Gamers around the world logging on to play Fortnite were in for a shock on Sunday when the map unexpectedly imploded on itself and effectively ended all gameplay immediately.
It all went down Sunday afternoon as a long-expected rocket launch in the massive online battle arena caused a barrage of hellfire to rain down on the map.
The damage apparently caused a rift, and millions of players experienced their entire game sucked into non-existence.
All that remains is a black hole, which a good amount of players remain fixated on … hoping that Epic will soon debut the next season of the game, or at least give some hint that life for Fortnite will continue to exist.
In the wake of the destruction, hilarious reactions have started appearing online as people realize their precious Fortnite has been destroyed, for now at least.
One user thought it was time for millions of girlfriends were about to reclaim their boyfriends following the Fortnite obliteration.
— IG: theremymuah (@theremymuah) October 13, 2019
Some fans didn’t appreciate the marketing stunt, explaining they are losing hours of gameplay they were able to specifically set aside in their busy schedules.
— John_HTX (@JGoodyear_TX) October 13, 2019
Some people are finding interesting ways to spend the downtime, like this streamer who is tapping into his inner rockstar.
— HandsOff My SafeMoon (@HandsOffTV) October 13, 2019
Others are having buyers regret over in-game purchases they made just before the shutdown.
More than likely they will still retain their purchases when the game is back up and running.
— uKNO_Marley (@ukno_marley) October 13, 2019