“Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole,” reports TechCrunch.
Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it’s unclear when that new map will arrive… Fortnite’s website is currently just a Twitch stream featuring a black hole.
The Washington Post reports:
Anyone looking for clues on Fortnite’s multiple social media accounts were left staring at the same image. The same black hole greets all visitors to Fortnite’s Instagram. And intrepid players discovered that inputting the infamous “Konami code” launches a Galaga-style shooting game starring the mascot of Greasy Grove restaurant Durrr Burger….
As the event happened, many Twitch users reported having trouble using the popular streaming service, with more than 4 million people watching the event. Millions more tuned in on YouTube and Twitter, as well…. Rumors have swirled that the famous Fortnite map was going to be completely replaced, and given that everything’s now gone, it sounds plausible…
Fortnite’s Season 10 has been expected to end soon, and since last year, spectacular one-time live events within the game have been used to build hype, signal changes to the one map the game has used for two years, and usher in a new season and battle pass. This time, players who logged in at 2 p.m. Eastern time witnessed a rocket launch from the Dusty Divot area of the island, which turned into multiple rockets, all zipping around in a manner similar to the rocket that players saw in the first season-ending live event in Season 4. The rockets then converged onto an area where a meteor was landing, and the collision caused players to fly up into the air to witness a black hole suck the entirety of the game inside.
And since then, players have been left with nothing but the black hole.