Fortnite Devs Test Battle Royale Esports Rules With Limited Solo Showdown Mode

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Instead, it's basically a competitive mode: you'll play against "other self-selected competitors" and be placed on a leaderboard that ranks players based on their performance in their first 50 games. Though, despite the mode not offering huge changes to Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay, it will provide "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. That's right, the players who top the leaderboards by the end of the event will get a share of a big prize pot. The player who manages to secure first place will get 50,000 V-Bucks. Everyone who completes 50 matches will receive a one-off spray.

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.

Unlike the game's previous limited time modes, such as the recent introduction of Thanos in the Avengers: Infinity War crossover event, Solo Showdown does not change the core Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay. 2nd through 4th will get 25,000 V-Bucks. 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.

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

If you're a frequent window shopper of the Fortnite in-game store, you'll know that those V-Bucks will go a long way in customizing characters with skins, emotes, back blings and more. At the conclusion of their post detailing the Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode, the developer teases that they "have a major announcement about competitive play next week".

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