Fortnite’s season 10 event may be the biggest and most ambitious thing Epic Games has done so far. After weeks of anticipation for something game-changing, the event arrived and seems to have sucked the game’s entire map into a black hole.
The set up for season 10’s event centered on the Visitor, a mysterious alien that arrived on the Fortnite Battle Royale island via meteor as part of the end-of-season 3 event in early 2018. After more than a year of spawning countless cataclysms on the island, the Visitor finally set up a rocket on top of Dusty Depot. When the rocket finally launched, as part of an in-game event on Sunday afternoon, it exploded in the sky and seems to have thrown off the balance of reality in the world of Fortnite.
After the rocket’s explosion, rifts began to appear in the sky and dozens of small missiles came out. All the missiles formed one giant rift which brought back the season 3 meteor and launched it into the vault. After that the entire Fortnite island was sucked into a black hole, leaving players in darkness.
Where the Fortnite lobby used to be, there’s now nothing but a black screen and with a small circle of light in the middle .
For now, Fortnite remains offline. It seems almost impossible that the game would simply disappear, but so far there’s no official word on when it might come back online. When it does come back, it seems likely that Fortnite will be reborn with quite a few changes.
On Friday, the Italian App Store updated its Fortnite page with a video that showed off what looked to be a new Fortnite map — complete with boats! — and an image for something called “Fortnite Chapter 2.” The image and video have since been taken down, but it certainly seems possible that these changes could be what’s on the horizon for Battle Royale. But we’ll have to wait until Fortnite returns to really find out what’s next for one of the world’s most popular games.