Fortnite Solo Showdown Competitive Mode Guide – Win V-Bucks in this Limited Time Mode!

Epic is starting to dip their toe in the competitive scene of battle royale! Check out all the information you need for the Solo Showdown!

This limited time mode will allows you to compete for your chance at 50,000 V-Bucks! Our guide runs through this competitive mode, going over the rules, and providing some tips on how to best compete in this limited time event.

If you are a streamer looking to prove yourself worthy of views, then you should be really trying to win this event. It's a great way to get exposure and make a name for yourself!

Official Epic Statement

Hey everyone,

We’re pumped to bring our players another competitive experience with the return of the Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode.

Trying to prove yourself on the battlefield? Queue up for the Solo Showdown mode for a hotly contested Battle Royale experience. Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode. Instead, you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival.

The Fortnite team will frequently update this blog with the Solo Showdown standings. Top performers will be rewarded at the conclusion of this competition.*


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

Your first 25 matches in the Solo Showdown LTM will be counted towards your Score. You can see the full rules here.

Eligible, top performers in the Solo Showdown may also receive invitations to future Summer Skirmish events.

*Solo Showdown ends on 07/30 at 10:00am ET


Fortnite Solo Showdown Rules

Now you can go to this page here and get all of the rules, but I'm going to break out the most important stuff so you don't have to read through too much jargon (you should read it all if you are serious about this).

  • The Contest is open to participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.
  • The Contest is open, and the Solo Showdown LTM will be available, from July 27nd, 2018 at 10:00AM EST to July 30th, 2018 10:00AM EST.
  • You must have a have a Fortnite account registered on or before July 18, 2018!
    • You can't create a new account if you mess up or think you can do better. So make sure you are serious every time you start a game.
  • You must play at least 25 Solo Showdown LTM matches to be eligible for a prize.
  • Only the first 25 matches in Solo Showdown LTM will count towards a Contestant’s Score.
  • There is nothing special about the games themselves, it's just straight Fortnite.
  • The top 100 players will be awarded.
  • Selected Contestants will be notified on or about Friday, August 3rd, 2018 and may be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of attempted notification.

Also, don't be toxic player, bad sport, or attempt to cheat the system because Epic can disqualify you for a number of reasons:

Epic reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant in its sole discretion for any reason, including without limitation if Epic determines Contestant is cheating, hacking, harassing, using abusive or offensive language, account sharing, teaming, sabotaging, spamming, engaging in social engineering, scamming, or violating the Fortnite EULA.


Point Scoring

Each time you play a game, your finish will be given a points total on how well you did. If you win the game and get first place you will be given 100 points for that match. You also get 6 points per enemy you eliminate. You can check the showdown standings right here. Here's a break out of the scoring:

Placement Points
1 100
2 94
3 91
4 88
5 85
6 80
7 75
8 70
9 65
Placement Points
10 60
11 - 15 55
16 - 20 50
21 - 30 45
31- 40 40
41 - 50 35
51 - 75 30
76 - 100 25


Fortnite Solo Showdown Tips

I'm going to list a few things I think will end up being important when attempting to compete in this limited time mode. If you are a newer player just wanting to try it out, be sure to check out our Fortnite tips and tricks guide as a way to step up your game.

  • Don't attempt to play a ton of games back to back. You have SOME time to complete the 25 games, I wouldn't rush it and burn myself out.
  • You might want to start early, however, because a bunch of newer players might try it out a few times not really knowing what it's about. This could be an easier way to get wins.
  • EVERY GAME IS IMPORTANT. Every single game of the 25 you are required to play is important. Don't queue up unless you are ready to be 100% focused, because each placement is points to be earned.
  • Keep track of your placements. Give yourself an idea of how many points you have. It might be a good idea to wait to play your last 5 - 10 matches and see who is the point total leader. You can then gauge what you'll need to accomplish to best their score.
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  1. I just won and I got nothing 😰

    1. What do you mean you won? You have to play 25 games if you are referring to the new Blitz version.

  2. I play over 60 games no new spray it’s not good anyone get the spray?

    1. Probably hasn’t been added yet. I’d be patient, these will probably be rolled out around when they announce the winners.

  3. cant epic games make it easy as i really like this game i am not good at it so it might be tough for me.cheers