Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time

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Solo Showdown simply acts as a sort of competitive mode in Fortnite Battle Royale. Given that lots more new skins and cosmetics are headed to the game, Solo Showdown's top 100 will have plenty of ways to spend their winnings.

The top 100 will be rewarded with various levels of V-bucks, the in-game currency, when the mode ends on Monday, May 21. Everyone who completes 50 matches, however, will get a unique spray.

The team over at Epic just revealed their new Limited Time Mode "Solo Showdown" which looks awfully similar to how a competitive mode should work. "We have a major announcement about competitive play next week!"

There's a new game mode in town, and it's Fortnite Battle Royale's Solo Showdown mode. There doesn't seem to be an in-game Solo Showdown leaderboard, though Epic will update the standings on its blog post.

This could mean that the best players are removed from the standard run of the game, making for a different experience lower down. Instead of manipulating the core game, the Solo Showdown event is a test for esports that will send ripples into Fortnite's future. Anyone who lands between 51st and 100th place will bag themselves 7,500 V-Bucks, those in 5th - 50th place will receive 13,500 V-Bucks, those in 2nd - 4th will get 25,000 V-Bucks, and whoever lands in 1st place will get 50,000 V-Bucks.

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. Under Playlists, you'll even find past limited time modes such as 50 vs 50, Solid Gold and so on. You have to play at least 50 matches to be eligible, and only your first 50 will be counted to your score.

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