fortnite Mode, Solo Showdown, Available Now For A Limited Time

 gamespot.com  5/17/2018 8:56:11 PM   Kevin Knezevic

In addition to the ongoing 50v50 event, Epic has kicked off a new limited-time mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale. For the next few days, players across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to take part in the Solo Showdown, a limited-time competition to determine the best Battle Royale player.

Unlike previous limited-time modes, Solo Showdown doesn't feature any gimmicks or changes to the underlying gameplay. Rather, it's an ongoing contest against other self-selected players in what Epic calls "the ultimate test of survival." Players compete to earn a spot on the standings, and those with a high enough score by the end of the competition will be rewarded with a huge prize of V-Bucks.

According to the Solo Showdown rules, the first 50 Battle Royale matches you play will be counted toward your score, and you must play at least 50 matches to be eligible for one of the prizes. Your placements in each match will be tracked and determine your ranking.

The player who comes in first by the end of the competition will take home a whopping 50,000 V-Bucks. Those who come in second through fourth will receive 25,000 V-Bucks, while the players who place fifth through fiftieth will get 13,500 V-Bucks. The remaining players in the top 100 will get 7,500 V-Bucks.

"We'll be using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players," Epic said. As an added incentive to participate in the contest, everyone who plays at least 50 matches will receive a unique spray, regardless of if they place in the top 100.

Solo Showdown is now underway and runs until 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET on May 21. Epic says it will frequently update its official blog with the standings. The developer also teases that it has a "major announcement about competitive play" sometime next week, although it hasn't hinted at what that could be.

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