Fortnite has never been a game to shy away from shaking things up. They’ve had changes to the map before, a Stranger Things crossover, the Avengers turned up, and even a live concert that broke all sorts of concurrency records. If you can remember back to the dusty distant days of 2017 the game was a fundamentally different beast, being overhauled to be the battle royale everyone knows and loves today.
Epic still aren’t afraid to make changes, as last night the end of Season X saw the whole game map get sucked into a swirling vortex, a black hole that ate the game’s sole map in its entirety.
You can see the current status of the map and what’s happening in Fortnite over on the official Fortnite Twitter, which at the time of writing is just showing a live feed of the black hole, spinning eternally in a field of black.
The end of the world didn’t just affect those in-game, even those in the lobby managed to take part as the vortex stole players even there.
The end of Season X and the start of Season 11 hasn’t been smooth, however, with Fortnite and Epic’s servers going down for a considerable amount of time, leading to much anger, confusion, and of course a multitude of conspiracy theories.
That’s not to say there’s nothing to do in Fortnite right now while we wait for Season 11 and the alleged Chapter 2 updates which, as rumours say, may be on Thursday. You can enter the famous Konami code to play a little vertical shooter minigame. If you’ve forgotten, the code is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.