What is the 'Fortnite' blackout and why are players freaking out about it?
If you're not one of the countless players of the online game Fortnite, this is for you. You may have noticed all kinds of Fortnite-related hashtags (#FortniteBlackout) trending on Twitter on Sunday and Monday morning. You may see memes and reactions from die-hards who are panicking about the end of the game (we'll get to that!).
Does that describe you? We're here to help you understand what happened as one season of the popular Epic Games title ended with a twist.
What exactly happened?
While Fortnite gamers were in the middle of playing on Sunday, the tenth season of the uber-popular game came to an end as rockets flew around a map, a giant meteor fell from the sky and a massive explosion created ... a black hole, sucking anything and everything into it:
What's the big deal with that?
No has been able to play Fortnite since then.
Sure, but maybe it's a marketing ploy and everything will return to normal soon? The game's Twitter feed (which deleted most of its tweets) has a live broadcast of the black hole and people are watching it to see what will happen next. That's got to mean SOMETHING is going to happen.
What if it isn't?
That's why fans are nervous.
What are fans doing in the meantime?
Watching this livestream of a black hole.
They're also making memes:
They've also discovered a cool Easter Egg: by tapping in the classic Konami code (pressing up, up, down, down, left, left right, B, A, Start on a Nintendo controller. In this case start is "enter" on a keyboard), you can play a mini game to pass the time.
This morning, it's likely you've noticed your social media feeds flooded with stories about Fortnite and its mysterious 'black hole'. The popular game crashed last night, leaving players unable to access the game
Fortnite's entire map has disappeared into a black hole, leaving gamers unable to play, as part of a worldwide event to mark the end of the game's 10th season. The popular Battle Royale game is known
Epic seems to be launching a new season of Fortnite today, and developer Epic Games really couldn't kicked this off in a more dramatic fashion. IT started like one of the
More News in Sport
Nothing about Sunday Night Football was pleasant for the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. They were roundly beat up on by the Pittsburgh Steelers, for one thing, with a final score of 24-17 that
No love was lost at the Kremlin Cup 2019 as Anna Kalinskaya, the Russian qualifier who knocked out Sloane Stevens at the US Open dumped her friend and compatriot Anastasia Potapova out of the competition
Aaron Hicks, when right, is one of the league's top outfielders; a two-way force capable of grinding pitchers into powder with his patient approach to the plate, and keeping runners on their best
DeMarcus Lawrence is the most visible, and vocal, personality on the Dallas Cowboys but since agreeing to that big check his game has become almost invisible. The leader of the Hot Boyz looks cold. In the Cowboys'
(CBSDFW.COM) - Former Dallas Cowboys receivers Terrell Owens and Dez Bryant are letting their criticism be heard after the team fell to the 0-4 New York Jets Sunday. The Cowboys' slump continues after dropping their third