As of March 2019, Fortnite has amassed over 250 millions registered accounts, making the game one of the most popular battle royals on the market today. All 250 millions of those users where left speechless after Epic Games, the company who owns Fortnite decided hit the reset button and delete the entire map, and possibly the in-game universe.
Epic Games took to Twitter last week to announce that ‘The End’ was near, essentially warning players that some big changes where on the way. Everyone who was signed into the game at the time of the event (which is estimated to be in the millions) saw a flurry of asteroids falling from the sky, which led to the entire map of the game getting sucked into a all encompassing black hole.
Epic Games even went so far as to delete their Twitter history and any other game-related content. Promoting the idea that this might really be the end of Fortnite.
But, it looks as though this is just Epic’s way of bring an end to the current phase of the game (Season 10). PlayStation reassured all players that their in game purchases and V-bucks were safe and secure, making it clear that there is more to come from Fortnite.
Anyone that attempts to log into the game will be greeted by the same black hole that engulfed the game. Since the story mode and battle royal mode both rely on network features, Epic Games are able to alter them whenever they want to, with no way for the player base to stop it.
Epic Games have remained tight-lipped about the future of Fortnite, but many have speculated that the new season (Season 11) will contain a whole new map, new characters and new game mechanics.
If you’re beginning to grow tired of staring at the same stagnant black hole for hours on end, try entering the Konami cheat code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, Circle, X, Options on PlayStation) You’ll be able to play a version of classic Space Invaders game. It’s not much, but it should keep you entertained until the latest season of the game is released to the public.
If you do the Konami code, you can play a minigame while you wait.
UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, B/O, A/X, START/ENTER pic.twitter.com/nJy7ILHBnv
— Fortnite News (@FortniteBR) October 13, 2019