Fortnite Battle Royale Dev Update - Solo Showdown LTM Standings, Competitive Play, and E3 - Dexerto

Fortnite Battle Royale Dev Update – Solo Showdown LTM Standings, Competitive Play, and E3

Published: 19/May/2018 17:06 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:03

by Scott Mahoney


Epic Games recently released an update on the limited time game mode (LTM), Solo Showdown, as well as hinted at competitive play and even more to come at E3 this year.

The Solo Showdown is the LTM for players to test their skills against others competing for a chance to win V-Bucks, all players will receive a unique spray for playing 50 games.


Players in the Solo Showdown will have 50 games to rack up points that count toward their placement.

Players that finish in the top 100 will receive V-Buck prizes, with first place being rewarded 50,000 V-Bucks, the equivalent of $500.


The developers over at Epic are committed to making a gaming experience tailored to all types of players.

During the update it was revealed that competitive players should hang tight, but rest assured the team at Epic is working on ways to support online competitions and physical events.

Players attempting to win the Solo Showdown competition can check out the leadboards here, the current standing are featured below:


The developers at Epic Games tell us to “expect lots more changes coming.”

At E3 Epic will be hosting a Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am event in Los Angeles for fans interested in competitive play.


We will have more details as they arise.

The full update can be seen below:



Fortnitemares “Broom Box” item leaked for Halloween update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 14:29

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite leakers have revealed a new mobility item called the “Broom Box” that could be the next feature added in Season 4, ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Fortnite has introduced plenty of unusual vehicles and other methods for players to get around the map, with the likes of ziplines, rifts, and more making their appearances in previous seasons.


However, another mode of transport could be on the way, with leaks now pointing to a new mobility item being added in the upcoming Fortnitemares update for Halloween.

Fortnitemares characters posing
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares event could see some new items added to the game.

Many of the changes made so far in Season 4 have been based around the Marvel characters and their unique abilities but, as Halloween is drawing closer, Epic Games are gearing up for the Fortnitemares event.


While little has been confirmed about the update, Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed that there is potential for a new “Broom Box” mobility item in the event after finding codenames in the game files.

The prominent leaker claimed that these brooms would be classed as a consumable, meaning that players might only have a limited time to fly on them compared to previous items like the hoverboard.

These brooms have been rumored to work in a similar way to the Lightsabers that were previously added to Fortnite, with a chest expected to appear on the map for players to collect the consumable item.


A new emote for the Fortnitemares event has also been leaked, with data miner FNBRUnreleased giving players an early look at the “Witch Way” animation, which features a magical broomstick.

While the upcoming mobility item will likely look a bit different from this emote’s animation, it still gives players a glimpse at what to expect from the new broomsticks.

As of now, it is still unclear just when this potential item will be added to Fortnite but with Halloween only weeks away, players won’t have to wait much longer to find out.