Fortnite Battle Royale players have now the chance to compete with other rival players using a virtual currency. For the first time, Fortnite players could now use V-Bucks, the game’s official virtual currency.
What’s new with Fortnite’s ‘Solo Showdown’ Mode
In case you don’t know, Fortnite Battle Royale often added some fresh wacky game modes. The recent of which was the popular Thanos memed game type that was made in conjunction with Marvel for Avengers: Infinity War.
But unlike other previous game modes, the game mode called the Solo Showdown would not change the underlying game in any fashion. Players are advised that there’s no extra shield, and the storm doesn’t move any faster. Also, players could not expect some extra weapon sizes or different team sizes.
What makes Solo Showdown unique is the manner how the competition goes with other Battle Royale players in solo mode. Fortnite players should compete in 50 matches to join the leaderboard. Placement in each of those first 50 matches will determine overall ranking.
Below are the game’s prize pools:
• First Place: 50,000 V-Bucks
• Second Place to Fourth Place: 25,000 V-Bucks
• Fifth Place to Fiftieth Place: 13,500 V-Bucks
• Remaining Players in Top 100: 7,500 V-Bucks
Meanwhile, the game’s official currency could only be earned in increments of 100 after purchasing the Battle Pass. By doing so, this would allow players to complete several challenges and rank up to earn different cosmetic rewards and V-Bucks.
You can use V-Bucks to buy one mid-range item per season, or you can save them over the course of multiple seasons to buy a more high-end item. Presently, the most expensive items on Fortnite Battle Royale often cost around 2,000 V-Bucks. This means that a rich player needs 50,000 V-Bucks.