Claiming Victory Royale in a qualifying Solo Showdown match will earn you 100 placement points, second place will get you 94, and the points steadily drop down to a minimum of 25 points for players 76 through 100.
In order to be eligible for ranking, players must participate in at least 50 Solo Showdown matches. While this doesn't necessarily change any of the core gameplay mechanics that fans of the original Solo mode are used to, it does have a pretty major difference, so let's run you through what you need to know about it. 1st place will get you 100 points, 2nd 94 points, 3rd 91 and so on. Epic Games explains that this new mode will allow players to take part in a "hotly contested" experience, as players will be facing off against other "self selected competitors" which presumably means anyone who has queued up to play. Under Playlists, you'll even find past limited time modes such as 50 vs 50, Solid Gold and so on. As with any good ranked mode, there will be a leaderboard players can check to see how they stack up against the competition, and once the game mode ends next week, Epic will hand out rewards to the top 100 players.
There's a new game mode in town, and it's Fortnite Battle Royale's Solo Showdown mode. At the end of those 50 matches, a score will be given.
As you can probably guess from the name, Solo Showdown will be an every-man-for-himself mode that's inaccessible to players queuing as duos or squads. First place will earn themselves a cool 50,000 V-Bucks.
"We'll be using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players", Epic said.
In case the very concept of a hundred-person battle to be the last one standing wasn't hardcore enough for you, Fortnite is making some promising moves toward a dedicated competitive mode.