Fortnite: Map blown up and replaced with black hole
A huge asteroid has blown up the map in Fortnite – to mark the end of season 10.
Fans have been left unable to play the game, which has been replaced by a black hole.
Fortnite has also deleted all of its tweets and is simply running a livestream of the black hole on Twitter – which has had more than 290,000 likes.
Forbes' gaming writer Paul Tassi described the event as "the end of an era".
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— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 13, 2019
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For those who don't know – Fortnite allows up to 100 players to fight individually or as part of a team to be the last standing on a virtual battlefield.
On Sunday, the island in which the gamers play was destroyed by an asteroid.
Fans had been predicting a dramatic finale of season 10 which kicked off in August.
Epic Games – which owns Fortnite – had confirmed "The End" event would take place on Sunday 13 October.
A countdown timer appeared in the game, above the rocket at Dusty Depot.
Players who were online during "The End" saw an in-game meteor shower which appeared to wipe out the Fornite map.
These players were then sucked into a rift and the screen was replaced with a black hole in the centre.
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Fortnite's season X event, The End, just wiped out the whole island #Theend #Fortnite #PS4share pic.twitter.com/UbDe9wMuRw
— James Jarvis (@James_Jarvis) October 13, 2019
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Some players were pretty shocked.
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— timthetatman (@timthetatman) October 13, 2019
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Some were getting withdrawal symptoms.
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I've never wanted to play Fortnite this much in my life😔
— FaZe Replays (@Replays) October 14, 2019
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Others were mourning the Fortnite map – which had stood strong for 10 seasons.
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This is the end thank you #Fortnite 💔💔😭😭
— Lacasa💊 (@Alraiah_Shakur) October 13, 2019
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While some were left wondering how long it would take for Fortnite to return.
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— Kayckbr (@Kayckbr_) October 13, 2019
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The black hole which has replaced the map appears to be showing up numbers at random points.
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#Fortnite #TheEnd the black hole keeps pulsing and showing numbers? Anyone have any ideas on that? pic.twitter.com/T0WTJUcfSO
— chambonie (@chamboiii) October 14, 2019
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And it's got people thinking.
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Everyone analyzing what the numbers in the black hole mean pic.twitter.com/VG0GAYNN6o
— Kathiana (@iconkathiana) October 13, 2019
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Tech boss Elon Musk even got in on the act.
In October last year, he tweeted out a fake article which suggested he had bought Fortnite only to delete it.
And he made a joke of it when the black hole appeared on Sunday.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 13, 2019
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Fans have since been left wondering when they can expect season 11 to launch.
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— UNMASKED GAMING™ (@UnmaskedOrg) October 13, 2019
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