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Fortnite wipes out game map, livestreaming a black hole in its place

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‘Fortnite’ leaves players confused after season’s final event end with everyone’s screens going black
WATCH: 'Fortnite' leaves players confused after season's final event end with everyone's screens going black – Oct 14, 2019

Update: Fortnite is back with a new game map for Chapter 2. The game’s official Twitter account announced a “new world” on Tuesday morning. 

The latest season of the massively popular online video game Fortnite has come to an end with a big bang — apparently, the game’s map has been destroyed and in its place now resides a black hole.

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According to the BBC, players have been unable to play since Sunday, when a giant asteroid blew up the game’s map and brought the 10th season of the game to an end.

Visiting Fortnite’s official website on Monday simply leads to a screen showing the eerie black hole in question.

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The game’s Twitter account features a pinned tweet, streaming the same video of the black hole.

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https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/1183441376630972418

The all-encompassing ending got a chuckle out of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who ended up retweeting a false story from 2018 that had joked about Musk buying and deleting the game.

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Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is an online multiplayer game with close to 250 million players around the world as of March 2019, according to Business Insider.

It even has its own World Cup, which took place for the first time this past summer.

As of 10 p.m. ET on Monday, close to 35,000 people were watching the black hole livestream on Fortnite’s official website.

Reports from Forbes and PC Gamer indicate a new map might appear.

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