Fortnite's first competitive mode is Solo Showdown

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Now, it looks like this season of the free-to-play Battle Royale portion of Epic Games' hybrid construction shooter could finally be including the long-awaited Jetpack item that was set to be added to the game not too long ago. Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode. While the rules will be same as in standard Solo mode, all matches will be scored, making this Fortnite's first attempt at ranked play.

For once, there won't be any toxicity to worry about in a game's competitive mode: Fortnite players can't speak to each other while they're in a solo game, and there's no teammates to yell at you if you don't win as a duo or squad. For the next few days, players across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to take part in the Solo Showdown, a limited-time competition to determine the best Battle Royale player. Finishing first in a match will earn you a full 100 point, which drops all the way down to just 25 points for places 76 to 100. 1st place will get you 100 points, 2nd 94 points, 3rd 91 and so on. All of which consist of Fortnite's V-Bucks currency, though. Those who come in second through fourth will receive 25,000 V-Bucks, while the players who place fifth through fiftieth will get 13,500 V-Bucks.

This new feature basically acts as something of a proving ground where some of the best players in the world compete to prove once and for all who is truly the greatest. The contest starts today and ends on May 21, 2018, at 10:00 AM ET.

Epic apparently has more up their sleeves as far as competitive Fortnite goes.

Even if you're not lucky enough to rank in the top 100 players of Fortnite's Solo Showdown mode, by simply playing 50 games, you'll get a unique spray, so there's always that.

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