Fresh out of an exciting crossover event that brought Thanos to the world of Fortnite, developer Epic Games is launching yet another limited-time game mode. Solo Showdown is a multi-day tournament that gives Fortnite fanatics a chance to prove their mettle against the competition and walk away with free V-Bucks (the in-game currency used to purchase skins, emotes, and more. cosmetic products).
Fortnite Solo Showdown: How to Earn Up to 50,000 V-Bucks
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Solo Showdown mode before you jump in.
How to play
Like any other Fortnite mode, this one is accessible from the in-game lobby screen. Once you select Solo Showdown, you can jump in and start playing. The rules are the same as for a standard single player match. The only difference is that everyone in the game plays to win a prize, so the competition can be a bit more difficult than usual.
Solo Showdown began on Thursday, May 17 and continues through Monday, May 21 at 10 a.m. EST. To be eligible for a prize, you must play at least 50 matches during this period. You must also be at least 16 years old and have a Fornite account registered on May 15 or earlier.
If you meet all of these qualifications you can start playing right now, but if you are intent on winning you should probably know a bit more about how the Solo Showdown scoring system actually works …
How does scoring work?
The scoring system is actually quite simple. You earn a certain number of points after each match depending on how long you survive. Earning as many points as possible, but simply surviving the competition (even hiding in a bush all the time) will put you at the top of the leaderboard.
Here is the full breakdown of the system:
● The first place is 100 points
● Second place is 94 points
● Third place is 91 points
● 4th place is 88 points
● Fifth place is 85 points
● 6th place is 80 points
● 7th place is 75 points
● 8th place is 70 points
● The 9th place is 65 points
● 10th place is 60 points
● 11-15th place is 55 points
● 16-20th place is 50 points
● 21-30th place is 45 points
● 32-40th place is 40 points
● 41-50th place is 35 points
● 51-75th place is 30 points
● 76-100th place is 25 points
Once you play 50 rounds, your collective score will be counted. Any tie will be determined based on Total Wins, Total Eliminations, and Average Placement (in that order). When it’s done, it’s time to collect your prize.
What are the prices?
Only the top 100 players will earn V-Bucks for participating in Solo Showdown, but everyone who wins 50 matches will automatically unlock a special jet to commemorate the event.
If you crack the top 100, here’s what you’ll win:
● 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
Remember, Fortnite typically charges $ 10 for 1,000 V-Bucks, and a one-season Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks. So these prizes are all very useful for those who spend a lot of time playing Fortnite.
What’s next for Fortnite?
This is the first ranked online tournament in Fortnite history, but it likely won’t be the last. Epic Games is calling it a “springboard” for future game modes, adding that we can expect a “major competitive play announcement” next week.
Solo Showdown could lay the groundwork for a permanent ranking mode. It could also help shine a light on a new category of professional Fortnite gamers – and maybe even serve as the basis for some serious competitive league.
For now, Solo Showdown is just another fun distraction (and a chance to earn some V-Bucks), but it just might be your ticket to Fortnite stardom.
Credit: Epic Games