A massive in-game event on Sunday sucked the entire world as we know it into a black hole.
The game that hosts over 250 million players worldwide and made $2.4 billion in revenue previous year has seemingly shut down leaving the players in shock, which was further exacerbated when the game's official Twitter account tweeted: "This is The End". When they aren't themselves playing, some fans like to watch others fight it out, often with commentary, on streaming services like Twitch.
The game is known for introducing elements to change the landscape of the game in surprising ways.
Many had their theories, including that season 10 of the game spelled the end of an era.
"My son asked me to fix @ FortniteGame, which is just a black hole now".
But for the first time in the game's history, it has been down for nearly 24 hours - and it's completely intentional.
While the tweet has since been taken down, CNN writes that PlayStation assured its users over social media that any money and/or inventory accrued prior to the "blackout" would not be affected once the game comes back online. Rumours and leaks of the new map have been doing the rounds for quite some time now but this time it's really happening.
At around 6am on Monday, all elements of the game simply disappeared during a live-stream event, leaving fans confused and concerned.
Up and coming: If you are one of the tens of millions that have been staring a Fortnite black hole for the last 24 hours, Epic finally has something else for you to look at - or at least a leaker does.