Epic Games Announce New Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode in Fortnite Battle Royale

by Calum Patterson


An all new limited time mode has been announced in Fortnite Battle Royale, challenging players to the 'Solo Showdown Contest'.

Limited time modes have become a popular feature in Fortnite, with players getting a chance to break away from the typical run of the mill matches they are used to.


In the past there has been snipers only modes, 50v50, all gold (legendary) weapons and more, and this newest limited time mode should be another hit with fans.

This mode will perhaps be a first look at more competitive Fortnite on a large scale, for both players and Epic Games, the development team.


It will pit players against each other, in a mode where the core gameplay is the exact same as regular modes, but it is the "ultimate test of survival", as you are matched up against a 'self-selected opponent'.

Players will need to place as high as they can in matches, which will accrue them points to push them up the standings. To be eligible, you must play a minimum of 50 solo showdown matches.

You can find the full details below.


In the Solo Showdown LTM you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival.  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.


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


Play at least 50 matches in the Solo Showdown LTM.


The Contest is open, and the Solo Showdown LTM will be available, from May 17th, 2018 at 10:00AM EST to May 21st, 2018 10:00AM EST.


No purchase necessary.

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 (;
  • have a Fortnite account registered on or before May 15, 2018;
  • play at least 50 Solo Showdown LTM matches.

The Contest is open to participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.


The following scoring structure shall apply solely to this Contest.

Each win awards a Score based on final placement. Cumulative Score across the contestants 50 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:

Placement - Points

1st - 100

2nd - 94

3rd - 91

4th - 88

5th - 85

6th - 80

7th - 75

8th - 70

9th - 65

10th - 60

11/15th - 55

16/20th - 50

21/30th - 45

31/40th - 40

41/50th - 35

51/75th - 30

76/100th - 25

In the event of a tie, the following statistics, in the order presented here, will be used as tiebreakers: total wins, total kills, 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 50 matches in Solo Showdown LTM will count towards a Contestant’s Score.  


The Contestant with the highest score will have 50,000 V-bucks added to their Fortnite account.

Contestants who place 2nd – 4th will have 25,000 V-bucks added to their Fortnite accounts.

Contestants who place 5nd – 50th will have 13,500 V-bucks added to their Fortnite accounts.

Contestants who place 51st – 100th will have 7,500 V-bucks added to their Fortnite accounts.  

Selected Contestants will be notified on or about Friday, May 25, 2018 and may be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prizes; and, in such case, Epic may choose the next highest scoring Contestant. The Selected Contestant may be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, Selected Contestant will be required to complete and return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of the date Release is sent.


You can find the full terms and conditions on the Epic Games website.