"My son asked me to fix @ FortniteGame, which is just a black hole now".
While we're still not sure what Fortnite is brewing up, gamers at least had memes to help soften the blow. Instagram, Twitch, YouTube, and even the game's official website also display the ominous black hole.
Writer Oscar Gonzalez said: "An explosive season-ending event caused the destruction of the island and apparently the game itself as it is not playable as of this writing". However, the game is still not available to play. While some parents have been vocal about the blackout serving as a nice reprieve from the game, several others have posted videos of their kids freaking out over the temporary loss of Fortnite. What's more, numbers have been spotted around the black hole that could be a teaser for the upcoming installment, though there's no confirmation of this as of yet.
After its previous world was sucked into a black hole, "Fortnite" is back - with an all-new island featuring a map with 13 different locations.
According to the Sun, the black hole in Fortnite also extended to social media, with the company deleting all its tweets, leaving a solitary posting of the mysterious black hole, with is now also streaming on YouTube.
We contacted Epic Games' player support to ask just how common an occurrence questions about Fortnite being permanently down have been.
During these planned down times, the game is usually back online by 6 a.m.
We are still waiting for an update on what will happen in the upcoming game. But it seems an announcement is imminent, as Twitter user Skin Tracker has managed to unearth the first teaser for Fortnite's season 2 Battle Pass. Right now, hundreds of millions of dabbing children are unable to participate in the massively popular free-to-play battle royale game to see who's the last one standing. There's also fishing, swimming, and boats.
"However, one player did discover that Epic added a little secret".