Competitive Solo Showdown LTM is Returning Soon in Fortnite - Format, Rules, Prizes, and More! - Dexerto

Competitive Solo Showdown LTM is Returning Soon in Fortnite – Format, Rules, Prizes, and More!

Published: 26/Jul/2018 22:32 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 22:44

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the return of the Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The competitive in-game event will be live starting on July 27 until it ends on July 30 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

Open to everyone, Solo Showdown is a competitive mode which pits Fortnite players against each other in a standard Solos format.

Each players receives points based on their performance in their first 25 matches, with the scoring based on both placements and eliminations.


The following scoring structure shall apply solely to this Contest.
Each match awards a Score based on final placement. Cumulative Score across the contestants 25 matches will determine winners.
For example, finishing first place within a match will award you 100 points while finishing 20th place within a match will award you 50 points. Exact placement Scores below: 

In addition to Score based on placement, the player will be awarded 6 points for each enemy they eliminate.
In the event of a tie, the following statistics, in the order presented here, will be used as tiebreakers: total wins, total eliminations, and average placement during the Solo Showdown LTM.
The top 100 Contestants at the end of the Contest Period will receive prizes.  
Only the first 25 matches in Solo Showdown LTM will count towards a Contestant’s Score.  

There will be plenty to play for in the Solo Showdown LTM, with huge prizes being offered to the top 100 contestants in each of the North America, European, Asian, Oceanic, and Brazilian servers.

Epic will announces the top 100 placers in each of the regions on August 3, with each participant also being individually notified and given 72 hours to respond.

  • 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

However, the V-Bucks may not be the only prize for those who place in the top 100, as any of the eligible top performers in the LTM may also receive invitations to one or more of the Summer Skirmish tournaments, which feature a collectives prize pool of $8 million.

In fact, the winner of the most recent $500,000 Week Two Solos Tournament was ‘IDropz_Bodies,’ who had qualified on the virtue of his strong performance in the Solo Showdown held earlier this year.

The official announcement for the Solo Showdown LTM can be read below, with the full list of official rules available by clicking here.



By The Fortnite Team

Hey everyone,

We’re pumped to bring our players another competitive experience with the return of the Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode.

Trying to prove yourself on the battlefield? Queue up for the Solo Showdown mode for a hotly contested Battle Royale experience. 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.

The Fortnite team will frequently update this blog with the Solo Showdown standings. Top performers will be rewarded at the conclusion of this competition.* 


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

Your first 25 matches in the Solo Showdown LTM will be counted towards your Score. You can see the full rules here

Eligible, top performers in the Solo Showdown may also receive invitations to future Summer Skirmish events.

*Solo Showdown ends on 07/30 at 10:00am ET


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

Epic Games
The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
Epic Games
Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.