'Fortnite' Solo Showdown Live - Rules, Leaderboard & How to Win Free V-Bucks

Fortnite Solo Showdown returned Friday morning. The limited-time mode has tournament-specific rules, and victory offers free V-Bucks and a chance to participate in a future Summer Skirmish.

When is 'Fortnite' Solo Showdown?

Solo Showdown runs now through July 30 at 10 a.m. EDT. In other words, you have the whole weekend to rack up kills and Victory Royales.

What is Solo Showdown, what are the rules and how can I win?

The rules of Solo Showdown are more or less the same as last time, but there are fewer matches and points for eliminations this time. Players will score points based on how they perform across 25 matches. The top 100 players in each region will receive prizes. Here's the breakdown for points depending on how you finish a match:

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‘Fortnite’s Solo Showdown mode is back to give players a crack at winning some free V-Bucks. Epic Games
  • 1: 100 Points
  • 2: 94 Points
  • 3: 91 Points
  • 4: 88 Points
  • 5: 85 Points
  • 6: 80 Points
  • 7: 75 Points
  • 8: 70 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 addition, players will receive six points for every elimination. In the event multiple participants have the same score, total wins, total eliminations and average placement will be used as a tiebreaker.

What are the prizes and how can I enter Solo Showdown?

Fortnite Solo Showdown is open to all players 16 years of age or older who have an Epic account made before July 18. The prizes are the same across North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Brazil.

  • First: 50,000 V-Bucks
  • Second-Fourth: 25,000 V-Bucks
  • Fifth-50th: 13,500 V-Bucks
  • 51st-100th: 7,500 V-Bucks

Those who win will be contacted Aug. 3. You can keep track of the leaderboard via Epic's official blog post.

Fortnite Solo Showdown is live across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS.

Will you be playing to win Fortnite Solo Showdown? Are you good enough to earn those free V-Bucks? Tell us in the comments section!