Fortnite's Black Hole Is Over


"Please try again later". Fortnite's original map is gone, at least as far as anyone can tell. We'll update you on the latest when we find out more right here on Comic Years! Since Sunday afternoon, players eager to enter the game's virtual world to fight one another have instead been confronted by a blank screen with a black hole at its center. I'm awake at four in the damn morning, so I'm going to say yes, because I need this. Instead the game - which has become an worldwide craze, mostly amongst teenage boys, since launching in 2017 - was replaced with an image of a black hole.

Hype for the upcoming season of Fortnite is at an all-time high following the Season X live event that saw the entire game sucked into a black hole. Confused players joined forces to decode mysterious numbers, play a hidden minigame, entertain themselves with speculation, and spend more than 35 hours staring at what basically amounts to a screensaver.

The reveal of the Fortnite chapter 2 season 1 map also shows that a leak which emerged a few weeks ago claiming to be of a leaked new Fortnite map was actually real.

Unfortunately, the Chapter 2 trailer had already leaked, as IGN's Joseph Knoop reported.

Having burst onto the scene in 2017, Fortnite has since become a worldwide phenomenon, amassing nearly 250 million players across the globe as of March 2019, according to Statista.

Epic Games has made no announcements on when players can hope to drop into the expected new map.

What is Fortnite Chapter 2? There also appears to be fishing and jackhammers that work like pogo sticks?

Players can now hide in haystacks and dumpsters to ambush opponents.

The Battle Pass trailer features a whole new island with a river, power plant, beach, and more.

Near the end of the Battle Pass trailer, we got a look at a beachfront location, which is nearly certainly Sunny Shores from this map.