Fortnite Solo Showdown is back for the weekend

The Fortnite limited-time mode Solo Showdown has sprung back to life, giving players the opportunity to compete for bragging rights, V-Bucks, and—if you're good enough—an invite to upcoming Summer Skirmish events. 

Fortnite's core rules don't change in a Solo Showdown. Instead, it's a ranked ladder against other "self-selected competitors," with points awarded based on placement: 100 points for a Victory Royale, down to 25 points for coming in between 76-100. Points will be awarded for the first 25 Solo Showdown matches played, and when it's all over the top 100 finishers in each region will take home some V-Bucks. 

  • 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 said that "eligible, top performers in the Solo Showdown may also receive invitations to future Summer Skirmish events," those being part of the $8 million pro tournament series that got off to a slightly rocky start earlier this month. Epic didn't get into the specifics on that.

To take part in the action, just start playing Solo Showdown matches in your region. The LTM will be live until 7 am Pacific/10 am Eastern on July 30.  

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.