Fornite Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode has been announced, with more news on competitive play coming next week.

Epic Games has announced a competitive Limited Time Mode for battle royale, with Solo Showdown, kicking off today.

A datamine of the latest patch had players anticipating a competitive mode after the discovery of folder called Comp in the update, that contained a solo variant.

“Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode,” reads Epic’s blog post. “Instead, you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival.”

The standings will be continually updated throughout the duration of the event on the blog.

The top 100 players will receive their rewards after the event wraps up on May 21. Players have to participate in 50 Solo Showdown matches to be eligible for a prize, which is a load of sweet, sweet V-bucks. The amount you get is dependant on your placement:

  • 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

Epic has describe the Solo Showdown as “a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players,” and went on to say that it had a “major announcement about competitive play” to share next week.

You can read up on the rules of the LTM and how the scoring will work right here.

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