The new Fortnite Solo Showdown mode includes big V-Bucks rewards
Epic Games have revealed their new Limited Time Mode today, which should keep fans pretty busy for the next week.
The Fortnite Solo Showdown is now live to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC, providing players with a stiff new challenge.
As the name suggests, Fortnite players are unable to call upon a squad to secure their victory.
The new mode is very different from others though as Epic Games are looking to really experiment with the usual solo gameplay.
This week’s LTM doesn’t change the base gameplay, but instead offers a very rich reward for success.
WHAT IS FORTNITE SOLO SHOWDOWN?
Fans will notice that they will still drop onto the island and be required to take down a host of rivals to win.
However, what’s different this time is that there’s a big reward for finishing in the top brackets.
It’s essentially a scored mode for the best Battle Royale players, who will be able to earn a lot of V-Bucks for their trouble.
It’s the game’s first try at a competitive mode which uses self-selection instead of the usual matchmaking.
This could mean that the best players are removed from the standard run of the game, making for a different experience lower down.
The new Fortnite Solo Showdown mode is available to play now, and won’t be disappearing until May 21.
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.
Here’s more from Epic Games, who confirm: “Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode.
“Instead, you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival.
“Top performers will be rewarded at the conclusion of this competition.”
So fans will have to wait until late May before they get the V-Bucks in question, here’s the list of rewards available:
- 1st Place: 50,000 V-Bucks
- 2nd – 4th Place: 25,000 V-Bucks
- 5th – 50th Place: 13,500 V-Bucks
- 51st – 100th Place: 7,500 V-Bucks
“We’ll be using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players,” Epic Games adds.
“If you crave testing and improving your own skills, give it a try and let us know what you think. To thank you for participating, play 50 games and get a unique spray.”
RULES AS CONFIRMED BY EPIC GAMES
Placements in this limited time mode will be specially tracked and determine rewards you receive at the end of the event. The top 100 players will be awarded.
Your first 50 matches in the Solo Showdown LTM will be counted towards your Score. You must play 50 Solo Showdown LTM matches to be eligible for a prize.
To be eligible for the Contest, you (“Contestant”) must:
- be 16 or older;
- be a valid Fortnite licensee under the Fortnite End User License Agreement (https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/eula);
- have a Fortnite account registered on or before May 15, 2018;
- play at least 50 Solo Showdown LTM matches.