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What happened to Fortnite?

The game was replaced by a virtual black hole

What happened to Fortnite? The game was replaced by a virtual black hole

On Sunday 13 October, around 2 o'clock Fortnite disappeared, swallowed up by a virtual black hole. Suddenly, while millions of Twitch users were playing The End, final of Season 10 of the Battle Royale, a series of explosions and the impact with a comet generated a black hole that swept away everything: the map, the characters and the menu.

The event was supposed to be the introduction to Fortnite's Chapter 2, unveiled a few days earlier by the Italian iOS App Store, and for this reason, all fans of the game spent hours staring at the screen waiting to see that darkness turn into something new. Unfortunately, at the moment, nothing has changed yet. The only new feature is a series of numbers (87, 15, 146, 11, 62 and many others) around the portal, a detail that has inspired speculation about future issues, but of which no one has discovered the meaning. Epic Games, the company that created the popular game, has not commented, but has deleted all the tweets from its Twitter account and on Instagram there is only a series of black posts. All these actions seem to mask technical updates of Fortnite which confirm important changes such as "a new game map with lakes and mountains, maybe a peninsula with access to more islands, and new game modes including the use of boats". Video game expert Rod Breslau thinks the Epic Games team is brilliant for creating such an effective social and marketing campaign, which has generated what he has called "the biggest event in the history of video games". On the other hand, a rain of comments and meme started on social networks.

We do not know how long the blackout of Fortnite will last, but many people, like the user Lucas7Yoshi, say that the site should return online on Tuesday, October 16, 2019 and the time 6:00 a.m. EST i.e. at 12:00 on Italian time. If this is true, we will only know in a few hours. If you get bored waiting, you can enter the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start) and play a Space Invaders-esque mini-game in the meantime.

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