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

Published: 17/May/2018 14:53 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:54

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 (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.

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.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.