On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST, you may have felt a great disturbance online, as if millions of voices (around 250 million, actually) cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale multiplayer, concluded its tenth season with a game-changing event: the apparent deletion and destruction of everything. Epic Games has created in-game events before, but never on this scale. The map, the menus, the characters: it's all gone, obliterated in a cataclysmic in-game disaster.
What's left in its place is a black screen with a black hole. As of this afternoon, Monday, October 14, if you try logging in to Fortnite, you'll just see the black hole. The Twitter account has a live stream of the black hole. The Instagram account uploaded a 5-minute video of the black hole. And ironically, the lack of anything means that everyone is talking about it. Never has not playing a game been so exciting.
Here is everything you need to know about the Fortnite black hole, especially if you've got friends who have been currently staring at a black screen for the past several hours.