'Fortnite' Blitz Showdown Offers More Free V-Bucks - Rules, Dates & Leaderboards

Fortnite Blitz Showdown is live, and an official blog post has all the rules, dates and leaderboard details you should know. Just like May's Solo Showdown, up to 20,000 V-Bucks are on offer for competitors. Place well in Blitz Showdown, and you'll come away with the top prize.

WHAT IS BLITZ SHOWDOWN IN 'FORTNITE?'

Blitz Showdown is a competitive version of Fortnite's Blitz mode. Blitz is basically a faster version of the standard Battle Royale match. Circles move faster than before, so the combat is much more frantic.

If you place in the top 100 of the competition, you can earn four different purses of free V-Bucks:

  • First Place: 20,000 V-Bucks
  • Second-Fifth Place: 13,500 V-Bucks
  • Sixth-100th Place: 7,500 V-Bucks

Players of Blitz Showdown are divided into five regions: North America East, North America West, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Brazil. The contest takes place through June 4 at 10 a.m. EDT.

WHAT ARE THE RULES & HOW DO I WIN?

Just like in Solo Showdown, Blitz Showdown scores players based on 25 matches that players can enter. You earn points by placing well in matches and racking up kills. Individual kills earn three points each.

Fortnite Blitz Showdown wide
‘Fortnite’s Blitz Showdown is fast-paced fun with huge prizes. Epic Games

the placement metrics break down as follows:

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

In the event of a tie, number of wins, eliminations and average placement will be used to decide the victor. Winners will be notified around June 8 and the funds will be deposited directly into Epic accounts. You must be 16 or older to take part in Blitz Showdown.

WHERE ARE THE BLITZ SHOWDOWN LEADERBOARDS?

You can find leaderboards at the source blog post here. You'll see a tally of the highest-ranked players by region.

That's all there is to know about Blitz Showdown in Fortnite. Check back later for a full guide to help you make the most of your opportunity for free V-Bucks.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. Blitz Showdown is live on all platforms.

Will you be playing Blitz Showdown? Should Epic do more Fortnite Showdown modes? Tell us in the comments section!

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