Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time

Fortnite Solo Showdown

Epic Games may be working on a competitive mode for Fortnite Battle Royale.

The folder only contains a solo variant, which either means this is what the mode is going to be, or that Epic Games will simply roll out competitive solo first before it expands it to duos and squads.

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The Solo Showdown mode started this morning and runs until 10 AM EST on Monday. The Solo Showdown will be running from today through May 21st with players able to earn up to 50,000 V-Bucks and the top 100 players recognized for their achievement. There doesn't seem to be an in-game Solo Showdown leaderboard, though Epic will update the standings on its blog post. The top players will win prizes-the idea is that people will take it more seriously than the regular solo queue. We've also included all the potential awards on offer in the game mode down below, too. It's not yet clear how the mode will work in terms of cross-platform play (whether iOS players are measured directly against console or PC players, or they get their own rankings). Instead of manipulating the core game, the Solo Showdown event is a test for esports that will send ripples into Fortnite's future. 1st place will get you 100 points, 2nd 94 points, 3rd 91 and so on.

"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 Games adds. The Solo Showdown rules say that 50 matches are needed to enter the competition, with first place obtaining 50,000 V-Bucks. Cumulative scores will then be generated from across the player's' 50 matches.

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