With the end Fortnite Season 10, players who try to access the game are greeted black hole and an endless void of black. The game itself is believed to have been knocked offline intentionally as Epic Games is possibly preparing for a grand launch of Season 11.
Initially, Season 10 end date was extended for a week and players could expect Season 11 with “The End” event to kick in right after. As it turns out, Epic Games’ idea of “The End” struck quite literally. It’s not just the game that is affected either; in a move to dramatise the event, streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch are also affected by the event.
On its official Fortnite Twitter account, Epic Games has deleted more than 12,000 of tweets on its Twitter account, leaving the social media platform in the same state: a black hole. Even the game’s Instagram account shows the same thing.
But within the darkness of the void, hides a secret activity. No, seriously. There is a mini-game hidden within the blankness, where players can input the classic Konami secret combination (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start) to unlock a Galaga inspired game that allows player to shoot at Fortnite’s fictional fast-food chain Durr Burger’s head for a high score.
At the time of writing, Fortnite has been down for 15 hours now and Epic Games has been keeping mum, the only clues to the next event being random set of numbers appearing around the black hole. As it turns out, those numbers actually spell out a text that reads “I was not alone. Others were outside the Loop. This was not calculated. The moment is now inevitable.”
This is the complete text the numbers mean:
“I was not alone. Others were outside the Loop. This was not calculated. The moment is now inevitable."
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) October 13, 2019
In any case, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.