Fortnite: Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode Announced, New Star Power Emote Added

Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed

The team over at Epic just revealed their new Limited Time Mode "Solo Showdown" which looks awfully similar to how a competitive mode should work.

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Fortnite game files include folders for each of the game's modes. Beginning today, Solo Showdown will run until May 21 at 10AM ET.

The new mode is very different from others though as Epic Games are looking to really experiment with the usual solo gameplay. However, the company will be considering how players at lower skill levels get on with this, too. Given that lots more new skins and cosmetics are headed to the game, Solo Showdown's top 100 will have plenty of ways to spend their winnings.

When it comes to the scoring system, finishing first place within a match will award you 100 points while finishing 20th place within a match will award you 50 points.

Announcing the mode, Epic Games said it's "using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players", and promised a "major announcement about competitive play next week". Instead of manipulating the core game, the Solo Showdown event is a test for esports that will send ripples into Fortnite's future. Under Playlists, you'll even find past limited time modes such as 50 vs 50, Solid Gold and so on.

Epic will want to know if Solo Showdown makes lower skilled players feel left out, makes them feel as though they want to get much better at the game, and so on.

In order to qualify, you'll need to play 50 Solo Showdown matches. At the end of those 50 matches, a score will be given.

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