Fortnite releases new competitive 'Solo Showdown' mode

May 18, 2018, 13:56
Fortnite releases new competitive 'Solo Showdown' mode

Instead of manipulating the core game, the Solo Showdown event is a test for esports that will send ripples into Fortnite's future.

It's been just about eight months since Fortnite's Battle Royale mode launched, and in that time, plenty of players have become astoundingly good at the game. A new limited time event mode is going live as well, following up the exciting Avengers: Infinity War crossover, but this event is a bit different from all the others. The developer is introducing a new Limited Time Mode they're calling Solo Showdown.

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.

Running for a limited time, Solo Showdown is pretty much the same as the regular Solo Battle Royale version, except the players have their victories recorded and ranked, Forbes reports. Second to fourth places will earn 25,000 V-Bucks each.

When it comes to the scoring system, finishing first place within a match will award you 100 points while finishing 20th place within a match will award you 50 points. "To thank you for participating, play 50 games and get a unique spray".

At the conclusion of the event, Epic Games has outlined what the top players will receive, based on their overall position on the global ladder. Up to and including 50th will receive 13,500 V-Bucks.

Get ready to get sweaty as Fortnite gets a more competitive game type than ever before.

In case the very concept of a hundred-person battle to be the last one standing wasn't hardcore enough for you, Fortnite is making some promising moves toward a dedicated competitive mode.

The top 100 will be rewarded with various levels of V-bucks, the in-game currency, when the mode ends on Monday, May 21.

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