Fortnite Devs Chat E3, Competitive Scene, and Solo Showdown in New Video

Fortnite Battle Royale never takes a moment to pause, especially with E3 and a budding competitive scene around the corner in this video update.

on May 20, 2018 11:44 AM

What’s going on in the world of Fortnite? Some of the Battle Royale developers from Epic Games have taken to YouTube to give a quick update on some of the latest things the development team is working on — including E3, the upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale development scene, and the current limited time event Solo Showdown.

Seen in the video below, Fortnite‘s dedicated Community Manager K.L. Smith gives a fairly succinct update on what is happening right now in terms of the game. First and foremost, he took the opportunity to showcase the Limited Time Event happening now: Solo Showdown.

For those who missed the original announcement, Solo Showdown doesn’t change the core gameplay mechanics — instead, it offers a premium solo battle royale experience with prize incentives. Everyone who plays 50 games within this mode is awarded an exclusive spray, while a running scoreboard keeps count of how gamers rank in their first 50 matches. Prizes are going to be awarded to the top 100 players at the end of this weekend with 50,000 V-Bucks (Fortnite‘s dedicated currency) as the grand prize.

Outside of that, we got some quick insight into development of two upcoming projects: the previously announced E3 Celebrity Pro-Am Event and the budding competitive scene. Although nothing much was revealed about either of them — both’s news was to “stay tuned” — it is good for the community to now-and-again here a recommitment to these projects.

As you can imagine, it is important for developer Epic Games and Fortnite in general needs to stay constantly moving to make sure it isn’t losing ground in the ever-competitive Battle Royale scene. For instance, it was revealed earlier last week that Fortnite would (finally) be making the jump over to Android this summer following its successful iOS launch. Additionally, Fortnite‘s development scene is looking gung-ho, despite minor setbacks and delays in the standard schedule.

Fortnite is available as a free-to-play game for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and iOS devices. Check out the Dev Update video below:

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