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

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Fortnite is a survival-type of video game the Iowa football incoming class bonds over

Fortnite's latest limited time mode, Solo Showdown, doesn't actually change any of the battle royale shooter's rules, unlike all the other temporary modes we've seen.

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. Rather, it's an ongoing contest against other self-selected players in what Epic calls "the ultimate test of survival".

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Fortnite game files include folders for each of the game's modes. Considering Solo Showdown is only available from today, May 17, until May 21, that doesn't give you all that much time to squeeze in 50 matches.

Epic also reveals that there will be some huge prizes for those who do well in Solo Showdown, with prizes to be rewarded after the event has finished.

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The new folder only has a solo variant which might mean that Epic Games could only release a competitive solo first before expanding it to duos and squads.

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. 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.

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For the competitor to get 1st place, 50,000 V-Bucks awaits. 2nd to 4th place yields 25,000 of the in-game currency, while 5th to 50th get 13,500. 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. 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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