Fortnite: Battle Royale Adds New Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode

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Instead, Fortnite Solo Showdown will keep track of a player's performance during 50 rounds. Not only does the Fortnite Solo Showdown use a leaderboard system and grant epic bragging rights, it also allows the best of the best to earn V-Bucks. The player who manages to secure first place will get 50,000 V-Bucks.

Check the full details on the Fortnite site.

Fortnite's newest limited time mode is called Solo Showdown. 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. Not bad! But it's not exactly free money, because you will have to put in some decent hours to complete 50 matches in under five days. V-Bucks is basically the in-game currency in Fortnite, which allows players to buy things like skins and emotes.

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This could mean that the best players are removed from the standard run of the game, making for a different experience lower down. At the end of each game, players will receive a score: the victor gets 100 points, and it gradually decreases from there on: finishing 20th gets you 50 points, and the last 25 players (76-100) get 25 points. The remaining 50 will get 7,500 V-Bucks. The game rewards have been announced as well. Solo Showdown begins today and ends on May 21, 2018 at 10 AM Eastern, with Epic saying that more information about competitive play will be coming next week. So, the prizes are worth playing for.

Epic Games says gameplay will stay the same with Solo Showdown, a notable change from other limited time modes like the Avengers: Infinity War crossover event. 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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