Two days after Fortnite’s massive blackout sent players into a tizzy, the immensely popular online game has returned with a new Chapter 2 map.
Fans received the first sign that the game might be back early Tuesday morning when the Fortnite Twitter account reappeared.
“Fortnite’s tweets are back up.. DOWNTIME HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED,” user @_egiaS tweeted.
— Nezuko (@_egiaS) October 15, 2019
Soon after, the account tweeted out the trailer for Fortnite Chapter 2.
Drop into a New World 🌎
Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 15, 2019
And just like that, the game was back.
— James Deshazer (@DeshazerJames) October 15, 2019
— trenton (@im_miniNE) October 15, 2019
During the finale of the game’s 10th season Sunday night, hundreds of thousands of fans watched in horror as a black hole sucked up the players and the game map, leaving them staring at a pulsating black orb for nearly 48 hours. At the same time, all the tweets from Fortnite‘s Twitter account mysteriously disappeared.
With the game rendered unplayable, users tried to find clues in the game’s code.
The https://t.co/0TDeMk7Bda code was updated so the the-end thing has its end_time as Thursday at 4am EST
i really doubt they really going to make people not play for 4 days or whatever straight but its epic lmao
take it as you will pic.twitter.com/P6gYB7lWHw
— Lucas7yoshi – Leaks (@Lucas7yoshi) October 14, 2019
Once it was back up, fans were quick to jump back in the game and express their gratitude.
“Fortnite Chapter 2 is Amazing,” one user tweeted.
But others admitted they kinda missed the black hole that they’d learned to love over the past 48 hours.
“Is anyone else missing the black hole?” @Inevitable_JF said.
— Inevitable (@Inevitable_JF) October 15, 2019
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