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

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The trailer for the game mode promises gamers that Blackout will be the "battle royale, the Black Ops way", featuring Call of Duty's signature first-person-shooter mechanics and aesthetic. For the next few days, players across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to take part in the Solo Showdown, a limited-time competition to determine the best Battle Royale player.

The best player will win 50,000 V-Bucks.

Epic Games
Epic Games

The mode will only last until May 21 however, and there has been no word from Epic yet on whether Solo Showdown will be a regularly occurring mode or not.

Fortnite Solo Showdown: What Are the Prizes?

In order to qualify, you'll need to play 50 Solo Showdown matches. 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. Claiming Victory Royale in a qualifying Solo Showdown match will earn you 100 placement points, second place will get you 94, and the points steadily drop down to a minimum of 25 points for players 76 through 100. 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 players who have competed in 50 matches will unlock a unique spray.

For the competitor to get 1st place, 50,000 V-Bucks awaits.

Announcing the mode, Epic Games said it's "using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players", and promised a "major announcement about competitive play next week".

There's no skill-based matchmaking here, and you might find yourself battling with top Fortnite streamers like Ninja, Myth, and DrLupo, who'll surely seek bragging rights in the mode.