Fortnite map replaced with giant black hole

Popular video game Fortnite has been taken offline, leaving fans with an image of a black hole following the conclusion of season 10.

The game, which pits up to 100 players against each other to fight to be the last combatant standing on a shrinking virtual map, went offline on Sunday.

There has been no suggestion of when it will come back online, but the official Fortnite account on Twitter has replaced all of its posts with a single tweet livestreaming the black hole.

During the apocalyptic end to season 10 of the game on Sunday, ongoing matches were interrupted by an asteroid shower which destroyed the virtual map players fought on.

The cataclysmic event then saw the map collapse into a black hole.

Fans of the game have been left puzzled by when it would be back online and what the mysterious black hole actually means.

Elon Musk even joined in, retweeting an old joke which claimed he bought the game and deleted in order “to save these kids from eternal virginity”.

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The popular game hit headlines in the UK earlier this year when a 15-year-old from Essex finished second in the first Fortnite World Cup.

Jaden Ashman, who goes by the gamer name Wolfiez, said he would split the $ 2.25m (£1.8m) cash prize with his Dutch gaming partner David ‘Rojo’ Jong after the event in New York.

More than 250 million people have played the game since it launched two years ago, generating $ 2.4bn (£1.9bn) in revenue in 2018.

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