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Fortnite season 10 ends with the destruction of the game’s original map

After a slight delay, the 10th season of Fortnite officially concluded. With the highly anticipated 11th season slowly creeping onto our calendars, it appears that the in-game universe (more specifically, the original Fortnite map) has been obliterated.

Much like past events, this season kicked things off in a big way after the timer located at the Dusty Depot reached zero, and, much like season 4, the Visitor’s rocket launched itself into space. Unfortunately, as you may have guessed, the rocket exploded, and it began causing rifts in time and space. Eventually, a slew of missiles and a meteor reappeared in the sky and headed towards the island, causing the destruction of the island and a major cliffhanger for the game as a whole.

Update: Fortnite: Chapter 2 is finally here. 

At the time of writing, the live stream is displaying a black hole and the game is currently unavailable to play. The official Fortnite Twitter account changed its profile picture to black, but despite the cryptic imagery and live stream, this is far from the official end of Fortnite. Despite the latest season causing division amongst competitive players, season 10 introduced a ton of new content, including mechs along with some new weapons. Of course, while information surrounding Fortnite season 11 remains a mystery, several leaks have indicated that in addition to a new map, the game will also receive a second chapter.

Fortnite pulsing blackhole from Season 10 finale
Following the destructive in-game event, the Fortnite map (and in-game lobby) collapsed into what is speculated to be a black hole. It occasionally pings and pulses revealing seemingly random numbers. Image used with permission by copyright holder

Given how season 10 ended with a bang (literally), we can strongly infer that Epic Games is going to deliver some significant changes to the beloved battle royale title with news expected to come later today according to Twitter user, Lucas7Yoshi. Some players are worried about losing some items in the chaos, with several individuals tweeting at the official PlayStation and Xbox accounts. Although both companies are in the dark as to what Epic Games has up its sleeve, the official Ask PlayStation Twitter did provide some clarity concerning the security of your accounts, with the company tweeting out that any items in your possession, including V-bucks, are secured and will not be affected by the blackout.

In the meantime, if you are looking to fill the void that Fortnite has currently placed in your heart, there is some good news. If you enter the enter ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A on your Xbox One controller or ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → O X on your DualShock 4, you can partake in a Galaga-style mini-game. 

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