Fortnite downed for hours, displaying an all-black image with a ‘black hole’ in the center. This incident caused people to speculate about the cause.
Some have speculated that the appearance of a black hole is just a teaser for the new Fortnite map. Although this “teaser” is a strange one as it doesn’t explain when the new map will arrive.
On the Epic Games status page, it is said Fortnite Down is caused by a minor service outage, as anomalous problems are detected. Apart from that, users began to complain or vent about Fortnite via Twitter.
“To be honest, there’s a lot going on and Fortnite has been down for 12 hours,” the @Goobertk account said.
“I can’t believe I went to sleep, woke up and Fortnite is still down,” said the @eriidek account.
“Don’t expect to wake up and Fortnite is still down,” @howesypunk said.
“Fortnite was down for 12 hours and everyone lost their minds,” said the @RichieLoew account.
However, there are also netizens who are happy with Fortnite temporary shut down. Fortnite players can turn their attention to other important things like spending time with family.
“Fortnite down, now my man really cares about me,” said the @cpjessicaa account.
Fortnite down, incidental or accidental?
As is known, Fortnite Season 10 suddenly ends with each player’s screen going black and showing a black hole. When millions of players are managing their stream they can’t sign in on their game for some reason.
As quoted from Business Insider, Monday (10/14/2019), then Fortnite’s official Twitter account tweeted ‘This is The End.’ Many suspect Fortnite will replace the old map with a new one.
Fortnite’s tweet seemingly isn’t enough to confirm “The End” is the sequence planned by Epic Games. So the game lobby also shows a special galaxy collapse for those in it when the server is turned off temporarily.
One player in the game sees the world collapse in front of them and the Fortnite Status menu shows the phrase ‘Anomaly Detected’ for all the different features.