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'Fortnite' adds first taste of ranked play with 'Solo Showdown'

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A gamer plays 'Fortnite' against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino

You might need to cancel your weekend plans if you want to hit the top of the leaderboard: Epic says you'll need to play at least 50 Solo Showdown matches to get ranked, though only points from your first 50 will count towards your total score.

Epic has announced that things are about to get real in Fortnite Battle Royale. A new limited time event mode is going live as well, following up the exciting Avengers: Infinity War crossover, but this event is a bit different from all the others. It's called "Solo Showdown" and whoever rises through the ranks and comes out on top have massive rewards to look forward to, as well as bragging rights.

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.

Epic Games have revealed their new Limited Time Mode today, which should keep fans pretty busy for the next week. 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. Second to fourth places will earn 25,000 V-Bucks each. If you're placed 51 through 100, you'll get 7,500, which will normally set you back $60.

And a note for people who suck at Fortnite like me: everybody who finishes their 50 qualifying matches will get an exclusive in-game spray regardless of performance. Up to and including 50th will receive 13,500 V-Bucks. The mode will end on Monday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m.

Aside from Jetpacks, the aforementioned datamine also possibly uncovered even more content to come to Fortnite during Season 4, with a Competitive Mode on the way, as well as a slew of new skins, pickaxes, and gliders. You can find the rules for eligibility on the official website.

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