Fortnite's first competitive mode is Solo Showdown

Solo Showdown offers new competitive mode in Fortnite

Earlier this week, some very committed fans of Fortnite Battle Royale dug into the game's files and uncovered content that seemed to suggest that a competitive game mode is on the way.

This mode sounds as if it's truly for the best of the best.

You might need to cancel your weekend plans if you want to hit the top of the leaderboard: Epic says you'll need to play at least 50 Solo Showdown matches to get ranked, though only points from your first 50 will count towards your total score. "To thank you for participating, play 50 games and get a unique spray". "Instead, you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival". Under Playlists, you'll even find past limited time modes such as 50 vs 50, Solid Gold and so on.

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.

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There are some pretty substantial prizes to those that can place themselves in the top 100.

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. Second to fourth places will earn 25,000 V-Bucks each.

All the standard rules and match regulations of Solo mode apply here. The contest starts today and ends on May 21, 2018, at 10:00 AM ET.

Fortnite has introduced a new limited time mode called "Solo Showdown", which adds a new competitive play experience to the battle royale side - and the developers are also teasing "a major announcement about competitive play" for next week.

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