An explosive end of the season caused the destruction of the island and apparently the game itself, as it is not playable at this time.
Fortnite is finished.
Like in Season 4, the event started with a rocket that shot to the sky and exploded to create cracks. As in the previous event, the rocket jumped from one crack to another, only this time several more rockets were in the room. The spaceships flew into a ditch again and again, right where the meteor had frozen in the sky. The more rockets into the cracks near the meteor, the more the meteor disappeared. The players were then uncontrollably sent into the air, when suddenly the rockets and the meteor appeared high above the island, just to bounce on it. After a singular event that takes in everything and everyone and gives a brief look and then nothing.
What remained was a singularity.
The official Fortnite Twitter account and the official website show only the black hole. The Instagram account of the game shows the same.
The Fortnite YouTube channel has a livestream of the event that shows the explosions, and currently only transmits the singularity. More than 1 million people joined in to watch the event on Twitch.
Epic has also pulled the plug on Twitch. The visit to the Fortnite page is left blank as there is nothing left in the Fortnite category.
Players trying to play the game are greeted with a screen with technical difficulties and then nothing. One player, however, discovered that Epic had added a little secret. During the singularity display, players can enter a Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start). A classic Galaga-like mini-game will begin in which players can shoot Durrr Burger heads to earn a high score.
How long the game remains down is unclear, but this is an unprecedented move for such a popular game.
Originally published on October 7th and updated as new information is released.